European-Philippine Business Summit 2019

DATE(s):
24
Oct
VENUE:
Marriott Grand Ballroom

Membership Meeting & Forum

2019 has so far been an exciting year for the European-Philippine business community. It marks the first anniversary of the implementation of the landmark Ease of Doing Business Law and welcomes the 18th Congress with its list of legislative economic priorities. Steady macroeconomic fundamentals as well as the administration’s plans and pronouncements concerning economic reforms also open opportunities for further trade and investments. Furthermore, the ECCP aims to build upon the achievements of the past years in making the Philippine business environment friendlier for European companies and ensuring that these businesses can make the most of these exciting developments.

In this context, the ECCP is organizing its European-Philippines Business Summit (EPBS) with the theme: “Trade, Investment, and Development: Building the Future Together” on 24 October 2019, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Now on its sixth year, this flagship event of ECCP will gather high-level representations from the government, the private sector, academe, and various stakeholders keen on strengthening the European-Philippine economic relations. This year’s EPBS will also feature sessions on:

AGENDA
TIME ACTIVITY
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM-8:35 AM Welcome Remarks Mr. Nabil Francis confirmed
President,
European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)
8:35 AM-8:45 AM EU-PH Investment, Trade and Development Nexus
Mr. Thomas Wiersing confirmed
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
SESSION 1: ECONOMIC SNAP-CHAT
Keynote Address
The keynote address will take place in the presence of the European-Philippines business community, members of the diplomatic corps, and other high-level representation from the government and the private sector. The keynote address will focus on the economic performance of the country in 2018, and how European-Philippine trade and investments have played a role in sustainable development.
8:45 AM-9:00 AM Keynote Speaker
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Dr. Ceferino Rodolfo confirmed
Undersecretary, Industry Development and Trade Policy Group (IDTPG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
The Filipino Dream: Realizing AmbisyonNatin 2040
The government’s roadmap for a matatag, maginhawa, at panatag na buhay in the next 25 years will be a growth story of the government, the private sector, civil society, and the Filipino public. This part will provide insights on how this medium-term socioeconomic plan will be achieved from a development lens by one of the leading development institutions in the country.
9:15 AM-9:25 AM Dr. Celia Reyes
President
Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
Political Economy: On Regional Integration and Investment Policies
In recent years, Southeast Asia is fast becoming a point of interest of geopolitical activity among emerging markets and developing countries as it seeks to close its divides and promote closer linkages. This discussion will center on the recent political and economic developments around the region and its implications to the Philippines’ overall growth and performance as well as its Doing Business climate.
9:25 AM-9:35 AM Mr. Chris Humphrey confirmed
Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council
9:35 AM-10:00 AM Panel Discussion and Open Forum

Dr. Ceferino Rodolfo,
DTI Undersecretary confirmed

Dr. Celia Reyes,
PIDS President

Mr. Chris Humphrey,
EU-ABC Executive Director confirmed

Mr. Hans Vriens,
Vriens & Partners Managing Partner confirmed

Moderator:
Ms. Cathy Yang confirmed
Anchor and Managing Editor
ABS-CBN News Channel
SESSION 2: SECTORAL ISSUES
The private sector will be a key partner to government efforts in achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development. This session will showcase overviews of different focus sectors, recent issues and developments, government interventions, as well as the industry’s path forward. Best practices and innovations in these sectors as well as emerging trends will be featured.
Human Capital: Future-Proofing Filipino Talent 
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Hon. Silvestre Bello III confirmed 
Secretary,
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
10:15 AM-10:25 AM Atty. Eliseo Zuñiga confirmed
Co-chairperson,
ECCP Human Capital Committee
10:25 AM-10:40 AM Mr. Lars Wittig confirmed
Country Manager Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, S. Korea and VP Sales ASEAN, Taiwan, S. Korea, Regus & Spaces by IWG
Healthcare: Investing in Public Welfare 
10:40 AM-10:55 AM Government Representative
10:55 AM-11:05 AM Dr. Ma. Teresa Dioko confirmed
Co-Chairperson, ECCP Healthcare Committee
11:05 AM-11:15 AM Mobile Digital Health

Pru Life UK confirmed
11:15 AM-11:25 AM Dr. Amal Makhloufi confirmed
General Manager for General Medicines & Emerging Markets and Philippines Country Chair, Sanofi
Captain’s Forum 
11:25 AM-12:05 NN Hon. Silvestre Bello III,
DOLE Secretary confirmed

