The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) eyes to attract more investments in the country as it sets the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit 2016 next month.
EVAP will hold the fifth EV Summit on April 14 to 15 at the Meralco Multipurpose Hall in Pasig City with the theme “Investing in the EV Industry towards a Sustainable Transport and Closer Regional Economic Integration.”
“This fifth edition of the annual EV Summit aims to highlight models of synergetic business collaborations in the EV Industry which have the investment potential in generating both profit and positive social impact. On the side, member companies will put on exhibit their latest products and technological advancements,” said EVAP President Rommel Juan.
Over 500 local and international participants from in the industry will participate the EV Summit including officials from national government agencies, heads of local government units, academic institutions and non-governmental organization partners in a high level conference and exhibition.
“EVAP has embarked on a program to have its member companies such as manufacturers, assemblers, suppliers, importers, dealers, fleet operators and battery makers collaborate to provide a complete electric vehicle transport solution to clients,” Juan said.
“We expect that in an interactive environment, business alliances will be forged and
foreign investors will joint venture with local EV players to manufacture locally what used to be imported EV parts. We surely will benefit also from the transfer of technology that will ensue,” he added.
He stressed that the EV Summit will showcase opportunities for local and foreign industry players on the opportunities of EV sector in the Philippines.
“We want the whole world to come and see what we are doing in terms of electric vehicle adoption in the Philippines, especially in the area of mass transport application,” he said.
“We therefore invite technology partners and funders to come in and invest in the Philippines. We aim to do this through the EV Summit as we aim to make the Philippines the EV hub of Asia,” he concluded.