Philippines Study Trip

Philippines Study Trip

Philippines: Infrastructure Sector

1st Quarter 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


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OVERSEAS MARKET WORKSHOP

Philippines: Infrastructure Sector

1st Quarter 2019 • Manila

Tentative Programme (Subject to Changes)

(Sunday)

1.00 pm

Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International

Airport on flight SQ 910

Check in at Hotel

Confirm flight details, Hotel Booking and coordinate with SBF.

 

5:00pm

Arrival Briefing

 

7:00pm

Dinner at the Hotel

 

(Monday)

7:00am

Breakfast at the hotel

 

9:00am

Registration for the Overseas Market Workshop

Venue will be at the same

hotel where delegates are

booked.

9.18 am

Group Photo Taking

 

9.20 am

Welcome Remarks

GUILLERMO D.

LUCHANGCO

Chairman,

Philippines-Singapore

Business Council

9:30am - 10:00am

Session 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

Session 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

 

Session 3:

Doing Business in the Philippines

 

Ferdinand Pecson ,

Executive Director of the

Public-Private

Partnerships (PPP) Center

Private sector panel, with

key players in

infrastructure.

 

Invitees

would include the

following:

1. Ayala

Infrastructure

2. Metro Pacific

Investment

Corporation

3. San Miguel

Corporation

12:30

Networking Lunch

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Briefing on Doing Business in the

Philippines

Briefing hosted by SGV &

Co. and/or PwC

Philippines on setting up

in the Philippines,

opportunities and

challenges, and the

general overview of

Philippine business

culture

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Briefing on opportunities for

investment, and how Singaporean

companies can set up in the

Philippines

DARREN LEE

Regional Director,

Enterprise Singapore

4:00 - 6:00pm

Business Matching Meetings

Free evening / Dinner at the hotel

 

7:00pm

SBF Welcome Dinner

 

[venue at the same hotel]

End of Day 1

With Mr. Guillermo D. Luchangco, Ambassador

Kok Li Peng, Day 1

Speakers, and SBF

Delegates

(Tuesday)

9:00 am - 12:00nn

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

12:00nn - 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:

7. Ayala Land

8. Filinvest

9. ICCP

10. DMCI

11. EEI Corporation

12. Century Properties

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Afternoon Tea / Cocktail Reception

with Singapore businessmen

operating in the Philippines

 

End of Day 2

Venue can be at the same

hotel, or at the Ayala

Museum.

(Wednesday)

9:00am - 10:30am

Briefing on Build, Build, Build

[Venue: same hotel]

Presentation of Build, Build, Build

for the New Clark City in Tarlac ,

and opportunities for expansion and

partnerships in infrastructure

projects in Clark

Keynote:

VIVENCIO DIZON

President, Bases

Conversion and

Development Authority

(BCDA)

10:30am - 12:00nn

Presentation by a Singaporean

company with a project in new Clark

City

Surbana Jurong

12.00nn- 1.45pm

Lunch

 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Business Matching Meetings

 

End of Day 3

For scheduling, coordinate

with MBC and SBF.

(Thursday)

9:00am - 12:00nn

Industry Visit #3

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 #4

Suggested meeting with one (1)

start-up incubator or company in

tech and innovation.

Suggested stakeholders:

1. Dado Banatao

Center for

Innovation

(Ortigas)

2. Kickstart Ventures

(Taguig)

3. ICCP Ventures

(Makati)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Closing Dinner

Mission debriefing and

awarding of certificates

End of Day 4

 

With MBC Executive

Director Coco Alcuaz

(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
3/10/2019 1:00 PM - 3/15/2019 11:00 PM

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