27 Apr 2017 – The Philippines which occupies a strategic geographical location, acting as a potential gateway for investors to the Asian market, is currently one of the most dynamic economies in the East Asia region. Growth has been robust in the past five years, registering an average 6.2 percent from 2010-2015, significantly higher than average 4.5 percent annual growth in 2000-2009.
The new administration has reassured businesses and investors by continuing existing macroeconomic policies while reforming the tax collection system.
In 2017, the economy is expected to remain vigorous with household consumption, which should continue to be the main driver. Investment is still on the right path following the new government’s plan to dedicate 5% of its federal budget allocation to infrastructure development through public/private partnership.
Presented by three eminent speakers, experts of the Filipino market, this session gave a practical overview on how to do business in the Philippines through business tips, experience sharing, legal and tax considerations, a series of case studies and key elements investors should address to mitigate their exposure to risks.
Thank you to our speakers:
- Jim Tobojka, Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain East Asia Japan Pacific, Schneider Electric Philippines,
- Jude Ocampo, Partner, Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices affiliated with DFDL, and
- Alecia Quah, Senior Analyst, Control Risks
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