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Tue, 9 May 2017
    British Chamber of Commerce Philippines

BritCham Philippines leads 50 Mission delegates to explore business in Davao City, Philippines

In line with the government’s efforts to decentralise and boost economic activities, BritCham Philippines led a two-day Trade and Investment Mission to Davao last 30-31 March. A total of 50 delegates joined the Mission to explore business opportunities in Mindanao and meet relevant business contacts. The delegates represented cross-sector industries with most of them from the high priority sectors in Mindanao such as infrastructure, transportation, agribusiness, ICT/BPO, and energy. The Mission was led by BCCP Chairman Chris Nelson, British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Philippine British Business Council Co-Chairman Ambassador Jesus Tambunting and PCCI President George Barcelon.

Main highlights of the Mission include business matching, networking reception with Davao Chamber, site visits to economic zones/ homegrown industries like ANFLOCOR, and the Mindanao Trade & Investment Forum which brought together over 120 businesses/ entrepreneurs. Some of the participating companies include GSK, Pru Life UK, Unilever, DMCI, KPMG, PwC, PAL, MRAIL, HSBC, PLDT, thyssenkrupp, Allianz PNB, Standard Chartered, AstraZeneca, ARUP, Britishwater, Energy Island Bell Pirie, JLT Insurance Brokers, Seagard, Boskalis, Voltcom, Anpario, Belle Corporation, PNB, BDO, YLF Contracts and Costs Solutions, Gluon, BPI, SM Investments, SGS, Bold Native Advisors and Jardine Distribution.

Mission Highlights

Networking Coffee with Davao Chamber 

30 March 2017 | 8:30AM
Mission delegates and Board of Trustees and members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce shared their business interests in Mindanao during the Networking Coffee, the Mission’s kick off activity. Welcoming the delegates were Davao City Administrator Atty. Zuleika Lopez and City Councilor Jimmy Dureza. Photos.

Sector Briefing & Networking Lunch
30 March 2017 | 10:45AM
High priority investment sectors and the Mindanao business opportunities were discussed during the Sector Briefing, followed by a Networking Lunch, hosted by the ANFLOCOR Group at SGV Seminar Hall, Damosa IT Park, Davao. Photos.

Site Visits
30 March 2017 | 12:45PM
Delegates visited various ecozones and homegrown companies in Davao, namely Regus Davao, Anflo-Industrial Estate, Davao International Container Terminal, and Felcris Centrale. These catered to multiple sectoral interests such as Agribusiness, BPO, real estate, and light manufacturing. Photos.

Mindanao Trade & Investment Forum
31 March 2017 | 10:00AM
The Forum, which was the main highlight of the Mission, tackled the projected economic growth in Mindanao and the areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Networking Cocktail
31 March 2017 | 5:00PM
The 2-day Mission concluded with a Networking Cocktail partaken by key business players in Mindanao, the Mission delegates and other representatives from public and private sectors with commercial interests in the region. Photos.

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