Its remarkable economic growth over recent years has elevated the Philippines to become one of Asia’s true rising stars, drawing attention from international companies and investors. With the Philippines striving to tackle the structural problems, including liberalisation, infrastructure and foreign investment, business prospects in many sectors are brightening considerably.
Tony S. Izumi (TI), Executive Supervisor of Giant Eye Chinimation, has had great success with licensed products related to Toonmax TV’s Battle Blade cartoon series. He tells Pansy Yau (PY), Deputy Director of Research for HKTDC, the importance of planning ahead, story development and establishing the appropriate framework for transforming licensed properties into successful toys.
With the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair looming, South African wines are planning a major push, seeing the event as an integral part of their 2015 expansion plans, with the Asian markets now a clear priority for the sector.