Saturday, July 31, 2010

18th Metro Manila Business Conference

The 18th Metro Manila Business Conference (MMBC) was held last July 30, 2010 at the Manila Hotel. Anchored on the theme “One.Global.Filipino.: On the Road to Economic Recovery”, the 18th MMBC reflected the buoyant hopes of businessmen amidst the lingering uncertainties in the global economy and highlighted issues that affect business in the metropolis, among them public-private partnership, energy sufficiency, the status of free trade agreements, disaster preparedness, and environmental protection as a corporate concern.

Vice President Jejomar Binay was the conference Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) Director Renato Solidum, Department of Trade and Industries Usec. Zenaida Maglaya, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Ambassador Francis Chua, and ABS-CBN Foundation Chairman Regina Lopez were among the prestigious roster of conference speakers, along with PCCI President Amb. Francis Chua.

VP Tony Keh in his welcome remarks said that the conference was a good venue for both government and private sector to interact and reinforce to decisively deal with the present economic situation in Metro Manila and the country as well.

The conference was capped with the event Gala Night at which was co-hosted by PLDT SME Nation. Relaxed setting, dancing and exciting prizes were raffled off.

The conference was hosted by the PCCI NCR – North Sector, composed of four local chambers namely: Caloocan, Malabon, Greater Valenzuela and Greater Malabon, headed by PCCI Vice President for NCR and Conference Chairman Antonio C. Keh and Regional Governor and Co-Chairman Danilo A. Sanchez.

The annual Metro Manila Business Conference is organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Metro Manila Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MMCCI) is an annual gathering of the fourteen (14) PCCI local chambers members in Metro Manila, government officials and other stakeholders for the discussion and resolution of issues and concerns affecting Metro Manila.

For more information, contact the PCCI at (632)896-4549, fax (632)899-1727, e-mail, or visit their website at


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