DIPOLOG CITY (Darwin Wee / 29 Sept) – The historic city of Dipolog in Zamboanga del Norte province is to host the two-day 1st Mindanao Trade, Investments and Tourism Congress next week.
Some 100 delegates from different business groups are expected to attend the congress which will begin October 5.
The congress is being spearheaded by the Federation of Business Chambers of Mindanao Foundation which is composed of 15 business chambers from the cities of Dipolog, Ozamis, Iligan, Marawi, Cotabato, Kidapawan and from the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lugait, Tandag, Cantilan, Basilan, Sultan Kudarat, Isulan, South Cotabato and Midsayap.
The two-day congress will discuss the potentials, opportunities, challenges and issues related to trade and investments in Mindanao, according to the Philippine Information Agency.
It also quoted Edwin Capili, chairman of the Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), that dignitaries from Manila and Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, together with Miguel Varela, chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are expected to attend the congress.
"This is an opportunity for us to show to our guests the trade and investment potentials of the (Zamboanga del Norte) province," Capili said. (With reports from the Philippine Information Agency/Mindanao Examiner)