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DCCP Doing Business in the Philippines Roadshow - Session 2

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The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines invites companies to attend a briefing on agri & food opportunities in the Philippines

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The Philippines has consistently recorded annual GDP growth of over 6 percent since 2012. And while the Covid19 pandemic and its resulting quarantine measures has brought contraction in Philippine GDP, increasing consumer spending and reacceleration of the government’s infrastructure projects move the Philippines towards a gradual economic rebound. These key drivers to economic recovery provide opportunities for Dutch companies to expand their businesses in the Philippines.

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (DCCP), in association with NLinBusiness and with support of KLM, invites Dutch companies for a Virtual Roadshow between May 18 and June 3 2021 to provide more information about concrete business opportunities for Dutch companies in the Philippines.

In this second session, the Chamber will present current market information for Dutch businesses for agriculture, horticulture, food processing and manufacturing, covering a variety of topics including:

  • Market trends and industry overview
  • Industry strengths and weaknesses
  • Key industry stakeholders
  • Consumption profile
  • Status-update on Covid-19
  • Business do's and don'ts
  • Testimonials, insights and experiences of Dutch companies in the Philippines

Programme:

10:00 – 10:05    Word of Welcome

Mr. Joost Mes, President, Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

10:05 – 10:40    Country Profile

Mr. Mitchel Smolders, Executive Director Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

10:40 – 10:50    Open floor

10:50 – 11:20    Private Sector Testimonials and Experiences

Mr. Henk Hermans & Dr. MaryAnn Sayoc, East-West Seed Philippines

Company Rep TBC, Alaska Milk | Friesland Campina

Signify Philippines (TBC)

11:20 – 11:40    Open floor

11:40 – 11:45    Introduction to the Dutch Chamber of Commerce Activities

Mr. Mitchel Smolders, Executive Director Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

11:45 – 11:50    Overview of Embassy activities and priorities

Mr. Pieter Terpstra, Senior Economic Counsellor, Netherlands Embassy

11:50 – 11:55    NLinBusiness

TBC

11:55 – 12:00    Upcoming sessions and closure

Parties interested in sector-specific information in one of the following sectors may also attend dedicated sessions on these sectors in the upcoming weeks:

  1. General Market and Business Information - 18 May 2021
  2. Maritime and Logistics - 27 May 2021
  3. Circular Economy (including Energy, Water, Waste) - 1 June 2021
  4. IT & Tech - 3 June 2021
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