Philippine Embassy, Canberra
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*
Australian Business Mission to visit the Philippines in August
Sydney, Australia - A business delegation composed of 50 delegates from across Australia will visit the Philippines on 14-20 August to explore trade, tourism, and investment opportunities and other areas of collaboration with key government agencies, business organizations and private sector representatives.
The business delegation will be led by Her Excellency Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega. It will be the very first Australian business mission to visit the Philippines at the onset of the Marcos administration and will include investment briefings, business-to-business (B2B) meetings and a visit to the economic zones in Clark, Bataan, and Subic.
During its 6-day visit to Manila, Clark/New Clark City, Bataan and Subic, the delegation representing various sectors from renewable energy, manufacturing, mining, tourism, property development, agribusiness, banking and finance, education to IT-BPM will participate in a networking breakfast to be hosted by the Philippines- Australia Business Council (PABC) and Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCHAM) and attend investment briefings and business-to-business (B2B) meetings to be hosted by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority in partnership with the Board of Investments (BOI), Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), Austrade, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The delegates will also have opportunities for networking during a networking cocktail that will be hosted by the Australia Philippines Business Council (APBC) in Manila, and during the luncheon to be hosted in New Clark City by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and in Bataan by the Provincial Government of Bataan, as well as in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega said the growth of the economy, increased productivity and post-pandemic recovery are the current priorities of the Philippine government and we need our partners in business to be fully involved and invested in the process.
“I am looking forward to the Business Mission and it is my fervent hope that we will be able to generate stronger interest from the private sector to develop and deepen commercial linkages between the Philippines and Australia,” Ambassador De La Vega said.
The Business Mission is jointly organized by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney, the Philippine Board of Investments, Export Marketing Bureau, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Subic Clark and Alliance for Development (SCAD) and the Freeport and Economic zones in the Subic-Clark-Bataan corridor. - END