A Lookback on AmCham’s 120 Years of Service
AmCham Philippines traces its history back to the simple round table discussions of four Manila Coffee Club members and one member of the Manila Merchants Association in 1902. With common business objectives and advocacies, these five men met regularly and eventually formed AmCham Philippines, the first American Chamber in Asia.
A century and two decades later, AmCham Philippines is known as one of the oldest and most influential business organizations in the country. To date, the Chamber has around 800 members, with different chapters from all over the country consisting of individuals, big corporations, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Some of AmCham Philippines’ active member companies are 3M, AIG, Amazon, Banco de Oro, Capital One, Cargill, Converge, Eastern Communications, Emerson, EON, Globe Business, Cargill, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott International, Pfizer, P&G, PMFTC, Reckitt, Reed Elsevier Philippines and Santos Knight FrankSince its foundation, AmCham Philippines has become an avenue for American and non-American businessmen in the country to collaborate in achieving common goals and objectives. Through its 20 sector committees, the non-profit association ensures the development of the Philippine business ecosystem by providing relevant inputs and opportunities that lead to economic development, social development, policy formulation, and innovation excellence.