DAVAO City — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) and city government of Davao will host the BIMP-EAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum on October 5 at the Marco Polo Hotel, this city.
Around 200 delegates, comprising of contractors, exporters and importers, logistics companies and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), are expected to attend the gathering.
The forum is aimed at providing a platform for convergence of the BIMP-EAGA clusters and development partners to present business and investment opportunities, priority programs and projects, including those in the national and sub-regional economic growth corridors.
A business-matching session will be arranged and conducted for pre-matched clients in the afternoon. Although pre-matched clients will be given priority, walk-in investors will also be accommodated.
Simultaneous with the forum and business-matching will be a Product Investment and Tourism Information Exhibit at the lobby of the Marco Polo Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The exhibit is set to showcase investment projects, trade opportunities, incentives (local and national), tourism destination packages, among others.
“The Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum is geared towards encouraging more information exchange and trade opportunities especially within the BIMP EAGA pillars,” DTI 11 Regional Director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi said.
The BIMP-EAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum is part of a three-day event Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Cluster Meeting at Seda Abreeza Hotel that will be attended by the Heads of Delegation from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines on October 6 and 7.
In addition, the BIMP-EAGA Trade, Investment and Tourism Center will be launched at the second floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall in the afternoon of October 7. The center, which will showcase products of the sub-regional cooperation’s member countries, will be open to the public. (PNA)
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