MINDANAO is about to be transformed into the country's largest industrial hub and the city will be right at the heart of it.
Local and foreign industry leaders will be gathering here in Cagayan de Oro City for the Philippine Industrial Summit in Mindanao next month.
Leaders from various government bodies and foreign embassies are also invited to take part in the summit.
"Mindanao is on the roll. It's only proper to host the summit in the island," said PIEMO Industries Association president Augustus Adis.
Together with Phividec Industrial Authority administrator Franklin Quijano, they decided to launch the first ever Philippine Industrial Summit in Mindanao.
Their goal is to help fasttrack the country's industrialization in general and Mindanao in particular, gathering local and foreign industries and government institutions.
According to Adis, the island can provide dependable power for continuous processing and production.
Furthermore, it has an abundance of fuel and infrastructure which can help ensure that products are transported within the island, nationally and internationally.
So far, the Philippine Industrial Summit in Mindanao has gotten support from the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the Japanese and Chinese consulates of Davao City, Philippine News Agency (PNA), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Department of Tourism (DOT) and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Cagayan de Oro - being one of the largest regional contributors to national GDP - make it the perfect location for the summit.
The Philippine Industrial Summit in Mindanao will be held November 26 to 27 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel. There will also be an exhibit and job fair at Limketkai Event Center.
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