Philippine Outbound Mission to Kuwait

Twelve (12 ) Philippine companies participated in the Philippine Outbound Business Mission (OBM) to the Middle East from October 26 to November 7, 2013 to explore market opportunities for Philippine food, cosmetics and wellness products. PTIC Dubai led the OBM, in coordination with the Export Marketing Bureau and assisted by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, KSA and Qatar.

During their visit to Kuwait last October 28-30, 2013, the business delegation conducted back-to-back meetings/business matching with about 40 Kuwaiti importers, distributors and retailers at the Costa Del Sol Hotel where samples of Philippine products were on display for the duration of the mission. Philippine Embassy in Kuwait Charge d’ Affaires Lamberto V. Monsanto, who joined the OBM participants at the Costa del Sol Hotel on October 29th gave the Philippine delegation some insights on the nature and peculiarities of the Middle East market and on how to penetrate the Kuwaiti market and make their products competitive in the region.

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AEC exhibition organized by the Thai Ministry of Commerce


PTIC-BANGKOK participated at the exhibition on the “Creating Opportunities in ASEAN and Beyond” on October 28 – November 6, 2013 at the Government Complex, Nonthaburi, Thailand, organized by the Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand. PH companies that joined include Goldilocks Thailand, Thai Liwayway Food and Markenburg’s Marshmallow and First Choice Food’s crackers.

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Philippine Business Day in Stuttgart in November

PTIC-Berlin came to an agreement with the Landesbank of Baden-Württemberg (the powerhouse southern manufacturing province of Germany whose capital is Stuttgart) to stage a business day on the Philippines on 4 November 2014. The Philippine business proposition will be presented by PTIC-Berlin and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. PEZA Director General, Dr. Lilia de Lima, will be in Germany as part of PEZA’s 5th European roadshow jointly being organized by the PTICs of Europe and will cover Belgium, Denmark, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom.