THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-National Capital Region has officially launched the 2024 Metro Manila Business Conference aimed at ‘integrating trade, technology and tourism for sustainable transformation.’

The launching was held during the PCCI-NCR North Sector’s joint general membership meeting held at the Casa del Polo, Barangay Polo, Valenzuela City.

Valenzuela City Mayor Wes Gatchalian and Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval, who were the special guest speakers, hailed the event saying it’s a convergence of brilliant minds and innovative ideas.

They’re one in saying that the business sector specifically the PCCI has been the constant partner of the local governments in nation-building and primarily in promoting economic growth and providing employment to their constituents.

They took pride of implementing various business-friendly programs especially on ‘ease of doing business’ schemes in their respective local governments in their bid to attract more local and even foreign investors to put up their businesses and provide employment to their constituents.

Dr. Hernando Delizo, PCCI-NCR Area Vice President and 2024 MMBC chairman, told members of the Camanava Press Corps that over 100 members from PCCI-NCR’s south, north and central sectors were present.

“The launch event showcased the theme of the 2024 MMBC: ‘Integrating Trade, Technology & Tourism for Sustainable Economic Transformation (3Ts for SET)’ with ‘Local integration, Global Outlook as sub-theme.”

The highlight of the event would be the coming together of over 1, 500 enterprise members on August 21-22, 2024 at the Manila Hotel “for a conference to share information, trends, learning and relatable interventions to sustain growth and bring about business breakthroughs amidst continuing global disruptions,” Delizo added.

Serving as the regional organization of PCCI for the private business community in Metro Manila, the PNNC-NCR also acts as coordinative and administrative body for the 16 chambers of commerce and industry in the metropolis.

Other PCCI officers present during the launching were Raymund Jude Aguilar, PCCI vice president for international affairs; Emelita Alvarez, regional governor for south sector; Yolanda dela Cruz, regional governor for north sector; Jose Francisco, regional governor for central sector; and Joel Ryan Tugade, PCC’s Sustainable Development Goals committee head.