PCCC Events

Bilateral Business Synergies: Philippines and Canada Trade Forum

1123 Leslie St. Toronto, ON M3C 2K5

The upcoming "Bilateral Business Synergies: Philippines and Canada Trade Forum" is set to be a landmark event, showcasing the deepening economic ties between the Philippines and Canada. Scheduled for June 17, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at OTT Financial, 1123 Leslie St. Toronto, ON M3C 2K5, this forum promises to be a pivotal gathering for business leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders from both nations.

Event Highlights

The forum will feature an impressive lineup of esteemed speakers and guests, including:

  • Hon. Angelica Escalona - Consul General of the Philippines in Toronto
  • MPP Doly Begum - Member of Provincial Parliament
  • 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

Key Themes

The forum will explore various themes crucial to strengthening bilateral trade and investment, such as:

  • Economic Partnerships: Exploring new avenues for trade and investment between the Philippines and Canada.
  • Technology and Innovation: Highlighting collaborative opportunities in tech startups and business process outsourcing (BPO).
  • Sustainable Development: Discussing initiatives for sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility.
  • Support for SMEs: Identifying strategies to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in both countries.

Networking Opportunities

In addition to insightful panel discussions and keynote speeches, attendees will have ample opportunities to network with industry leaders and policymakers. This forum is an excellent platform to forge new business partnerships and explore collaborative ventures.


The event is proudly sponsored by OTT Remit and Financial and Seafoods City, underscoring the strong support from the private sector in fostering bilateral business synergies.

Join us at this significant event to be part of the dynamic discussions and collaborations shaping the future of Philippines-Canada trade relations. Don't miss the opportunity to engage with key influencers and decision-makers driving economic growth and innovation.


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