Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe
16 September 2014

In his last business meeting in Brussels as part of his Working Visit to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium, President Benigno S. Aquino III met with the officials of Asia House led by Michael Lawrence (Chief Executive) and Charlie Humphreys (House Director of Corporate Affairs).

Founded in 1996 in the United Kingdom (UK), Asia House is a non-profit, non-political, pan-Asian organization that aims to build dynamic links between the diverse communities of Europe and Asia. Its founding stakeholders are HSBC, Prudential and Standard Chartered.

Asia House has been collaborating with the Philippine government in raising the profile of the country to UK corporations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by organizing conferences that promote the Philippines as a trade and investment destination for UK businesses.

It is keen in developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to focus on joint activities and events that will promote trade and investment between the Philippines and UK, but could also cover information sharing and other forms of promotion.

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