Trade attaches invited to expo

IN A BID to export livestock, poultry and aquaculture products, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) has invited Philippine trade attachés to help the local producers determine how to deal with foreign markets.

Wilfred T. Teves, vice president for industry of DCCCII, said yesterday in the Kapihan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao-Annex that they have requested the trade attachés of the country stationed in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Dubai to join the focused group discussion on September 25.

These, Teves said, are the ambassadors who are working under Department of Agriculture and Department of Trade and Industry.

The focused group discussion on Philippine trade export of livestock, poultry and aquaculture is among the activities that would be conducted during the Davao Trade Expo (DATE), which will begin on September 25 and would end until September 27 at SMX Davao Convention Center.

Teves, chair of DATE 2015, said it is important to know the foreign markets and determine what are the requirements needed for exportation. “It is important to know their culture and who are the people in the industry,” he said.

During the expo, there will be also breakout sessions with speakers from the National Dairy Authority, Mindanao Integrated Aquaculture, Thunderbird and International Training Center on Pig Husbandry. An agrifinancing forum and B-Meg Symposium will be conducted on September 26.

Apart from the breakout sessions, there would be culinary fest, dog swap meet and lechon fest in the last day of the expo. As of Aug. 29, there are 142 that have confirmed to serve as exhibitors during the three-day expo.

During the expo, Teves said they are projecting to generate P300 million in revenues, which would surpassed DATE 2012′s sales at P233.439 million when the DCCCII highlighted the livestock, poultry and aquaculture industries.

The lead organizer, DCCCII, will also highlight gamefowl industry in this year’s DATE.

On September 26, Juanito Nasser, president of Mindanao Gamefowl Breeders Association (Migba), said they will conduct gamefowl auction from 10 am to 12 pm. A total of 12 roosters from different breeders would be auctioned.

“The starting bid price is P3,000. We invite those are who are into gamefowl to join in the auction,” Nasser said.

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