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Manila Skyline, (photo by Mike Gonzalez, courtesy Wikipedia: Manila) Utah International Trade Philippines Trade Mission

Philippines (Archive)

July 15-17, 2013

The Philippines is the fourth largest economy ($417B) in the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) region. Its large population (103M) has distinct advantages of being young (median age of 23) and English-fluent. Recent improvements in governance and anti-corruption, coupled with an improved security environment, have made the Philippines one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. Exports from Utah to the Philippines have grown 22 percent since 2009. The Philippine economy is forecasted to grow 6%+ annually for the next 15 to 20 years presenting strong opportunities for Utah companies.

Reasons to Attend
– Appointments with key government officials and industry experts
– Networking opportunities with chambers of commerce and U.S. companies doing business in-country
– One-to-one meetings with pre-qualified distributors and potential business partners
– Pre-arranged logistics including hotels, ground transportation, interpreters, and daily itinerary

Information Contact
Brett Heimburger
(801) 538-8651

Quotes from trade mission participants

“Attending the Trade Mission and using the US Commercial Service lent weight to our meetings and allowed us to start at a place that normally takes a few visits to achieve.”
Douglas Nelson
TestOut, Inc.

“GOED and the U.S. Commercial Service were very effective in preparing our company for the visit to the Philippines and also catering the visit to meet our needs. Although it was a whirlwind of a visit (only two full days), the U.S. Commercial Service scheduled my time extremely effectively, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at night. I am very satisfied with the services that were provided. Thank you!”
Brian Chandler
MultiLing Corporation

“I was very impressed with the quality of contacts and the effort of the staff to insure every opportunity to meet these contacts was optimized.”
Timothy Hollingshead
The Hollingshead Group

“The well organized Trade Mission allows a business man to achieve in a few days what would otherwise take many trips on you own.  The Trace Mission is a great way to learn a lot in a short time, and make valuable business contacts at many levels.”
Russell Dee Erickson
TWODOG Wine China 1 LLC