• Australian CEOs impressed with PH vision to be an AI Center of Excellence

       In photo: DTI Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba during her presentation at the CEO Business Forum. (Sydney, Australia) – CEO’s of some of the biggest Australian companies were impressed with the Philippines’ new industrial policy on innovation and its vision to be an AI Center of Excellence. “I am impressed with what the Philippines is doing. It is an ambitious undertaking but clearly the country’s strength lies in its people and it would be even more attractive if the skills of the workforce...

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    • Why Australian business should partner with the Philippines

      Find out why Australian businesses should partner with the Philippines in this interview by Lawrence Christoffelz, CEO of Australian Trade Logistics Corporation ( with Consul Commercial Alma Argayoso. Ms. Argayoso discussed the strong economic growth of the Philippines making it one of the most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific with the World Bank reporting 6.2% growth in 2018, the country's enviable position and advantages as a trade and investment partner, as...

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    • Filipino cuisine to be served in Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

      Local and international food connoisseurs will get to taste and discover Filipino cuisine as Australia’s iconic food and wine festival brings the spotlight on Filipino cuisine at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) happening on 9-13 March 2019. In a series of events that will feature and celebrate Filipino cuisine, top chefs from Manila, New York and Melbourne will serve Filipino food and also conduct masterclasses during the MFWF. Chefs Jordy Navarra, Nicole Ponseca and Yasmin Newman will...

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The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)-Sydney is the representative office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the country

PTIC-Sydney is part of the Philippine Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) of the DTI’s Trade and Investments Promotions Group.

Areas of Coverage:Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Key Official

Alma Argayoso

Alma F. Argayoso
Consul Commercial
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Foreign Trade Service Corps successfully conducted its Regional Planning

The Foreign Trade Service Officers successfully conducted their regional planning consecutively held from 03-13 December 2018 to discuss and review strategies in promoting Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) goes Global program for overseas Filipinos, Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), and the country’s Investment Priorities Plan to improve the Philippines’ trade relations and increase investments for the year 2019 onward, among others.

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The Philippines, your gateway to the ASEAN region and to the world. Partner with the Philippines.

Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) 2019

Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) 2019 on 23 September 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The theme for this year's IIC is "Bridging the Digital Transformation Divide: Fostering Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers & Startup Ecosystems."

The IIC 2019 will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including key officials from national and local government agencies, industry stakeholders and business groups, and members of the academic and research community throughout the country.

This year, as we implement the Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap, we will focus on the following topics:

> Building Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs)
> Embracing Industry 4.0 Technologies
> Learning from the journey of successful startups

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The October 2019 Manila FAME is going to be remarkable as it celebrates its 70th edition. Once again, the well-loved design show shall spearhead the showcasing of the finest Philippine brands, designers, and manufacturers.

Visit Manila FAME and be part of the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event.

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