PCCI names Ferrer as 48th PBC&E chairman

Published May 25, 2022, 12:06 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

EMS Group of Companies Chairman and CEO Perry Ferrer is leading this year’s 48th Philippine Business Conference and Expo, the biggest annual business conference in the country, organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

This year’s 48TH PBC & E will have the theme “The Philippines is now ready and open for business” will held on October 19-20 at the Manila Hotel.

Ferrer, who heads PCCI’s Digital Innovation and Science and Technology Committee, was unanimously elected by the PCCI Board to head this year’s PBC. “I am honored with the appointment and excited at the same time to lead this prestigious event. This will be the first time in two years that we will be doing it again face to face,” said Ferrer.

“As the recognized voice of business in the country, PCCI is taking the lead in spreading the good news, and as our theme suggests that the Philippines is now open and ready for business,” he added.

Ferrer has been in the semiconductor industry for almost two decades. His company is engaged in providing semiconductor engineering and electronic assembly services.

He is also a board member of several business organizations such as Treasurer of Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), Trustee for Electronic Sector of Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PhilExport), and Trustee of Philippine-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee, Inc. (PHILJEC).

This year’s 48th PBC&E will look at how the new government will build on reform measures to strengthen the country’s economic gains, solidify its leadership position in the ASEAN region and make a real difference to the economy and the Filipino people. The conference will feature interesting sessions with the economic managers and other members of the cabinet of the incoming government.

The PBC&E is PCCI’s annual business event that serves as a venue for policymakers, business leaders, diplomats, academe, and MSMEs to meet and discuss issues and come up with policy recommendations to help create a business environment that is sustainable and resilient.

As a tradition, the PBC will present the business sector will submit the conference resolutions, a set of recommendations to the government. The President is expected to address the PBC Resolutions when he delivers a keynote address at t the closing of the conference.

As such, this year’s PBC will mark as the first for the country’s new leader, Presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., whose six-year term will start on June 30 this year. This will also be the first face to face PBC after the pandemic where the conference was held via a hybrid vitrual and phvsical platforms.