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DTI Davao de Oro set to conduct annual Investment Conference

NABUNTURAN, Davao de Oro – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here, in partnership with the Provincial Investment Office, is set to conduct the Davao de Oro Investment Conference (DDOiCON) on October 25 to 26 at the Montevista Sports Complex.

This year’s conference, which carries the theme, “Building Quality, Resilient Investments in the Digital Economy: A Post Pandemic Investment Strategy”,will feature various key investment areas in the coconut industry, poultry raising, andlogistics sector.

From having a hybrid investment conference last year, a face-to-face conference will finally be conducted this year, bringing around 250 to 300 participants, including existing, potential, and would-be investors from the province and across the region.

DDOiCON will be comprised of a one-day plenary session covering various topics on the featured industries, an investment/market matching event, and a product showcase on the first day. An industry tour, on the other hand, will be conducted on the second day of the conference.

DTI DDO provincial director, lawyer Lucky Siegfred M. Balleque expressed his enthusiasm as this year’s conference highlights different market prospects of coconut-based products in China by a commercial counselor in Beijing.

“A market matching will also be facilitated between local coconut processors or farmers and the Chinese buyers. The purpose of this is to boost and inspire our coconut farmers to produce quality coconut products in enough volume, thereby, improving their lives,” the provincial trade official said.

Further, ways forward of investments are expected to be discussed and presented by industry leaders and enablers following the ill effects of the pandemic struct humanity, most especially the business community.  It will feature industries that are resilient as well as viable strategies that will ensure every investor competitive in this digital economy.

“We aim to bring together more than a hundred business leaders, Government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, experts, policymakers, academe, and professionals from across the region to deliberate and showcase economic growth opportunities in Davao de Oro,” Balleque added.

For this year, DDOiCON aims to generate P500 million worth of investment leads, assist 60 investors, and record P200 million domestic sales. In addition, 150 coconut players are expected to attend and assist 250 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). DTIDDO/EricaDulay

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