Arangkada Philippines Fifth Anniversary Forum

Arangkada Philippines: A Bolder and More Inclusive Decade”

PROGRAM
7:30 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:35 Philippine National Anthem
Ms. Jade Riccio
WELCOMING AND OPENING REMARKS
8:35 – 8:40 Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Julian Payne
President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
8:40 – 8:55 Explanation of Forum and Arangkada Assessment
Mr. John D. Forbes
Senior Advisor, American Chamber of Commerce
SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION WITH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
A panel on the views of 2016 declared presidential candidates on bolder and more inclusive decade.
* All speakers are to be invited
PANEL 1: INCREASE TOTAL INVESTMENT ABOVE ASEAN-6 AVERAGE
A panel identifying strategies to reach a Gross Capital Formation ratio to GDP, including US$15 Bn of FDI p.a. within a decade.
10:00 Introduction of Panel and Guest Speaker
Mr. Guenter Taus
President, European Chamber of Commerce
10:00 – 10:15 Philippine Development Plan to 2040
(TBD)
National Economic and Development Authority
10:15 – 10:30 Dr. Roberto de Ocampo, OBE
Chairman and CEO, Veterans Bank
Former Finance Secretary
10:30 – 10:50 Moderator Panelist
Ms. Cathy Yang
Anchor-Managing Editor, ANC News
(TBD), NEDA Representative 
Dr. Roberto de Ocampo Hon. Lilia De Lima
Director-General, Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Big Winner Sector – Agribusiness Big Winner Sector – Mining
Ms. Varinia Tinga
Agribusiness Committee Co-Chair, American Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Julian Payne
President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
10:50 – 11:00 Open Forum
PANEL 2: REDUCE UNEMPLOYMENT AND
UNDEREMPLOYMENT TO ASEAN-6 AVERAGE
A panel identifying policies to reduce unemployment and underemployment substantially (e.g. within ASEAN-6 average of 4.3%) in a decade.
11:00 Introduction of Panel and Guest Speaker
Mr. Dan Molloy
President, Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters
11:00- 11:15 Hon. Armin Luistro, FSC
Secretary, Department of Education
11:15- 11:30 Policy Notes for next administration
Dr. Rogier van den Brink
Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank
11:20 – 11:50 Moderator Panelists
Mr. Peter Wallace
President, Wallace Business Forum
Dr. Rogier van den Brink
Big Winner Sector – IT-BPM Big Winner Sector – Tourism
Mr. Dan Molloy
Site Director of Manila Service Center, Procter and Gamble
Mr. Hoik Lee
President, Korean Chamber of CommerceMs. Doris Magsaysay-Ho
President and CEO, Magsaysay Maritime CorporationHon. Janet Lopoz
Undersecretary and Executive Director, Mindanao Development Authority
11:50 – 12:00 Open Forum

 

PRESS CONFERENCE (Closed)
11:35 – 12:00 (Simultaneous) Press Conference with the JFC Presidents (Makati A, G/F)

 

LUNCHEON
12:00 – 1:00 Luncheon served (optional: w/ intermission)

 

PANEL 3: ACHIEVING HIGH, SUSTAINED, AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Economists discuss major initiatives to maximize investment, job creation, inclusiveness, and competitiveness in the next decade.
12:00 Introduction of Panelists
12:05 – 12:45 Moderator
Mr. David Sutherland
Chairman, International Care Ministries

Panelists

Dr. Benjamin Diokno
Philippine National Bank; Professor, UP School of Economics; Former Budget Secretary

Dr. Cielito Habito
Former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary; Chief of Party, USAID-TRADE Project

Dr. Gerardo Sicat
Professor Emeritus, UP School of Economics

12:45 – 1:00 Open Forum

 

PANEL 4: MODERNIZING INFRASTRUCTURE
A panel identifying solutions for the next decade to the challenge of poor infrastructure and the inability of government to provide adequate modern infrastructure.
1:00 Introduction
Mr. Ryan Evangelista
Executive Director, Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
1:00 – 1:15 Expanding Investment in Infrastructure
Mr. Eduardo Francisco
President, BDO Capital Investment Corporation
1:15 – 1:30 PPP in the Next Decade
Hon Cosette Canilao
Undersecretary and Executive Director, NEDA PPP Center
1:30 – 1:50 Moderator Panelists
Dr. Alan T. Ortiz
President, SMC Global Power
Mr. Eduardo Francisco
Hon Cosette Canilao
Mr. Jesse Ang
Principal Investment Officer for PPP Transaction Advisory Services-East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Mr. John Eric Francia
President and CEO, AC Infrastructure Holdings, Inc.Mr. Eduardo Yap
Chair, Traffic and Transportation Committee Management Association of the Philippines
Big Winner Sector – Infrastructure
Mr. Carl Willis
Country Manager, GHD
1:50 – 2:00 Open Forum (optional)

 

PANEL 5: BECOMING COMPETITIVE
A panel identifying solutions for the next decade to challenges that restrain Philippine competitiveness.
2:00 Introduction of Panel and Guest Speaker
Mr. Ebb Hinchcliffe
Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce
2:00 – 2:15 Legislation and Other Reforms to Become More Competitive
Hon. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, IV
Senator
Chair, Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship
2:15 – 2:50 Moderator Panelists
Mr. Quintin Pastrana
Anchor and Producer, Bloomberg TV
Senator Bam Aquino
Mr. Guillermo M. Luz

Private Sector Co-Chairman, National Competitiveness Council

Amb. Donald G. Dee
Honorary Chairman and COO, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Big Winner Sector – Manufacturing Big Winner Sector – Creative Industries
Mr. Yoshio Amano

President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Guenter Taus
President, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
2:50 – 3:00 Open Forum (optional)

 

PANEL 6: MINIMIZING BUREAUCRACY, MAXIMIZING GOVERNANCE
A panel discussing policies and programs to reduce corruption, regulatory burdens, and otherwise imrpove public and private sector governance in the next decade.
3:00 Introduction of Panel and Guest Speaker
Mr. Henry Schumacher
Vice-President for External Affairs, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
3:00 – 3:15 Hon. Conchita Carpio-Morales
Ombudsman, Republic of the Philippines
3:15 – 3:45 Moderator
Ms. Maria Ressa
CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler

Panelists
Hon. Conchita Carpio-Morales

Private Sector (Integrity Initiative)
Mr. Ramon Del Rosario
Chairman, Makati Business Club
Chairman, Steering Committee for Integrity Initiative

Government
Hon. Michael Aguinaldo
Chairperson, Commission on Audit

Civil Society
Mr. Vincent Lazatin
Executive Director, Transparency and Accountability Network

Dr. Jesus Estanislao
Chairman, Institute for Solidarity in Asia

3:45 – 4:00 Open Forum

 

ARANGKADA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
4:00 – 4:20 Presentation of the Arangkada Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr. Shameem Qurashi
Chairman, Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters
4:20 – 4:30 Brief Acceptance Speech and Photo Opportunity

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE
4:30 – 4:35 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mr. Yoshio Amano
President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
4:35 – 4:55 Our Plans for Faster, Fairer, and Equal Justice
Hon. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines
4:55 – 5:00 Departure of Keynote Speaker

Open Forum and Photo Op (with the JFC Presidents and Arangkada Chief of Party)