Officers of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Frank Carbon are boosting Bacolod City and Negros Occidental's investment attraction at the 3-day 22nd Visayas Business Conference that started yesterday at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Iloilo City, a press release from MBCCI said.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog welcomed the delegates from provinces of the Visayas to the conference hosted by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Iloilo headed by Joe Marie Agriam.
Also present were Regional PCCI Governor for Region 6, Roberto Montelibano, and 22nd business conference Chairman and PCCI vice president for Visayas, Francis Monera.
Keynote speaker was Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, president of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the press release said.
Yujuico called for sustaining the growth of the Philippines, especially in the rising confidence in its economy by world leaders.
Yujuico said that while Asia is enjoying the world's attention in terms of investments, it must focus on utilizing its own regional assets, the press release said, adding that he also said that the rising confidence in Asia is good for the Philippines, and in the Philippines the Visayas is now getting much attention.
Other issues and concerns to be taken up in today’s plenary sessions, include corporate ethics and culture, agricultural investments, business-friendly and competitive LGUs, integration initiative from the private sector, the press release said.
Other MBCCI officers and representatives from Bacolod and Negros Occidental were Jeanelyn Jason, Rey Francis Sinoro, Edward Renator, Diana Manayon of the Provincial Planning and Development Office, and Prism Export-Import's Ma. Karen Norbes, it added.*