Organization name
Original Profile
Edited Profile
No. of members
Products & Services
Contact email
Google Drive Link
Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP)
More than 40 years ago, five buying agents of garments, Vic Agustin, Ramon Arnaiz, John Jones, Hermann Wolf, and Peter Ramstedt, began to meet informally to share some of their common business problems.
In 1977, FOBAP was incorporated to protect foreign buyers’ interests and promote Philippine exports. Driven by the needs of the early members, the main focus at first was on the soft goods issues. FOBAP sought and gained recognition with Garment & Textile Export Board (GTEB) and maintained active participation with GTEB in weekly meeting throughout the years, affecting in early 2006.
25
Trade Missions
contexyoung@yahoo.com.ph, fobap1@yahoo.com
https://bit.ly/3ymvJ3e
At that time, the Philippine export industry was in its infancy, with signs of growth from the traditional family trading operations to corporate buying offices and agencies and trading companies just beginning to show. The transition exposed so many shortcomings; the immaturity of the export sector and poor products. This was the collectively felt that more power to affect positive change would be needed as a cohesive organization than individual.
In the early 80’s, the gifts and housewares industry began to thrive and as a direct result, FOBAP grew to include many members with interests, FOBAP’s focus and activities broadened. A close relationship between FOBAP and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) was developed, since FOBAP members were perceived to be uniquely capable of bridging the needs of buyers and exporters. FOBAP helped screened FAME participants, to evaluate new designs and to brief Trade missions.
In 1977, FOBAP was incorporated to protect foreign buyers’ interests and promote Philippine exports. Driven by the needs of the early members, the main focus at first was on the soft goods issues. FOBAP sought and gained recognition with Garment & Textile Export Board (GTEB) and maintained active participation with GTEB in weekly meeting throughout the years, affecting in early 2006.
Likewise, the furniture and accessories sector began to flourish with yearly shows in the 90’s supported by FOBAP through its technical expertise, a regular partnership evolve.
In the early 80’s, the gifts and housewares industry began to thrive and as a direct result, FOBAP grew to include many members with interests, FOBAP’s focus and activities broadened. A close relationship between FOBAP and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) was developed, since FOBAP members were perceived to be uniquely capable of bridging the needs of buyers and exporters. FOBAP helped screened FAME participants, to evaluate new designs and to brief Trade missions.
Likewise, the furniture and accessories sector began to flourish with yearly shows in the 90’s supported by FOBAP through its technical expertise, a regular partnership evolve.
Today, year 2017, FOBAP has 25 regular members and 25 associate members from the export services sector. The members represent buyers& importers, stores & retailers, brand names worldwide.
FOBAP, has earned its reputation for being concerned solely with the interest of foreign buyers’ principals and their agents, but also with the welfare of Philippine exports.
FOBAP is ready, willing and able to adopt to the changing needs of the foreign buyers and the local export industry. Its membership core have broadened as FOBAP recognizes today’s complex activities and interests..Foreign buyers and their buying agents or local offices from all types of categories see the merit of such changes.
Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI)
SEIPI is the leading organization of multinational and Filipino-owned semiconductor and electronics companies, suppliers, allied and support industry members and academic institutions. Established in 1984, its vision is to make the Philippines a globally competitive business environment for semiconductor and electronics technologies.
Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) is the leading organization of multinational and Filipino-owned semiconductor and electronics companies, suppliers, allied and support industry members and academic institutions. Established in 1984, its vision is to make the Philippines a globally competitive business environment for semiconductor and electronics technologies.
344
Training, Research and Development, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Services (T.R.A.I.N.S.).
dclachica@seipi.org.ph, leila@seipi.org.ph, lezlie.batarao@seipi.org.ph
https://bit.ly/3BQG3Tm Mindanao Trade Expo, Inc. (MTEFI) Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI) is a non-stock and non-profit business support organization started in 1996 with membership preferably from Mindanao Region and those companies that offers services to contribute to the Philippine commerce. Envisioned to be the leading organization that fosters product and trade innovation to spur sustainable community development. MTEFI has pioneered in providing services in the fields of trade development and promotion in Mindanao using its banner event brand “MTE” that becomes the destination of Mindanao brands, market linkage and network. 67 Trade Association mtefoundation@gmail.com https://bit.ly/3y9wPQ5
This is supported by its mission of enhancing and promoting the Philippines’ competitive advantages and growth opportunities through Training, Research and Development, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Services (T.R.A.I.N.S.). SEIPI’s goals and directions are defined by the organization’s values also known as S.E.I.P.I., which stands for Service, Excellence, Innovation, Promotion and Integrity.
SEIPI’s goals and directions are defined by the organization’s values also known as S.E.I.P.I., which stands for Service, Excellence, Innovation, Promotion and Integrity.
SEIPI encourages networking and sharing of information; uphold linkages with international semiconductor and electronics industry organizations as well as other associations and institutions (including foreign chambers and academic institutions); advocate for quality, productivity and innovation; impel the development of SME’s and support industries; and promote public-private partnerships (PPP) between the industry and government.
Mindanao Trade Expo, Inc. (MTEFI)
Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI) is a non-stock and non-profit business support organization started in 1996 with membership preferably from Mindanao Region and those companies that offers services to contribute to the Philippine commerce.
67
Trade Association
mtefoundation@gmail.com
https://bit.ly/3y9wPQ5
Envisioned to be the leading organization that fosters product and trade innovation to spur sustainable community development.
MTEFI has pioneered in providing services in the fields of trade development and promotion in Mindanao using its banner event brand “MTE” that becomes the destination of Mindanao brands, market linkage and network.