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Doing Business In The Philippines

August 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Date: 27th Aug 2019
Time: 9am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Red Dot, Level 10, Enterprise Singapore Office, Bugis Junction Tower S(188024) 

Session Overview:

In the last few years, the Philippines has been active in establishing its position as one of the most dynamic economies in East Asia and the Pacific.

A young and skilled middle class has not just increased purchasing power and consumer demand but also attracted increased business activity and technology adoption in service sectors such as Business Process Outsourcing, Real Estate and Financial Services.

The recent midterm elections also forecast GDP growth potential and infrastructure development to encourage investment. How can your business create a unique position in this land of emerging opportunities?

Join us to gain industry insights, understand the business legislations and hear the experiences of a Singapore based SME who has entered and established a presence in Philippines.

Speaker Profiles:

1) Sneha Menon, Business Advisor of SME Centre @SMCCI

Sneha possesses a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management and industrially expansive experience. Her experience in both operational and consultancy roles have equipped her with a sound business acumen and have enabled her to understand the operational challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises. Through extensive research and continual professional development, Sneha constantly endeavours to deliver up to date and in-depth business capabilities to employers under her care.

2) Sarath Menon, Managing Director of Orissa International

Sarath Menon is the Managing Director of Orissa International, a market entry consultancy firm that has been providing a range of market entry services to help companies from around the world increase their exports into the ASEAN region. Orissa International has been appointed as a market entry consultant by Enterprise Singapore under the Plug and Play Network

3) Mike Krishnan, Business Advisor of SME Centre @SMCCI

Mike had graduated with a Business Degree from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland and had obtained numerous years of working experiences in both Dubai and Malaysia. He was also a trainer working closely with the Malaysian government and has more than 11 years working experiences in the banking/financial sector.

4) Josef Werker, Managing Director of Penbrothers

Josef Werker is an exceptional speaker and a business development expert who has helped build and lead global startups in the Philippines. He is currently the Managing Director of Penbrothers, an organization with the mission to provide Filipinos with global opportunities.      

5) Douglan Gan, Founder of BCB Global

Douglas Gan is a Singaporean technology entrepreneur and angel investor for startups, and currently serves as the CEO and co-founder of GBCI, a leading smart city solutions provider. Douglas’ entrepreneur spirit started in year 2008, where he founded ShowNearby, a location-based mobile application that won multiple awards in Asia. In 2018, he venture built BCB Global, the company behind BCB Blockchain, an innovative blockchain platform for smart city applications. 


For more information, contact Janaga at 6293 3822 or email janaga@smecentre-smcci.sg.


August 27, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Categories:


6293 3822


Little Red Dot, Level 10, Enterprise Singapore Office (Bugis)
230 Victoria Street Bugis Junction Office Tower 188024 + Google Map