Investment opportunities up in Bukidnon trade caravan

MALAYBALAY CITY – About a hundred business organizations are expected to attend the Department of Trade and Industry Micro-Small-Medium Enterprise Caravan on July 11 to 12 featuring presentations on investment opportunities, financing, and good manufacturing practices.

Organized by DTI-Bukidnon, in cooperation with Bukidnon Micro, Small Medium Enterprise Development Council, the caravan is a follow up to the MSME caravan first held last year and will end with the organizational meeting of the Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc, a group that gathers Bukidnon’s four business chambers, said Fam D. Villanueva, DTI Bukidnon planning and information officer.
About 15 resource speakers from the government and private sector in Region 10 were slated to conduct briefing, counseling, and training sessions on financing and good manufacturing practices, aside from investment opportunities in rubber, bamboo, poultry, coffee, banana, and dairy.
Sylvia Aguhob of Xavier University and Department of Science and Technology will give a session on good manufacturing practices. From the private sector, Anakciano, Inc. will handle a session on “Investment Opportunities in Poultry.”
Five other sessions were scheduled for agriculture including a session on investment opportunities in engineered bamboo (e-bamboo) by entrepreneur Art Azcona, rubber by DTI South Cotabato director Anthony Bravo, coffee by Nestle Philippines, and dairy by the Philippine Dairy Authority.

Roderico Bioco of the Malaybalay City Chamber of Commerce and Industry was scheduled to give a presentation on “Role of the Business Community in Shaping Business and Enabling Environment.”

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will also hold a session on trademarks.

There will also be business presentations from Digitel Mobile Phils. Inc, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and China Banking Corporation, which recently opened a branch in Malaybalay City.

As a side activity to the event, the DTI has also organized a two-day ‘diskwento’ caravan, an opportunity for MSME participants to buy basic commodities at a “very affordable price.” Both caravans will be held in Loiza’s Pavillion, Malaybalay City. (Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News)