DAVAO de Oro will hold the three-day virtual celebration of its Bulawan Festival beginning October 19, 2020, and among its activities is the Business and Investment Conference or Biz iCon not only to showcase the resiliency of the province and its residents but also to boost its support to the local businesses and tourism sector amid the Covid-19-pandemic.
Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said since this is the time of recovery and healing from the detrimental effects of the pandemic, both in health and the economy, the activity will aid in the promotion of the province's tourism and products of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
"(Since) we are in the period of recovery, so we wanted to show to the people that we are on that path (to recovery), naa tay i-promote nga mga (we will promote) local tourism and mga local products nato during the three-day event this coming October 19-21 that would showcase Davao de Oro products, places, people, events, and activities that would spur economic growth sa atoang probinsiya (in our province)," Uy said.
He added that this event is the right platform where and when to kick off the economic activities of the province, as well as to remind the public that although the Covid-19 is still here, life must go on.
Vice Governor Maricar Zamora added that since the Bulawan Festival this year will be held virtually, more people can access and can participate, which is ideal in promoting the province's tourism and local products.
"Naa ta'y Biz iCon, atong i-highlight dinhi nga, sauna man gud ang mga business conferences nato kita ang nagapangita ta ug matching ba nga mga taga-gawas nga investors naga-lantaw ta nga unsay matabang nila nato, but this time mas gina-highlight nato kung unsa'y ma-produce nato (We will have Biz iCon where we will highlight what products we can offer to other places, unlike before where it's us who were always looking for investors to invest in our province)," Zamora said.
"Kay wala ta kabalo basin naundang ang mga production sa laing lugar basin dinhi nila sa Davao de Oro makita (Because we might not know some places have ceased their production of certain products and they can find it here in Davao de Oro)," she added.
Dubbed as "Reverse Business Matching," the event is eyed to link large companies to local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the province.
There will also be a webinar for business innovations to discuss social media management tips for business and online productivity tools during the festival.