Business Sweden together with the Embassy of Sweden, invites you to participate in a business delegation to the Philippines between May 5th and 8th 2014. The purpose of the delegation is to identify business areas in which Swedish companies can support the Philippine government in the reconstruction of the area affected by the typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
The Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was one of the strongest typhoons (cyclones) to strike land on record. Over a 16 hour period, the "super typhoon" with a force equivalent to a category 5 hurricane and susatined winds of up to 195 mph, affected over 10 percent of the nation's population of 105 million people in 170 cities and six regions.
The total damage and loss from the typhoon Yolanda has been estimated to US$ 13 billion and the overall resource need for recovery and reconstruction has been estimated to over US$ 8 billion for both the private and public sector.
The Philippines are recurrently hit by storms, earthquakes and natural disasters. In order to reconstruct the affected area, the government in the Philippines is committed to rebuild in a more sustainable way to prevent and prepare for the next natural disaster.
Business Sweden together with the Embassy of Sweden, invites you to participate in a business delegation to the Philippines between May 5th and 8th, 2014.
Our objective is to identify business areas in which Swedish companies can support the Philippine government.
There will be different focus areas for the business delegation to cater for the needs of a broad range of companies. Areas in focus are emergency relief and critical infrastructure, including prevention and reconstruction.
The delegation’s goal is to meet with local and international stakeholders responsible for purchase, planning and implementation from the different focus areas of emergency relief and critical infrastructure projects planned for the coming years.
Business Areas of Interest
Infrastructure related solutions
- Ports and airports
- Security and surveillance
- Energy supply solutions
- Transmission, grid solutions, temporary and long-term energy efficiency
Water and sanitation
- Water cleaning solutions
- Pumps and pipeline
- Health care infrastructure
- Health care equipment and pharmaceuticals
- Shelter and tents
- Blankets, sleeping bags and mosquito nets
- Household equipment, kits, kerosene stoves and heating
- Hygiene products etc.
Through our official status, network and knowledge we will provide:
- Access to important decision makers and stakeholders and purchase organisations in the Philippines
- An assessment of each business segment short and long term purchasing needs, mapping of key decision makers and other important stakeholders
Registration of Interest
Welcome to register your interest in the delegation by April 10th 2014 by filling in the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible with more information.
David Lantz, Business Sweden, South East Asia
Phone: +60 3 2166 253
Iréne Enström, Business Sweden, Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 588 66 030