Future Cities Forum 2019

The Tent at Solaire

Membership Meeting & Forum

By 2030, the United Nations (UN) projects that there will be about 43 megacities existing with more than 10 million inhabitants with most of these cities in developing countries. These put pressures on existing and future cities as they face problems with crowding, traffic, inadequate infrastructure, energy and water shortages, waste management issues, flooding, congestion, expensive housing, increasing slum areas, growing crime and accidents and urban hunger/poverty.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) launched in 2015 that aims to transform the world by 2030 will have to start in cities as it is in urban areas where the problems are intense and pressing. In particular, cities need urgent support for achieving SDG goals and it is in this context that the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is organizing its Future Cities Forum 2019 on 13 to 14 November 2019 at The Tent at Solaire with the theme “Building Smart and Sustainable Cities” to initiate an annual dialogue of stakeholders covering several key areas on Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Renewable Energy, Green Buildings, Mobility and Connectivity, Information and Communications Technology, Water Efficiency and Conservation, Waste Management Solutions, Sustainable Living and Urban Development that are essential to building future smart and sustainable cities in the Philippines.

The Future Cities Forum 2019 will be a two-day event that provides stakeholders and participants an opportunity to engage in a discussion that cuts across several important key areas relating to the proper planning, management and development of future cities.

This event will bring together high level representatives of government, business, the academe as well as international and non-government organizations who serve as the driving force for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 on promoting smart and sustainable cities.

DAY 1 - November 13, 2019
8:00 am Registration
8:45 am Call to Order
8:50 am Welcome Remarks Mr. Florian Gottein
Executive Director
9:00 am Building Future Cities in line with Sustainable Development Goals Hon. Mark Villar confirmed
Department of PublicWorks and Highways
Session 1: Promoting Energy Efficiency as the Cleanest and Cheapest Energy Resources
9:20 am Keynote Address:
The Future of Energy in the Philippines
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian confirmed
Senate of the Philippines
9:35 am Energy Efficiency and Conservation Law and the IRR Atty. Patrick Aquino CESO III, confirmed
Director IV, Energy Utilization Management Bureau
Department of Energy
9:50 am Bridging the Energy Efficiency Capital Gap Toward 2040 Mr. Alex Ablaza confirmed,
Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2)
10:05 am How ESCO Performance Contracting can be the Game-changer in the Energy Efficiency Market Engr. Raymond Marquez confirmed
Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2)
10:20 am Open Forum Moderator:

Ms. Ruth Owen confirmed,
Vice President
Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2)
Session 2: Spearheading Innovations in the Energy Sector
10:55 am Keynote Address:
The Future of Energy is in the Visayas
Mr. Marcelo Cacho confirmed
Head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs
Panay Electric Company
11:10 am Supply and Demand: Energy Economics, Behind the Meter Mr. Tom Peebles confirmed
Chief Executive Officer
Solenergy Systems Inc.
11:30 am Open Forum Moderator:

Ms. Ruth Yu-Owen confirmed
ECCP Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Committee
12:00 nn LUNCH
Session 3: Promoting Green Buildings for a Sustainable Future
1:00 pm Keynote Address
Promoting Low Carbon Economy through improved Building Energy Performance
Ms. Ileana Mitirescu confirmed
Programme Manager – Energy
Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
1:15 pm Strengthening the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) for Public Buildings Mr. Artemio Habitan confirmed
Division Chief, Energy Utilization Management Bureau
Department of Energy
1:30 pm Sustainable Utility Energy Efficiency Model to Implement Energy Savings for Cities Ms. Daniela Schmidt confirmed
Energy Specialist
Asian Development Bank
1:45 pm Solar Rooftops and Other Renewable Energy Technology Options for Buildings Mr. Pedro Lite Jr. invited
Executive Vice President
PNOC Renewables Corporation
2:00 pm Options for Financing Clean Energy Projects Mr. Ronaldo Averion confirmed
Program Management Department II
Land Bank of the Philippines
2:15 pm Open Forum Moderator:

