British Chamber Chairman Chris Nelson and Philippine Embassy London Commercial Attache Kristine Umali during the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) visit last December 2015.
British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines represented by British Chamber Chairman Chris Nelson and British Chamber UK Representative Roy Dallison are set to attend the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016 organized by Liverpool Vision, in partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the GREAT Britain Campaign on June 13 to July 1 at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The IFB2016 is expected to attract more than 30,000 delegates from the UK and overseas and to offer various investment opportunities including bespoke meetings, sector and market discussions among others for companies and entrepreneurs across all sectors. It is also supported by the UK Government.
Chairman Nelson and UK Representative Dallison will meet with potential foreign investors interested in doing business in the Philippines. The two esteemed representatives will participate in 1-2-1s and round table discussions with UK companies. Furthermore, they will engage in a market briefing with the Philippine Ambassador to the UK, Ambassador Evan Garcia.
To guarantee entry to the festival, delegates must register for the online Business Club – a bespoke business-matching service (free of charge). The Business Club will also provide exclusive benefits during the run-up to the festival, including a range of free business-support services. Financial incentives are available for British and overseas organisations recruiting delegations for the festival (Travel to Trade/Fly to Buy), as well as discounted train travel for attending companies.
Subsidies of £2,000 are on offer to support overseas delegations via the Fly to Buy program. Fly to Buy is aimed at embassies, trade associations and similar organisations with a track record of delivering international business delegations. In order to be eligible for the Fly to Buy incentive, a delegation must consist of at least five companies of the same country/region. The said delegation may be comprised of buyers, investors or those looking for joint ventures, mergers or acquisitions. Each delegate must meet at least five UK companies while at the festival (via the Business Club). For more information about Fly to Buy, email Chris Heyes, IFB2016’s Head of International.
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