EU-Philippines Business Dialogue

Ballroom 2, Raffles & Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive Makati Avenue, Makati City

Membership Meeting & Forum

The event will mark the first major activity of the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), co-funded by the EU and implemented by the ECCP and other European Business Organizations in the Philippines.

The 1st EU-Philippines Business Dialogue will bring together around 200 business leaders and public officials, multilateral organizations,the academe and civil society. Officials from the EU Commission in Brussels are scheduled to participate. 

The objective of the project is to increase and diversify exports and investments of EU businesses (especially SME's) in the Philippines, create partnerships with local SME's and get ready for the ASEAN regional market.

Technology transfer and inclusive growth are high on the agenda of the project and the business dialogue, and are reflected in the program:

  1. Keynote Addresses
    • Helena Konig, Head of Trade Relations with the Southeast Asia,
      Australia,New Zealand - Euroean Commission, DG Trade
    • Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, NEDA
    • Secretary Rogelio Singson, DPWH*
  2. Panels
     a. Panel 1
       Discussion on Business Opportunities
       - Covering three sectors:
    b. Panel 2
    Discussion on Policy Environment of these sectors
    - What holds back trade & investment?
    • Consumer Goods / Retail
    • Construction / Retro-fitting
    • Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy
  3. Next Steps
    - For 3 sectors (and next 11 sectors) 
    • Michael Raeuber, President, ECCP

Note:  =  Invited

For inquiries and registrations, please call (+632) 845.1324 and look for Mr. Batuhan Kutlu or Mr. Victor Tanguy via these email addresses: or