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More than a year into the current administration, 2017 has so far been a benchmark year for the EU business community in the Philippines. This year, we have seen the continuing negotiations of the EU-Philippine Free Trade Agreement, the first year of the new Administration and Congress, steady economic growth, and the Philippines holding the ASEAN chairmanship. This year, the EU was also named the largest trading partner of the Philippines. With this in mind, the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is organizing the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017 with the theme “The EU & the Philippines: Partners for Progress and Prosperity” on October 17, 2017, at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Hotel, Manila. We are inviting you to join the most important trade forum to be attended by key figures from the government and private sector.

The EU‐Philippines Business Summit is a trade forum held in celebration of EU‐PHilippine trade and investment ties as well as a key venue for facilitating dialogue between key industry players and the government. We are expecting three hundred fifty (350) participants. The full day event will include three main components. Part I in the morning will focus on EU Investment Strategies: Major Opportunities and Challenges for the EU-PH Business Community followed by a panel discussion on the EU-PH Free Trade Agreement and a presentation of the EPBN’s wishlist of reforms through the handover of the 3rd edition of the EU-Philippine Avocacy Papers. Part II will focus on Creating a More Competitive Business Environment for the Philippines. Part III will focus on the ASEAN integration. Industries that will be put in focus include automotive, ICT, food and beverage, and investing in Europe.

Oct 17, 2017

8 AM - 5 PM

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

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Agenda

  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AMRegistration
    8:15 AM - 8:20 AMWelcome Remarks
    Guenter Taus
    EPBN Steering Committee Chairperson
    8:20 AM - 8:35 AMThe EU and the Philippines Through the Years
    Ambassador Franz Jessen
    EU Ambassador to the Philippines
    8:35 AM - 8:55 AMMaximizing Economic Opportunities Through GSP+ and EU FTAs: The Philippine Perspective
    Speaker: Hon. Ramon Lopez
    Department of Trade and Industry Secretary
    8:55 AM - 9:15 AMEU FTA: Looking through the Legislative Lens
    Hon. Arthur Yap, Chairperson, House Committee on Economic Affairs House of Representatives
    9:15 AM - 9:35 AMEU Trade Policies in the Philippines
    Mr. Walter van Hattum
    Head of Economic and Trade Section, EU Delegation to the Philippines
    9:35 AM - 10:05 AMPanel Discussion and Open Forum
    Moderator: Atty. Anthony Abad, Trade Advisors
     Sec. Ramon Lopez, DTI
     Cong Arthur Yap, House Committee on Economic Affairs Chairperson
     Walter van Hattum, EU Delegation Head of Economic and Trade Section
     Vanessa Gosiengfiao, Diageo Philippines General Manager
     Executive Director Peter Perfecto, Makati Business Club
    10:05 AM - 10:15 AMHandover of the EPBN Advocacy Papers and Trade Booklet
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break
    10:30 AM - 10:45 AMKeynote Speech
    Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
    Senate Committee Chair for Trade, Commerce, and Industry
    10:45 AM - 11:10 AMPanel Discussion and Open Forum
    Moderator: Atty. Maria Christina J. Macasaet-Acaban, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

     Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Committee for Trade, Commerce and Industry
     Martin Ruby, Delta Dore Asia Pacific Regional Director
     Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, Philippine Competition Commission
     President George Barcelon, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    11:10 AM - 11:25 AMSpeech
    Hon. Alan Peter Cayetano
    Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary
    11:25 AM - 11:55 AMPanel Discussion and Open Forum
    Moderator: Mia Carmela T. Imperial, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

     Sec. Alan Cayetano, DFA
     Managing Director Richard Walker, Robert Bosch Philippines
     Executive Director Chris Humphrey, EU-ASEAN Business Council
     Chairman Joey Concepcion, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
    11:55 AM - 1:10 PMLunch Break
    1:15 PM - 2:10 PMAutomotive and Manufacturing: Driving the EU-PH economies forward
    Speech:
    1. Executive Director Corazon “Corrie” Dichosa, BOI-DTI
    2. Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Leah Quiambao, DOTr
    3. Christopher Yu, Head of Marketing, Volvo Philippines

    Panel Discussion:
    Moderator: Mr. James Deakin, Independent Journalist
     Executive Director Corazon “Corrie” Dichosa, BOI-DTI
     Asec. Leah Quiambao, DOTr
     Christopher Yu, Volvo Philippines
    2:10 PM - 3:05 PMICT: Growth Game Changer
    Speech:
    1. Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim, Department of Information and Communications Technology
    2. Ms. Rosell Santillan-Gomez, Partner, Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines
    Building confidence in your Digital Future
    3, National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro, National Privacy Commission

    Panel Discussion:
    Moderator: Divina Pastora V. Ilas-Panganiban, Partner, Quisumbing Torres
     Usec. Monchito Ibrahim, DICT
     Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro, National Privacy Commission
     Ms. Rosell Santillan-Gomez, Partner, Isla Lipana & Co. /PwC Philippines
     Erik Moller Nielsen, President, Global Process Manager Inc.,
    3:05 PM - 3:20 PMCoffee Break
    3:20 PM - 4:15 PMFood and Beverage
    Introduction
    Speech:
    1. Trade Net: USec Gil S. Beltran, Department Of Finance
    2. Ms. Lourdes Santiago, FDA Deputy Director General
    3. Helen Grace Baisa, Committee Chair & CEO of Charmant Ingredients


    Panel Discussion:
    Moderator: Annalisa Burgos, ABS-CBN News Channel
     USec Beltran, DOF- TradeNet
     Ms. Lourdes Santiago, FDA Deputy Director General
     Bureau of Customs
     Bureau of Internal Revenue
     Industry Player
     Helen Grace Baisa, Committee Chair and CEO of Charmant Ingredients
    4:15 PM - 5:10 PMInvesting in Europe: Moving Beyond Borders
    Speech:
    1. Mr. Enrico Strampelli, EU Delegation Head of Cooperation
    2. Dr. Paul Boldy, Harvey Law Group Country Manager for the Philippines
    3. Mr. Sherwin Nones, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., (Ayala Group)

    Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Regina Lay, Bloomberg Philippines
    1. Mr. Enrico Strampelli, EU Delegation Head of Cooperation
    2. Dr. Paul Boldy, Harvey Law Group Country Manager for the Philippines
    3. Mr. Sherwin Nones, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., (Ayala Group)
    4. Christina Stieber, Commercial Counselor, Advantage Austria
    5:10 PM - 5:25 PMClosing Remarks: "EU-PH Economies Ties - Moving Forward"
    Hon. Leni Robredo
    Vice President
    Republic of the Philippines

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EU-Philippines Business Summit

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

Standard Price ₱5,500
Door Price ₱5,900
VIP Table of 10

This ticket is for a table of 10 located in VIP area of the summit and with option to add the company's logo on table.

₱50,000
EPBS + ENN (Member Rate)

This ticket is a packaged rate that will provide admission to BOTH the EU-Philippines Business Summit and European Networking Night at member rate.

Standard Price ₱7,100
Door Price ₱7,500
EPBS + ENN (Non-Member Rate)

This ticket is a packaged rate that will provide admission to BOTH the EU-Philippines Business Summit and European Networking Night at a non-member rate.

Standard Price ₱7,500
Door Price ₱7,900
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