The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Export Marketing Bureau, Export Development Council (EDC) and Philippine Export Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT), celebrated the 2016 National Exporters Congress with a theme dubbed as “Advancing SMEs through Inclusive Business: From Local to Global” at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City.
In celebration of the significant contribution of exports as the main source of the Philippines’ foreign revenue, the 20th edition of National Exporters Week (NEW) focused on developing, strengthening and integrating the homegrown small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to the global business community.
The Top Sectoral Exporter Awards are conferred to exemplary exporters and outstanding SME and global players in the service sector. Visaya Knowledge Process Outsourcing Corporation was awarded OUTSTANDING SME FOR THE SERVICE SECTOR for the second consecutive year.
According to EMB, the growing number of SMEs operating in the country is seen by the government as a welcome development, a testament to the inclusive growth being experienced by various sectors. The government, the DTI in particular, has been at the forefront of efforts to harness the economic power of the country’s smaller, but numerous business entities.