Are you interested in investment opportunities in the Philippines and want to learn more about the government’s strategy for investments as we go forward?
The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has brought the global economy to a near standstill. In the Philippines, the economy shrunk for the first time since the 1998 Asian financial crisis while investments in the first quarter of the year plunged by 71%. Analysts warn of a technical recession and see businesses prioritizing their pandemic response strategies over expansion plans in the short- to medium-term. To prevent the economy from sliding further, the government has eased restrictions to allow business activities to operate while lawmakers introduced legislation on corporate tax reduction, countryside development, and digital taxation as stimulus measures.
Join us for a one-hour webinar with Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo, Managing Head of the Board of Investments as he lays out the government’s investment strategy for the “new normal”. Hear our guest speaker share insights on:
- Policy support programs for enterprises affected by COVID-19;
- Key details of the proposed 2020 Investment Priorities Plan;
- Fiscal and non-fiscal support measures for eligible industries, and;
- Other investment opportunities for the European-Philippine business community
15:00 – 15:05 Opening Remarks and Introduction of Speaker
15:05 – 15:25 Philippine Investment Strategy in the “New Normal”
15:25 – 15:55 Open Forum
15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks
If you want to register, click ‘sign up’ below, and you will be taken to our registration site. Then you will receive important updates on the event, as well as access to the Zoom link for the event. Register early as registration will be closed 20 minutes before the event starts.
Event DetailsLocation: ZoomDate: July 6, 2020Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission FeesMember Fee: FreeGuest Fee: 1000 PHP
Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo
Board of Investments
Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo leads the crafting and implementation of Philippine industrial policy and international trade negotiation agenda. He is concurrently Managing Head of the Board of Investments (BOI). He also sits in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Board and chairs the committee that coordinates the 18 investment promotion agencies across the country.
Undersecretary Rodolfo—or Usec. Perry, leads the Philippine government’s bilateral trade and investment engagements with key partner economies. He was the Philippines’ Chief Negotiator for the Philippines-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (PH-EFTA FTA)—the only signed bilateral FTA of the country other than that with Japan. He was also the focal Senior Official for the Philippines’ successful application to the EU GSP+ Program.
Usec. Perry leads the implementation of the Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS) and the Manufacturing Resurgence Program (MRP), including the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. He likewise oversees the development of focused, performance-based, incentive programs similar to CARS: including, prospectively, for Steelmaking, Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, e-Vehicles, Pharmaceuticals, Mass Housing, Copper Products, among others.
He is a recipient of the 2017 DTI Secretary’s Award for performing extraordinary acts in the interest of the public through outstanding government service. He was also awarded as DTI’s Most Outstanding Executive in 2014, his first full year as a public servant. And, in his three years as BOI Managing Head, he set the highest investment registration in the Agency’s 51-year history amounting to Php 915 billion – securing a 47% growth from the Php 617 billion approvals in 2017 (the second highest record).
Usec. Perry is on government secondment from the School of Management (SMN) of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), where he previously served as Vice Dean (and Acting Dean) of SMN and Academic Director of the Advanced Management Program.
He obtained his Economics Degree from the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines and his Master of Science in Industrial Economics, on full scholarship from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany, from the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), now known as UA&P. He also holds a DPA from the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines.
He is the first Filipino participant in the Strategic Management Program of the Industrial Management Institute (IMI), under sponsorship by the IMI and by the Islamic Development Bank, held in Tehran, Iran (1995). Usec. Rodolfo is also an alumnus of the International Faculty Development Program of the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain (2007).