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16/06/2015: CABINET SECRETARIES TO LEAD HIGH-LEVEL PH TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO US

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-038-2015    
16 June 2015

WASHINGTON, DC--Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima and Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo will lead a High Level Trade and Investment Mission to the United States from 24 to 29 June 2015. The Mission, which is being organized by the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the US-Philippines Society, will begin with a Conference at CSIS on Wednesday, 24 June, before heading to New York from 25 to 26 June and San Francisco on 29 June 2015.

At the Washington Conference, the Mission will aim to provide US officials, policy-makers, think tanks, academics and the business community with updates on recent positive developments in the Philippine economy, as well as outline the opportunities for American firms to support and take part in Philippine infrastructure projects.

The New York Economic Briefing and Investments Conference will be held at 9 a.m. on 26 June at the Goldman Sachs Auditorium, 200 West St., NY while the San Francisco event will take place at the Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco.

The Mission is an important follow-up to the Philippines-United States Memorandum of Cooperation on an Infrastructure Collaboration Platform, which was signed during the 8th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum (GILF) held in New York in February.

Secretaries Purisima and Domingo will be joined by Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Rene Limcaoco, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Arnel Paciano Casanova, and senior officials from other government agencies.

A Private Sector delegation of senior executives will also be led by Mr Guillermo Luz, Private Sector Co-Chair of the Philippine National Competitiveness Council.

The Conferences are being organized in cooperation with the Philippine Consulates General in New York and San Francisco, as well as Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Land Bank of the Philippines, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, and UBS.

Further details may be found at:

Washington DC:
http://csis.org/event/dynamic-philippine-economy-growth-reform-and-looking-ahead

New York:
http://iro.ph/phileconbriefing_NY

San Francisco:
http://iro.ph/phileconbriefing_SFO