Investors from South Korea remain bullish on Philippine business prospects as an Investment and Market Research Mission was recently held (January 28-31, 2018) in the country to explore opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Led by ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC) Secretary General Young-sun Kim (second from right), the delegation was composed of representatives from 12 Korean companies, specializing in the engineering, construction, power generation, and water treatment sectors. One of the highlights of the mission is the Philippines-Korea Investment Forum on Infrastructure and Energy, co-organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and AKC. The said forum featured speakers from the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI); the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center); and the Department of Energy (DOE), who presented the various investment opportunities under the 2017 Investment Priorities Plan and general processes in doing business in the Philippines; the administration’s “Build, Build, Build” Program; the legal framework for foreign participation in the Philippine PPP Program, and the policy initiatives and investment opportunities in the energy sector, respectively. A business matching session followed to accommodate inquiries and discussions on possible business partnerships between Korean and Philippine companies. Photo shows Trade Undersecretary Rowel Barba (second from left) and Secretary General Kim, joined by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines Dong-man Han (left) and Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez (right) during the forum.