British Chamber leads largest business delegation to date

IN PHOTOS: The Iloilo Trade and Investment Forum, 8 March 2018

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Over 120 participants joined the two-day Iloilo Trade Mission, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, to explore business opportunities in the region. Following last year’s successful mission to Davao City, the British Chamber of Commerce sought to further regional development by bringing the largest ever delegation of foreign and local companies – a total of 63 delegates from various industries – to another one of the country’s rapidly growing cities.

The highlight of the mission was the Iloilo Trade & Investment Forum on 8 March, which featured key players from private and public sectors. Attendees included British Embassy Manila Ambassador Daniel Pruce, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Senator Franklin Drilon, DTI Philippines Undersecretary Nora Terrado, BCCP Chairman Chris Nelson and Department of International Trade Philippines Director Mike Moon.

The following day led delegates across the city and province, visiting potential areas of investment in IT, academe, agribusiness, tourism, energy, infrastructure, and real estate.


Undersecretary Rodolfo speaks at major Asia trade conference

Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy, Ceferino S. Rodolfo, gave a speech at Asia House’s conference, ‘Asia Trade in the New Global Order,’ in Hong Kong on the 27th of November 2017.

 As Asia House’s first largest event outside of London, the conference aimed at bringing the trade debate to an Asian platform. It brought together thought leaders from across the globe including high-level government representatives, former ministers and government representatives, and the ASEAN Secretariat.

Manila FAME Exhibitors that will wow You this October Show

With barely a month to go and already, expectations are high for the return of Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, as it showcases the best of the country’s lifestyle and design scene.

Asia’s second-longest running trade event will showcase the best of Philippine designs and craftsmanship in a show built upon the intertwine of design and culture. For its 66th edition, Manila FAME promises an even bigger show with more exhibitors and special scenography featuring renowned creative directors like Tony Gonzales and Nelson Sepulveda.

As we wait with anticipation for October 20, here are some brands to look out for when you visit Manila FAME October 2017: (more…)

PH keen to expand EU food exports in Anuga with GSP+ edg

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DTI-CITEM targets $62M export sales in world’s biggest food fair

coconut-oilCoconut oil is one of the products featured in the FoodPHILIPPINES pavilion in Anuga on October 7-11. It is the third most shipped product to EU countries in 2016, with total export sales of $551.39 million

The export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to further expand the trade relationship between the Philippines and the European Union (EU) as it leads a delegation of food exporters in Anuga on October 7-11 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

The Center for International Trade and Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is set to feature the country’s export-competitive products from 19 food companies under the FoodPHILIPPINES industry brand.


“The Philippines’ participation in Anuga is part of DTI’s overarching efforts to step up the export drive in EU member states and take advantage of the Philippines’ zero tariff privileges under…

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Manila FAME 20-22 October 2017


Considered as the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship. It showcases export-quality products crafted in the Philippines for the global market and provides an exclusive platform for business matchmaking between select exporters and buyers from all over the world.

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For more information and to register, please visit www.manilafame.com. You may also contact us at london@dti.gov.ph or +44 (0) 20 7937 189 for any other queries.