LGU Business Forum: Promoting Business for Inclusive Growth

DATE(s): October 17, 2016
Makati A, Makati Shangri-la Hotel
Membership Meeting & Forum

This LGU Business Forum is aimed at providing participants a better understanding of the vision and strategy of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with regard to promoting business with inclusive growth and ensuring that an enabling environment is created in all regions of the country.

The forum also engages Local Government Units (LGUs), the business sector and civil society in the discussion to encourage closer collaboration among the National Government, LGUs, business sector and civil society in making regions/localities more attractive destinations for investments and trade. As new investments come in, these will lead to more jobs and support inclusive growth.

We are honored to have DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez as our keynote speaker. Participants will have the opportunity to hear DTI Secretary Lopez discuss his initiatives on how DTI is contributing to easing the process of doing business in the Philippines, especially in the regions and localities all over the country.

Participants will also hear from representatives of the business sector and LGUs who will share their views on how business at the LGU level can be improved and made easier.


12:30 noonRegistration
1:00 pmCall to Order
1:05 pmWelcome RemarksGuenter Taus
ECCP President
1:15 pmIntroduction of Keynote SpeakerFlorian Gottein
ECCP Executive Director
1:20 pmKeynote AddressDTI Sec. Ramon Lopez
1:50 pmDiscussion and Open ForumHenry Schumacher - Moderator
2:20 pmRole of Provincial Government in Business Promotion & Development: I4J ExperienceGovernor Albert Garcia
Province of Bataan
2:40 pmRole of Municipality/City Government In Improving Ease of Doing BusinessSpeaker to be confirmed
3:00 pmRole of Big Investors & MNCsRuth Navales
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
3:20 pmSME Growth with Go NegosyoJoey Concepcion
Go Negosyo - Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship
3:40 pmDiscussion and Open ForumHenry Schumacher - Moderator
4:10 pmClosing Remarks