In an effort to encourage more UK businesses to enter the Philippine market, the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (BCCP) recently organized a webinar, a web-based seminar, on Doing Business in the Philippines.
More than 21 UK firms showed interest in the Philippine market and actively participated in the webinar. The participants represented various sectors such as food and beverage, tourism/leisure, software and technology, consulting, export trading, water management and energy. These UK-based companies are either looking at setting up a business in the country or exporting their products to the Philippines.
Board of Investment (BOI) Director for Investments Assistance Service Domingo Bagaporo gave an informative discussion on business setup, the Philippine advantage and opportunities in the country. To further engage the attendees, Paywizard COO Gordon Tainton and Senior Vice President for HR Corporate Communications and Change Management Moira Brown gladly shared their experiences and insights in doing business in the country. The presentations were followed by a question-and-answer session on the BOI Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), incentives, and market opportunities.
Following the webinar, a number of attendees requested another session tackling exporting to the Philippines, which BCCP said is planned for September.