Sec. Lopez toasts for the biggest business matching event in PH.Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (4th from L) shared the toast with President of Security Bank Corporation Alfonso L. Salcedo (4th from R) and MUFG Corporate Finance & Strategic Advisory Division Mr. Makoto Kobayashi (3rd from L) yesterday (22 February) for the successful business matching event organized by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG). In celebration of the securing its full banking license in the Philippines, MUFG gathered more than 85 MSMEs for the largest, and first of its kind business matching event in the country which resulted to 200 meetings overall. “In line with the president’s advocacy, the government will continue to promote investments and protect investments.” said Secretary Lopez. Participating companies in the event are from the distribution and manufacturing industry, healthcare and medical equipment, real estate and development, and agricultural and seafood products. Joining the event are 53 Japanese, 31 Philippine, two Thai and one Vietnamese company, which aims to increase the opportunity to promote cross-border trade. Joining the Secretary were Economic Minister of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines Mr. Makoto Iyori (3rd from R) and senior officials from MUFG and Security Bank Corporation.