The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) and their co-sponsoring partner organizations are pleased to invite you to the Second Anniversary Forum of Arangkada Philippines with the theme Realize the Potential! on February 26, 2013 at the Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
In January 2012, the JFC organized its First Anniversary Forum with the theme Moving Twice as Fast, which is what the economy is doing with an average GDP growth of 6.5% in the first three quarters of this year in a very challenging global business environment. For 2013, the JFC has selected the theme Realize the Potential! inspired in part by President Aquino’s comment about how the country’s very high potential has long been dormant and by recognition that the Philippines can become a growth leader among larger emerging economies.
President Aquino and Chief Justice Sereno have been invited to deliver the keynote speeches. Some two dozen experts from the public and private sectors will discuss key issues critical to stronger economic growth, higher investment, and job creation for the Philippines to Realize the Potential! Three of the country’s top media personalities will moderate panel discussions. A copy of the Second Anniversary Assessment of the 471 recommendations in Arangkada will be distributed to all participants.
We encourage you to register and pay (preferably using PayPal) as early as possible to confirm your place at the Forum. The registration schedule and corresponding prices are as follows:
|Early Bird||PhP 3,000||17 Dec. 2012 - 13 Jan. 2013|
|Regular||PhP 3,600||14 Jan. 2013 - 19 Feb. 2013|
|Late and Walk-in||PhP 4,000||20 Feb. 2013 - 26 Feb. 2013|
How to Register
- Online: Visit http://arangkadaphilippines.com/forum or http://arangkadaforum.eventbrite.com*
- Offline: Download and fill-up attached registration form here in Microsoft Word format then fax to (632) 757-3510 to 11. You can also call (632) 757-3500 for inquiries.
* Online registration accepts both online and offline (cash/check deposit) payments. We encourage you to register online for a faster and smoother experience.
|PayPal (Credit Card)||Cash and Check Deposit|
|We are giving a PhP 200 discount for Regular registration and payment using PayPal||Bank payment details are available during the online registration process|
E-mail and/or fax a copy of the deposit slip to:
Published by the JFC in December 2010, Arangkada Philippines 2010: A Business Perspective is a comprehensive advocacy paper featuring 471 recommendations made in nine focus group discussions by nearly 300 Filipino and foreign investors. Arangkada targets the infusion of US$75 billion foreign direct investment and the creation of 10 million jobs, and over a trillion pesos in tax revenue for the Philippine economy within a decade. To achieve these goals, Arangkada asserts the need to focus on specific reforms to enable high growth in the Big Winner Sectors* as well as improvements in the general business environment.
* Big Winner Sectors --- Agribusiness, Creative Industries, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Tourism, Medical Travel, and Retirement.
For more information on the Arangkada Philippines Project, visit arangkadaphilippines.com/forum or contact Ramon N. Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (632) 751-1495.