With the ECCP in the lead, the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017 took place last October 17 2017 the Solaire Grand Ballroom. With the theme “The EU & the Philippines: Partners for Progress and Prosperity”, the forum gathered government officials and major industry players to discuss the current Philippine trade and investment regulations and policies and create a more competitive business environment.
The Summit hosted over 450 participants from both the public and private sector to attend. Key speakers included Vice President Leni Robredo, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Presidential Adviser and ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion, Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Aresenio Balisacan, EU Ambassador Franz Jessen, Sen. Miguel Zubiri, Cong. Arthur Yap, DOF USec Gil Beltran, DICT USec, Monchito Ibrahim, DOTr ASec Leah Quiambao, NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro, DTI-BPO Executive Director Connie Dichosa, EU-ASEAN Business Council Executive Director Chris Humphrey, ECCP President Guenter Taus.
The EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017 is co-funded by the European Union and is implemented by the EU-Philippines Business Network, a consortium of European Chambers led by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and include the British, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Nordic Chambers of Commerce along with the Belgian-Filipino Business Club. It was supported by Advocacy Partner Quisumbing Torres, Silver Sponsors AirFrance KLM, BMW, Harvey Law Group, Moet Henessy Philippines, and Pru Life UK, Bronze Sponsor Charmant Ingredients, Patron Sponsors Deloitte, Mercedez Benz, JLL, and PWC, Table Sponsors Autohub Group, Bosch, and AFOS, Event Supporters Advantage Austria, Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines, Exclusive Airline Partner AirFrance KLM, Venue Partner Solaire Resort Manila, Lanyard Sponsor BDO, Event Registration Partner EvenBank, and Media Partners ANC, Bloomberg TV Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Oxford Business Group, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.