Davao Chamber revives Investment Conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 Aug) – The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCII) will revive the Davao Investment Conference (iCon) after a two-year hiatus since 2012, the Chamber’s president said Friday.

DCCCII president Antonio Dela Cruz told reporters that the re-staging of Davao iCon on November 4 to 6, 2015 will attract 300 to 500 participants from all over the country.

The chamber will tie up with the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) for the holding of this year’s three-day conference, which will highlight the booming real estate industry focusing on housing developments and infrastructure for Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The Davao iCon was held in 2011and 2012.

He said they are highlighting the housing industry since it covers all other players engaged in the construction business. There will also be a business matching to link the local players with the potential investors.

The DCCCII is also holding the 17th Davao Trade Expo on September 25 to 27, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Davao.

Dubbed as “Building Global Products for the Local Community,” organizers are expecting to attract some 10,000 visitors for the three-day expo, highlighting the livestock industry.

There will be 170 booths that will display different products and technology in Davao Region, of which 80 percent has been filled up, he said.

All booths will be mounted in three separate pavilions. International delegates will also join the expo, the biggest agribusiness event in Mindanao.

The DCCCII is hoping to surpass the P233 million revenues earned during the 15th DATE in 2013 which also highlighted the livestock industry.

On Friday, six new companies pledged as new members of DCCCII: real estate firm Damosa Land Inc., Caresystem Technology Solution, V. Mitra Realty and Development Corporation, Dumalag and Associates, Asian Naturenergy Corporation, and Mohammed Abdullah Sharbatly Company Ltd. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)