EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 announced

The EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is organizing the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 with the theme ‘EU and the Philippines: Jointly Pursuing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth’ on 18 October 2018, at Solaire Resort and Hotel.

This summit we look at how the current administration’s initiatives and programs in line with its Socioeconomic Agenda and priorities have substantially progressed – Build, Build, Build Program, tax reform, ease of doing business, labor protection furthered through the Executive Order on Contractualization, sustainable development and climate adaptation, and universal healthcare, among many others.

In addition, the Philippines’ economy is at steady growth, EU remains to be one of the top trading partner of the Philippines, and the EU-Philippines Partnership Cooperation Agreement has been put into force – a major milestone for the EU-Philippine relations.

All stakeholders are invited to join the most important trade forum to be attended by key figures from the government and private sector.

This Forum will be a celebration of EU-Philippine trade and investment ties and an opportunity for a constructive dialogue between key stakeholders, covering key sectors – Infrastructure, Retail, Environment, Healthcare, and Tax and Financial Services, with presentations of the EPBN’s wishlist of reforms through the handover of the 8-volume 4th edition of the EU-Philippine Advocacy Papers.

The EU-Philippines Business Summit will bring together three hundred fifty (350) participants from the Philippine government, private sector, business groups, diplomatic corps, academe and think tanks, among others. Keynote invitees will include NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Hon. Maria Leonor Robredo.

Admission fees:
Early bird price (until 31 August, 2018): PHP 5500
Standard price: PHP 5900

EPBN is a project co-funded by the EU and implemented by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce based in the Philippines.

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