Philippine Business Council Dubai to unlock new opportunities for Filipino businesses in UAE

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During the Philippine Business Council Dubai meeting at Dubai Chamber of Commerce on April 20, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

The Philippine Business Council Dubai (PBC Dubai) recently held its annual meeting at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce as it continues with projects to help boost Filipino businesses in the UAE.

The meeting on April 20 was chaired by PBC Dubai Chairman Edwin Duria. It was attended by a number of council members, board of directors and officers, including PBC Dubai Vice Chairman Allan Michael Bautista, Secretary General Asiyah Monjardin, and Chairman Emeritus Bobbie Carella. The meeting was graced by Philippine Consul General Marford Angeles and other consulate officials.

“We want to build strategic and stronger alliances and cooperation,” Duria told the meeting, adding that the discussion encompasses opportunities for offering essential educational and training programs, networking platforms, business services, and other advantages the Filipino business community in the UAE. PBC Dubai officers under the council’s sub groups also laid out their plans and prospects for mutual cooperation between businesses and entrepreneurs in Dubai and the rest of the UAE.

During the Philippine Business Council Dubai meeting at Dubai Chamber of Commerce on April 20, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

PBC Dubai Board of Director Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi revealed plans to create a platform that will help Filipinos who want to open a business in cosmetics in the UAE. Alvero-Al Mahdi , who is also the CEO of Geoscience Testing Laboratory, said there is a big demand for cosmetics in the UAE, and that enhancing trade and investment exchanges between UAE and Philippines will help open the doors for Filipino entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Secretary General Monjardin, owner of Multiline Design and Contracting and Board of Director for the League of Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs under PBC Dubai, expressed delight that more Filipino entrepreneurs are succeeding in the food and beverage industry in the UAE.

During the Philippine Business Council Dubai meeting at Dubai Chamber of Commerce on April 20, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

During the Philippine Business Council Dubai meeting at Dubai Chamber of Commerce on April 20, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

Monjardin’s comments were echoed by the league’s president, Roberto Capulong, who is also the owner of the Agemono Express chain of restaurants in the UAE.

PBC Dubai urged its members to take advantage of the council’s various programs and masterclasses to help entrepreneurs and decision makers in their business, adding that the Dh1 million scholarship grant program with Skyline University is still open to PBC members and their family members.

PBC-DNE is a non-profit organization established in 2001 under the patronage of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The organization is recognized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For information, contact chairman@pbc-dne.com. ICA/Expat Media

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