DLSU–Angelo King Institute
St. La Salle Hall,
2401 Taft Avenue
1004 Manila

Angelo King International Center
Corner Arellano Avenue and Estrada Street
1004 Manila

+63–2–5244611 loc. 287



Regional Mini–Conventions

The mini–conventions are intended to bring the YEC to the regional audience in anticipation of the annual main convention. These miniĀ¬conventions are designed to tackle topics that are specific to the region. With this, students will be more familiar with the inherent issues that are particular to their situation thereby making it easier for them to connect it with the national and international landscape. The mini–conventions will thus pave the way for the annual main convention wherein students communicate their regional problems so as to come up with concrete solutions. For this year, the same innovation by NEDA to the 8th YEC Main Convention shall be brought to different regions of the country.

The mini–conventions will be held as a national event. It aims to facilitate the discussion on sub–topics related to the theme of the YEC as well as the Open Space Technology of NEDA. Each mini–convention will be composed of the following activities:

    • Panel Discussion from reputable speakers
    • Concept Paper Presentation of Student Research Groups
    • Open Forum
    • NEDA Open Space Technology

The topics, venues, and dates for the mini–conventions are as follows:

NCR Mini–Convention

Theme: Empowering the Middle Class: Co–Determination in Corporate Governance
Date: August 8, 2009
Time: 12:00 nn – 5:30 pm
Venue: Rooms 507–509, Yuchengco Hall, De La Salle University–Manila

Under the Law of Co–determination, employees are given legal control rights on over–all management decisions in the form of seats in a so-called supervisory board. According to Horst Siebert, suppliers of capital and suppliers of labor are working together to steer the firm cooperatively. NCR is a very labor intensive region. Labor unions across the metro are seeking for better compensation and labor rights. Law of Co–determination seeks to give the employees, or the middle class, the power to make things better for the firms.

Mindanao Mini–Convention

Theme: Eco–Social Market: Paying a Just Price for Nature
Date: August 28 – 29, 2009
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Campion Lecture Room, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga

Mindanao is known for its vast forests and rich resources, making it a good location for firms to put up their plants. Environmental pollution and resource use must be reflected in calculations of production processes. Laws and regulations must ensure that any damages done to the environment will be properly compensated.

Northern Luzon–Mini Convention

Theme: Northern Luzon as a Center of Open Market and International
Relations: Employing the Build–Operate–Transfer Scheme
Date: September 12, 2009
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: St. Louis University, Baguio

The location of Northern Luzon gives it strategic advantage for international trade and relations. The Build–Operate–Transfer (BOT) scheme may be utilized by the government in order to super development through investments in infrastructures by foreign firms.

Visayas Mini–Convention

Theme: Small and Medium Enterprises in the Visayas: Issues and Prospects in the midst of Economic Crises Date: September 19, 2009
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: University of San Carlos, Cebu

Small and Medium firms are the driving force of Cebu’s economy. A competitive economic order creates a functioning price system wherein it requires absence of price manipulations by the government and institutions that impede the manipulation of prices by the private sectors.