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PHL’s Potential to become an Innovation Hub shines at Cebu’s APEC IP Meeting
[26 August 2015 Cebu City, Philippines]With its expanding businesses and young and talented people, the potential of the country to become a premier innovation hub was displayed in abundance as it hosted the 2nd 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Intellectual Property Experts’ Group Meeting (APEC-IPEG) in Cebu City.
The APEC-IPEG Meeting on 22-23 August 2015 was the final meeting hosted by the Philippines this year and one of the several APEC meetings in Cebu City. Over 40 IP experts and policy makers from 21 economies attended the meeting.
“I am thrilled to meet you this time in Cebu City, often called “The Queen City of the South” – capital to the Cebu Province and the oldest city in the Philippines. As the second city in the country, it is one of its main centers for commerce, trade, industry and education, which makes it a perfect venue for us to close IPEG’s Philippines cycle this year,” said Miguel ÁngelMargáin in his opening speech, the APEC-IPEG Chair and the Director Generalof theMexicanInstitute of Industrial Property.