Manila, April 24, 2018 — The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) selected 31 college students from across the nation to participate in the annual Business Leadership Program (BLP) in Manila from April 17 to April 25.
Now on its 16th year, the BLP exposes student leaders to leading American companies, including Capital One, Proctor & Gamble, Fluor, Wells Fargo, Chevron, and JP Morgan, as well as Bank of the Philippine Islands and SGV.
“I joined BLP to engage in productive discourse with co-student leaders and to gain exposure to current issues in the business sector,” explained BLP participant Jude Martin Amiscaray, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering at Ateneo de Manila University. “But I got so much more. BLP elevated my mindset and broadened my perspectives.”
During the 10-day program, key officers from AmCham member firms and partner organizations delivered plenary talks for delegates on topics such as global business, job procurement, self-assessment, skills building, and current events. Delegates also learned more about U.S.-Philippine relations by visiting the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and interacting with American diplomats. On the final day, students will put lessons from the program into practice by participating in a business plan competition.