On May 23, 2017, as part of the official visit to Russia by President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, the Roscongress Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines signed an agreement on co-operation. The signatories of the document were Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev and President of the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry George T. Barcelon.
The main focus of this agreement is to encourage cooperation on enabling effective communication between expert communities, business leaders, and politicians in the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines.
Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev said that an agreement had been reached to create joint international communication platforms, to seek out and develop new long-term business partnerships between the two countries, and to maintain a dialogue on cooperation in investment and finance, exports and imports, and tourism and culture.
President of the PCCI George T. Barcelon remarked that after almost 70 years in which Russia and the Philippines exchanged very little information, the lack of knowledge about trade and investment potential and important economic events capable of stimulating business ties between the two countries had become a major obstacle to business growth. The parties hope to overcome this obstacle by developing cooperation and establishing effective communication.
About the organizations
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest association of entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and dates back to 1886. The PCCI has been officially recognized by the government and international organizations as the countrys single voice of business. It helps internationally competitive Filipino enterprises to forge partnerships with public and commercial organizations, supports the countrys micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, and establishes international relations by sharing information and conducting business missions abroad.
The Roscongress Foundation is the largest operator of conferences and exhibitions in Russia.
It was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russias economic potential and strengthening the countrys image by organizing conventions, exhibitions, and public events. The Foundation develops substantive content for such events, providing companies and organizations with advice, information, and expert guidance, and offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agendas.
Today, its annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials in one place, creating favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and assisting in the creation of social enterprise and charity projects. www.roscongress.org
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business organization in the Republic of the Philippines, bringing together corporations, industrial associations, and small and medium-sized businesses.
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