The EU‐Philippines Business Summit is a trade forum held in celebration of EU‐Philippine trade and investment relations as well as a key venue for facilitating dialogue between key industry players and the government.

Participation in the business mission and summit of the 3rd EU-Philippine Business Summit will provide commercial organizations with an important platform to do business and ensure that their concerns and key messages are heard by policy makers and ministers from all sides.

Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the summit, representing political and business interests from Europe, the Philippines, and ASEAN. The mission is the perfect avenue to gain first-hand information about the favorable business climate in the Philippines and meet with future business partners, such as distributors, importers, agents, and direct clients.

The theme of this year’s Business Summit is Partners for Progress and Prosperity.
a) Event Objectives:

  • Discuss Philippine trade and investment regulations currently in place as well as the necessary changes to further improve the country’s position as a competitive destination for EU businesses;
  • Serve as an opportunity for dialogue with key government officials on relevant issues such as:
    o Maximizing economic opportunities through GSP+ and EU FTAs,
    o Progress and Prosperity for every Filipino: by Creating a More Competitive Business Environment,
    o ASEAN Integration;
  • Identify action points to be carried forward as joint priorities for the Administration and Congress, and the EU business community in the Philippines;
  • Showcase business opportunities for EU businesses in high‐growth Philippine
    sectors;
  • Showcase investment opportunities for Filipino businesses in EU.

b) High-priority sectors

  • Automotive (included as topic in the summit)
  • Manufacturing (included as topic in the summit)
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Agriculture
  • Food & Beverage (included as topic in the summit)
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure, Construction and Logistics
  • ICT / BPO / Creative industries (included as topic in the summit)
  • Maritime

c) Target audience and participants for the summit

  • C-level executives from European and Philippine corporations based in the Philippines
  • Corporate affairs and C-level executives from EU businesses in ASEAN
  • Corporate affairs professionals, think tanks and business associations
  • Regional business associations and bodies
  • Representatives of the executive and legislative bodies of government
  • Business development managers from relevant European companies in the Philippines, ASEAN, and Europe
  • Business development managers from relevant Philippine companies
  • European and Philippine industry associations and business clusters
  • European and Philippine entrepreneurs
  • Government representatives from DTI, DOT, TIEZA, DOH/FDA, DA/FPA, DOE, DPWH, DOTC, and GOCCs

For more information and application, please see here: http://www.epbn.ph/news-and-events/events/epbs2017 

 

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