The Bahrain World Economic Summit (Philippines), Inc. (BWESPI) is scheduled to hold an orientation for select business and commerce organizations in the Philippines to provide a preview of the extent of business opportunities in Bahrain and other Gulf states for small, medium and large-scale business owners. The pre-summit orientation will be held at 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Maynila Grand Ballroom of the Manila Hotel.
BWESPI recently held a successful road show in Cebu City last February 4, 2013 gathering in over a hundred Cebuano businessmen and government personalities in preparation for the Summit.
Led by its chairman Roa Jacob Sevilla, BWESPI is tasked to assist Filipino businesses who will participate in the Arab-Philippines Business Summit 2013, and is the sole authorized Philippine representative of the Bahrain World Economic Summit (BWES) of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
BWES is under the chairmanship of His Excellency Shaikh Ebrahim bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who is concurrently Chairman of Board of Trustees of Arab Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship and Investment Training, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Members of the Board of Trustees from BWES based in Manama, Bahrain, are expected to be present during the pre-summit orientation in Manila Hotel.
“The government of Bahrain and the Royal Family is looking at the Philippines as the next Singapore, because of the Filipinos aptitude, as well as our country’s natural resources. For them, our country is the prime candidate for business and economic ties with their private and government organizations.
This pre-summit conference aims to provide an insight for business owners in the Philippines on how the Arab-Philippines Business Summit 2013 can help them tap more business opportunities and how it can facilitate the strengthening of economic relations and development through exchange of business opportunities between the Philippines, Bahrain and the other member countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Oman. With the summit, we are positioning the Philippines and Bahrain as reliable platforms for investments,” explained BWESPI chairman Sevilla.
The pre-summit orientation will provide matching opportunities for participants with various Bahraini organizations in the private and government sectors. To facilitate the interfaces between Philippine companies and Bahraini and other Arab states belonging to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), the BWES-BWESPI consortium for the Arab-Philippines Business Summit 2013 has collaborated together with government and business organizations – the United Nations Industrial Development Organizatio