Mar 05

Mindanao Trade and Investment Summit – 31 March 2017

Mindanao Trade and Investment Summit – 31 March 2017

Interested in doing business in Mindanao? Join the Trade and Investment Summit on 31 March, 9:00am at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. Find out the different commercial/ investment opportunities in the region and have a chance to network with the trade delegation, major business players in Mindanao and potential partners from both public and private sectors.

Mindanao summit

Registration Fees:
Members: P2,500 | Non-members: P3,000
(Registration fee includes morning snack, buffet lunch, afternoon snack, and cocktail)

RSVP: or call +63 2 556 5232. Look for Rona/ Clara/ Keila


  • HMA Asif Ahmad, British Ambassador to the Philippines
  • Hon. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, District Representative, Davao City (invited)
  • George Barcelon, President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Joey Concepcion, CEO, RMF Corporation & Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship (invited)
  • Datu HJ Abul Khayr Alonto, Secretary and Chairman, Mindanao Development Authority (invited)
  • Vicente Lao, Chairman, Mindanao Business Council (invited)
  • Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr., Chairman, Anflocor (invited)
  • Atty Raymond T. Zorrilla, Vice President for External Affairs, Business Development and Security, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (invited)
  • Sammy Uy, Vice President, Davao Import Distributor Inc. and Davao Farm Corp (invited)
  • Mr. Cielito Habito, Chief of Party, USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADe) Project

Running Order:
09:00 – Registration
10:00 – Trade and Investment Summit
15:00 – Business Matching (for Trade Delegates and relevant companies)
16:00 – Networking Cocktail by the Poolside

Note this Mindanao Summit is part of the programme for the Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City 30 – 31 March 2017 organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines



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Mar 04

IFEX Philippines 2017

 IFEX Philippines 2017

19 – 21 May 2017

World Trade Centre, Manila

IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade fair highlighting Asian ethnic food and ingredients.

It is the only business-to-business and export-oriented food show in the Philippines designed for local and international food companies to meet and transact with the world’s top buyers.

 The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is one of the biggest showcases of the Philippines’ and Asia’s ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products.

IFEX provides the ideal and strategic haven for trade ventures. Host Philippines is just a few hours away from all Southeast Asian capital cities and is acknowledged as one of the fastest growing economies in the region. It boasts of its buoyant food industry driven by a vibrant food manufacturing sector, an aggressively expanding retail chain of supermarkets and hypermarkets, and a robust food service industry.ifex philippines

5 Reasons to visit IFEX


  • ELITE BUYER PROGRAMS ensure that you maximize business opportunities with IFEX Philippines exhibitors while having a delightful time at the trade fair.
  • EFFICIENT BUSINESS MATCHING assists you in selecting the manufacturers and exporters that are most compatible to your business needs.
  • A BIGGER, MORE EXCITING EXHIBITION brings you a diverse and unique showcase of Asia’s ethnic and specialty foods, tropical fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, natural, organic, and exotic food products.
  • THE INTERNATIONAL HALL offers you the tastes and flavours of Asian countries, and provides the best venue to meet their producers and exporters.
  • TOP-QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS from the Philippines and the world—all with outstanding taste and quality—await you at IFEX Philippines!

Read this report for Exploring-Opportunities-in-the-Philippine-Food-Market

See all the facts and figures for IFEX 2017 at IFEX_2017_Omnibus

Visit the IFEX Philippines 2017 website





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Mar 03

Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City 30-31 March 2017

We are pleased to publicise an upcoming Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City organised by the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (BCCP).

BCCP logo

Once again, the BCCP would like to invite you and your networks to a Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City on 30/31 March 2017.

Details of the mission can be found on this link:-  Davao City Mission 2017

​To register, please visit the following:

​For ​enquiries, please contact Rona Diaz at BCCP at or call +63 2 556 5232 ext. 301.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Keila Esquivel at ​

Best regards,
BCCP – Overseas Business Network


UPDATE: We will accept registrants until 21 March, 2017, 5:00pm PHT.


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Mar 02

BCCP-Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) Business Opportunities – February 2017

We display here extracts from the recent newsletter from the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.

BCCP-Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) Business Opportunities | February 2017






The Philippine government is set to implement approved development projects and is looking for private sector partners and suppliers. Listed below are the government’s call for bidders. For more information and opportunities, you may visit the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website here. 1. Infrastructure

2. Agriculture 

3. Aviation

4. Energy

5. Microfinancing

BUSINESS Opportunities and projects are not just provided by the government as the commercial sector in the Philippines is gaining strength and is set to implement future business projects. Click the link below for more details.


Relevant Articles:




WEBINAR on Business Opportunities in Mindanao

1 March 2017 | 9:30AM BST   This webinar aims to provide an overview of the business landscape in the region, including the different commercial/business opportunities available for investors. We will invite industry experts to share their insights on the opportunities, trends, challenges, and other relevant market information pertinent to doing business in Mindanao. Click HERE to view the flyer.



30/31 March 2017 | Davao City   The British Chamber, in partnership with the British Embassy Manila and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry ​(PCCI), will lead a Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City on 30/31 March 2017. This Mission will explore the business potential and commercial opportunities in Davao City and the rest of ​Mindanao. Please save the date! To register/ enquire, please contact Rona Diaz at or call +63 2 556 5232 ext. 301.


Planning to do business in the Philippines? BCCP can help you strategise your market entry routes – avail of our Business Support Services! For enquiries, email Rona (Project Manager) at or call +63 2 556 52 32 ext. 301. Click HERE to read the testimonials of our UK SME clients. Contact us NOW!


 economic indicators 2017



  1. Market research focus: globalEDGE
  2. Useful resources for assessing the potential impact of Brexit
  3. Analysis for innovators
  4. Sustainable urbanisation global initiative (SUGI)
  5. Technology solutions for society in India
  6. Urban innovation in Brazil
  7. Innovation in infrastructure systems round 2



Visit the OBNi Philippines website HERE to access industry briefs and read testimonials from our UK clients.





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