DTI 11 to host BIMP-EAGA event in Davao in October

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 be hosting the BIMP-EAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum on October 5 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao 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 becoming 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.

In the afternoon, after the forum proper, a business-matching session will be arranged and conducted for pre-matched clients. Although pre-matched clients will be given priority, walk-in investors will also be accommodated.

Simultaneous to the forum and business-matching, the event will also hold a Product Investment and Tourism Information Exhibit, simultaneous to the forum and business matching, 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 starting on October 5.

On October 6-7, a Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Cluster Meeting will be held at Seda Abreeza Hotel to be attended by the Heads of Delegation from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.

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. DTI11/RVJ/jmm

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