Sky City Auckland Convention Centre
Auckland, New Zealand
23 October 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the New Zealand-Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) and the Philippines-New Zealand Business Council (PNZBC) that agreed on the following areas of cooperation: promote the development and growth of New Zealand and Philippine business interests in both countries; facilitate flow of business information; develop promotional events and projects; develop world-class management, corporate best practices and quality standards; and act as primary channels for cooperation between the private sector in New Zealand and the Philippines in coordination with both country’s governments.

Two more MOU’s were signed between the Philippine-based Alliance Select Foods International Inc. represented by its President and CEO Mr. Jonathan Dee and Akaroa Salmon New Zealand Limited represented by its Co-Founder and Co-Owner Mr. David Duncan Bates.  The other MOU is between the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) represented by its President and COO Mr. Richard Tantoco and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Limited “GNS Science” represented by Dr. Alexander Malahoff.

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