Transforming the Philippines: Investing in a Global, Innovative, and Inclusive Economy

19F Philippine AXA Life Centre, Makati

Breakfast Forums and Meetings

This event is a platform for business leaders to discuss and explore issues on trade, investment, and various business opportunities in the Philippines today. With an evident economic growth in 2016, the Philippines has shown impressive potential over the past few years in the ASEAN region, and has become more attractive to local and foreign investors alike. The Philippines has continued to exceed the expectations of the global market, making it an easy target for businesses to consider opportunities in the country instead. As 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the EU-ASEAN relations, let us look deeper into a global, innovative and inclusive economy in the Philippines.

Session Details:

  • Time: 9AM - 11AM 
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2016
  • Venue: ECCP Boardroom


  • ECCP Members: Free
  • Non-Members: Php 800

Maximum of 25 slots available. Snacks will be served. 


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERTONY ABAD is a lawyer specializing in international trade law and competition.  He is the CEO of TradeAdvisors and Partner at the law firm of Abad Alcantara Associates. He is also a Professor of International Economic Law and Competition at the Ateneo Law School, a Dispute Settlement Panelist of the World Trade Organization, and an Anchor/Host of Bloomberg TV Philippines.  He was a former Tariff Commissioner, Administrator of the National Food Authority, and President of the Philippine International Trading Corporation. He graduated from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and is currently the President of the Harvard Club of the Philippines.