A total of 175 delegates from 15 regions have confirmed to join the three-day nationwide convention of the Regional Development Council-Private Sector Representatives  (RDC-PSRs)  on October 14-16  at the LimKetKai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.  The conference will be hosted by the RDC-PSRs of Northern Mindanao.

With the theme  “Enhancing Public-Private Partnership in the ASEAN Market,” the activity hopes to: (a) strengthen the role of RDC-PSRs in the Regional Development Councils; (b) enhance PSRs’ capabilities in meeting the challenges  of the ASEAN Economic Integration; and (c)  improve and strengthen public-private partnership towards global competitiveness.

ASEC Ceferino Rodolfo of DTI Industry Development and Trade Promotions will be the Keynote Speaker and will   talk about “The Impact of the ASEAN Integration on the Roles of the Private Sector.”  There will also be sharing of best practices on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration particularly the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Project (Luzon experience); Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investments for Development Project (Visayas experience); and  Rocky Mountain Arabica Coffee Company-Benguet State University Partnership in Action (Mindanao experience).

Plenary presentations also include the ASEAN Integration and Its Impact on the Labor Market (by USEC Reydeluz D. Conferido of the DOLE) and ASEAN Integration and Its Impact on Tourism (by USEC Maria Victoria V. Jasmin of the DOT).

The participants are also expected to discuss strategies on enhancing the role of the private sector in public and private partnership.

Parallel to the event will be a display of Region X’s best products and destinations.