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PH-US Chambers of Commerce confab set in Scottsdale; Jalisco

/ 12:53 AM April 25, 2017

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PHOENIX, Arizona — The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) will hold its Bi-National Business Conference in Talking Stick Resort, a four-star diamond resort hotel in the heart of scenic Scottsdale, Arizona on November 10 to 12.

Dubbed “Federation 2017,” the “business to business” gathering’s Early Bird Registration is now open until April 30.

Federation 2017 is organized in collaboration with FPACC Foundation, Inc. and in cooperation with the Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona.


The conference follows a very successful trade mission and participation in the Philippine Business Conference last October 10 to 15 which generated memos of agreements worth several billion pesos in industries such as infrastructure, medicine, energy, telecommunications, and real estate.

Federation 2017’s theme of “Bridging Trans-Pacific Commerce in a Changing World” is aimed at business-matching opportunities among its chamber members, affiliates, as well as government and industry leaders in the US and the Philippines.

A delegation from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (PCCI) Philippines-US Business and Economic Council (PUBC) is expected to attend the conference.

Before and after the Arizona conference, business leaders from the Philippines will maximize their trip by attending B2B conferences in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Jalisco, Mexico where they expect to continue their business matching activities and sign up new business matches.

The schedule for Federation 2017 starts with a Friday opening reception and continues with Saturday’s plenary and topic-focused sessions, and culminates with a Saturday Formal Evening Gala.

One of the highlights of the conference is the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Trade and Commerce of Jalisco, Mexico and their new business matches, timed with the 450th anniversary and commemoration of the Philippines-Mexico Spanish Galleon Trade.

Scheduled is a visit to the salt factory that was started by Filipino slaves and a visit to the town of Tequila where the Filipino “tuba” is brewed and considered a local staple.

In the works is the search for the Filipino “mole” sauce that was brought to Mexico by Catarina de San Juan, a Filipina slave.


The Early Bird Registration rate is $195 per delegate which includes the 3-day conference and gala dinner. The registration fees increase to $250 per person, sliding up to $400 per attendee just before the conference dates.

For more information about participating in Federation 2017, including sponsorships, advertising, and trade show booths, contact Charmel dela Cruz, Vice President for National Conference, at Register at

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