The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry through the Board of Investments (BOI), is holding a forum to encourage firm receiving government incentives to go public.

In a statement, the PSE said they will conduct an initial public offering (IPO) listing forum entitled, Powering Future Market Leaders, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

PSE-BOI Listing Forum

After The Road to IPO: SME Forum for potential Small, Medium and Emerging (SME) Board listing applicants, the PSE will now hold a forum specifically for BOI-registered firms to discuss the opportunities that await companies tapping the equities market for their funding requirement.

“The Omnibus Investments Code of 1987 provides that when feasible and considered desirable, the Board may require BOI-registered companies to list their shares of stock or directly offer a portion of their capital stock to the public and/or their employees,” said PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon.

PSE President Ramon S. Monzon

He noted that, “Our objective for organizing this forum is to create awareness among these companies on the benefits and advantages of raising capital and listing in the Exchange.” “We will also present, explain, and hopefully, demystify the requirements and procedures in the listing process,” Monzon added.

The key panelists for the roundtable discussion include D&L Industries, Inc. President and CEO Alvin D. Lao and Cebu Landmasters, Inc. Director and Chief Finance Officer Grant L. Cheng.

They will share insights and experience in their IPO listing journey. The roundtable will be moderated by BDO Capital & Investment Corporation President Eduardo V. Francisco.

Aside from the roundtable discussion, the forum will feature a Q&A segment with PSE Chief Operating Officer Atty. Roel A. Refran and DTI-BOI Executive Director for Investment Assistance Service Atty. Bobby G. Fondevilla.

BOI Governor Marjorie O. Ramos-Samaniego will give the opening message while PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon will deliver the closing remarks.

Source: Manila Bulletin (