Overseas Market Workshop to Manila, Philippines

Overseas Market Workshop to Manila, Philippines

Philippines: Infrastructure Sector

4 – 8 March 2019 • Manila

This Overseas Market Workshop is jointly organised by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

The latest growth rates show that the Philippines has enjoyed 6 consecutive years of growth above 6%. As the economy develops, infrastructure gaps remain a major bottleneck for the country’s growth. Congested airports are hampering the growth of tourism whereas congested roads remain a drag for its export industries and standard of living. The current Duterte administration launched the ‘Build! Build! Build!’ programme, an aggressive campaign to usher the Philippines into a ‘golden age of infrastructure.’ The administration targeted to spend approximately S$234 billion (PHP9 trillion) to complete more than half of the 75 planned infrastructure projects by 2022. These projects span across railways, toll roads, airports, utilities, power, water treatment and telecommunications.

The Philippines has strong fundamentals that make it an investment destination:

  • Demographics- The Philippines has a population of 105 million, which increases by 2 million annually. It has a young workforce with a median age of 23.5 years, which translates into abundant labour resources for Singapore companies.
  • Language- The Philippines is working to improve its ease of doing business but with English as the main language of communications, it is relatively easier for Singapore companies to enter the market.
  • Geography- The Philippines is an archipelago comprising more than 7,000 islands. There are many small-scale infrastructure projects valued at between S$5 million and S$70 million, which SMEs can capture. There is a growing demand for solutions in decentralised infrastructure given their improved efficiency and ability to serve previously unserved areas which can thus gain access to basic utilities.

Join this trip to understand why the Philippines is an important market for you !

        Programme Objectives

  • Understand latest development on Philippines’s infrastructure sector
  • Appreciate Philippines’s government policy impacting investors and businessmen
  • Explore potential business partnerships and opportunities with business leaders and decision maker

        Indicative Programme

  • Updates and analyses by relevant industry experts and field learning
  • Relevant policies and incentives updates by local government agencies
  • Networking sessions with local and Singapore business community in Manila
  • Visits and sharing sessions by local and foreign corporations in the Philippines

     

    Who should participate?

  • Business Owners, Decision Makers, Senior executives from Singapore-based companies in the following sub sectors servicing construction industries, not limited to - Engineering services, facility management, industrial products/building material, heavy lifting equipment, scaffolding/roofing and safety or related areas

 

 

Registration is now open!

If you are interested to attend the Overseas Market Workshop to the Philippines, please indicate your interest writing to Ms Ezzati - ezzati@sbf.org.sg

Course Fee

S$3,350 per participant (inclusive of lectures, seminars, company visits, scheduled meals, ground transport, & 5 night’s hotel accommodation, inclusive of breakfast). Final course fee due per participant after deducting government subsidy is S$1,000 nett.

Airfares & personal expenditure are not included. These expenses shall be borne by participants.

Payment

Full payment of the course fee must be received by SBF within 10 days upon successful registration.

A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted into the programme.

For enquiries

Ezzati (Ms.)
Email: ezzati@sbf.org.sg


A Programme by

Organised by

 Tentative Programme (Subject to Changes)

3 March (Sunday)

2.00 pm

Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

 

Check in at I’M Hotel

Flight SQ 910

 

5:00pm

Arrival Briefing

 

7:00pm

Dinner at the Hotel

 

4 March (Monday)

7:00am

Breakfast at the hotel

 

9:00am

Registration for the Overseas Market Workshop

With Invited attendees from Philippine private

sector and government

9.18 am

Group Photo Taking

A Group photo with Mr Luchango and MBC members

9.20 am

Welcome Remarks

GUILLERMO D. LUCHANGCO

Chairman, Philippines-Singapore Business Council

9:30am - 10:00am

Lecture 1:

Business Outlook – Opportunities for Investment and Partnership in

the Philippines

DR. CIELITO HABITO

Former Director General,

National Economic Development Authority

(NEDA)

10:00 - 11:00

Lecture 2:

a. Infrastructure landscape and trends

b. Overview and key goals of

Build, Build, Build

MARK M. VILLAR

Secretary, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

 

Alternate speakers:

a. Usec. Ronaldo G.

