The City Government of Davao has declared October 20-26, 2014 a celebration week for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT as it plays host to the 2nd BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference to be held at SM Lanang Premier’s SMX Convention Center.
Around 800 business leaders, government officials, traders, and potential investors from across five countries within ASEAN and more than 200 international exhibitors are also expected to participate in this year’s international trade fair and business leaders conference.
“œThe City of Davao welcomes this event as an opportunity, not only for DavaoeÃ±os, but also for residents and entrepreneurs in other cities and municipalities in Mindanao, to effectively promote investments and generate trade in their respective jurisdiction,” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said in Proclamation No. 3, signed on April 8, 2014.
BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, while the IMT-GT stands for Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle. Both sub-regional groupings are among the most dynamic economic cooperation in ASEAN.
Other activities featured during the weeklong celebration also include East ASEAN Film Festival, ASEAN Street Food Festival, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Summit and Innovation Expo, Importers/Exporters Forum and a Golf Tournament
“œBeyond mere showcase of unique products and investment opportunities from across the five countries, this international trade fair and conference will also benchmark on the our preparedness for the ASEAN economic integration by 2015,” Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Executive Director Janet Lopoz
2nd BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference
October 22-16, 2014
SMX Convention Center
SM Lanang Premier,
Davao City, Philippines
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