Celebrating Synergies: The PCCC Bilateral Business Forum Shines

The Philippine Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) is riding high on the incredible success of our recent "Bilateral Business Synergies: Philippines and Canada Trade Forum." Held on June 17, 2024, at the prestigious OTT Financial, this event was a true celebration of the flourishing economic ties between our two nations.

A Powerhouse of Insights and Inspiration

The forum was a veritable powerhouse of insights and inspiration, featuring an outstanding lineup of speakers who captivated the packed audience with their expertise and vision. We were honoured to welcome:

  • Hon. Angelica Escalona, Consul General of the Philippines in Toronto
  • Mr. Mario Tani, Incoming Philippine Trade Commissioner (Toronto)
  • Ms. Charlene Ferrer, Canada Trade Commissioner (Manila)
  • Mr. Jack Madrid, President & CEO of IBPAP (IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines)
  • Mr. Rolando Victoria, Founder & President of ASKI Group of Companies
  • Mr. Carlo Calimon, President of StartUp Village
  • Mr. Francisco Bernardo III, President & Chairman of Bayan Foundation
  • Mr. Richard Bangyay, CEO of Merlin Solutions
  • Ms. Celeste Ilagan, COO of IBPAP
  • Ms. Jennifer Kerr, OpenText
  • Mr. Raymun Abog, Director Business Unit of OTT Remit
  • Mr. Martin McCann, SVP Partnership Key Accounts, OTT Pay

From economic partnerships to technological innovation, sustainable development to SME support, each speaker brought a unique and invaluable perspective, igniting thought-provoking discussions and sparking new ideas among attendees.

A Day of Networking and Collaboration‍

But the forum was more than just a series of captivating talks. It was a vibrant hub of networking and collaboration, where industry leaders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs connected, shared insights, and forged promising new partnerships. The energy was palpable, fueled by the excitement of raffle draws during breaks, adding an extra touch of fun to the proceedings.

Gratitude to Our Generous Sponsors

The resounding success of this event would not have been possible without the generous support of our esteemed sponsors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to:

A Promising Future of Synergies‍

The "Bilateral Business Synergies: Philippines and Canada Trade Forum" was a resounding testament to the promising synergies between Canadian and Philippine companies, showcasing the immense potential for collaboration and mutual growth. This event underscored the strength and longevity of the 75-year relationship between our nations, a bond that continues to flourish and deepen.

As we bask in the success of this forum, there is great anticipation for the PCCC's future events. We are committed to providing valuable platforms for dialogue, partnership, and celebration, setting the stage for even greater achievements in the years to come.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this event. Your presence and participation made it truly special. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting announcements on our PCCC event calendar as we continue to strengthen the bonds between the Philippines and Canada, one synergy at a time.

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