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Webinar: Cebu Business Seminar “Opportunities in the Creative Industries”, 29 February 2024

Webinar: Cebu Business Seminar “Opportunities in the Creative Industries”, 29 February 2024

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, Cebu City and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippines will organize a Cebu Business Seminar online titled “Opportunities in the Creative Industries” (online) on Thursday 29 February 2024.

The Philippines is becoming a leading destination for the animation and game development industry in Southeast Asia. This seminar will introduce investment opportunities in the creative entertainment industries in Cebu City, pitching by Cebu-based animation and game development companies, as well as a presentation on the planned creative industry district in Cebu City by the Cebu City Planning and Development Office. In addition, Japanese companies that are operating in the Philippines will be invited for a “cross-talk” to discuss their experiences and opportunities in the Philippines. We welcome your participation in the seminar.

Seminar Outline

Date:               Thursday, 29 February 2024
Time:              15:00-16:30 (JST) / 14:00-15:30 (PHT)
Venue:             Online (Zoom)    
Organizers:      UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                       Cebu City
                       Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippines
Supporters:      ASEAN trade, investment and tourism promotion centre (ASEAN-Japan Centre)
Language:        English – Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation)

Programme (tentative)

15:00     Opening Remarks
              Ms. Fumio ADACHI, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

15:05     Welcome Remarks and Presentation on Investment Opportunities
              in the Creative Entertainment Industries in Cebu City

             Mr. Raymond Alvin Garcia, Vice Mayor, Cebu City

15:20    Pitching by Cebu-based Companies in the Creative Industries
               – Game Development
               Mr. Ephrem de la Cerna, Games Development Association of the Philippines            
               – Animation
               Mr. Lawrence Panganiban, Cebu Creative Entertainment Council           

15:35     Presentation on the Planned Creative Industry District in Cebu City
             Architect Annie Cuizon, Cebu City Planning and Development Office  

15:45     CROSS-TALK: Japanese Business Experiences & Enabling Business Environment

             Presentation on the Business experience in the Philippines (Cebu) by Japanese investor in the Creative Industries
             Mr. Nestor Palabrica, Vice President, TOEI, Philippines

             Presentation on What do Japanese Investors consider as important factors in deciding where to invest
             Ms. Ikuko Kogiso, Creative Minds LLC Tokyo

             Presentation on Incentives for Investors in the Philippines particularly those in the Creative Industries
             Ms. Rafaelita Aldaba, Undersecretary, DTI Philippines

             Q & A

16:25    Closing Remarks
             Ms. Ma Bernardita Mathay, Commercial Counsellor for Trade and Investment, PTIC Tokyo

16:30    End



For more information, please contact:

Mr. Gelegen/ Ms. Horiguchi, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo