Regional Business Opportunities Forum

DATE(s): February 09, 2017
VENUE:
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Membership Meeting & Forum

The REGIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FORUM  provides an opportunity for Local Government Units (LGUs), the business sector and civil society to have a constructive dialogue in addressing issues and creating solutions together with respect to promoting integrity and global competitiveness leading to more investments and jobs in localities. The forum also provides a platform for discussing business opportunities in the provinces, cities, and municipalities in the Visayas.

What we would like to achieve is a better understanding of the work done by the LGUs together with their respective Integrity Circles in improving the business climate to attract more investments in their localities and to inform investors on where business opportunities lie. The Forum is also a platform for discussing collaborative initiatives to promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

 

Program

12:00 pm
Registration
12:45 pm
Call to Order
1:00 pm
National Anthem
1:05 pm
Welcome Remarks and Rationale of the Forum
Dr. Peter Koeppinger
Project I4J Director
SESSION 1: STRENGTHENING POLICIES FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
1:15 pm
Introduction of the Session and Speakers
Mr. Henry Schumacher
Senior Advocacy Adviser
ECCP
1:20 pm
Enhancing the Business Environment for Inclusive Growth
Hon. Zenaida Maglaya
Undersecretary
Dept. of Trade & Industry
1:35 pm
Strengthening Regional Business Integration in Visayas Region
Hon. Michael Dino
Undersecretary
Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Visayas
2:50 pm
Discussion and Open Forum
SESSION 2: DRIVING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VISAYAS REGION
Partnering with the Provincial Governments in creating integrated and inclusive business
3:10pm
Introduction of the Session and Speakers
Ms. Cris Giangan
Project I4J Manager
3:15 pm
Province of Iloilo
Hon. Lorenz Defensor
SP Member
3:30 pm
Province of Guimaras
Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin, MD, MPH
Governor
3:45 pm
Province of Negros Occidental
Hon. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr.
Governor
4:00 pm
Discussion and Open Forum
Partnering with the City Governments in Improving the ease of doing business and attracting investments in regions
4:20 pm
Introduction of Session and Speakers
Mr. Gerry Constantino
Director for Projects and Sector Advocacy Events, ECCP
4:25 pm
City of Iloilo
Ms. Donna Rose Ratilla
President
Iloilo Chamber of Commerce & Industry
4:40 pm
City of San Carlos
Mr. George Espinosa
BCBP
4:55 pm
City of Bayawan
Ms. Irel Manansala, RMT, MDC
Tourism & Investment Promotions Officer
5:10 pm
Discussion and Open Forum
5:25 pm
Closing Remarks
Hon. Jed Patrick Mabilog
Iloilo City Mayor

Tariff

Php 1,000 (meals included)
20% discount – LGUs and members of Supporting Organizations

 
Payment Procedure

Please make check payable to ECCP and send a scanned copy of the deposit slip at zyra.fastidio@eccp.com to notify us that payment has been made.
Account Name: European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Name of the Bank: BPI
Bank Address: Cebu-Mango Branch; Gen. Maxilom St., Cebu City
Bank Account Number: 1021-0241-43


For confirmations and more information, 
Please contact Ms. Zyra Fastidio at (632) 845 1324 or email zyra.fastidio@eccp.com