18 August 2021 – The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv hosted a Global Biz webinar for Israeli investors, gathering Israeli and Philippine participants from various industries such as healthcare, IT-BPM, defense, and semiconductor and electronics, to discuss opportunities for investing in the Philippines.


Philippine Ambassador Macairog S. Alberto invited Israeli companies to seriously consider the Philippines as their gateway to the region. “As you know, the Philippines is strategically located in the Asia-Pacific region,” the envoy told participants. “Israeli companies can engage in end-to-end operations - from training, manufacturing, assembly, logistics to after-sales services - at significantly lower operating costs.”


“A revolutionized PEZA will accelerate rural progress through robust development of special economic zones in the countryside,” PEZA Director General BGen. Charito B. Plaza said during her presentation. “In addition to manufacturing, agriculture, education, tourism, IT-BPM, and healthcare, PEZA looks forward to more logistics and transportation hubs in every province. Moreover, PEZA recently signed an agreement with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to develop defense industrial ecozones,” she added.


PEZA and the Embassy will be organizing a follow-up business-to-business session for the participating companies, during which interested Israeli investors will be matched with suitable Philippine companies.


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Philippine Ambassador to the State of Israel, H.E. Macairog S. Alberto, delivers his opening message to the Global Biz with PEZA.


Ambassador Designate to the Philippines Ilan Fluss giving a message on the strong economic bilateral relations between the Philippines and Israel.


PEZA Director General Charito B. Plaza during her presentation of investment opportunities for the Israeli business community.



The speakers and some of the participants to the Global Biz with PEZA from the government and business sectors of the Philippines and Israel