Welcome from the President


Dear readers:

Philippines Norway Business Council is a non-profit making organization that was established on 5 January 2011 as a direct result of a common initiative from the Norwegian business community in the Philippines. The objective was to create a forum for Norwegian companies represented in the Philippines, Philippine companies with links to Norwegian business and individuals linked to Norwegian business.

The main purpose for PNBC is to promote business between the two countries and provide an area for discussion, and further more:

  • Promote trade and commerce
  • Provide information and assistance to Norwegian companies who wants to do business
    in the Philippine and vice versa
  • Initiate discussion related to matters of common interest affecting business and trade
  • Rise issue to the Norwegian Embassy and act an advisory board
  • Co-operate with appropriate bodies in the Philippines
  • Represent Norwegian companies during Norway-Asia summits and other official business events

During the first year PNBC has been very active and have managed to comply and to fulfil their objectives in the best interest of their members.

Different working groups has been established and are functioning well. There are even plans to increase their workload and several additional projects are already on our agenda and will be described in separate articles on our webpage.

PNBC is a young organization and still depends on all our members support and inputs. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and come up with proposals. There are for sure so many areas we can make a difference.

For companies who like to learn more about the Philippines or Norway for that matter, or are in the process of establishing a business in the Philippines, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

I sincerely hope that you will find PNBC useful also for your business and that we together will make sure PNBC will continue to be the central organ for Norwegian business in the Philippines.

Capt. Ivar Thomasli