FMB Joins the 2017 National Export Congress

     The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) through the Forest Investment Development Division (FIDD) once again participated in the annual National Export Congress (NEC) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, Manila on December 5, 2017. During the event, the Bureau set up an exhibit which highlighted the Forestry Investment Road Map (FIRM) investment areas with high export potential. Likewise, the Mountain Wild Lemon Tea with a Kick, a product which was conceptualized under the auspices of FMB in line with FIRM, was introduced thru the exhibit. About 700 exporters, business support organizations, policy makers, government agencies, and academic and research institutions attended the said Congress and Exhibits.

     Amidst the changing global standards and technological advancements, tremendous challenges await today’s exporters. This year’s theme, “Innovate. Collaborate. Export!” encourages exporters to enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities through innovation and collaboration in order to keep themselves abreast with the technological breakthroughs and cope with the globalization challenges. Various topics of interest were discussed during the Panel Discussions.

    The NEC aimed to provide support mechanisms on innovation for start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); promote culture of collaboration; strengthen and deepen interactions and partnership among the public and private sector, academe, MSMEs, research and development institutions, and communities.
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