Business affiliates, government officials and local stakeholders conveyed last February 28, 2023, Tuesday at the Glass Pavilion to partake in the 2nd edition of the Subic/Clark Business Conference. Originally part of the Regional Development Series, the conference geared to uncover investment opportunities and form strategic alliances through physical and digital events and activities all leading to promote investing and doing business in the area of Subic/Clark.
The event was moderated by CNN Philippines correspondent, Lois Calderon. Who facilitated the impromptu panel discussion between segment speakers for the conference.
The keynote speaker for the 2nd Subic/Clark Business Conference was the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Sec. Alferdo E. Pascual who gave an economic update on the developments in the growing Subic-Clark region and reassured the unwavering government support in the area.
Among the esteemed speakers of the Subic-Clark Business Conference included the President of the Clark Development Corporation, Atty. Agnes Devanadera who mentioned “One of the competitive advantages of Clark is its strategic location. We all know by now that we can be very much reachable by land because of the Skyway, NLEx, and SCTEx. And of course, the development of the railway system, which is now being constructed, will strengthen the connectivity of Clark and Subic, especially for logistics as well as cargo. Added to these is our Clark International Airport. We are the only Eco zone that has an international airport. Of course, the mix of industries in Clark is another advantage. But, we try to balance it because we don’t want to sacrifice the environment. We maintain the ecological balance. We have century-old trees and we want to keep them alive and we want to plant more trees. We have a balance of the environment along with infrastructure development,” she said.
Also present at the conference was the Governor of Tarlac, Gov. Susan yap who discussed the development and investment opportunities for Tarlac which she attributed to the speedy development of the New Clark City. Another key personalities who served as a guest speaker for the event was the Chairman of Clark Investors and Locations Association, Dr. Francisco Villanueva, Jr. who emphasized the bliss of locating in Clark due to the growing Clark and Angeles City. Other speakers included the President of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Benjamin Antonio III, the President of the Metro Angeles Chamber, Elizabeth Timbol and the President of BDO Capital & Investments Corporation, Eduardo V. Francisco
The event organizes of this event were GlobalLink-MP and Olacon Events. In partnership with the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce together with the Other European Chambers, the Dutch Chamber, the Spanish Chamber, the French Chamber, the German Chamber, the Nordic Chamber Chamber as well as Advantage Austria. The official sponsors of the 2nd Subic/Clark Business Conference were Airspeed and Juan D. Nepomuceno Sons, Inc. Shangri-La Residences and Alveo Properties.
In conjunction to this conference, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI), in partnership with the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAACII) will be spearheading the MACCII 1st Quarter General Membership Meeting on March 24, 2023, Friday, 05:00 PM at Royce Hotel, Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Ninoy Aquino Corner, Somerset Ballroom, Clark Freeport, Pampanga.
Written by Gabrielle Hahn Lopez, ICCPI, March 27, 2023