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Making Manufacturing Work For Everyone

By: Alvin P. Ang, PhD
In the midst of the different political noises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully convened the Manufacturing Summit on November 28 and 29. Through the efforts of the team of Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, headed by Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba, the successful event brought together policy-makers, industry leaders and manufacturers working together to direct the manufacturing sector as a major engine of sustainable economic growth and job creation.
There were two major highlights of the summit. The first was the inspiring sharing by successful entrepreneurs, including keynotes by Diosdado Banatao and Jaime Zobel de Ayala.
The second was the culmination of consultations between the government (national and regional) and private sector (business and industry associations, manufacturers, value-chain participants and development partners) in identifying the most urgent reforms needed to push manufacturing to its full potential. The top 5 recommendations from each strategic area of concern were voted upon by the participants for action by the pertinent government agencies.
Read the full article at http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/making-manufacturing-work-for-everyone/