Philippine Ambassador-designate Theresa Dizon-De Vega met today with Mr Martin Henkelmann, Executive Director of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (GPCCI), who was in Germany to attend the German-Asian Business Dialogue and an Enterprise Europe business event in Stuttgart. Ambassador Dizon-De Vega was joined by Consul Catherine Torres as well as PTIC’s Commercial Counselor Althea Antonio and Mr. Van Tan. In Stuttgart, Philippine Honorary Consul Dr. Axel Neumarh likewise met with Mr. Henkelmann.
At the meeting both the Embassy’s Economic Team and Mr. Henkelmann, now on his half-year mark with the GPCCI in Manila, had an active discussion on ongoing initiatives from both sides to further promote mutual goals of enhancing Philippines-Germany commercial relations.
The past few months have seen a flurry of activities on the Philippine and German sides with continued active participation of the Philippines in trade and commercial fairs in Germany and our active participation in conferences including the recently held Asia Pacific Week Berlin, with a delegation led by DTI Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba and strong Philippine Start-Up Sector private delegation. The Philippines is slated to participate in the July Asia Pacific Forum in Bayern featuring New Clark City.
The GPCCI just concluded the successful Mabuhay Germany event in Manila and will host more discussions on Aviation and other major industry sectors in the Philippines. GPCCI will likewise organize and welcome more visiting German business delegations for the remainder of 2019. END