ConGen Neil Ferrer highlights trade, investment and business opportunities in PH at 2022 Int’l Conference of PH-US Chambers of Commerce 

Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer highlights the positive economic growth rates and opportunities in the Philippines in the 2022 International Trade and Business Development Bi-Annual Conference, “Convergence – Technology, Convenience, Sustainability,” organized by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce on August 18-20 in Seattle, Washington. Photos courtesy of San Francisco PCG

SEATTLE – Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer participated in the 2022 International Trade and Business Development Bi-Annual Conference titled, “Convergence – Technology, Convenience, Sustainability,” organized by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce on August 18-20.

Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer (3rd from left) with Seattle Deputy Mayor Greg Wong (4th from left), Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce president Marie Cunning (2nd from left), and other Filipino American leaders.

In his remarks, Consul General Ferrer presented promising developments in the Philippines as well as opportunities for Philippine-U.S. bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer meets Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Utah president Mary Chavan, startup founder of search-service app in PH Prajekpro (https://www.prajekpro.com/). She led a “Demos for Dollars” pitch session for startups in the FPACC Conference.

 

“It is an opportune time to invest and do business in the Philippines…The Philippine economy is on a steady path to recovery from the pandemic and further expansion.” said Consul General Ferrer, who noted the second quarter GDP growth of the Philippines for 2022 reaching 7.4 percent.

From left: Armilito Pangilinan, Alma Kern, Dr. Agnes Navarro, and Consul General Neil Ferrer.

Consul General Ferrer noted that the Philippine Government over the years has been undertaking the necessary structural reforms to make the economy more competitive and resilient, citing new economic liberalization measures relating to foreign investments, retail trade, public services and taxation.

Armilito Pangilinan (left) and Alma Kern (middle) show ConGen Neil Ferrer (right) the mural “Ibig Naming Matanghal sa Lupain ng America” at Kern-Veloria Plaza at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle.

Consul General Ferrer echoed the message of Philippines Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and thanked all the Philippine American Chambers of Commerce for their “contributions to the economic prosperity of our peoples and for fostering resiliency amid the challenges that lie ahead of us.” (San Francisco PCG Release)

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