Tungpalan , National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)

11:00-12:30

 

Doing Business in the Philippines - Navigating the Business Environment in Infrastructure

 

FERDINAND PECSON

Executive Director of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Center

 

Private sector Panel, with Sharing by Key Players in Infrastructure.

 

Tentative Panellists:

1. Ayala Infrastructure

2. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation

3. San Miguel Corporation

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Lecture 4:

Setting up in the Philippines, Opportunities and

Challenges, and the General Overview of Philippine Business

Culture

 

Briefing hosted by SGV & Co

 

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Lecture 5:

Opportunities for SG

companies

 

DARREN LEE

Regional Director, Enterprise Singapore

4:00 - 6:00pm

Business Matching Meetings

 

 

7:00pm

SBF Welcome Dinner

 

With Mr. Guillermo D. Luchangco, Ambassador Kok Li Peng, Speakers, and SBF Delegates

5 March (Tuesday)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Industry Visit 1:

 

Suggested meeting with a key player in Philippine infrastructure, to visit office, science park, or facility.

Suggested companies to meet:

1. Ayala Land

2. Filinvest

3. ICCP

4. DMCI

5. EEI Corporation

6. Century Properties

12:00 - 1:30pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Industry Visit 2:

 

Suggested meeting with a key player in Philippine infrastructure, to visit office, science park, or facility.

Suggested companies to meet:

1. Ayala Land

2. Filinvest

3. ICCP

4. DMCI

5. EEI Corporation

6. Century Properties

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Afternoon Tea / Cocktail Reception

with Singapore businessmen

operating in the Philippines

 

Ayala Museum

6 March (Wednesday)

9:00am - 10:30am

Briefing on Build, Build, Build

 

Presentation of Build, Build, Build

for the New Clark City in Tarlac ,

and opportunities for expansion and partnerships in infrastructure

projects in Clark

VIVENCIO DIZON

President, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Industry Visit 3:

 

Presentation by a Singaporean

company with a project in New Clark City

Surbana Jurong

12.00nn- 1.45pm

Lunch

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Industry Visit 4:

 

Suggested meeting with a key player in Philippine infrastructure, to visit office, science park, or facility.

Suggested companies to

meet:

1. Ayala Land

2. Filinvest

3. ICCP

4. DMCI

5. EEI Corporation

6. Century Properties

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Business Matching Meetings

 

For scheduling, coordinate with MBC and SBF.

7 March (Thursday)

9:00am - 12:00nn

Industry Visit 5:

 

Suggested meeting with a key player in Philippine infrastructure, to visit office, science park, or facility.

Suggested companies to meet:

1. Ayala Land

2. Filinvest

3. ICCP

4. DMCI

5. EEI Corporation

6. Century Properties

12.00nn – 1.45pm

Lunch

 

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Industry Visit 6:

 

Suggested meeting with Construction Related High Tech Start-up Incubator or Company in Tech and Innovation e.g. Technologies applicable to Facility Management, Architecture Design Framework etc

Suggested companies to meet:

1. Dado Banatao Center for Innovation

(Ortigas)

2. Kickstart Ventures (Taguig)

3. ICCP Ventures (Makati)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Closing Dinner

 

Mission Debrief and Awarding of certificates

With MBC Executive Director Coco Alcuaz

8 March (Friday)

7:00am

Free morning for business meetings

 

 

2:05pm

Departure from Manila on Flight

SQ 917

 

The above is an indicative programme and may be changed without prior notice.

The programme will be conducted in English.

When
3/4/2019 1:00 PM - 3/8/2019 11:00 PM

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