Day 1 – 12th April
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PHILIPPINES: Make It Happen in the Philippines: Investment Opportunities in the Philippines
The Philippines: Located within one of the world’s fastest growing economies, the Philippines is an ideal investment destination, offering businesses unique access to a large consumer market and excellent trade options both within Asia and beyond. Its business-friendly laws attract international companies into the Philippines and with a government committed to creating a business-friendly landscape. The Filipino workforce: The Philippines is home well-educated, English-speaking, and highly motivated workforce. The country’s young workforce and competitive labor costs are just two more attractions. The Philippine market: Besides the huge domestic market of 110 million people, the country also offers access to the 600 million population ASEAN market and to other key markets through FTA with EFTA, EU GSP+ and US GSP. Key industries for promotion: aerospace, automotive, copper, IT and business process management, and electronics. Opportunities in the horizon: As the Philippines opens the economy, the government is implementing REBUILD (REvitalizing BUsinesses, Investments, Livelihoods and Domestic Demand), an industrial strategy with the goal of building back a better, more modern Philippines. #MakeItHappenPhilippines #REBUILDPH
SINGAPORE: Next Wave of Innovation and Gateway to ASEAN
From the world’s large multinational corporations to the fastest-growing startups, Singapore continues to be the partner of choice for businesses. With the rise of Southeast Asia, companies looking to deepen their presence can also leverage Singapore as a base to build consumer insights, innovate and commercialise solutions for the region and beyond. Singapore continues to be a gateway to the region for top MNCs and fast-growing start-ups, with their top decision-makers choosing to call Singapore home. As a global hub for innovation, Singapore has built a vibrant ecosystem featuring global R&D labs for leading Fortune 500 companies, as well as over 150 venture capital funds, incubators and accelerators. With our deep engineering and innovation capabilities, Singapore is recognised as a global leader in high-value manufacturing. We are also the world’s fourth largest exporter of high-tech products.
SWITZERLAND: Emerging technologies: Swiss opportunities for foreign investors
In this session you will hear why Switzerland is a preferred location for international companies to test and scale their tech products and services for the European market. It is a playground for startups, academia and corporates to innovate and to collaborate on emerging tech applications. Switzerland’s pioneering and business-minded regulations offer a safe framework for blockchain, AI, drones and other tech ventures to experiment and at the same time protect intellectual property. Find out how Switzerland can help your business grow.
IRELAND: Your Gateway to Europe
Ireland is a committed member of the EU and provides companies with guaranteed access to the European market. As the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, it provides the ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. The brightest talent from across Europe is attracted to Ireland, offering a highly-educated multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match. Ireland has an enviable track record as the European location of choice for many of the world’s leading multinational companies and is also one of the easiest places in Europe to set up your EU operation. Learn why Ireland is your ideal gateway to Europe.
MONGOLIA: Investment Environment and Opportunities in Mongolia
The presentation will cover the active policy measures taken to attract inward foreign direct investment, international and national investment framework capturing the Long-term development policy “Vision-2050” of Mongolia; further highlighting the incentives for FDI and protection of investors; latest statistics of FDI in Mongolia and detailed overview of potential investment opportunities in Mongolia.
BHUTAN: Investment Opportunities in Bhutan
The presentation will cover the following areas: - Brief profile of Bhutan - Why invest in Bhutan? - Business opportunities - Incentives and business environment
MAURITIUS: Re-engineering Regional Value Chain
Explore opportunities in Mauritius as the ideal Trade and Investment platform linking Africa to the World. Through bilateral and multilateral agreements, Mauritius offers very efficient market access to 70% of the world population. Mauritius is ranked 13th in the world and 1st in Africa for Ease of Doing Business. Over the years, Mauritius has consolidated its leadership position as a competitive and attractive jurisdiction for Investment and for Trade and Development in Africa.