European Union-Philippines Conference on ‘going green’ for MSMEs to be held in Manila as part of the National Exporters’ Week

28 November 2022
ITC News

The first European Union-Philippines Conference organised under the ARISE Plus Philippines project will be held on 2 December 2022 in Manila during the National Exporters’ Week.

The conference titled, ‘The Green Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for MSMEs’, will highlight the importance and impact of ‘going green' for Philippine micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access the European Union (EU) market. The event will provide an introduction and create awareness on the circular economy, deforestation-free products and carbon adjustment. 

International and national experts and practitioners will come together to create awareness on the new agenda for sustainable growth of the EU, also called the ‘Green Deal’.  

The International Trade Centre (ITC), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines, is organizing this Conference within the framework of the EU-funded ARISE Plus Philippines project.

This conference is part of series of capacity building activities organized under ARISE Plus Philippines. 

As part of the efforts to mainstream gender and support women entrepreneurs, the event will also provide an opportunity to officialise the institutionalization of the ITC-DTI SheTrades Hub in the Philippines.


About Arise Plus Philippines

The ARISE Plus Philippines project is enabling Philippine exporters to take advantage of European Union (EU) market access and the trade privileges granted under the Generalized System of Preference (GSP+). It supports the overall EU-Philippines trade relationship and trade-related policies.

ARISE Plus Philippines is a project of the Government of the Philippines, with the Department of Trade and Industry as lead partner together with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Customs, the Department of Science and Technology, as well as the private sector. It is funded by the EU with the International Trade Centre (ITC) as the technical agency for the project.