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Tuesday, September 08 2020 - 09:00
CIFIT 2020's Country Guest Of Honour Philippines Teases New Multimarket Brand For International Investors
XIAMEN, China, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

A Philippine delegation will open the prestigious Guest of Honour Pavilion at 
the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) today, ready to 
show China and the world its capabilities as a leading foreign direct 
investment destination for businesses ready to expand within Asia.

China and ASEAN investors attending the Fair will also experience the first 
unveiling of the Philippines' new international investment brand "Make It 
Happen In The Philippines" – the Philippines' first sustained and unified 
multi-sector, multi-market campaign designed to drive foreign investment leads.

Developed and tested among international investors in the biggest Asian 
economy, China, as well as among the world's largest consumer markets including 
the US and UK, the new investment brand and fully-integrated marketing campaign 
will become the Philippines' uniform corporate identity for foreign direct 

Promoting the market's resilience, adaptability and positive 'make it work' 
mindset, the 'Make It Happen In The Philippines' investment brand will be 
brought to life at CIFIT with bespoke content, marketing brochures and a selfie 
wall. Investors will be able to experience the new brand and the scale of the 
Philippines' economic growth success story by visiting 
through monitors and laptops on the stand. 

The Philippines' successful growth has been driven in part by its strength, 
capacity and capability in leading sectors including electronics manufacturing 
(valued at $37 billion in 2018), automotive, aerospace, IT and health, 
attracting a host of global businesses such as Siemens AG, Mitsubishi, 
Lufthansa which are already established in market.

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, Philippine Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) said: 
"We are delighted that the Organizing Committee of CIFIT has bestowed us with 
the unprecedented accolade of Guest of Honour for two consecutive years, a 
testament to our success as a leading foreign investment destination within the 
ASEAN marketplace. 

He continues, "The Philippines continues to be a vital place to do business in 
the world and is recognized as one of Asia's leading economies and 
fastest-growing emerging markets. With the current health crisis affecting the 
world economy, we have acted swiftly with a range of incentives and measures to 
maintain ease of doing business and mitigating the impact of Covid-19 for 
businesses. We look forward to sharing our "Make It Happen" story and 
partnering with the world's investors at CIFIT 2020 and beyond."

Foreign direct investment plays an essential role in the Philippines' economy, 
bringing billions to its economy annually and creating vital jobs: Philippine 
FDI increased by 40 per cent in the three year period to 2019 in comparison to 
the previous three years.1 The "Make It Happen In The Philippines" investment 
brand and supporting promotional program highlights the adaptability of the 
Philippine mindset which is vital amid the global pandemic. 

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both forecast a V-shaped 
recovery, rebounding as much as between 6.2 to 6.8 per cent – made possible by 
the market's competitive advantages such as a young and upbeat workforce, 
English proficiency and service-oriented work ethic as well as its strategic 
geolocation at the heart of Southeast Asia, its rapid development of IT parks 
and economic zones and its focus on sustainable economic development through 

For more information on the 'Make It Happen In The Philippines' investment 
brand, investment activities and prospects in the Philippines, investors are 
invited to visit the new multilingual digital promotional platform and speak to 
the Board of Investments at

About the Philippine Board of Investments:
The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of the Department 
of Trade and Industry (DTI), is the lead government agency responsible for the 
promotion of investments in the Philippines. Taking the lead in the promotion 
of investments, BOI assists Filipino and foreign investors to venture and 
prosper in desirable areas of economic activities. The BOI is a one-stop shop 
in doing business in the Philippines. To find out more about investment 
opportunities in the Philippines, visit 

1 Source: World Bank.

SOURCE: The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI)