European-Philippine Business Summit - Accelerating Recovery, Building Resistance
By DCCP on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 14:30 to 18:30 in Online
The Philippine economy is now in the midst of an unprecedented crisis as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activities, disrupted supply chains, and led to a sharp rise in unemployment. Investor confidence among the European-Philippine business community remains dampened due to the uncertain business landscape in the country. In response, the government eased lockdown measures and introduced economic reforms to put the economy back on track.
As such, the 2020 European-Philippine Business Summit (EPBS), now in its seventh year, will bring together a community of stakeholders across the government, private sector, academe, and development partners keen on strengthening the European-Philippine economic relations.
This year’s EPBS will feature sessions on the future of trade and investments, a high-level dialogue on post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as emerging challenges and opportunities in doing business and global competitiveness.
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Non-Members: 1500 PHP
This event is hosted by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, in a joint effort with AdvantageAustria, the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, CCI-France Philippines, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
Trade and Investments: Past, Present, and Future
This high-level keynote panel will provide a snapshot of the country’s economic landscape as it enters a new decade on the backdrop of a global health crisis. While trade and investments between the Philippines and Europe have seen steady growth in recent years, the pandemic presents new challenges and risks to bilateral economic relations and the way we do business.
2:30 PM to 2:35 PM Opening Remarks: Nabil Francis, President, ECCP
2:35 PM to 2:40 PM Opening Message from the European Commission (TBC)
2:40 PM to 2:50 PM Keynote Message: Thomas Wiersing, Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (TBC)
2:50 PM to 3:05PM Keynote Message: Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (TBC)
3:05 PM to 4:00 PM Panel Discussion:
* Thomas Wiersing, Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (TBC)
* Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (TBC)
* World Trade Organization (TBC)
* United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (TBC)
* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (TBC)
Special Segment on Financial Inclusion and Economic Recovery
Digital transactions in the Philippines saw a significant push following COVID-19 developments and the reduced use of physical payment methods during the lockdown. Now, policymakers are banking in this shift in consumer behavior to continue consumption and boost economic growth. In this special session, Event Partner Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) will make a case on how digital financial solutions will not only foster financial inclusion but also serve as a tool for acceleration post-pandemic economic recovery.
4:10 PM to 4:25 PM Leveraging Financial Inclusion as a Tool for Economic Growth: Reyner Villasenor, Vice President and Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) (TBC)
Building Back Better
Governments across the world, including the Philippines, are introducing economic and social rehabilitation programs aimed at putting their economies back on track. This special panel discussion will take a closer look on how policymakers in the Philippines respond to accelerate economic recovery and resilience, further ease doing business, and improve competitiveness in the new normal.
4:25 PM to 4:40 PM Structural Reforms: Hon. Karl Kendrick Chua, Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority (TBC)
4:40 PM to 4:55PM Fiscal Measures: Hon. Wendel Avisado, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management (TBC)
or Hon. Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance (TBC)
4:55 PM to 5:10 PM Monetary Measures: Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (TBC)
5:10 PM to 5:25 PM Ease of Doing Business: Hon. Jeremiah Belgica, Director-General, Anti-Red Tape Authority (TBC)
5:25 PM to 6:30 PM Panel Discussion:
* Hon. Karl Kendrick Chua, Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority (TBC)
* Hon. Wendel Avisado Secretary, Department of Budget and Management; or Hon. Carlos Dominguez Secretary, Department of Finance (TBC)
* Hon. Benjamin Diokno Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (TBC)
* Hon. Jeremiah Belgica Director-General, Anti-Red Tape Authority (TBC)
* Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council (TBC)
* Private sector representative (TBC)