Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia and Consul Armi Lopez Garcia lead a powerhouse delegation from the Cebu business community that is leaving today for a weeklong visit to the Russian Federation.
The delegation of 20 businessmen include two young Gaisanos, Dr. Edward S. Gaisano and Christine Gaisano, Engr. Nestor Archival, and OPASCOR’s Atty. Tomas Riveral.
“We have three objectives for the trip. One, promote participation for the 2nd Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibition in October 2010. Two, for the governor to inform the Business sector about Cebu province. Three, provide venue for members of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce being sister chambers,” said Consul Garcia. She is the honorary consul of the Russian Federation to the Philippines.
The delegation will meet the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 22, 2010 with the perspective of forging a sister-city relationship with Cebu. During the weeklong visit around Russia, the group will meet Russian business groups, Philippine Ambassador Victor Garcia and the Russian media.
The delegates will also meet Gregory Pototsky, the famous Russian artist and sculptor who donated the bust of Leo Tolstoy and who will come to participate in the joint Philippine-Russian Art Exhibition.
Click this link for a complete list of the delegation members: CCCI TRADE MISSION TO RUSSIAV1