July 18 -19, 2023 | SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City

Davao Investment Conference 2023

To our valued participants, partners, and sponsors, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for being an integral part of this momentous event.Together, we have celebrated innovation, explored new horizons, and forged meaningful connections. Davao ICON 2023 would not have been possible without your invaluable contributions, passion, and dedication.

Davao: Investments For the Future

It’s a historic day for the Davao business community as we convene to carry out one of the Chamber’s largest activities – The Davao ICon 2023.

In the long run, we aspire that Davao ICon 2023 will go beyond simply facilitating new deals but will really encourage substantial investments in new initiatives and deals. Our shared mission is to foster an environment that encourages innovation, promotes sustainable growth, and shapes the future of investment in this promising region.

Ms. Nicole Hao Bian Ledesma

DAVAO ICON 2023 Chairperson

For this 7th investment conference, we look back at the last decade of work we have done. When we compare the results of these efforts we note how Davao has grown into a preferred destination for investments. Look at the skyline of the city and see it rising. The presence of newly developed townships, hotels, and private developments by all of the country’s major real estate conglomerates capitalize on improved public infrastructure in the form of our newly opened coastal road and soon to be launched bypass expressway have provided access to many areas once considered distant and improved traffic.

Mr. John Carlo Tria 

President, Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.

The Marcos Administration has always been committed to helping the business sectors with their concerns as this administration acknowledges your big role in nation-building and as a way to thank you for your help in improving the economic stability of Davao and the entire country. Sana ay hindi kayo magsawang mag-usap at magplano para tuloy tuloy ang pag unlad ng ating syudad.

Secretary Leo Tereso Magno

 Presidential Assistant for Eastern Mindanao

Let the Davao ICon 2023 pave the way for the forging of new partnerships in the economic sector, promote our advantages and be an opportunity for everyone to come together to chart the economic progress and the future of Davao City. 

With the resumption of more businesses, we are confident that we shall see even higher growth figure this year.

Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte

Mayor, City Government of Davao

It is essential for us to start considering investments for the future to provide better springboards for development. Let us invest further in infrastructure, technology, quality education and skills training.

I look forward to hearing positive outcomes from the networks linked through this conference and hope for promising business opportunities that generate best, decent and rewarding jobs for the Filipinos. 

Vice President Inday Sara Z. Duterte

Vice President, Republic of the Philippines



key investment areas


2021 – 2022 Growth Rate: 3.1%

The manufacturing industry in Davao Region is a rapidly growing sector that contributes significantly to the region’s economic growth. The region has a diverse range of manufacturing companies that produce various goods incuding food and beverage products, construction materials and electronics.


2021 – 2022 Growth Rate: 3.4%

Agricultural production in Davao Region had the fastest annual growth among all regions in 2022 at 3.4%. The region is now home to various agro-processing companies, which produce a wide range of products, including processed fruits and vegetables, chips, coffee and cacao-based products.


2021 – 2022 Growth Rate: 35.6%

Tourism is a major contributor to the economy which registered the highest growth rate in Davao Region’s economic performance in 2022. The region is home to numerous natural attractions such as beaches, waterfalls, caves, and mountain, as well as cultural and historical landmarks.

Information and Communications Technology

2021 – 2022 Growth Rate: 10%

The region’s ICT industry is poised for exponential growth, as indicated by the projection that direct employment opportunities in the sector will double by 2028, reaching an impressive 150,000 full-time equivalents (FTEs) while Indirect Employment will soar 3x of the project FTEs.

Property Development

2021 – 2022 Growth Rate: 5.9%

Property development in Davao Region is a thriving industry, driven by the region’s strong economic growth and the increasing demand for housing and commercial spaces. The region has seen a significant increase in property values and demand for both residential and commercial properties.

Human Capital

The human capital in Davao Region is a valuable asset that can contribute to the growth and development of various industries and sectors in the region as it prides itself on having a considerable number of proficient laborers and experts ready for the future workforce demands.

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Insights From Our Conference

A Closer Look at the Davao Economy in the Post-pandemic Era
BIMP EAGA Business Forum
Davao as a Strategic ICT Growth Area
Davao as Economic and Tourism Powerhouse
Unlocking Davao's Startups Space
Networking and Business Matching

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