Thursday, October 29, 2009

Local and Foreign Business Leaders Gathered for Philippine Business Conference Expo

Local and foreign business leaders as well as policy makers gathered at the 35th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Manila Hotel last October 20-22, 2009.

With this year’s theme: “One. Global. Filipino. Regional Economic Development: Frontline to Sustainability,” the conference, organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), underscored the important role of local and regional development in the overall agenda of national economic development and competitiveness in light of the global financial crisis, says PCCI President Edgardo Lacson.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo serve as keynote speaker during the event. Mr. Bert Hoffman, Country Director of World Bank – Philippines; and Mr. Kingson U. Sian, President, Alliance Global Inc. also addressed the participants comprised of members of various Chamber of Commerce and Industries here in the Philippines.

Speakers include Hon. Marianito Roque, Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment; Hon. Arthur Yap, Secretary, Department of Agriculture; Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman, First Pacific Holdings Inc.; Hon. Vincent Perez, Chairman, National Renewable Energy Board; Hon. Emmanuel Y. Angeles, Chairman, Commission on Higher Education, and representatives from various local government units and different business sector.

Topics discussed include “Responding to the Job Crisis: Promoting a Decent Work Agenda,”, “Food Security: Sustaining the Food Basket for Tomorrow,” “Infrastructure Development: Stimulating the Local Economy, Enhancing Global Competitiveness,” and “Energy Security: Striking a Balance between Profitability and Enviromental Sustainability.”

35th Philippine Business Conference and Expo is sponsored by San Miguel Corporation, Holcim Cement; PLDT SME Nation; Banco de Oro; Megaworld; SM Investments Corporation; International Container Terminal Services; Philexport; PAGCOR; Department of Agriculture; Zest-O; ZestAir; Philippine Business Bank; Mercedes-Benz; Meralco; Metrobank; Quali Plus International; Gluta-C. and the following media partners: BusinessWorld; Manila Bulletin; GMA 7; QTV11; 97.1 Barangay LS FM; Focusmedia; eCopy; and TraveLife Magazine.

For more information, contact the PCCI at (632) 896-4549 or through the event website at


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