DAVAO CITY – Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated (DCCCII) is set to host the 5th Davao Investment Conference (ICON) 2019 on June 20-21 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.
Bearing the theme “Davao: Your Southeast Asian Investment Destination”, this event will showcase more foreign investment opportunities for Mindanao, particularly in real estate and infrastructure, IT and BPM, Halal Trade and Tourism industry.
Among the 200 foreign delegates who confirmed to join this momentous event is the People’s Republic of China headed by His Excellency Li Lin, Consul General of the Chinese Consular Office in Davao City.
Last June 14, 2019, a recent discussion led by DCCCII President, Arturo Milan and guest speaker, Professor Brian Hook, Specialist in China Studies, emphasized that the Davao ICON will focus more on the “Growth of the Chinese Economy and Opportunities for the Philippines.”
One of the highlights in the discussion was Professor Hook’s response when he was asked about the difference between China and the Western countries’ educational system and where the Philippines can follow and learn.
“I think I can make general remarks specifically about China’s educational system is about (sic) the employability because of none of the young people will be employed for their whole lives in one industry,” Professor Hook said in the discussion.
Knowing that the Davao ICON 2019 can bring in more job opportunities for the Filipinos, Professor Hook also emphasized that these young people have to be employable and flexible as things will change dramatically.
Meanwhile, DCCCII President Arturo Milan said that this event is a collaborative effort from different foreign chambers namely: European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), American Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Davao City.
Impact of Davao Investment Conference on Tourism
Davao City Tourism Officer Regina Rose Tecson said that they are targeting 2.9 million tourist arrivals in 2019.
With the series of big events being lined up this year, it is expected that there will be an influx of local and foreign tourists to arrive in Davao City.
Another reason for the influx of tourist arrivals is the opening of new international routes. This includes the Davao City-Doha airline routes by Qatar Airways, which will formally be announced on the upcoming Davao ICON 2019.
About Davao ICON 2019
Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON 2019) is an annual event organised by Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated (DCCCII) in collaboration with different foreign chambers.
This year, the event will highlight investment opportunities which aims to encourage investors to invest in Davao Region and facilitate business matching, thereby generating more employment for the Davao Region.
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Mindanao Travel Channel is a media partner of Davao ICON 2019.