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DATE expects to generate more than P106.8-million

By Rose B. Palacio

Davao City (19 September) -- The Davao Trade Expo (DATE) '07 is expected to generate more than last year's sales of P106.8-million, Davao City Chamber of Commerce and industry (DCCCI) trustee and DATE advocacy committee chair Andre Joseph Fournier during a news conference held at PIA audio-visual room Friday.

Together with DTI assistant director Marizon Loreto, Mr. Fournier said that last year, DATE was participated in by 123 companies occupying 113 booths, tents and spaces. This year, DCCCI is expecting to draw no less than 200 exhibitors and anticipates the participation of foreign chambers of commerce and foreign companies.

The 9th DATE '07 is set on October 25-28, 2007 at the NCCC mall Davao convention center, at Matina, Davao City.

DATE '07 provides its exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors many unique opportunities for high impact marketing of products and services to the progressive and emerging markets of Davao City and the rest of Mindanao - the business capital of Southern Philippines and the most important city in the BIMP-EAGA region.

The 4-day event affords sponsors and local exhibitors the breadth and depth of product exposure as the DATE event coincides with the holding of the BIMP-EAGA in Davao City.

This rare opportunity to showcase Davao's best to a wider audience compelled DCCCI to move the DATE's hosting in partnership with the LGU of Davao specifically the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center.

This year's theme: "Invest in Davao-Gateway to BIMP-EAGA" will open opportunities and encourage investments in the region through establishing linkages between local and foreign exhibitors and buyers.

The theme rides on the crest of the BIMP-EAGA conference in the city whose member countries shall join in the exhibits showcasing their own products. (PIA-XI) [top]

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