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Thu, Oct 03


Spaces Makati, 928 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati

Breakfast Session: Post-SONA Policy Outlook

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Breakfast Session: Post-SONA Policy Outlook
Breakfast Session: Post-SONA Policy Outlook

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2019, 8:00 AM

Spaces Makati, 928 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati

About the Event

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines has partnered up with Vriens & Partners Philippines for our September Breakfast Session: Post-SONA Policy Outlook. This session will take place on 3 October 2019, from 8am to 10am at Spaces Makati and will focus on the business implications arising from the State of the Nations Address (22 July 2019).

Fifteen seats are available for this breakfast session, and will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Kindle register here to sign up after which confirmation of successful registration will be sent by email. Sign ups beyond 15 slots will be waitlisted until further notice. Walk-inns are unfortunately not accomodated.


Members: 600 PHP

Non-members: 1000 PHP


Ms. Elaine Collado, Country Director Vriens & Partners Philippines

Elaine leads Vriens & Partners’ Philippines-focused work, providing insights on political dynamics in the Philippines and developing government affairs strategies to advance the market entry, operation, and expansion goals of Vriens & Partners’ clients. She has over 16 years of experience in the field, leading high-level consultations with senior government officials, business leaders, foreign business chambers, and NGOs on a broad range of public policy issues, including those related to internet technology and regulation, e-commerce and fast-moving consumer goods, investment liberalization, public-private partnerships, constitutional change, and governance reform.

Prior to working with Vriens & Partners, Elaine served as Executive Director for the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Absentee Voting, Director for Legislative Affairs to a Senator of the Philippines, and Chief of Staff to a Member of the House of Representatives. She helmed the development of landmark legislation that established an automated voting system in the Philippine elections and has advised principals during Congressional sessions and Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meetings at the Office of the President.

Elaine was also Senior Competition Policy Specialist and Team Leader for trade- and infrastructure-related development projects under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Before joining the public sector, Elaine practiced corporate law, specializing on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and civil litigation in the law offices of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Ateneo de Manila University and her law degree from the University of the Philippines. Her research on constitutional law has been published in the Philippine Law Journal, and she has been a member of the Philippine Bar since 2002.

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