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Meet the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines Chairman in London

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This event is being held at the UK-ASEAN Business Council offices in London and is a great opportunity to have a 1-2-1 meeting with the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Chris Nelson to discuss the opportunities for your company in the Philippines.

With promising growth on the economic outlook, the Philippines is quickly becoming an attractive destination for international investment. The Philippines’ medium-term growth outlook remains positive and is projected to continue on its expansionary path and grow at an annual rate of 6.7% in both 2018 and 2019. In 2020, growth is expected to level at 6.6%.

Whilst being ranked 47th in 2018, by 2050 the country is predicted to become the 16th largest economy in the world, jumping 37 places in the last 5 years alone on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness report.

Approximately 200 British companies are now operating in the Philippines including well-known multinational brands such as HSBC, Unilever, Shell, Standard Chartered, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Arup, JCB, Marks and Spencer, River Island and Halcrow.

Benefits for UK companies exporting to the Philippines include:

  • One of the largest English-speaking countries in Southeast Asia
  • The huge popularity of western goods and services
  • A rapidly expanding consumer base
  • Gateway to numerous other Asian markets, all within 4 hours flight time

Strengths of the Philippines market include:

  • 12th largest national population in the world
  • Economy boosted by over $24 billion in overseas remittances
  • A robust and fast-growing services sector
  • A highly skilled workforce with competitive wages
  • Liberalised economy

Book your appointment by sending an email to events@ukabc.org.uk to discuss the opportunities that await you in this vibrant and rapidly developing centre of enterprise in Southeast Asia.

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