- What are the main challenges your business experiences during the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown?
- What economic recovery supporting measures would be beneficial for your business post Covid-19
- Any further comments/suggestions/questions for DTI Sec Lopez?
Limitations: We have a limit of 300 participants for this event – based on a first-come, first-serve principle – so sign up ASAP.
Description: The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (NordCham Philippines) in cooperation with the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, CCI France-Philippines, Dutch Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you the second installment of our webinar series on the Government’s Response to COVID-19. Join us on Thursday, 14 May at 3:00 PM to learn about the Policies and Programmes of the Department of Trade and Industry.
This is part of NordCham’s #BusinessAsUnusual-Series.
NordCham’s Business as Unusual is a learning-session that features leaders from different industries on topics that are highly relevant for all businesses undergoing a State of Emergency Crises. #BusinessAsUnusual.
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1000 PHP for Non Members
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Event DetailsLocation: ZOOM: Register and WebLink will be sent to youDate: May 14, 2020Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission FeesMember Fee: FreeGuest Fee: 1000 PHP
Ramon M. Lopez
Secretary at Deaprtment of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Ramon M. Lopez is the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). His extensive government experience with the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), DTI, and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in the early part of his career provided him with a solid background on macroeconomic and industry development that allowed him to adopt a more holistic trade approach when he moved to the private sector and became a top executive of a major Philippine food and beverage company for over 23 years.
As a strong advocate for free entrepreneurship education for 12 years, he was called to serve the country again under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration as the DTI Secretary. He chairs several institutions under DTI such as the Board of Investments (BOI), the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.), and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
He has received several awards such as: the Honorary Agora in Nation Building Award in 2018; the 2016 Nation Builders Award for Government Service for his role as prime mover in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development; and the Philippine Innovation Man of the Year Award in 2017 for the promotion of social entrepreneurship through innovation. In 2018, he received from President Duterte the Order of Sikatuna, with a rank of Datu, one of the senior honors one can receive in the Philippines.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines and topped his Master’s Degree in Development Economics at Williams College, Massachusetts.
The authority and responsibility for the exercise of the DTI mandate is vested in the Secretary who, like his predecessors, is a Presidential appointee who serves office at the pleasure of the President.
The Secretary, as the DTI Department head, has the authority and responsibility for the discharge of DTI powers and functions.
Specifically, his functions are:
• To advise the President of the Philippines on matters related to trade and investments, and industry, and on the promulgation of Department orders, rules and regulations, and other issuances related to trade, industry, and investments
• To establish policies and standards for the effective, efficient, and economical operations of the Department in accordance with government programs
• To supervise and control all offices, functions, and activities of the Department
• To delegate authority for the performance of any administrative or substantive function to any Undersecretary or other officials of rank at the Department
• To ensure the clear delineation of the functions of personnel and constituent units of the Department, including its attached agencies to prevent task duplication or overlapping