Philippine Embassy in Spain conducts Business Forum together with Spanish Trade and Investment arm CEOE, PEZA and the San Carlos Local Government and Development Board

On 21 March 2024, the Philippine Embassy successful held a business forum on, in collaboration with the Spanish business arm Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE), alongside with the Philippine Economic Zones Authority, the San Carlos City Local Government and the San Carlos Development Board.  The event was held at the Centro de Filipinas en Madrid, the Embassy´s multi-purpose venue for various stakeholders, mostly to members of the Filipino community but also aiming to pursue the Embassy´s economic diplomacy efforts.

The Philippine Embassy in Spain, in collaboration with CEOE, PEZA and San Carlos Local Government, organized its first business forum at the Centro de Filipinas en Madrid
Seated from left to right –Mr. Rene Gustilo, Mayor of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, Mr. Álvaro Schweinfurth CEOE Deputy Director of the International Department and Secretary of its International Relations Commission, Mr. Mark Francis Hamoy, Chargé d´Affaires, a.i. of the Philippine Embassy, Mr. Tereso “Theo” Panga, Director General of the Philippine Economic Zones Authority and Dr. Billy Tusalem, President of the San Carlos Development Board

This forum serves as an initial direct contact of the San Carlos Local Government with representatives of various Spanish business firms who are eyeing into doing investment ventures in the Philippines and are considering capitalizing on Philippine special economic zones in our country.