The Philippines Investment Forum

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Special Events

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Hon Nestor Espenilla, Jr, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Hon Benjamin E Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management, Republic of the Philippines

There’s no doubt that the Philippines is enjoying enviable growth rates by global and even emerging market standards under the Duterte administration. The questions are – how will the Philippines rebalance its economy to become more inclusive and investment-led? How will the Philippines’ twin engine of remittances and BPO fare in an era of trade protectionism? Is there a public-private consensus over how we approach infrastructure development in the Philippines? And will the Philippines’ geopolitical play backfire?

Meanwhile, another important change of guard just took place in the Philippines with the appointment of Hon Nestor Espenilla, Jr as the Governor of Bangko Sental ng Pilipinas in July 2017. How will the domestic banking sector and capital markets evolve under the new central bank leadership to support the country’s growing and changing financing needs? And how quickly can the Philippines embrace digitalisation while maintaining the highest standards of financial governance?

Join us at the 6th edition of the Euromoney Philippines Investment Forum to be brought up-to-date on the state of the Philippine economy and to exchange perspectives with a high-level audience of the Philippines’ onshore and offshore economic stakeholders.

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Topics will include:

  • The Economic Outlook for 2018
  • Updates on the Capital Markets
  • Infrastructure Funding
  • Trade and Industrial Development
  • The Agricultural Sector
  • Digital Transformation

Some of the speakers include: 

  • James Abbott, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • George Barcelon, President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 
  • Roberto Batungbacal, Country Director, Philippines, The Dow Chemical
  • Richard Bolt, Country Director, Philippines, Asian Development Bank
  • Aloysius Colayco, Co-founder, Argosy Partners
  • Jose Ma Concepcion III, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council 
  • Michael Enriquez, CIO, Sun Life Financial Philippines 
  • Aaron Gwak, Head of Capital Markets, ASEAN, Standard Chartered Bank
  • John Cary Ong, SVP, Head of Transaction Banking, UnionBank of the Philippines
  • Vivek Pathak, Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation
  • Charito B Plaza, Director General, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
  • Roel Refran, COO, Philippine Stock Exchange
  • Robert John Sobrepeña, Chairman and CEO, Fil-Estate Management and Chairman, Metro Global Holdings
  • Alexander Stathopoulos, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Lawrence Velasco, Director, Project Development, Public-Private Partnership Center
  • Senior Representative, BDO Unibank 

Attendance is FREE for ECCP Members, but there are limited places available only to institutional investors, asset managers, private equity funds, government representatives, policymakers, regional SMEs and senior executives of large domestic & multinational corporations, and the media.  Euromoney reserves the right to decide eligibility for attendance.

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