“People-Centric Technologies, Breakthrough Innovation for MSMEs”



I. Overview

The National Wages and Productivity Commission holds a national productivity conference every two years as a platform for information and ideas exchange on new and emerging events and issues affecting the country’s productivity and competitiveness. Through the years, the conference has helped raise awareness on the importance of productivity and competitiveness to the country’s economic growth.

II. Theme

“People-Centric Technologies, Breakthrough Innovation for Productive MSMEs” is the theme of the 2018 National Productivity Conference.  It aims to broaden and deepen the conversation on the prospects and opportunities for technology and innovation-driven growth for the MSME as industry 4.0 gains momentum.

The conference gathers experts from different industries and sectors to lead the discussion on innovation, creativity, next-generation solutions and breakthrough technologies as fundamental and potent forces for sustainable growth and development.

III. Program

IV. Speeches

IV. Plenary Presentations

Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy (I3s) Propelling Jobs, Investments and Shared Prosperity for All
Dr. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Assistant Secretary
Department of Trade and Industry

Google: Connecting MSMEs in the International Value Chain
Mr. Kenneth Lingan, Country Head
Google Philippines

Getting Ahead of the Automation Curve Prospects for MSMEs
Dr. Rana Hasan, Director of Development Economics and Indicators
Asian Development Bank

Financial Technology Tools for MSMEs
Mr. Paul D. Lazaro, Vice President, Lending Program Management Group, Development Bank of the Philippines

Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP):
Taking Philippine Agripreneurship to the Next Level

Mr. Jose Alvaro Severino “Jas” Nito, Go Negosyo

Managing the HR Landscape under Industry 4.0
Mr. Patrick V. Marquina, Head of Talent and Rewards
Willis Towers Watson

How MSMEs can Benefit from Data Analytics
Dr. Christopher D. Monterola, Executive Managing Director
Analytics Computing Complex Systems (ACCeSs) Lab
Asian Institute of Management

2019 Productivity Olympics Kick-Off

Launching of New NWPC Program Logos

V. Snapshots