ANGELES CITY – As part of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines’ (ECCP) objective to foster a community of European locators and investors in Central Luzon, the ECCP held its third business council meeting on June 7, 2019, at the Clarkton Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Executive director Florian Gottein and Clark Business Council Chair Dr. Andreas Klippe spearheaded the said gathering which included an exchange of views on business and economic issues.
Klippe presented the most recent developments in Clark and its importance to the region. He reported the expansion of Clark International Airport and the current transportation situation in the area.
As examples, the council chair cited examples of efficient transportation systems in Germany, France, London, and Austria that the Philippines could take as role models.
Gottein showed the most recent activities organized by the bilateral chamber as proof of the ECCP’s active work when it comes to the improvement and assistance of its member companies.
He also highlighted the chamber’s active stand when it comes to bills and laws that put a drawback to foreign businesses in the country through its proposed priorities for the 18th Congress.
These include amendments to the Public Services Act, Foreign Equity Restrictions and the Foreign Investments Act among others.
Discussion on different company concerns was also raised by the participants especially those who do business within the Freeport zone. The chamber remains positive about the major developments going on in the region as it strives to become a growing hub for business and tourism.
With high hopes of officially establishing and inaugurating the chapter in the near future, the council members encouraged the participants to invite business friends and partners so as not to miss this business opportunity.
With more than 40 years in the industry, the ECCP promotes European interests in the Philippines and vice versa offering a strong business network with nearly 800 members.