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German business mission to PH. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. (left) together with DTI Assistant Secretary Maria Roseni M. Alvero (right) confers with Parliamentary State Secretary Madame Brigitte Zypries of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (center) and German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski (second from left) during luncheon meeting hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on October 7, 2015 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. Zypries headed a business mission from the Germany – Asia Pacific Business Association visiting the Philippines from October 7 to 9. The mission intends to provide new impetus to Philippines-Germany economic relations, and explore business opportunities in the Philippines. During the luncheon, various sectoral focuses for German industries in the Philippines, such as renewable energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure were discussed. Zypries expressed interest on the information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge process outsourcing sector, particularly game development. The German delegation also inquired on the incentive package given to foreign car companies in the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. They also look forward to the trade and investment briefing to be conducted by DTI on October 9. (DTI-PRU)