Atty. Eliseo Zuñiga,
ECCP Human Capital Committee Chairperson confirmed

Mr. Lars Wittig,
Regus and Spaces by IWG Country Manager Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, S. Korea &VP Sales ASEAN, Taiwan, S. Korea confirmed

Dr. Ma. Teresa Dioko,
Co-Chairperson, ECCP Healthcare Committee confirmed

Mr. Eng Teng Wong
Prudential Services Asia Chief Officer for Ecosystems Implementation confirmed

Dr. Amal Makhloufi
Sanofi Philippines General Manager for Pharmaceuticals confirmed
untry Chair, Sanofi confirmed
Moderator:

Atty. Christina Macasaet-Acaban confirmed
Head, Healthcare Industry Group and Competition Focus Group
Quisumbing Torres
12:05 NN-1:00 PM Lunch
Transportation and Infrastructure: Building for Resilience 
1:00 PM-1:15 PM Hon. Arthur Tugade
Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOTr)
1:15 PM-1:30 PM Mr. Michael Raeuber confirmed
Chairperson, ECCP Infrastructure and Transportation Committee
1:30 PM-1:40 PM Industry Representative Open for Sponsorship
Energy and Environment: Towards a Clean and Green Philippines 
1:40 PM-1:55 PM Hon. Jesus Posadas confirmed
Senior Undersecretary,
Department of Energy (DOE)
1:55 PM-2:00 PM Ms. Ruth Yu-Owen confirmed
Chairperson,
ECCP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee
2:00 PM-2:05 PM Mr. Kristoffer Rada confirmed
Chairperson,
ECCP Environment and Water Committee
2:05 PM-2:20 PM Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna confirmed
Undersecretary,
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
2:20 PM-2:30 PM Republic Cement confirmed
Captain’s Forum
2:30 PM-3:10 PM Hon. Arthur Tugade,
DOTr Secretary

Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna,
DENR Undersecretary, confirmed

Hon. Jesus Posadas,
DOE Senior Undersecretary confirmed

Mr. Michael Raeuber,
ECCP Infrastructure and Transportation Committee Chairperson confirmed

Mr. Kristoffer Rada,
ECCP Environment and Water Committee Chairperson confirmed

Ms. Ruth Yu-Owen,
ECCP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee confirmed

Republic Cement confirmed
Moderator:
Ms. Cathy Yang confirmed
Anchor and Managing Editor
ABS-CBN News Channel
SESSION 3: CHARTING THE WAY FORWARD
This session will feature policy insights on how the government will address the country’s competitiveness and stimulate vigorous economic growth and development in the coming years through improving the efficiency of the delivery of government services and the proposed corporate income tax and incentives reform law.
Ease of Doing Business: Key to Competitiveness 
3:10 PM-3:25 PM Atty. Jeremiah Belgica confirmed
Director General, Anti-Red Tape Authority
3:25 PM-3:45 PM Panel Reactors:

Hon. Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala,
Civil Service Commission Chairperson confirmed

Mr. Guillermo Luz,
Former National Competitiveness Council Co-Chairperson confirmed
3:45 PM-4:05 PM Open Forum

Atty. Jeremiah Belgica,
ARTA Director General

Hon. Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala,
CSC Chairperson confirmed

Mr. Guillermo Luz,
Former NCC Co-Chairperson confirmed

Moderator:
Atty. Ina Dominguez confirmed
Partner, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group
Quisumbing Torres
Towards a Competitive Fiscal Regime
4:05 PM-4:25 PM Government Representative
4:25 PM-4:45 PM Open Forum
Closing Keynote Speech
4:45 PM-5:00 PM Legislating for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
Hon. Juan Miguel Zubiri
Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines
Master of Ceremonies:

Ms. Cathy Yang
Anchor and Managing Editor
ABS-CBN News Channel

Healthcare

Human Capital

Infrastructure and Transportation

Energy and Environment



Finally, the handover of the 2019 ECCP Advocacy Papers will highlight the conference as ECCP shares its highly anticipated wishlist of policy reforms to further create a level playing field and ease doing business in the country.


Registration

PHP 5,500

ECCP Members

PHP 6,500

Non-Members

PHP 2,000

Government/Academe

PHP 50,000

Executive Table
(Good for 10 persons)

* Full payment is required three days prior to the day of the event. Unpaid attendees will not be granted access to the event.

** No shows will be billed at full cost. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the event.

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