23 May 2015

BMW BEGINS TOUR OF DUTY FOR APEC 2015

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German carmaker hands over first batch of official premium mobility units to PH government

MANILA, Philippines – The APEC 2015 National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) today accepted a sponsored fleet of BMW vehicles from Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, during a symbolic ceremony held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Malacañan Palace. ACC President Maricar Parco and the APEC-NOC, led by Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa, were among those in attendance.

As the official premium mobility partner of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meetings, BMW is set to provide over 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long-Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series in Sedan & Gran Turismo forms to serve as mobility shuttles for world leaders and APEC dignitaries throughout the international forum.

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“BMW is honored to play an integral part in the APEC 2015 Summit as its official premium mobility partner. We applaud the Philippine government for taking the lead in working towards the creation of one integrated Asia-Pacific economic community,” said Parco.

Parco further remarked that the formal turnover of the fleet reinforces the brand’s commitment to fostering the economic growth and development of not only the Philippines, but the entire region.

BMW was named the official premium mobility partner of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meetings last May 2014, through the signing of a signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the national government and the German premium carmaker.

The APEC 2015 Summit will include a series of meetings on trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation in select venues within Metro Manila and the Visayas region. The ministerial meetings will see world leaders, industry experts, and representatives from the private sector come together to improve the economic landscape by addressing opportunities and challenges in Asia-Pacific. BMW will deploy automobiles to the first high-level assembly, the Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting, this month in Boracay, Aklan on May 23-24 of this year.

Asian Carmakers Corporation

ACC is a wholly owned Filipino company under the Alvarez Group of Companies, and is headed by ACC Chairman, Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez.

The company boasts of the widest dealership network in the luxury vehicle segment – with eight dealers working closely under the ACC helm. These dealers are: Auto Allee BMW in Eton Centris, North EDSA, Autohaus BMW in Quezon City, Motor Ventures Philippines in Alabang, Prestige Cars BMW in Makati, Premier Cars BMW in Pampanga, Autobahn BMW in Bacolod, Autowelt BMW in Cebu and Premium Motoren BMW in Cagayan de Oro.

ACC-BMW is supported by the BMW Group regional office for Asia in Singapore through BMW Asia Pte. Ltd.


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Thea Geronimo
Asian Carmakers Corporation
Corporate Communications
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Marlene Cinco
EON Inc.
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