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British firms eye business opportunities in Mindanao

The Trade and Investment Mission to Davao City brought a total of 50 delegates to explore commercial/investment opportunities in Mindanao and expand business networks.

Represented in the delegation were companies from cross-sector industries, mostly from high priority sectors in Mindanao such as infrastructure, transportation, agribusiness, ICT/BPO, and energy.

The high-level delegation engaged in networking activities, business meetings, site tours to ecozones/homegrown companies, and in the Mindanao Trade and Investment

The forum focused on the projected economic growth in Mindanao and the areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors.

In his keynote speech, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno shared the priority projects in the region under the Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network, and the different implementation reforms.

Also present was Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya, who elaborated the administration’s 10-point socio-economic agenda.

Organized by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP), the Mission was led by British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, BCCP Chairman Chris Nelson, PBBC Co-Chairman Ambassador Jesus Tambunting, and PCCI President George Barcelon.