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Dr. Lilia De Lima (2nd from left, in purple business suit), Director General of the Philippine Economic Zones Authority (PEZA), explains why Thai companies should seriously consider the Philippines as part of their overseas expansion strategy in Asia.

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DG De Lima (2nd from left, with back to the picture) addresses Thai companies that attended the seminar. The seminar was made possible with the cooperation of the Thai BOI.

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Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia invites Thai companies to look at the Philippines not only as an alternative investment/tourism destination, but also as part of their regional supply chain as the country boasts of abundant natural and man-made resources.

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CA Eric Elnar introducing the keynote speaker, DG Lilia de Lima at the session for American companies in Thailand held at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. The seminar was organized in cooperation with JETRO Bangkok and Nomura Research Institute Thailand.

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From L to R – CA ELNAR, MS. KATUNYOO KAMOLLAKORN, MR. PORNLERT LATTANAN, Managing Director, General Electric, DG DE LIMA, MR. PRAAB PIANSKOOL, Thailand Representative, US-ASEAN Business Council, MR. KENGO MIZUNO, MD, Nomura Research Institute Thailand, SAR ANA ABEJUELA, CG EDGAR BADAJOS, MS. JUDY A. BENN, Executive Director, AmCham Thailand

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DG de Lima delivering her presentation to Japanese investors in Thailand.

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From L to R – MR. YUSUKE YAGI, DG DE LIMA, MR. KAZUFUMI TANAKA, VP, and MR. YASUO OHKUMA, Director, JETRO Bangkok