September 20, 2015
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has scheduled a tow-day investment conference to present the investment opportunities Zamboanga Peninsula has to offer.
The two-day event, dubbed as the Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen) Investment Conference (ICon), will be held from October 8 to 9 in Zamboanga City.
Dr. Sitti Amina Jain, DTI regional director, said the ZamPen Icon will highlight investment opportunities in the six champion products, and an emerging industry of the region.
“ZamPen ICon aims to lure investors to the region by presenting to them the vast opportunities that our six regional champion products, namely, rubber, seaweeds, mango, processed fish, coconut and coconut products, and abaca, and the emerging industry cacao have to offer. This is one way of showing to them that the region is ready for our investors,” Jain said.
The ZamPen Icon targets 350 participants from industry experts, farmers, growers, producers, manufacturers and processors, government agencies, financing institutions, research institutions, and the private sector.
Jain said they have included three important activities, such as the plenary session, business matching, and investment exhibit, as highlights of the two-day event.
She said aside from the six regional champion products and cacao as emerging industry, discussions for the plenary session include Investment Opportunities in Asean, Asean Economic Community Game Plan and the National Development Agenda, Regional Clusters and the Philippine New Industrial Policy, Investment Opportunities at the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone and Freeport (Zamboecozone), and government support for the region.
The business matching will be handled by DTI, with the Board of Investments documenting the proceedings, Jain said, adding that each province, the Zamboecozone, the Department of Tourism, and Zamboanga Information and Communications Technology Council will showcase their investment initiatives and areas for the investment exhibit.
Jain also said that investment opportunities on the Regional Champion Products will be displayed.
Interested participants have been encouraged to confirm their attendance with the nearest DTI offices in their area.
Jain said that P1,200 for non-chamber members and P1,000 for chamber members will be collected for registration. (Bong Garcia)