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GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines

By DCCP on 01/26/2022 - 14:00 in online


The GSP Hub, a project funded by the European Union, and the EU Delegation in the Philippines are pleased to invite you to participate in the GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines, to be held on the 26th January 2022 via Zoom from 2:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

The workshop is dedicated to supporting stakeholders from the Philippines from the business sector, public officials as well as civil society to maximise the benefits of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+). The event will raise awareness of GSP+ benefits and provide a forum to discuss how Filipino stakeholders can further leverage the advantages of the arrangement and will discuss the interrelation between the GSP+, business and values.

The workshop will bring together representatives from industry and trade associations, EU and beneficiary country public officials and will feature a high-level opening session as well as two thematic sessions:

14:00 - Opening Session/ Keynote Messages - Introduction to the GSP Hub Project - Dr Willem van der Geest, Team Leader, GSP Hub Project

14:30 - Leveraging Trade Opportunities under the EU’s GSP+

* The GSP+ in the Philippines - ​Ms Alessandra ForzanoDesk officer - Bilateral relations in Trade and Sustainable Development; GSP, DG TRADE, European Commission

* Expert Talk: Rules of Origin - Mr Christophe Fontaine, International Relations Officer - Preferential origin - General, GSP, Asia & Oceania, DG TAXUD, European Commission

* Export potential of Filipino goods on the EU market - Ms Julia Seiermann, Market Analyst, International Trade Centre 

* Panel Discussion: Leveraging trade opportunities under the GSP+ 

             followed by moderated Q&A with participants 

16:30 - Break

16:50 - The GSP+, Business and Values - Arise Plus in the Philippines: Fostering inclusive economic growth

17:00 - Panel Discussion on the The GSP+, Business and Values  

             followed by moderated Q&A with participants 

18:00  - Closing

 

FREE Registration

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For more details about the event, please visit: Philippines GSP+ Workshop | gsphub





Cycling and Active Transport Expo

By DCCP on 01/19/2022 - 15:00 in online


Attend our Cycling & Active Transport Expo on January 19-21, 2022 at 3:00PM to 5:00PM, Philippine Standard Time! Register by clicking the link below.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/tU9f7mHEbYb8CZ2V8

This is an online trade fair that aims to showcase and exchange cycling solutions for the public and private sector, as well as promote trade and investment opportunities between Dutch and FIlipino companies.

The trade fair is sponsored by Shell Philippines in partnership with the Makati Business Club, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Philippines, Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, and Dutch Cycling Embassy.

 

I. Program: January 19, 2022 (Philippine Standard Time)

2:45 PM - Online Registration

2:45 to 5:00 PM - Booth Exhibition

3:00 PM - Welcome Remarks: Deputy Head of Mission Pieter Terpstra, Embassy of the Netherlands (confirmed)

Speaker would set the tone for today’s session, emphasizing today’s theme: WHY: A Call to Action for Cycling

3:05 PM - Panel Discussion (Civil Society): 

· Robert Siy, Move as One Coalition  (confirmed)

· Aldrin Pelicano, MNL Moves (confirmed)

· Wim Bot, Dutch Cyclists Union (Fiestersbond)  (to be confirmed)

· Jedd Ugay, AltMobility as Moderator (confirmed)

3:20 PM - Q&A 

3:50 PM - Closing Remarks: Edward Douma or Lucas Harms, Dutch Cycling Embassy

3:55 PM - Networking Briefing: Coco Alcuaz, MBC

4:00 PM - Networking Sessions: B2B

5:00 PM - Adjournment

 

II. Program: January 20, 2022 (Philippine Standard Time)

2:45 PM - Online Registration

2:45 to 5:00 PM - Booth Exhibition

3:00 PM - Welcome Remarks (5 mins):  ASec. Steve Pastor, Department of Transportation / Dr. Beverly Ho, Department of Health (confirmed)

Speaker would set the tone for today’s session, emphasizing today’s theme: WHAT: Responding to the Call for Action.

3:05 PM - Panel Discussion (Government): 

· Mayor Joy Belmonte, Quezon City LGU or Mayor Jerry Trenas, Iloilo LGU (to be confirmed)

· Dasha Uy, DOH (confirmed)

· Mirjam Borsboom - Fietsteam, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water, The Netherlands (to be confirmed)

· Sunny Sevilla, Move as One Coalition as Moderator (to be confirmed)

3:20 PM - Q&A 

3:50 PM - Closing Remarks: Pieter Terpstra, Embassy of the Netherlands (confirmed)

3:55 PM - Networking Briefing: Coco Alcuaz, MBC

4:00 PM - Networking Sessions: B2B

5:00 PM - Adjournment

 

III. Program: January 21, 2022 (Philippine Standard Time)

2:45 PM - Online Registration

2:45 to 5:00 PM - Booth Exhibition

3:00 PM - Welcome Remarks (5 mins): Edgar Chua, Chairman of MBC (to be confirmed)

Speaker would set the tone for today’s session, emphasizing today’s theme: HOW: Building Bridges.

3:05 PM - Panel Discussion (Private Sector): 

· Steven Tan, SM Supermalls (to be confirmed) 

· Daniel Marogy, Food Panda / Randy del Valle, Shell Mobility (to be confirmed)

· Teije Gorris, DTV Consultants (confirmed)

· Coco Alcuaz, MBC as Moderator (to be confirmed)

3:20 PM - Q&A 

3:50 PM - Closing Remarks: Mitchel Smolders, DCCP

3:55 PM - Networking Briefing: Coco Alcuaz, MBC

4:00 PM - Networking Sessions: B2B

5:00 PM - Adjournment

 

FREE Registration

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/tU9f7mHEbYb8CZ2V8