On the 22nd January I touched down in Manila and proceeded with a full on weeks agenda of meetings, training, seminars, client visits and wine dinners.

With a growth of 7-8% for 70 months in a row, the Philipines is Asia’s star performer and among the fastest growing economies in the world.

The confidence level is high, the economy is booming, infrastructure projects abound and consumer good spending is on the rise.

Hence it was a good time to visit, to see the team from Edna Diaz BestWorld Beverage Brands, Sean’s Planet Grape and many others.

Pictured are training sessions at BestWorld Beverage Brands, a wine and seminar and tasting session at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where The Balance Brand has been selected as the hotel’s pouring wine brands across all bars and restaurants; a training session at Planet Grapes followed by a wine dinner.