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What is PCIE?

PCIE was established in 1997 to advocate the sustainable development of industrial estates and economic zones in the country, including its support industries. This is based on the tenet that these economic hubs are generating substantial economic gains in our country like exports, employment and investments. It also paves the way in uplifting the quality of life in the surrounding communities and creates business prospects to supporting industries. PCIE has also evolved in linking its members to prospective investors that visit the country and those that regularly inquire and seek business opportunities, hence acting as an investment and business facilitator. The diverse membership involves a wider sector to have a common understanding and appreciation on the business opportunities that industrial estates, economic zones and IT Parks generate. Upon regular consultations, it provides a broader support on its role in fast tracking industrial development. PCIE established a representative desk at the Board of Investment (BOI). This creates regular interaction with trade representatives, investment delegations and policy makers.

Why I Should join PCIE?

Being with the PCIE family, members are accorded a larger channel where they can closely relate their common interest and at the same time create a wider reach in conveying investment prospects. Principles are likewise invited to make a presentation during General Membership Meetings (GMM) in order to campaign for support and broadcast the strength of their projects or services. The periodic interaction also generates cooperation, healthy exchange of relevant information and prospects in the eventual formation of strategic partnership.

Every GMM, PCIE also invites speakers and guests to provide relevant insights that may affect the performance of the industry or their respective business plans and programs. Some of the recent themes and speakers during these gatherings are:

Theme Speaker
Thrust of the Department of Trade and Industry Newly appointed DTI Secretary Mar Roxas II
Role of Investment Ombudsman in Facilitating Investments Investment Ombudsman Florecita Flores
Thrust of the New Investment Priorities Program DTI Director Rafaelito Taruc
Legislative Initiatives in Attracting Investments Cong. Jules A. Ledesma
DTI Executive Director Letty Ibay
Flagship Projects Usec. Manuel Gaite
Outlook on Foreign Exchange and Monetary Policies Monetary Board Member Melito S. Salazar, Jr.
Outlook on Trade and Investments Gov. Ofelia V. Bulaong
DTI Director Carl Matriano
Trends on Industrial Park Development Senior GM Tang Tat KwongJTCI, Singapore
Industrial Estates and Ecozones: The Millennium Challenge PCIE, UNDP, PRIME Project, US-AEP, and US-EPA

The more than 90 PCIE members nationwide provide a backbone and unified voice in advocating certain policies (e.g., improving investment incentives and policies) that need lobbying or support in the legislative or executive branch as well as specific trade offices.

What are the noted activities of PCIE?

PCIE established cooperative alliances with JTC of Singapore and Industrial Estates Authority of Thailand. These twin undertakings allow beneficial exchange of information, practices, policies and access to selected sites. This initiative is envisioned to foster regional cooperation and understanding of relevant activities concerning the performance of various types of industrial estates and economic zones. PCIE also conducted seminars with UNDP-Prime Project and other prime movers concerning practices and trends on industrial estates and economic zones. The most recent seminar was dubbed "Industrial Estates and Economic Zones: Millennium Challenge". The seminar includes local and foreign experts, project proponents and key industrial players who then interacted to learn new models and best practices. PCIE also hosted investment delegations and participated in reciprocal visits and other outbound investment missions. Represented also in policy groups on industrial estate related matters like industrial ecology initiative by BOI-Prime Module. The PCIE conducts regular interaction with BOI and PEZA representatives to monitor investment performance and new policies that may in turn affect the performance and commitments of the members.

What are its Plans?

  • Set-up webpage portal;
  • Conduct major seminars; Continue newsletter publication;
  • Explore investment missions;
  • Aggressively participates in advocacy measures and policy groups that promotes investments, sustainability of stated projects, business opportunities and industry competitiveness;
  • Promotes active membership and investment linkages;
  • Provides periodic briefings to investment delegations; and
  • Continues to provide updates on industry performance to the members.