2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the 40th Anniversary of official EU-ASEAN relations and dialogues, making it a politically and strategically important year. Additionally, with the EU-Philippine FTA negotiation already underway, a strong business presence at the Business Summit would be an important signal to both the Government of the Philippines and to the European Commission that industry takes trade developments very seriously.
Participation in the business mission and the 5th ASEAN-EU Business Summit will provide commercial organizations with an important platform to do business and ensure that their concerns and key messages are heard by policy makers and Ministers from all sides – from Europe and ASEAN.
The 2017 ASEAN-EU Business Summit and Business Mission will be held in the Philippines, which will be taking place in parallel to the ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and the EU-ASEAN dialogue session between Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and her ASEAN counterparts. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend, representing political and business interests from Europe and Southeast Asia.
The Business Summit will consist of presentations from high ranking government representatives and from prominent businessmen, and a series of panel discussions covering various sectors of the Philippine industry.
Participating EU mission delegates will be invited to high-level business presentations to discover the business opportunities in ASEAN, and will be given the opportunity to meet with several players in the ASEAN business community as well as potential business partners from the region through business matching and the ASEAN-EU Networking Night events. EPBN subsidy will be available for a limited number of EU SMEs. The participation fee, inclusive of EPBN subsidy, to cover these activities is 1,170 EUR.
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