The various sectoral and cross-cutting Committees of the Chamber, each headed by a private sector representative, are the heart of the Chamber’s activities.

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The committees open up opportunities for members to be an active part in GPCCI while at the same time giving the business community a voice.
Members of the various committees meet on a regular basis to discuss latest developments and topics in order to work on solutions and joint actions.


Our Major Committees

Membership Committee

The strength of a chamber is its Membership. With over 250 members, the GPCCI Membership Committee is responsible for producing events and programs to help members establish the right business connections, build relevant networking platforms, and maximize access to the different industries within & outside the network. The Committee regularly meets to ensure that members are involved in the chamber’s activities and maintain programs abreast of the current times. The Membership Committee also serves as the first point of contact for members to expand their reach and lobby their interests.

Committee Head

Dr. Christian Peter Scheld, Country Director, MHE-Demag (P) Inc.

Joint Maritime Committee

The Maritime Committee is one of the strongest committees that cooperates with partner chambers that supports and provides maritime expertise and acts as well-represented coalition of quality ship owners, principals and many more players from the international and local maritime community. The committee never understates the need for a forum to address pressing maritime issues that concern employers, seafarers and other stakeholders. It regularly invites all key players to engage in discussions and facilitate a constant dialogue strengthening the industries partnership with the government.

This committee is a joint partnership between the Dutch, German, Nordic Chambers, and the Philippines-Norway Business Council.

Committee Head

Mr. Tore Henriksen, President, Managing Director, Doehle Shipmanagement Philippines Corp

Vocational Training Committee

The German vocational training system stands for internationally recognized quality. The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. is the implementation and certifying partner for vocational training on German standard in the Philippines in supporting its members through quality assurance, consultation and advocacy.  

The vocational training committee is its official body, responsible for all fundamental questions in the field of vocational training. It ensures the continuous development of quality training and supports the employer active in the field of vocational training by advice and advocacy. It proofs the regulations on implementation and quality control. 

With its diverse members with different training needs (provision, in-house training, and vocational training), it furthermore serves as a platform of exchange beyond its mandate, regularly addressing current topics and challenges of its members. It supports and strengthens the relationship between business, community and educational bodies. 

Committee Head

Mr. Tristan Arwen Loveres, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland Philippines Inc.

Policy and Advocacy Committee

The Policy & Advocacy Committee (PAC) supports GPCCI's members strategic objectives by:​

  • Identifying policy-related activities in the country that affect the interests GPCCI membership across all sectors​
  • Informing members on issues affecting the German-Philippine business climate through various materials and events initiated by the committee​
  • Facilitating linkages between government agencies, non-government organizations, local and  foreign business associations, academe, and other relevant policy institutions​

    Committee Head

    Dr. Marian Norbert Majer, Executive Director, Rödl & Partner Philippines