EDITOR’S EYE: BULLS EYE by Chito Junia
If we were in a shooting range, the introduction of TradeIn’s maiden issue at the Intercontinental Hotel Manila last August 7, 2015 was definitely a bullseye. Where else could have been most appropriate to distribute the maiden issue of an Asian trade and industry magazine, than in an event where the country’s major industry players were gathered.
With high ranking government officials and close to two hundred businessmen, manufacturers, industrialist and officers of various industry organizations gathered for the Federation of Philippine Industries’ (FPI) annual general membership meeting, seeing them browsing the pages of TradeIn was not only heartwarming, but inspiring as well. This has given us the drive to make this issue of TradeIn even more interesting.
Our “Trouble at the Ports” cover story tells of the continued collection of port congestion related fees by international shipping lines, even if the government has already declared the congestion problem at the ports over.
Customs Deputy Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno’sThe Business Eye for its part, underlines the impact of the economy in an election. It aims to establish a better understanding of the economy from a layman’s perspective. While FPI Chair Jesus Arranza’s call for the Chinese community in Asia to say their piece on the South China and West Philippine Seas territorial dispute among certain Asian nations could be an interesting read.
The current industry trend on sustainable development is also highlighted in this issue of TradeIn. The FPI article tells of its thrust to encourage its members to develop and implement programs that would help enhance sustainability of life, even as it also called for a credible election in 2016 to sustain the economic gains of the country.
Investors and speculators for their part would find this issue of TradeIn most helpful. Our 2015 Asia Pacific Property Trends and the Philippine real estate outlook articles would give them insights on the property futures in the region. While the article on the Asian medical tourism outlook for 2015 could be a good reference for those planning to avail of the program.
And for trade event shoppers, our September 2015 calendar of Asian trade events will be a handy guide for them to catch their choice trade exhibition. So as TradeIn shifts to second gear, hang on and enjoy your read of TradeIn’s September 2015 issue.