COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Board of Investment (BBOI) showcased potential investment venues in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) at the 9th Annual International Conference and Exhibits 2023 from May 1 to 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, the event provided a platform for BBOI, enabling the BARMM investment body to showcase and open more doors to investments in the region.
The team led by BBOI Chairman Mohamad Omar Pasigan invited participants to explore the region’s beauty and investment potentials of its diverse range of industries.
Other members of the BARMM delegation to Dubai are Board of Governor Datu Habib Ambolodto, and Bangsamoro Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) Executive Director Atty. Sukarno Abas. The officials gave emphasis on BARMM being a “thriving hub of innovation, progress, and growth.”
“Our region is more than just a pretty face. It is a thriving hub of innovation, progress, and growth, with a diverse range of industries that provide endless opportunities for businesses of all sizes,” said Pasigan.
Pasigan added that it is home to cutting-edge technology companies, leading research institutions, world-renowned universities, and “a range of innovative startups that are making waves in the global economy.”
The event was attended by more than 1000 participants, including free zone delegations, senior policymakers, global business leaders, multilateral organizations, investors, and academics from over 100 countries around the world.
With the theme “Global Trade 2.0: Zones, An Ecosystem of Trust Driving Prosperity,” the event was spearheaded by the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO), a global association representing the interest of free zone stakeholders.
Pasigan said: “We persuaded them to consider bringing investment to the region because when they do, they will be investing in a brighter future for themselves, their businesses, and the Bangsamoro community as a whole.”
With multidimensional changes in economic, social, and technological spheres, the expo was a crucial tool to engage with counterparts and peers internationally to exchange ideas, share information, and have strategic discussions, Pasigan said.