The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) joined forces with key experts and professionals to discuss macro trends, current issues, and solutions in the housing industry at the National Developers Convention 2022.
The National Developers Convention 2022 will be held at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, on October 5 to 6, 2022.
With the theme “Change-proofing the Industry: Building Homes for Filipinos, Today and Tomorrow,” the convention aims to tackle the new administration’s priorities for the housing industry and the importance of digitalization to resolve the emerging challenges brought by the pandemic and global economic crisis.
“We proudly organize the biggest event for the housing industry, which brings together housing developers, policymakers, and other housing stakeholders. The event will provide an avenue for them to meet and discuss future partnerships that can help us build more affordable housing for Filipinos through policy reforms and dialogues,” said SHDA President May Rodriguez.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration has made the country’s rising housing backlog a priority and is creating plans involving private developers and financial institutions in a more participative and inclusive approach for faster housing production. In fact, President Marcos expressed through his State of the Nation Address his goal to strengthen the National Land Use Act of the Philippines, which will provide for rational and holistic management and development of the country’s land resources.
Top government officials who will grace the two-day event include Housing Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan. They will deliver a keynote message and facilitate the Philippine macroeconomic briefing respectively.
“The housing sector in the country needs aggressive efforts. Therefore, we have to involve every stakeholder that can take part in this advocacy of the new administration – that is to provide shelter to millions of Filipinos,” emphasized Secretary Acuzar.
Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement Chairman Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito and House Committee on Housing and Urban Development Chairman Rep. Jose Francisco B. Benitez will also attend to discuss the legislative initiatives on housing and urban development.
Change-proofing the housing industry
On the first day of the event, speakers will spotlight the most talked-about topics, including urban planning and development initiatives, legislative initiatives on housing and urban development, sustainable financing for housing, and success stories of the private sector in housing and urban development programs.
Some notable speakers on the first day are Chairman and Co-Founder of 8990 Holding Inc. Mariano Martinez, Pag-IBIG CEO Acmad Rizaldi Moti, President and CEO of BDO Unibank Nestor Tan, Chairman of I-Remit Inc. Bansan Choa, President of Damosa Land Ricardo Lagdameo, President and CEO of Century Properties Group Jose Marco Antonio, and PRO-Friends Co-Founder Guillermo Choa.
The second day of the convention will highlight regional development and local government units’ processes, innovation for housing through technology, incentives and innovative subdivisions, public utilities in housing development, and public housing and subsidies.
Bacolod City Mayor and Chairman of League of Cities of the Philippines Alfredo-Benitez, President and CEO of Meralco Ray Espinosa, Vice President of PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. Romeo Sabater, General Manager of National Housing Authority Joeben Tai, and President and CEO of PhilGuarantee Alberto Pascual are some of the speakers on the last day.