Philippines to join China int'l services trade fair online next month

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-28 19:36:04|Editor: huaxia

MANILA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine' Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Friday that the Philippines will participate online in the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) to be held in early September in Beijing.

In a statement, the DTI said its Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Beijing, will showcase Philippine service exporters in the first and the largest comprehensive exhibition in the service trade field both in China and globally.

The DTI said the online Philippine pavilion will feature the country's competitive advantages and offerings in the services industry through exhibiting photos and videos from the different industries such as the information technology (IT)-business process management, software development, animation, game development, film, digital creative original intellectual property, construction, and engineering.

The DTI added that Philippine exhibitors include 18 companies, five private sector associations, and three government agencies from the following sectors: construction and engineering outsourcing; IT-enabled services such as software development, digital marketing, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO); Customer Relationship Management; animation, and game development; e-learning and training; film production and visual effects; and higher education services.

"The objectives of Philippine participation are to promote Philippine IT-enabled services including construction and engineering, creatives, and education as part of market diversification and explore potential business partnership with Chinese enterprises and position the Philippines as an ideal outsourcing destination," DTI-EMB Director Senen Perlada said.

He added the Philippines has an excellent track record in supporting global operations of companies from all over the world. "The strong customer service orientation of its workforce also makes the Philippines an ideal location for services for customers globally," Perlada said.

The DTI said the delegation will participate in online business matching meetings and conferences organized by partner organizations like the China ASEAN Business Council, the China Association of Trade in Services, and Beijing Association of Services Sourcing.

CIFTIS 2020 is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Beijing municipal government. Enditem