DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Fifteen Taiwanese companies will participate in the Taiwan Trade & Investment Delegation Meeting 2018 on October 19 here where they will hold business-matching sessions with businesses in Mindanao.
Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) executive director Rolando Torres said in an interview on Wednesday that partnerships between Taiwanese and Mindanawon businessmen will be forged as a result of the one-on-one business matching at the Apo View Hotel.
He said they want farmers to join since there will be Taiwanese firms that will present innovative agricultural technology.
He said they invited major agricultural firms and farmer cooperatives in Mindanao to have a look at compact and efficient farm machineries during the event, which is organized by the Taiwan Trade Center-Manila and MinBC.
He said some of the Taiwanese farm technologies can boost the productivity of the farmers emphasizing that new technology is needed to attain food security in the country.
Some of the major manufacturers of agricultural machineries in Taiwan like Chang Shen Machinery and Charger Mechatronics’ Servo have confirmed their participation to the event.
Aside from agricultural technologies, Torres said the event will also feature Taiwanese companies with products ranging from skin care, cosmetics, and hair care; electronics and hardware products; and organic edible products.
“Organic edible products is the fourth industry that will interest Dabawenyos who are looking for more variants of multi-grain flakes and multi-cereal milk, yam, and nuts, organic juices, and even ketchup and organic vinegar,” he said.
“We are providing them with an avenue to talk with each other and form potential business tie-ups. We are hoping to get them linked up with our farmers and farmer cooperatives,” Torres said.
Similar activity was conducted last March 22 at the Marco Polo Davao where 90 local companies negotiated with 23 Taiwanese counterparts who are into automotive, machinery, electronics, and medical equipment.
Torres said they have yet to hear from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council if there have been partnerships forged after the first business matching conducted last March.
But he said the Taiwanese have seen huge interest in Mindanao. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)