German Energy Efficiency and Solar firms explore business opportunities in the Philippines

By: Philippine Resources March 23, 2023

[Manila] 21 March 2023 - Ms Charlotte Bandelow of GPCCI was the moderator of a panel discussion with various German companies during the "Energy Efficiency and Solar for Buildings" conference. Ms Bandelow is the Deputy Executive Director & Head of Trade Promotion, DE International bei GPCCI / AHK Philippinen. The conference was held at the Makati Diamond Residences. (Photo by Marcelle P. Villegas for Philippine Resources Journal)

MANILA, Philippines – On 21 March 2023, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) in cooperation with the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) and Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) organized a conference entitled “Energy Efficiency and Solar for Buildings”.

The conference was held in Makati Diamond Residences with over 100 participants where German and Philippine industry experts, as well as government stakeholders, shared project opportunities and best practices.

“These visiting German companies have the advanced technical know-how in the field of energy efficiency, and we are happy to provide the stage for them to connect with both key public and private stakeholders in the Philippines” says GPCCI Executive Director Christopher Zimmer.

This business mission was participated by 5 German companies and discussed about the following topics:
• SolarNext AG - Systems Solutions in Regenerative Heat and Cooling Supply
• MIG mbH - Thin Insulations and Smart Coatings
• Hörmann KG - Fire-rated and Multi-purpose Door Solutions
• eeaser GmbH – Energy Efficiency in Consultancy
• Ecoligo GmbH - Clean Energy Transition Solutions

“Several German companies are already involved in the industry of energy efficiency in the Philippines and this delegation signals an increased potential and investor interest. We are delighted to see more attention again from German companies.” says GPCCI President Stefan Schmitz.

The conference was also participated by Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) President Alexander Ablaza and Energy Utilization Management Bureau of the Department of Energy Director Patrick Aquino.

“Aside from its cost-saving benefits, energy efficiency is one of the most labor-intensive activities in the energy sector.” Says PE2 President Alexander Ablaza. “There is a huge potential for investment opportunities in the Philippines and can generate more green jobs.”

“Our vision to have Renewable Energy plus Energy Efficiency to attain Energy Sustainability targets” says DOE Director Patrick Aquino “we are currently developing policies that will effectively implement the intended objectives of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.”

In the following days, the German delegation will further explore partnership potentials with Philippine counterparts through B2B-meetings, project site visits, and other business networking activities.

Conference and Delegation Background
The conference is part of the business delegation in the Philippines for German Companies in the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry from 20 to 24 March 2023. This project is organized in cooperation with Eclareon and is part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

GPCCI / AHK Philippinen belongs to the international network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) which is represented by 150 offices in 93 countries. GPCCI is the official representation of German businesses in the Philippines; a bilateral membership organization with around 300 members; and a service provider to companies in their market entry and expansion.

Conference Details:
Delegation Information:

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Yves Aguilos
Head of Government Affairs and Data Protection Officer
German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Mob : +63 917 713 1516


This article is a press release of German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.


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