The Philippines is a resurging economy in Asia and the stats don’t lie. (If you can’t use a Shakira lyric to discuss finance, then when can you?)
According to the World Economic Forum’s survey of 143 countries, the Philippines (which offers a large domestic market close to 100 million world-class human resources) has moved up 10 notches, from 75 to 65, in the global competitiveness ranking. It’s also moved up 5 notches, from 43 to 38, in the IMD 2013 World Competitive Yearbook.
In 2012, Singapore was the fourth largest trading partner of the Philippines with a total trade of US$9 billion and the fourth largest source of approved foreign investments with over US$307 million mainly in manufacturing, service activities and construction.
Of course, all that means nothing if you don’t know how to do business in the Philippines and make the most of the growing opportunities there.
So head down to the Doing Business in the Philippines – Opportunities in the Growing Economy seminar conducted by Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) to learn the tricks of the trade and explore the opportunities in the Philippines.
You’ll hear from the best: The keynote speaker is the Honourable Lilia de Lima, Director-General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). Other speakers includes Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore; Mr Glenn Penaranda, Commercial Counsellor of the Philippines Trade & Investment Centre and more industry experts.
Doing Business in the Philippines – Opportunities in the Growing Economy
24 July 2013, 3pm to 5.30pm
SMF House, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Level 2 Auditorium
Complimentary registration fees
Register by 22 July 2013, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6826 3032 (first come first serve)