AmCham Philippines

AmCham came to life in 1902 as the Manila Coffee Round Table and later as Manila Merchants Association. Incorporated in 1920, it has since then recognized and reconfirmed the commitment of American business to the development and welfare of the Philippines and the Filipino people.

This is a commitment of long-standing, as its mission statement declares:

The Chamber exists to serve the interests of U.S. businesses through the participation of members in promoting their long-term objectives while contributing to the civic and economic development of the Philippines.”

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The United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) designated 2021 as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

The creative economy is recognized not only for its ability to employ a large number of people, but in demonstrating growth that even surpasses that of the industrial age. To maximize the potential of the Philippine creative economy and enhance its competitive advantage in the world, creative policies are necessary.

In October 2020, the House formed the Special Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts to focus on the passage of legislation to support the Philippine creative industries.

What is the role of creative industries in the overall Philippine Development Plan and the long-term goals of the AmBisyon Natin 2040?

What are the programs currently in place to support the creative industries?

What does the Creative Industry Bill contain and how will it support the development of the Philippine creative economy?

What are the prospects of the passage of the measure in the current Congress?

The AmCham-RESPOND Project has organized a Special Reform Legislation Discussion on February 18, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM through Zoom. Discussion will focus on the Creative Industry Bill pending in Congress and will explore those questions. Legislators, government officials, and experts involved in developing the Creative Economy sector will participate.

We hope you will too.

This event is free of charge. Register here:

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