The Department of Trade and Industry’s newly-opened Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Kuala Lumpur (PTIC-KL) recently kicked off its first-ever Negosyo Seminar for 2017 for Filipinos in Malaysia.

Participated in by over 100 community leaders and members, the Negosyo Seminar, entitled “Overseas Filipino Investor: Investing in Asia’s New Economic Tiger” aimed at encouraging overseas Filipinos in Malaysia to become entrepreneurs and invest in the Philippines. The seminar was co-organized by the Embassy of the Philippines – Kuala Lumpur (KL PE) and the Federation of Filipinos in Malaysia (FFAM).

The first of many seminars was an introduction to the Negosyo Act and the Negosyo Center, including its objectives and services, and different government support facilities available to any would-be investor and entrepreneur. Likewise, DTI’s Shared Service Facility (SSF) project was also introduced.

“We continue to urge our fellow Filipinos abroad to do business in the Philippines even with very little capital. Same with other successful Filipino micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs) who are now top exporters in different parts of the world, they can be the next success story of the Philippines,” said Commercial Attache Katrina Banzon.

FFAM President Nenita Bueno said that the Negosyo Seminar was something new and exciting for them, and that they welcome more Negosyo Seminar for their members.

The newly opened PTIC- Kuala Lumpur headed by Commercial Attaché Katrina Banzon plans to hold at least one Negosyo Seminar every quarter. These seminars are in line with the thrust of the DTI in forwarding inclusive growth and encouraging “new” types of investors.

FFAM is the only Embassy-recognized umbrella organization of Filipinos in Malayia, with a membership of 31 organizations and over 3,000 members in total.

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