The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) will conduct a back-to-back fora on the agency’s industry roadmap program and the Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) 2014-2016. The fora will be held at the Baguio Country Club in Baguio City on 28-29 May 2015.
The first forum on May 28, “Industry Roadmaps and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Game Plan: Regional Roadmaps for Competitiveness,” will focus on the crucial role of industrial development in the integration process of ASEAN. Likewise, the forum will inform stakeholders about the opportunities and challenges in ASEAN. Similar fora were held last year in Iloilo, Cebu, and Davao cities. The AEC aims to establish a single market and production base with free movement of goods, services, and investments across the ten ASEAN member countries.
On May 29, discussions will focus on the theme “Investment Priorities Plan: Industry Development for Inclusive Growth”. The forum will brief stakeholders on investment policies and specific guidelines of the IPP recently approved by the BOI Board. The IPP is a fundamental investment policy tool for industry development. It aims to build industries not necessarily through incentives, but through policy interventions and initiatives.
The IPP 2014 – 2016 is focused on eight (8) preferred economic activities (4 broad sectors and 4 specific activities), subsectors, and specific supply/value-chain gaps. These are Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Fishery, Services, Economic and Low-cost Housing, Hospitals, Energy, Public Infrastructure and Logistics, PPP Projects.
Participants from various chambers of commerce, business support organizations, the academe, LGUs, representatives of various government agencies, NGOs, consumer organizations and the media are expected to attend the forum.
The DTI and the BOI launched the Industry Roadmap Project (IRP) in January 2012. The IRP continues to forge strategic partnerships with industry stakeholders, particularly the private sector in the development of industry roadmaps.
To date, thirty two (32) sectoral roadmaps have been submitted to the BOI, of which, 25 roadmaps have been completed. These sectoral roadmaps are the building blocks of the Manufacturing Industry Roadmap (MIR) and the Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS).
For details on how to participate in the forum please contact DTI CAR Regional Director Myrna P. Pablo at telephone number (074)442-8634, (074)442-6185, (074)442-7859; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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