DAVAO DEL NORTE -- The province is going international in promoting travel and trade with its maiden hosting of the Bimp-Eaga Roadshow and Business Networking.
Thousands of guests, exhibitors, travel junkies, entrepreneurs and visitors are expected to pack the exhibition at the Provincial Pavilion from June 25 to July 1, 2018, during the weeklong Kadagayaan Festival 2018 in celebration of the 51st Araw ng Davao del Norte.
Provincial Tourism Officer Noel Daquioag said the expo will showcase both local and international travel destinations, as well as business opportunities, with the end goal of providing the general public a better understanding of the programs and future plans of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga).
“Aside from providing a venue for the exchange of culture and destinations among the Bimp, the expo will provide a great opportunity for our local tourism industry and entrepreneurs to market their products within the country as well as to Eaga member countries,” Daquioag said.
He added that the event will further offer possibilities for local entrepreneurs to explore the huge global market for products and services in the halal industry.
The exhibit will feature talks of ambassadors and consul generals, travel and tourism presentations, live cultural performances, halal cooking demonstrations, agri-tourism and community-based eco-tourism workshops and a lot more.
About a hundred exhibit booths of embassies and government agencies, travel agencies and tour operators, hotels and resorts, food concessionaires, tourist organizations, merchandisers, and other travel related entities are expected in the tourism, halal food and business fair, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 51st Araw ng Davao del Norte celebrations are supported by the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (Tadeco) and the Ulticon Builders, Inc, as the official anniversary partners.
The sponsors of the historic event include the Hijo Resources Corporation, Davao Metro Shuttle, Kapalong Cooperative, Tagum Cooperative, Inc., and LYR Group of Companies. While, the donors are the Holiday Garden Island Development Corporation and TrueMoney Philippines.