A MEMBER of the autonomous region business council and a known Filipino-Chinese businessman were invited to attend the scheduled two-day Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in the United States.
US President Barack Hussein Obama II, together with the Department of State and Department of Commerce, will host the two-day summit on entrepreneurship scheduled on April 26 to 27 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.
The US Embassay announced Monday that those invited from the Philippines are: Bai Sandra Basar, a member of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Business Council (ARMMBC) and a member of the Mindanao Regional Development Council representing Region 12; as well as Joey Concepcion, a businessman, entrepreneurship consultant, and co-founder of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Inc. whose “Go Negosyo” movement instills optimism and business spirit among Filipino businesspeople and entrepreneurs.
The US Embassy said Basar and Concepcion will be among the participants from over 40 countries on five continents.
“The Summit on Entrepreneurship will identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world,” said President Obama in his June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo.
The Summit will highlight the role that entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home, US Embassy said.