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29th MinBizCon to highlight Mindanao’s role in food security

September 11, 2020 News

TOP businessmen, key industry players, government executives, and members of the diplomatic and consular corps will once again convene for the 29th Mindanao Business Conference, one of the biggest and most anticipated business events in Mindanao. With the theme, “Mindanao: Journeying to the New Normal,” MinBizCon 2020 is expected to bring in a much bigger audience through a series of online conferences in September and October.

Hosted by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII), the first-ever virtual MinBizCon will kick off on September 10, 2020. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and PCCI president Amb. Benedicto Yujuico will give their special messages to the delegates during the opening ceremony.

The keynote speaker for the event will be DoF Sec. Carlos Dominguez 3rd. The first round of sessions will highlight the role of Mindanao as the food basket and an emerging manufacturing hub in the Philippines. Department of Agriculture Sec. William Dar will discuss Mindanao’s position as the country’s food hub. He will be joined by guest panelists ECCP Southern Mindanao Business Council Chairman Antonio Peralta and PCCI Director of Agriculture Roberto Amores. The agriculture session will be followed by a presentation on the opportunities in Mindanao’s manufacturing sector led by Board of Investments Governor Napoleon Concepcion and Senate Committee on Economic Affairs Chairman Sen. Imee Marcos. A representative from Holcim Philippines will serve as the guest panelists for this session.