PTIC-Berlin is organizing information sessions on the Philippines which will be held in Frankfurt on 4 June 2014, and in Stuttgart on 5 June 2014. The sessions will feature Secretary Gregory Domingo and Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo, and will be part of the roadshow that will also cover Paris, Stockholm and Oslo. The sessions are being organized with the collaboration of the German institutional partners – the OAV, GPCCI, ASEAN TODAY, Deutsche Bank, and the Chambers of Commerce of Frankfurt and the Stuttgart Region. The sessions aim to position the Philippines as one of the world´s emerging economies, growing at strong rates of 6.8% in 2012 and 7.2% in 2013, the second fastest in the Asian region after China, and on the path to becoming a half-Trillion Dollar economy. The sessions promise to share positive and candid information on the Philippines, and engage participants in an open exchange on the opportunities for business with the fifth largest island state of the world (with 7,107 islands) that stands at the center of the 600-million-strong, $2.3 Trillion ASEAN Economic Community.