Trade expo set in September

The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., (DCCCII) is set to stage the three-day Davao Agri-Trade Expo (DATE) by September at SMX Davao Convention Center.

In a statement released on Monday, the chamber said DATE, which is on its 20th year, will be held from September 20 to 22 as the event will highlight the golden crops.

“This year’s trade expo focuses generally on the golden crops, which includes cacao, coffee, coconut, corn, cassava, rice, banana and bamboo with a theme: Better Agri for everyJuan,” DCCCII said.

The expo, the local chamber said, will have exhibitors from agri-trade, agri-industrial equipment, fertilizers, crop science and disease management of the crops.

The last time that the DCCCII highlighted the golden crops was in 2013 and 2016. In 2013 alone, data from DCCCII showed that the trade expo was joined by 63 exhibitors, mostly those into cacao, coconut, corn, coffee and cassava, with 8,000 visitors.

The 20th DATE is in partnership with the city government, Department of Agriculture and Department of Trade and Industry.

DATE is an annual gathering of the region’s leading industries and different stakeholders. It also serves as a venue to bring together global and national agricultural experts that will provide ideas, best practices, updates on agricultural standards and networks that will contribute to region’s livestock, hogs, poultry, and aquaculture industries.

Last year, the DCCCII highlighted the hogs, poultry, livestock, game fowl and aquaculture industries. It was conducted on September 21-23 last year at SMX Davao Convention Center. (KMF)

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