By Jecia Anne Opiana - April 30, 2017
Mindanao business investors committed towards magnifying investment trends and opportunities for the entire Davao Region will be converging on July 21-22 at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City.
With a theme ‘DAVAO: The gateway to a world of infinite investments,’ the Davao Investment Conference or ‘Davao ICOn’ will by graced by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, as the guest of honor during the opening ceremony and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the closing ceremony. It will also be attended by distinguished cabinet secretaries, diplomatic corps, local government officials, captains of industries, foreign and local businessmen and the national and local media.
According to Arturo Milan, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Davao Light and Power Company and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. trustee, Davao Region, particularly Davao City, is the fastest growing unit in the country.
“We are blessed to have a president who is from Davao. His insistence to spend most of his time in Davao has put our city and the Davao region in the consciousness not only of our neighboring countries but also the world,” Milan said during the launching Davao ICOn during the DCCCII 4th General Membership Meeting.
Milan expressed that since the assumption of the president, a lot of investors, foreign and locals, expressed their interest in investing in Davao city.
“I feel that it is the right time to have this conference because if you noticed, every week, since the assumption of our president, there’s a delegation of foreign businessmen coming to Davao city to look for opportunities. And we feel that by having this Davao ICon, we can promote Davao and the Davao Region to be a viable investment destination in the Philippines,” said Milan.
Milan also said that this year’s investment promotion conference will focus on four major sectors: Infrastructure and Connectivity, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Tourism. There will be regional directors to speak about investments opportunities in the four sectors. Also other businessmen who have been with the city for many years and became part of the growth story of Davao will speak about their businesses and share how good and profitable it is to invest in the city.
Davao ICon is expecting about 700 delegates of which half are foreign delegates coming from Japan, China and South Korea.