Philippines Business and Investment Forum: Multi-Dimensional Approach to Growth
Philippines Business and Investment Forum Highlights Achievements of Aquino Administration and Reassures Investors of Political Stability and Growth Prospects in Key Sectors
In a dialogue, US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Founding Director Enrique Razon underscored the importance of trade facilitation and regional integration. They cited areas where the Philippines has comparative advantages. US-PH Society Directors Ambassador Jose E.B. Antonio, Cirilo Noel, and Jay Collins represented the private sector and banking industry.
The forum, organized by InvivaLink and co-sponsored by the Philippine government and the US-Philippines Society, provided an effective platform for direct networking, facilitating 80 one-on-one side meetings between interested US investors and high level officials and executives.
The country’s robust economy offers lucrative investment opportunities for US businesses in key sectors including infrastructure, IT-business process management, agriculture, mining and tourism. The forum highlighted the Philippines’ multidimensional growth initiatives in integrating SME’s (small and medium enterprises) representing 90 percent of businesses, into the global supply chain.