DAVAO CITY- From November 19-22, SMX Davao will play host to the 16th Davao Trade Expo.
Touted as the biggest trade expo in Mindanao, DATE 2014 is expected to have 200 exhibitors from mostly coming from agri-trade and agri-industrial sectors together with its complementary industries, food (fresh, processed, packaging), machineries equipment, post-harvest facilities, agricultural chemicals, animal husbandry, fertilizers & pest management, financing, ICT and logistics.
This year’s DATE will carry the theme “Davao: From Local Agriculture to Global Agribusiness.” It is an annual flagship project of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Luciano Frederick Puyod III chairman of this year’s DATE said this year’s expo will be unique as it will put the banana industry in the spotlight. DATE will be held back-to-back with the International Banana Symposium.
The event will bring together experts and stakeholders in the banana industry from around the world. Recent advances on research and development, marketing strategies, logistics, pest management and other emerging trends in the banana industry will be presented.
More than 300 delegates from all around the world are expected to attend the International Banana Symposium.
“We hope that Mindanaoans can take advantage of the learnings that they can get from our local and foreign speakers and delegates.” Puyod said. (PIA/RG Alama)