EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017
17 October 2017 | 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Hotel
NordCham and the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) are pleased to welcome you to the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017, taking place on October 17 at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Hotel, Manila.
We are inviting you to join the most important trade forum held in celebration of EU‐Philippine trade and investment ties. The event will be attended by key figures from the government and private sector and is a key venue for facilitating dialogue between key industry players and the government. The event carrying the theme “The EU & the Philippines: Partners for Progress and Prosperity” is expecting 350 participants.
Press Release: Business leaders to gather at 4th EU-Philippines Business Summit
Makati City, October 4, 2017 – Business leaders in the European-Philippine business community are set to gather at the 4th EU-Philippines Business Summit (EPBS). Formerly known as the EU-Philippines Business Dialogue, this is the fourth year that the EU-funded project will be hosting the event, in partnership with the European, British, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Nordic Chambers of Commerce along with the Belgian-Filipino Business Club.
With over 350 delegates from Europe, Asia, and the Philippines expected to attend, the EPBS 2017 is expected to be the biggest European business event of the year. The EPBS is a trade forum held in celebration of EU-Philippine trade and investment ties as well as key venue for facilitating dialogue between key industry players and the Philippine government. This year, the Summit will be held with the theme “The EU & the Philippines: Partners for Progress and Prosperity”. Delegates can expect a full day of discussions on various topics of interest to the European business community on 17 October 2017 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom.
The Summit will be divided into four main parts, with the morning sessions focusing on Part I: EU Investment Strategies and Major Opportunities and Challenges for the EU Business Community and Part II on Creating a More Competitive Business Environment for the Philippines. The afternoon sessions will focus on Part III: The ASEAN Integration and Part IV will cover industries with high investment potential. During the Summit, the 2017 edition of the EPBN Advocacy Papers will also be formally handed over to the Philippine government. The EPBN Advocacy Papers is a collection of position papers that highlight recommendations of reforms that seek to further level the playing field for both European and Filipino businesses alike.
“The yearly EU-Philippines Business Summit is the premier opportunity for European business leaders to interface with the Philippine government. It provides a great opportunity for dialogue between the public and private sectors, especially on relevant issues such as tax reform, the EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement, and liberalizing economic activities. With this year’s Summit, we continue to work towards strengthening EU-Philippine business relations and ultimately spur further interest in the Philippines’ many opportunities,” shares ECCP President Guenter Taus.
During the EPBS, discussions are expected to focus on Philippine trade and investment regulations currently in place as well as the changes necessary to further improve the country’s position as a competitive destination for EU business. The Summit is expected to identify action points to be carried forward as joint priorities for the new administration and congress and the EU business community in the Philippines.
The EU-Philippines Business Summit 2017 is supported by Advocacy Partner Quisumbing Torres, Silver Sponsor and Exclusive Airline Partner Airfrance KLM, Silver Sponsors BMW, Harvey Law Group, and Pru Life UK, Bronze Sponsor Charmant Ingredients, Patron Sponsors Jones Lang LaSalle and Mercedes Benz, Event Registration Partner EventBank, Table Sponsor Autohub Group, Event Supporters, Advantage Austria and the Joint Foreign Chambers, Broadcast Media Partners ANC News Channel and Bloomberg TV Philippines, and Print Media Partners Manila Times, Oxford Business Group, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Program: The full-day event will include:
A morning session focusing on Policy Dialogue and an afternoon session focusing on High Priority Sector presentations. The program will be divided into four focus areas:
Part 1 | 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.
There will also be a presentation of the EPBN’s wishlist of reforms through the handover of the 3rd edition of the EU-Philippine Advocacy Papers.
Part 2 | will focus on Creating a More Competitive Business Environment for the Philippines.
Part 3 | will focus on the ASEAN integration through speeches and panel discussions.
Part 4 | will focus on high potential sectors in the Philippines and investments in Europe, the session will include automotive, ICT and food & beverage sector
Participants will be from both the private and public sector.
- Business development managers and entrepreneurs from relevant Philippine and European companies
- European and Philippine industry associations and business clusters
- Government representatives from DTI, DOT, TIEZA, DOH/FDA, DA/FPA, DOE, DPWH, DOTC, and GOCCs
- C-level executives from European and Philippine corporations based in the Philippines
- Corporate affairs professionals, think tanks and business associations
- Regional business associations and bodies
- Representatives of the executive and legislative bodies of government
Before September 16
September 17 – October 16
|Table of 10
Located in VIP area with logo on table
We offer you the opportunity to purchase a table for 10 persons in the VIP area with logo on the table for the favorable price of 50.000 PHP.
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