PCCI appoints services, IT CEO as head of Philippine Business Conference

MANILA, July 19 (PNA) — The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization, announced Saturday the appointment of George T. Barcelon as chairman of the 40th Philippine Business Conference (PBC).

Alfredo M. Yao, PCCI president, said that “Barcelon was appointed by the PCCI board in recognition of his knowledge, experience and leadership in growing and sustaining his business endeavors to sustainable competitiveness, whether in information technology, manufacturing, real estate development, logistics, and consumer products.”

The PBC, scheduled for October 2014 at the Manila Hotel, is an annual gathering of government and business leaders to strengthen collaboration through dialogue and networking between the public and private sectors.

The collaboration anticipates and responds to rapidly changing conditions with impact on the economy.

“This year’s theme ‘Proudly Pinoy Made: Partnering Towards Sustained Growth” will highlight the competitiveness of local industries and the quality of Philippine-made products, including the services provided through Filipino ingenuity,” Yao said.

“The conference is all about promoting the Philippine brand preparatory to the integration into the Asean economic community,” he said.

Accepting his appointment, Barcelon, head of the PCCI service committee, said: “As chairman of the PBC, I am honored to work with the country’s leaders in the government and the private sector who are transforming the economy to a higher level of inclusive competitiveness.”

Barcelon, a chemical engineer and a De La Salle graduate, is president of Integrated Computer systems, IT hardware and infrastructure provider; ICS ICT Logistics & Service Corp., IT systems quality service business; Paramount Vinyl Products Corp., a footwear and rubber manufacturer; edit Corp., a plastic sheeting and leatherette manufacturer; Key West Realty Corp., provider of office spare for business process outsourcing centers; Interwood, Inc., warehouse and logistic provider; and Keywest Markeing, provider of wi-fi and cellphone cards.

He is trustee and member of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Business Processing Association of the Philippines, Rotary Club of Makati, Cardinal Santos Hospital Foundation, and Greenhills West Homeowners Association. (PNA)