The Philippine Exporters Confederation (Region XI Chapter), Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization of exporters based in Region XI will be mounting the INTERNATIONAL BANANA CONFERENCE 2018 on October 11-12, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Lanang, Davao City.
The resounding success of the two events held (the Banana Congress 2016 and Banana Conference 2017) in the same venue resulted to industry stakeholders gaining substantial information and knowledge on the priority and strategic approaches to confront challenges faced by the banana industry.
The invaluable insights provided by the distinguished resource persons and experts during the said events were notedly significant. The technology and product exhibition along with the business-to-business negotiation/session have offered opportunities for business expansion and more active trading negotiations.
Banana industry stakeholders clamor for another activity that will define global perspectives especially in the areas of competition among banana producing regions/countries, offer more effective measures to increase competitiveness, introduce advanced technology programs and research study results to address the lingering banana diseases problem and enhance the country’s position in establishing market harmony with trading partners via reduction if not elimination of tariffs and regulatory impositions on said agricultural product. Along this line, international experts in the various field of the banana industry are invited to share their learnings, insights and perspectives on how the Philippine banana industry can improve its ranking as one of the top export players in the agriculture sector.