Lo­cal, int'l mis­sions slated in Q2, Q3

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS -

TO fur­ther pro­mote in­vest­ment and tourism of the city, the Davao City In­vest­ment and Pro­mo­tions Cen­ter (DCIPC) and the City Tourism Op­er­a­tions Of­fice (CTOO) have in­ter­na­tional mis­sions and lo­cal road­shows in the pipe­line for the 2nd quar­ter and 3rd quar­ter of the year.

DCIPC head Le­muel Or­to­nio said they ini­tially plan to pat­tern their fu­ture vis­its to Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore after their Ja­pan in­vest­ment and tourism road­show Oc­to­ber of last year wherein the Dabawenyo del­e­gates were able to sit down in a busi­ness fo­rum with the coun­try’s in­vest­ment and tourism rep­re­sen­ta­tives to dis­cuss and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about Davao City.

Or­to­nio said the road­show to Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore is tar­geted to be by the 3rd quar­ter of 2018 and will be a part of the sup­port for the two in­ter­na­tional di­rect flights that Davao City has in able to help fur­ther sus­tain the said flights.

On the 2nd quar­ter of the year, lo­cal road­shows will be done in dif­fer­ent cities in the coun­try with di­rect flights to and from Davao City. As this will be done with CTOO, Or­to­nio said they are to come with the tourism sec­tor to cho­sen cities only es­pe­cially those who are with po­ten­tial in­vest­ment part­ners.

They also are cur­rently work­ing out on vis­its to dif­fer­ent em­bassies based in Manila in or­der to in­form them of the in­vest­ment and tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties that Davao City has to of­fer.

“Since 2016, it has al­ways been them, the am­bas­sadors, who are com­ing here in the city to visit. I think it’s time also that Davao City will be the one to reach out to them so that they can feel our ag­gres­sive­ness on want­ing them to come here in the city. Also part of that plan is to also meet the for­eign cham­bers that we have yet to meet be­fore,” said Or­to­nio.

The DCIPC and

CTOO’s visit to Ja­pan Oc­to­ber of last year, said CTOO head Gen­erose Tecson in an ear­lier in­ter­view, served as a bench­mark­ing for the two lo­cal gov­ern­ment sec­tors in as­sess­ing their own ways of pro­mot­ing the city’s in­vest­ment and tourism of­fers.

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