THE Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) was awarded the Hall of Fame Award for being the most outstanding city-based chamber in the Philippines for three consecutive years.
The award was given during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo at Manila Hotel last Thursday, October 19 by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
DCCCII chairman Antonio dela Cruz attributes the award to the unity of all the members – from the board down to the membership, as well as the strong partnership with the government especially with the local government unit (LGU) of Davao.
“We dedicate the award to God, the board, members, to the business community, local, national, international partners, and of course to President Rodrigo Duterte and Mayor Sara Duterte,” said dela Cruz.
As for his part, DCCCII president Ronald Go said the award signifies the ability of Davao City to be at par or can exceed the performance of other cities in the country.
“We are thrilled that finally Davao Chamber has been awarded the coveted Hall of Fame award. This of course is brought about by the untiring participation of our members, the dedication of our professional staff and the vision and optimism of our leaders to stretch our limits each and every time that results in a chamber organization that many others want to emulate,” Go said.
For this year, some of the biggest events the chamber had organized are the 4th Davao Investment Conference (Icon) which happened last July and the Davao Agri Trade Expo on September.
In both of the conferences, hundreds of foreign and local delegates coming from different parts of the country and of the globe had participated. Business to business matching were also done, aside from the conference talks delivered by national government officials and high-ranking businessmen.
A number of businesses, banking and financing sectors, and small and medium enterprises were also showcased in booths during the two big events.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on October 23, 2017.
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