True to its mission of creating quality jobs by attracting high-impact, innovative and inclusive investments that will build an ecosystem of globally competitive enterprises, supported by synergized networks of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), with a unified force and a single voice in transforming the country into the investment paradise that they envision it to be, the IPAs of the Philippine Investments Promotion Plan (PIPP) embarked on a focused company to company and direct marketing approach Investment Roadshows in Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, China, and Japan.
DTI Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head, Dr. Ceferino S. Rodolfo led the PIPP delegation last 18 to 21 June 2017 and conducted investment seminars in the key cities of Taipei and Taichung. Around two hundred fifty (250) Taiwanese businessmen participated in the Taipei leg while one hundred (100) Taiwanese investors attended the Taichung leg. In his macroeconomic presentation entitled, “The Philippine Economy and its Strategic Importance in the ASEAN”, Usec. Rodolfo highlighted the unprecedented growth of the economy and underscored the significance of setting up operations in the Philippines where investors can tap the domestic market of about 104 million people, the 10-member ASEAN market, ASEAN+6, and tapping the EU through the EU GSP+ and the US market for a greater number of products.
The PIPP delegation met with big Taiwanese manufacturing enterprises and industry associations such as Institute for Information Industry, Chinese National Federation of Industries, and the Investment Development Industry Promotion Committee (IDIPC) of Taichung City. The delegation likewise attended the Taipei International Food Show, conducted site visits to Nangang Software Park and met the officials of the MECO and TECO group.