The National Export Congress (NEC) is the highlight of the National Exporters Week 2018 and is jointly organized by the DTI-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Export Development Council (EDC), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT).
This years theme, SPICE Up to Scale Up! (Stimulate. Permeate. Innovate. Connect. Expand!), is consistent with the thrust for the Philippine export industry to be at the cutting edge of innovation and connectivity as a competitiveness strategy. It will also be a venue for showcasing government and private sector initiatives to grow exports by encouraging interest in exports and increasing awareness in market trends and opportunities.
This yearly event has been a tradition by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 931, s. 1996 and House Resolution No. 33, is intended to catalyze our national commitment of catapulting the Philippine export industry to greater heights. At least 600 participants consisting of exporters, MSMEs, government policy makers, trade support institutions, members of the academe, and international organizations are expected to participate in this event.