Highlight of the previous year

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1.A total of 79 New Members were added in 2017 bringing the total to 1871. This was a result of intensive membership recruitment and retention program with strong growth signals PCCI’s unwavering role in promoting the overall interest of private sector.

2. GIANT STEPS has been adopted in the Philippine Development Plan 2016-2022.

3. Sulong Pilipinas had produced 10 recommendations, 5 for infrastructure development and 5 for social development, from the 1,000 business leaders and policymakers who participated.

4. Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) was passed after a 2-part, 6-leg nationwide consultation headed by the Taxation Committee. The funds to boost infrastructure and development programs will come from this reform.

5.The Davao-General Santos-Bitung route of the ASEAN roll-on, roll-off (RORO) network was launched after almost 7 years of being championed by the ASEAN and Transportation and Logistics Committee.

6. Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) was implemented in partnership with the DA and DTI to integrate market development support services to farmers, fisherfolks, MSMEs, and other stakeholders.

7. PCCI’s Human Resources Development Foundation initiates developing training standards and regulations to capacitate the local chambers, industry associations, and enterprises to be involved in dual education and training.

8. Various MOUs were signed, including the PCCI-ROSCONGRESS Agreement, as PCCI had taken part in state visits and investment roadshows to Japan, China, Singapore, and Russia.

9. 39 inbound missions and courtesy visits, as well as 4 outbound missions were hosted by the International Trade Affairs.

10. 500 Cooperation Agreements were signed during the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Conference and the ASEAN MSME Link-up with ASEAN Multinationals (co-hosted with the DTI Board of Investments), at the Philippine Business Conference.

11. Area Business Conferences were conducted to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in Subic, Lucena, Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro.

12. The 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo was held to be a venue for the various stakeholders to dialogue on important issues of concerns.

13. Immediate Past PCCI President George T. Barcelon is appointed as the private sector representative to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) in addition to being one of the three Philippine members to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council.

14. General Membership Meetings, Advocacy seminars and roadshows, such as the Tax Reform Program, Competition Law, among others have provided a good venue for PCCI to reach out to members and non-members alike on topics concerning business competitiveness landscape and enterprise management.

15. Sectoral Advocacy Committees have provided support and backup to generate policy discussions benefiting PCCI members.

16. New Business Events were instituted.  Sulong Initiative, ASEAN Business and Investment Summit and a host of other important business events were undertaken strengthening PCCI’s role as conduit of public-private dialogue and advocacy with the government.

17. Meetings, Networking Events and Regional Meetings were undertaken to support greater coordination with government officials, cabinet secretaries and legislators on important advocacies affecting PCCI members and local chambers.

18. Institutionalization of Corporate Governance Program thru the accreditation of PCCI as training provider of Corporate Governance Modules for SMEs under the SEC.

by Inspire PH Team

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