Mr. Douglas Liner confirmed
Team Leader
EU-Acess to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP)
Session 4: Pursuing Greater Mobility and Connectivity
3:00 pm Keynote Address
Future Transport in the Build Build Build Program
Hon. Arthur Tugade invited
Department of Transportation
3:15 pm Transport Infrastructure Development Roadmap 2 for Metro Manila Hon. Roderick Planta confirmed
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Development of the Investment Programming Group
National Economic and Development Auhority
3:30 pm Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of Light through Connected Road Lighting Systems Mr. Jagan Srinivasan confirmed
Country Leader
Signify Philippines Inc.
3:45 pm Developing Green and Smarter Vehicles Dr. Neil Stephen Lopez confirmed
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
De La Salle University
4:00 pm Enhanced Mobility for a better quality of life Mr. George Royeca confirmed
Chief Transport Advocate
4:15 pm Open Forum Moderator:

Atty. Dranyl Jared Amoroso confirmed
Senior Associate & Subsector Head Industrials, Manufacturing and Transportation & Aviation
Quisumbing Torres
4:30 pm End of Day 1
DAY 2 - November 14, 2019
8:00 am Registration
8:50 am Call to Order
9:00 am Welcome Remarks Mr. Florian Gottein
Executive Director
Session 5: The Pursuit of Future Livable and Competitive Cities
9:10 am Keynote:
Building Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan confirmed
Group Managing Director
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Tranformation (ASSIST)
9:30 am The Eco Steam Project Arch. Nathaniel Cruz confirmed
Program Chair
Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Manila

Mr. Marlo Maraña confirmed
Award Winning 4th year Architectural Student
Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Manila
9:50 am Greening the Urban Horizon TBD
10:10 am Open Forum Moderator:

Atty. Ina Dominguez confirmed
Partner, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group
Quisumbing Torres
Session 6: The Future Cities of Water in the Philippines
10:50 am Keynote 1:
Envisioning and Aiming for a Cleaner Water Environment in the Philippines
Hon. Roy A Cimatu invited
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
11:05 am Sustaining Water Resources for Future Generations Dr. Sevillo David Jr. confirmed
Executive Director
National Water Resources Bureau
11:20 am Designing Water Efficient and Saving Buildings and Urban Centers Architect Felino Palafox Jr. confirmed
Principal Architect-Urban Planner and Founder of Palafox Associates
11:35 am Flood Management Technologies to Protect Cities, Airports, and Buildings Dr. Andreas Klippe confirmed
President and CEO
Flood Control Asia RS Corp
11:50 pm Open Forum Moderator:

Mr. Kristoffer Rada confirmed
Corporate and Government Affairs Manager / Chairperson Mondelez Philippines / ECCP Environment and Water Committee
12:30 nn LUNCH
Session 7: Implementing Waste Management in the Circular Economy
1:30 am Keynote:
Implementing Effective, Efficient and Practical Approaches to Waste Management
Hon. Cynthia Villar confirmed
Senate of the Philippines
1:45 pm Managing the Wastes of Metro Manila: Finding Sustainable Solutions Dir. Elsie Encarnacion confirmed Director IV, Head of Solid Waste Management Metro Manila Development Authority
2:00 pm Waste Co-Processing Technology Mr. Jon Alan Cuyno confirmed
Geocycle Project Manager for Capital Expenditures
Municipal Solid Waste and Organizational Partnerships
2:15 pm Innovations in Waste Management Mr. Juergen Lorenz confirmed
ECCP Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Committee
2:30 pm Open Forum Moderator:

Mr. Kristoffer Rada confirmed
Corporate and Government Affairs Manager / Chairperson Mondelez Philippines / ECCP Environment and Water Committee
Session 8: Experiencing Sustainable Living and Urban Development
3:00 am Atty. Joanna Eileen Capones
Vice President for Investment Promotions and Marketing
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
3:30 pm Closing and End of Day 2

PHP 5,900

ECCP Members

PHP 7,000


PHP 4,000


PHP 53,000

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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