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NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce
Announces Bi-National Annual Convention
â€œEntrepreneurs without Bordersâ€ Converge in Phoenix
to Address Global Recession
San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2010 â€“ The Filipino American business community is coming together in a highly-visible, unprecedented move to align its empowerment activities with an eye toward evolving as a borderless, globally-focused network of entrepreneurs and professionals. The â€œFederation 2010: Entrepreneurs without Bordersâ€ Convention, slated for November 12 to 14, 2010 in the newly-built, lush and luxurious venue, Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, promises to engage local, national, and international participants alike with a strategic, innovative convention program that â€œconnects the dotsâ€ in building a business global mall and promoting technological advancements, opening the doors to green wealth and green building opportunities, and bridging business and community through humanitarian and trade missions, among its many offerings.
In addition to the attendance of luminaries and dignitaries, keynote speakers include Arizona Governor Jan Brewer; Dr. Yolanda O. Stern, international entrepreneur and philanthropist; Jaime Lim, President of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) and Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, acclaimed for his outstanding work in building business coalitions that win government contracts; and Marie Cunning, a successful Arizona-based Filipina American developer who advocates green building practices. After the highly-awaited Philippine Presidential Elections on May 10, 2010, the new President of the Philippines will be invited to address the expected 800 attendees coming from 40-plus FPACC chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
â€œThe road to a world of Entrepreneurs without Borders provides the Federationâ€™s chapters, members, and affiliates with the ability to connect the dots in real time. We will renew and enhance our commitment to improving the business climate for Filipino entrepreneurs during these uncertain economic times, provide a rich directory of resources and networks, and truly help each other grow and succeed. In this yearâ€™s bi-national annual convention, we will increase our delegatesâ€™ opportunities to meet potential partners from other parts of the world besides the Philippines,â€ Marie Cunning announced. Cunning is the conventionâ€™s chair and President of the Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA).