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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).
The Federation is offering its first 200 registered delegates â€œfirst come, first servedâ€ benefits such as an invitation to a special event within the convention: the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, investment groups, and companies seeking joint venture agreements. Delegates, guests, and local visitors will also be treated to a diversity of exhibitorsâ€™ products and services inside a high-traffic Exhibition Hall as part of the conventionâ€™s Business Global Mall.
As the Talking Stick Resort gets ready for the Grand Opening festivities in June, 2010, sparking global attention with its 100,000-plus square feet of indoor and outdoor convention space amidst a backdrop of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribeâ€™s Indian cultural heritage, the Federation looks forward to being one of the first groups to enjoy the 5-star facilities. Delegates will be greeted with a Welcome Reception at the resort, sponsored by FABCCA, the Host Committee.
â€œBecoming an Entrepreneur without Borders means that you are ready to be an impetus to actions that change the world,â€ says Jaime Lim in his invitation to prospective delegates.
Early convention registration information can be found at FPACC.com.
About the Organization: The U.S. Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation, incorporated under the not for profit laws of the State of Oregon with corporate offices at 447 Sutter Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94108. It has 42 chapter members from all over the United States mainland to include Hawaii. Incorporated in 1997, it bridges US Philippines trade and commerce, promotes goodwill and mutually beneficial projects between the two countries. It holds an annual convention in the US and one trade mission a year to the Philippines. It currently has several major Memoranda of Agreement with major Public and Private sector departments of the Philippines, including a major one with the US-SBA.