DATE 2007 hopes to exceed 2006 sales
by Prix D Banzon
Davao City (15 September) -- DATE 2007 expects to exceed last year's generated direct and booked sales of P106.8 million. About 200 exhibitors are expected to join this year's exposition as against last year.
The 9th Davao Trade Expo or DATE 2007 on October 25-28, 2007 at the NCCC Mall Davao Convention Center provides opportunity for the high-impact marketing of products and services to progressive and emerging markets.
Direct book sales generated from the previous years are as follows; Date 2003-P36 M, Date 2004-P40 M, and 2005-P 82 M.
Aside from product exhibits and corporate showcases, presentations and product or service demonstration is the holding of trainings on latest business method and services.
Topics of trainings include "Achieving World Class Products and Services through Good Manufacturing Practices", "Improve your Profitability through Good Agricultural Practices", and "Techniques in Creating Innovative Products: Idea Generation and Evaluation".
The exhibitors in Mindanao will include those coming from Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, General Santos, Sarangani, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and Zamboanga del Sur will.
Expected exhibitors from other countries are those from Australia, China, Saudi Arabia with businessmen from Taiwan joining the business matching activity.
The US Catalog Show will also be part of the expo where it will showcase the US Catalog Show featuring American Companies from across the United States.
With the theme "Invest in Davao – Gateway to BIMP EAGA", DATE 2007 will open opportunities and encourage investments in the region through establishing linkages between local and foreign exhibitors and buyers.
The theme also rides on the crest of the BIMP EAGA conference in Davao City also in October whose member countries shall join in the exhibits showcasing their own products. (PIA XI) [top]