Creating value for workers will be the focus of this year’s national Productivity Conference on Wednesday, 27 October, at Hotel Jen in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.
“We look forward to the 2016 National Productivity Conference for it will offer us the opportunity to engage micro, small, and medium enterprises–the backbone of the Philippine economy–on the important issue of productivity and competitiveness,“ Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.
“The conference is our contribution to the celebration of October as the National Quality and Productivity Month,” he added.
This is the fourth National Productivity Conference since it was first held six years ago.
The National Wages and Productivity Commission, which is organizing and hosting the event, said it has chosen the theme, “Productivity@Work: Creating Value For Workers”, as fitting to the thrust of the DOLE of mainstreaming productivity and quality mindset in workplaces.
“The conference will focus on how productivity and quality mindset is mainstreamed and made to work in the value chain of top enterprises in the manufacturing industry, enabling smaller companies in the chain to meet the exacting standards of their principal to compete in both domestic and international markets,” said Bello.
NWPC Acting Executive Director Patricia Hornilla said the NWPC expects over 250 Convention delegates and participants representing the public and private sector organizations, as well as champions and advocates in the productivity movement.
Main activity at the Convention will be a research forum where experts and resource speakers from the Philippine Institute of Developmental Studies (PIDS), Unilever, and Integrated Micro-Electronics present studies and researches on the importance of mainstreaming quality mindset to achieve productivity in workplaces.