SHDA holds 31st National Developers Convention in Cebu City

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) will gather key government leaders, creatives, and industry leaders in the housing and real estate sector as they host the 31st edition of the National Developers Convention on Oct. 5 and 6, 2023 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.

With the theme, “Lokal na bai: Building Nationwide Growth Through Regional Development,” this year’s convention aims to attract around 400 developers, policymakers, suppliers, and various housing industry stakeholders.

The convention will explore innovative approaches to  spurring economic growth at the grassroots level, all while contributing to the broader national development objectives. The two-day event will focus on “Issues and Concerns that Affect the Housing Industry” and on “Regional Success Stories in Real Estate Development”.

Underscoring the significance of the convention, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. will deliver a video message highlighting the administration’s flagship housing program, the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program (4PH).

Prominent figures from the national sector set to headline the event include Senator Joseph Victor “JV” G. Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement; Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” B. Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development; Secretary Jose Rizalino L. Acuzar of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD); Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Ph.D. of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); and Marilene Acosta, CEO of Pag-IBIG.

Guest speakers include Slater Young, celebrity entrepreneur, engineer, and 8990 Holdings brand ambassador; Hanky Lee of The Henry Hotels; Kenneth Cobonpue, multi-awarded industrial designer; and Cyndy T. Jarabata, CEO of TAJARA Hospitality Group. They will offer insights on creatives in the real estate industry.

Emphasizing the convention’s regional growth focus, several local government unit leaders, including Mandaue City Mayor Jonas C. Cortes, Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” B. Benitez, and Hermosa, Bataan Mayor Joseph R. Inton will share their respective LGUs’ best practices.

Addressing the housing roadmap for the country are Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, president of the University of Asia and the Pacific; Atty. Angel Aguila, director V Housing and Real Estate Development Bureau of DHSUD; Atty. Gerardo Sirios, administrator of the Land Registration Authority; director Anna Liza F. Bonagua of the Bureau of Local Government Development, DILG; and Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa, executive director of the Philippine Board of Investments.

The two-day event will also feature panel discussions to provide in-depth insights into the current state and future prospects of the housing industry.

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