Bridging Business Between Philippines-Finland

ATTENTION:    Members of Industry Associations in Cebu / Central Visayas

Greetings from the DTI-Board of Investments!

This refers to the seminar and business-matching program dubbed as “Bridging Business Between Philippines-Finland” to be co-organized by Finnpartnership/Finnfund under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Finland, and the Department of Trade and Industry (Board of Investments and Export Marketing Bureau). The event is slated on 12 September 2016 in Cebu City and on 14 September 2016 in Manila.

As a background, Finnpartnership is a Finnish business partnership program which promotes business cooperation between companies in Finland and in developing countries. It offers and provides advisory/guidance services, matchmaking service and financial support. Finnfund, on the other hand, is responsible for the management and implementation of Finnpartnership’s program on behalf of the MOFA of Finland

The seminar is free of charge and aims to connect as many local companies as possible to do business with Finnish companies through trade, joint venture partnership, investments, subcontracting/outsourcing, or in any business in the areas of IT-BPM (i.e. game & software development), Manufacturing (i.e. processed food, electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, shipbuilding, garments, furniture and fashion jewelries) and Clean Technology.

In line with our preparatory work, may we request you and your member companies to register online through for the Cebu leg and for the Manila leg to confirm your interest in building partnership with Finland through Finnpartnership, on or before 05 August 2016. Please be informed that an invitation to the aforesaid seminar will follow for those who signify their interests.

Should you need further clarification, you may contact our office at telephone no. (032) 412-1944 to 45 or via my email at

Thank you and we look forward to your positive support.  


Very truly yours,
Ellorence D. Cruz / Bukay
Officer-in-charge/Asst. Chief
BOI-Cebu Extension Office in DTI-Cebu Provincial Office
DTI Bldg., Osmeña Blvd. corner Lapu-lapu Street., Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Telephone:  +63 32-412-1944/45;  Fax: +63 32-254-0840 / 412-1856
Mobile:  +63 998 973 1435 (Smart)