On 22 November, 2017, NordCham Philippines and the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Intramuros, Manila.
CCPI President Jose Yulo, Jr., together with the CCPI Executive Director Denissa Venturanza, hosted a luncheon before the contract signing at the CCPI Office. During the luncheon, Mr. Yulo Jr. discussed the historical background of the Chamber, as it traces its roots dating back to 1886 after being recognized by the National Historical Commission as the oldest business institution in the Philippines.
Moreover, Mr. Yulo Jr. focused the discussion on the Chamber’s history to build on the future based on the Five Pillars — The Filipino and Education, Philippine Government, Infrastructure and Environment, Philippine Businesses and The Economy.
NordCham Philippines’ President Bo Lundqvist, together with the NordCham’s Vice President Erik Nielsen and NordCham’s Executive Director Joona Selin, also provided an overview of the establishment of the Chamber, as well as its role in the business sector and the importance of forging trade and economic relations between the Nordic and Baltic countries and the Philippines.
Areas of cooperation between the Chambers are as follows:
- developing direct business relations between Chamber’s respective members
- providing information on the economy, foreign trade, business opportunities, and legislations,
- supporting each others’ events.
CCPI Vice President Ana Ines de Sequera-Ugarte, CCPI Treasurer Paulino Dionisio, Jr., and CCPI Corporate Secretary Ceferino Benedicto Jr. were also present during the contract signing.