DAGUPAN CITY, Sept 4 (PIA) — The seven-day North Luzon Trade Fair organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI) opened Saturday, September 1, at the CSI Mall Atrium in Dagupan City with at least 63 trade exhibitors from Regions 1, 2,3, and CAR showcasing their products.
The event, hosted by the Metro-Dagupan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MDCCI), is part of the 21st North Luzon Area Business Conference which revolves on the theme, “North Luzon: Investing in Countryside Development.”
Vicky Gaetos, PCCI area vice president for North Luzon said the activity aims to attract investors to north Luzon to spruce up business in the region and make the industry palatable to investors.
Dagupan City Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez, the event’s guest of honor and speaker, thanked the exhibitors for taking part in the fair and for boosting the economy of the regions.
Fernandez, herself an entrepreneur being the chief executive officer of the CSI Group of Companies which have branches all over Region 1, promised to support the business sector by providing and promoting good governance in the area.
“Good governance of officials in a place will definitely attract investors,” Fernandez said adding that more investments will increase the economic growth of an area.
Lelia Sy, president of the Metro-Dagupan CCI, said the first day of the business conference set on September 6 and 7 will be a chamber management orientation for prospective members and officers of PCCI who will undergo trainings. The second day will be the main event where Vice President Jejomar Binay is the invited guest.
Cooperating chambers in the trade fair that will run until September 7 include the chapters of Baguio-Benguet, Benguet, La Union, Metro-Dagupan, Eastern Pangasinan, Western Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Vigan City, Cagayan, Isabela, Southern Isabela, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Metro-Angeles, Metro Olongapo, Pampanga, Tarlac, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija and Subay Bay Freeport CCI. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)