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This 2018, we look at how the current administration's initiatives and programs in line with its Socioeconomic Agenda and priorities have substantially progressed – Build, Build, Build, tax reform, ease of doing business, labor protection furthered through the Executive Order on Contractualization, sustainable development and climate adaptation, and universal healthcare, among many others. In addition, the Philippines' economy is at a steady growth, the EU remains to be one of the top trading partner of the Philippines, and the EU-Philippines Partnership Cooperation Agreement has been put into force – a major milestone for the EU-Philippine relations.

With this in mind, the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is organizing the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 with the theme "EU and the Philippines: Jointly Pursuing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth" on 18 October 2018, at Solaire Resort and Hotel.

The EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 will be a celebration of EU-Philippine trade and investment ties and an opportunity for a constructive dialogue between key stakeholders, covering key sectors – Infrastructure, Retail, Environment, Healthcare, and Tax and Financial Services, capped off with the handover of the4th edition of the EU-Philippine Advocacy Papers, a compilation of the EPBN's wishlist of reforms .

This event will bring together three hundred fifty (350) participants from the Philippine government, private sector, business groups, diplomatic corps, academe and think tanks, among others. Keynote invitees will include NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Hon. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

We invite you to join the most important EU trade forum of the year. Secure your seat now!

18 Oct 2018

08:00 - 15:00

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Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Hotel
Aseana Avenue
Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • EU-PH Business Summit Morning Session
    07:15 - 08:15Breakfast and Registration
    08:15 - 08:20Welcome Remarks
    Guenter Taus, Steering Committee Chairman at EPBN
    08:20 - 08:30The EU and the Philippines Through the Years
    H.E. Franz Jessen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Delegation at Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
    08:30 - 08:35Introduction of Key Speaker
    Atty. Kareen Fe Pioquinto-Enriquez, Advocacy Manager at EPBN
    08:35 - 08:45Keynote Speech: Philippine Roadmap Towards Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth
    Dr. Ernesto Pernia, Secretary, National Economic Development Authority
    08:45 - 08:55EPBN Objectives, Achievements and Recommendations: INFRASTRUCTURE
    Mr. Michael Raeuber, EPBN Infrastructure Committee Chair
    08:55 - 09:00Industry Presentation
    09:00 - 09:10Speech
    Sec. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
    09:10 - 09:40Open Forum
    DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez
    NEDA Sec. Ernesto Pernia
    Michael Raeuber
    Industry Presentation
    09:40 - 09:43Photo Opportunity & Handover of the full set of EPBN Advocacy Papers
    09:43 - 09:53Coffee Break
    09:53 - 10:03EPBN Objectives, Achievements and Recommendations: RETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION
    10:03 - 10:08Industry Presentation
    10:08 - 10:18Speech: Empowering Consumers through Retail Trade Liberalization: A Legislative Perspective
    10:18 - 10:43Open Forum
    10:43 - 10:46Photo Opportunity & Handover of the full set of EPBN Advocacy Papers
    10:46 - 10:56EPBN Objectives, Achievements and Recommendations: ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
    Atty. Lai Parcon, Chairperson, EPBN Environment and Water Committee
    10:56 - 11:01Industry Presentation
    11:01 - 11:11Speech
    Hon. Roy Cimatu, Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    11:11 - 11:36Open Forum
    11:36 - 11:39Photo Opportunity & Handover of EPBN Advocacy Papers on Environment & Water and Renewable Energy
    11:39 - 12:39Networking Lunch
    EU-PH Business Summit Afternoon Session
    12:39 - 12:49EPBN Objectives, Achievements and Recommendations: HEALTHCARE
    Mr. Rommel Abuda, Chairperson, EPBN Healthcare Committe
    12:49 - 12:54Industry Presentation
    12:54 - 13:04Speech
    Dr. Francisco Duque III, Secretary, Department of Health
    13:04 - 13:29Open Forum
    13:29 - 13:34Photo Opportunity & Handover of EPBN Advocacy Papers on Healthcare
    13:34 - 13:44EPBN Objectives, Achievements and Recommendations: TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES
    13:44 - 13:49Industry Presentation
    13:49 - 13:59Speech: On Tax Reform Package 2 and its implications to the EU-PH Business Community
    Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairperson
    13:59 - 14:29Open Forum
    14:29 - 14:34Photo Opportunity & Handover of the full set of EPBN Advocacy Papers
    14:34 - 14:39Concluding Remarks
    Mark Henke, Project Manager at EPBN
    14:39 - 14:55Closing Keynote Speech
    Cong. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    14:55 - 15:00Photo Opportunity & Handover of EPBN Advocacy Papers


  • H.E. Franz Jessen (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines)

    H.E. Franz Jessen

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

  • Cong. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (House Speaker, House of Representatives (Video Message))

    Cong. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

    House Speaker, House of Representatives (Video Message)

  • Dr. Ernesto Pernia (Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority)

    Dr. Ernesto Pernia

    Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority

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  • Sec. Ramon Lopez (Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry)

    Sec. Ramon Lopez

    Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

  • Bge. Charito Plaza (Director General, PEZA)

    Bge. Charito Plaza

    Director General, PEZA

  • Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (Chairperson, Senate Committee on Economic Affairs)

    Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian

    Chairperson, Senate Committee on Economic Affairs

  • Cong. Arthur Yap, PhD (Congressman, House of Representatives)

    Cong. Arthur Yap, PhD

    Congressman, House of Representatives

  • Cong. Dakila Cua (Congressman, House Committee on Ecology Chairperson, House of Representatives)

    Cong. Dakila Cua

    Congressman, House Committee on Ecology Chairperson, House of Representatives

  • Asec. Ma. Teresa Habitan (Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance)

    Asec. Ma. Teresa Habitan

    Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance

  • AO

    Asst. Director Vizminda Osario

    Assistant Director, EMB

  • Atty. Harry Roque Jr. (Presidential Spokesperson, Office of the Presidential Spokesperson)

    Atty. Harry Roque Jr.

    Presidential Spokesperson, Office of the Presidential Spokesperson

  • Guenter Taus (Steering Committee Chairman, EPBN)

    Guenter Taus

    Steering Committee Chairman, EPBN

  • Atty. Kareen Fe Pioquinto-Enriquez (Advocacy Manager, EPBN)

    Atty. Kareen Fe Pioquinto-Enriquez

    Advocacy Manager, EPBN

  • Andrew Wong (Chief Health Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia)

    Andrew Wong

    Chief Health Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia

  • Michael K. Raeuber (Infrastructure & Transportation Committee Chair, EPBN)

    Michael K. Raeuber

    Infrastructure & Transportation Committee Chair, EPBN

  • Christopher Ilagan (Environment and Water Committee Member, EPBN)

    Christopher Ilagan

    Environment and Water Committee Member, EPBN

  • Anthony Amunategui Abad (Senior Partner, ABAD ALCANTARA ACERO LAW)

    Anthony Amunategui Abad


  • Lih Chyun Yeong (Co-Chair, EPBN Healthcare Committee)

    Lih Chyun Yeong

    Co-Chair, EPBN Healthcare Committee


2018 EPBS Partnership Agreement Form_vAug312018.pdf
2018 EPBS Partnership Proposal_vAug312018.pdf


EU-Philippines Business Summit

This ticket is for the EU-Philippines Business Summit ONLY.

Precio normal ₱5,900
Precio en la puerta ₱7,000
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