APBC Networking Night in Melbourne – 20 September 2023

APBC Networking Night in Melbourne – 20 September 2023

APBC held a successful Networking Night hosted at the Philippine Consulate General, Melbourne on 20 September 2023.

The night included Insights on the latest trade & investment developments between Australia and the Philippines. Key speakers for the night included Vice President of Victoria Janeca C Gross, President Rafael Toda, Consul General in Melbourne Maria Lourdes Salcedo, GM Anton Mauricio from National Development Company, and Jennifer Julio Business Development Manager from Philippine Airlines.

More than 60 guests attended the event including Australian and Filipino business and community leaders, APBC Vice President NSW George Votava, APBC Director Alfred Presbitero, Vick Pillay former APBC Director and Vice President for Victoria, Alma Argayoso of Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and Mr Henry Ong of Philippine Global Entrepreneurship Network.

We would like to thank and appreciate our guests and APBC members who attended the event. You can download the event’s presentations here.


APBC is a national, non-profit organisation dedicated to maximising the potential of trade and investment opportunities between Australia and the Philippines. The APBC is the leading private sector entity recognised by the relevant bodies of both the Australian and Philippine governments., APBC offers a wealth of opportunities for networking, professional development, and fostering valuable connections between the two countries.

Register your details, become a member:

● Professional networking: Connect with professionals from diverse industries and establish valuable business contacts.

● Market Insights: Gain access to up-to-date market information, trends, and opportunities in both countries.

● Business Partnerships: Identify potential partners, clients, and investors for collaborative ventures.

● Policy Advocacy: Influence policies that impact bilateral trade and investment, ensuring favourable business conditions.

● Events and Forums: Attend networking events, conferences, seminars, and workshops to enhance industry knowledge and skills.


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