OSAKA, JAPAN – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully concluded the Philippine Investment Roadshow in Osaka which marked a pivotal moment in enhancing economic ties between Japan and the Philippines, creating a platform for industrial collaboration between the two countries, held from November 15-17, 2023, in Osaka City, Japan.

Organized by DTI’s Trade and Investment section and official representation in Western Japan, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Osaka, the roadshow stands as a landmark event that showcased significant opportunities for Japanese companies in the Philippines’ major freeports and economic zones.  

The Philippine Delegation which consisted of high-level executives from Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD), and Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) – presented a diverse range of business opportunities in manufacturing, infrastructure development, energy, and real estate.

The Investment Roadshow featured investment forum, business matching sessions, and strategic engagements and company visits which were designed to optimize the networking and promotion opportunities for the members of the Philippine delegation with their Japanese counterparts. 

One of the primary objectives of the business mission is working towards building the Philippine manufacturing supply chain and industrial ecosystem through extending active invitations and generating investment leads from Osaka and Kansai’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Recognizing that SMEs are the lifeblood of Japan’s economy, comprising 99.7% of all companies, the roadshow aspired to encourage these enterprises to play an integral part in supporting the operations of major Japanese locators already established in the Philippines.

PTIC Osaka Commercial Counselor Michael Alfred V. Ignacio, in his remarks, highlighted the excellent opportunities and potential partnerships in the Philippines’ foremost freeports and economic zones.

“We are here to encourage investments in manufacturing, infrastructure development, and innovation. Our objective is clear: to extend a warm invitation to Japanese conglomerates and SMEs, pivotal contributors comprising 99.7% of all business enterprises in Japan,” said Commercial Counselor Ignacio.

Additionally, Ignacio further invited participants to engage in meaningful dialogues and forge connections paving the way for stronger economic partnerships between the Philippines and Japan. The success of the Philippine Investment Roadshow was made possible with the robust cooperation extended by key partners: The Philippine Consulate General in Osaka, The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Osaka Business Partner Cities Council and Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

About the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Osaka

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Osaka is the trade and investment section of the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka and the official representation of the Department of Trade and Industry in Western Japan. For inquiries contact:  Michael Alfred V. Ignacio, Commercial Counselor & Director, The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Osaka at or visit ⬧


Date of Release: 22 November 2023