Business Mission
DATE(s): 15-18 November 2018
Business Mission

The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia with a GDP of 6.7% in 2017, and is expected to maintain the same growth in 2018 based on World Bank’s projections.

Total trade in goods between the EU and the Philippines reached approximately $12 billion in 2017. Imports from the EU grew 7% while Philippine exports to the EU grew 12%. Top EU exports to the Philippines include machinery & equipment, mechanical appliances, pharmaceuticals, meat, dairy products, medical devices, and motor vehicles.

The EU is also among the largest sources of foreign direct investments, contributing 29% to the country’s FDI in 2017. As of the first half of 2017, this amounted to $255 million. It is also the 5th largest source of foreign tourists for the Philippines.

The country has a large population of 105 million with a young average age of 23 years old. Many of the young professionals are employed with IT & knowledge-based service companies such as BPOs and software developers. The BPO industry alone directly employed 1.3 million people in 2017. The Philippines outsourcing industry covers 10-15% share of the global market. In 2017, it generated $23 billion in revenue which is expected to grow at 9% annually.

Remittances of overseas Filipinos, which accounted for approximately 10% of GDP in 2017, are an important source of income for many Filipino families and thus constitute one of the main drivers of private consumption. Its high consumer confidence bodes well for the economy’s strong retail sector.

The European Lifestyle & Motor Show will be a unique exhibition dedicated to bringing the premium European Art of Living to the Filipino market. The exhibition will promote a wide range of sectors which present the elegance, sophistication and the high quality of European premium products:

  • Gourmet Food, Wine & Spirits,
  • Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, Watches
  • Cosmetics, Perfumery,
  • Furniture, Home Accessories, Interior Design
  • Automotive, Car Accessories,
  • Lifestyle and Leisure.

The European Lifestyle & Motor Show exhibition will be held in the Bonifacio High Street, a busy high-end commercial area with walk-through parks surrounded by restaurants and shops inside the Bonifacio Global City.

Mission objectives

  • Inform EU companies of the market opportunities in the Philippines for trade and investment;
  • Inform EU companies of the advantages and opportunities in setting up their manufacturing, assembly and services facilities in the Philippines,
  • Provide organized B2B meetings with potential partners and clients for the EU mission delegates;
  • Visit to major retail outlets as potential locations and sources of new business growth for EU companies,
  • Meet and network with the relevant Philippine industry officials, stakeholders and potential partners.

Who should join the mission?

Manufacturers and distributors of European brands that are interested to promote and sell, or manufacture their products and services in the Philippines:

  • Gourmet Food, Wine & Spirits,
  • Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, Watches
  • Cosmetics, Perfumery,
  • Furniture, Home accessories, Interior Design
  • Automotive, Car accessories,
  • Lifestyle and Leisure.

Participation Fees for Business Mission

  • Business opportunities and industry briefings
  • B2B meetings with potential clients/ partners
  • Site visits to major retail outlets
  • Introductions to industry government officials & stakeholders
  • Networking cocktail reception
  • Copy of Doing Business in the Philippines guide book
  • Copy of Industry Business Primer
Total Cost EUR 2,100
EPBN subsidy EUR 400
Participation Fee EUR 1,700
Options for Exhibition Area
(Open tent with 2 chairs, 1 table, backwall,
 company signage and 1 waste bin)
  • 6 sqm (2 x 3 sqm)
EUR 700
  • 9 sqm (3 x 3 sqm)
EUR 850
Participation Fee with 6 sqm Exhibition Area EUR 2400
Participation Fee with 9 sqm Exhibition Area EUR 2550

Application & Registration 

Application deadline: October 8, 2018.

To register and be considered for selection, EU companies shall:

Complete the online registration form by following the button below.

Submit to EPBN their company profile, including expectations on the Philippine market.

Register Now!

Important notes

EPBN cannot guarantee a specific number of B2B meetings.

In case of cancellation of participation, no refund will be issued.

It is understood that EU company delegates shall pay for their own
international flight tickets and all hotel accommodations in the Philippines.

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EU-Philippines Business Network:

Fidel Ventura
EU Outreach Officer
+63 (0) 832 8122
+63 (0) 917 813 4080
Emmanuel de Ghellinck
Business Support Officer
+63 (0) 2 832 8122
+63 (0) 917 805 2133