22 July 2014 – Describing trade as not for the weak of heart, Canadian Minister for International Trade Ed Fast said that Canada remains committed to further strengthening the already solid Philippines-Canada relationship. At present, bilateral trade between the Philippines and Canada is valued at CAN$1.7 billion to which Minister Fast said presents a great opportunity for further development.
Addressing members of the Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Minister Fast hopes that the Philippines will consider Canada as a preferred partner in critical economic sectors where Canada has great expertise. These sectors are in the fields of animation, engineering, defense, and mining, among others. Read more »Updates
14 July 2014 – The Philippine Business Groups and the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (PBG-JFC) reaffirmed their unwavering support for the Mindanao peace process and the establishment of the Bangsamoro at an executive briefing hosted by the Makati Business Club held at the Fairmont Makati.
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chairperson Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, and GPH Peace Panel Member Senen Bacani were the speakers for the said forum. The PBG-JFC was represented by 18 heads of the different business organizations.Updates
17 June 2014 – the Philippine-British Business Council (PBBC) held a Special Membership Meeting, on the occasion of the visit of the newly-appointed Special Trade Envoy of the United Kingdom to the Philippines, George Freeman, Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid-Norfolk. Also at the PBBC membership meeting to welcome Mr. Freeman were PEZA Director General and Trade Undersecretary Lilia B. de Lima, Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran, Makati Business Club Chairman Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr., British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif A. Ahmad, and British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Chairman Roger Lamb.Updates
4 June 2014 – With the Asia-Pacific seen to be the next economic hotspot in the coming years, United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the region is at the center of the US’ rebalance towards Asia.
“The Asia-Pacific region will be an engine of global growth over the next decade, which will have a profound impact on how—and where—the world does business. American firms want to be part of the solution as countries across the region look to support a growing middle class, develop world-class infrastructure, unleash sustainable energy, and invest in their futures,” Ms. Pritzker said at a joint membership meeting of the Makati Business Club, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Management Association of the Philippines held at the New World Hotel.