The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) joined the Philippine Government's Investment Roadshow in London, United Kingdom last September.
PFA President Richard Sanz (left), Chairman Alan Escalona (right) and Director Chris Lim (2nd from right) joined the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (2nd from left) in London, UK in meeting the Philippine community and giving a short seminar on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. The Usapang Trabaho, Negosyo, at Kabuhayan (TNK) was attended by almost 100 Filipino community leaders based in the UK and other dignitaries.
In photo (L-R): Consul Rommel Romato, Undersecretary Rowel Barba, PFA President Richard Sanz, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Philippine Ambassador to the UK Antonio Lagdameo, PFA Chairman Dr. Alan Escalona, PFA Director for ASEAN Chris Lim, Commercial Counsellor Michelle Fatima Sanchez, and Consul General Senen Mangalile at the Philippine Embassy in London for the Kapihan sa Pasuguan.
The PFA delegation in London also met with the British Franchise Association (BFA) represented by BFA Relationship Manager Samantha Roberts (3rd from right). Samantha presented how the BFA can help PFA brands enter UK and become BFA members. The delegation also invited BFA to the Franchise Asia Philippines 2019.
The PFA Officers with the Head of the UK Department of International Trade for F&B Dr Martin Wickham (3rd from left), and Ernst and Young UK Head for Investment Services John Cunliffe (1st from left). Leaders from both sides pledged stronger ties and closer communication between our groups. Both the DIT and EY UK are formally jointly offering pre-opening, business setup, market research, feasibility studies and advisory/consultant services to PFA member companies who want to expand to the UK.
At the Philippine Economic Briefing for UK Investors held in Four Season Hotel.
Concluding PFA's Business Mission in London, the UK Government hosted a simple dinner for the Philippine Delegation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office attended by Member of the Parliament Richard Graham, UK Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce, and other UK Officials and Businessmen.