Third Arangkada Philippines Anniversary Forum

February 26, 2014, Wednesday

Makati Shangri-La Hotel

7:30 – 8:30

Registration

8:30 – 8:35

Philippine National Anthem

WELCOMING AND OPENING REMARKS AND AWARD

8:35 – 8:40

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Guest SpeakerMr. Ian Porter
President

Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

8:40 – 8:55

Opening Remarks: Prospects for Trade and Industry in the Philippine Economy
Dr. Lilia B. de LimaDirector General Philippine Economic Zone Authority

8:55 – 9:00

Message from the United States Embassy
Mr. Brian L. GoldbeckDeputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy

9:00 – 9:15

Purpose of Workshop and Explanation of Program
Mr. John D. ForbesSenior Advisor, AmCham Phils.-The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP)Chairman, Legislative Committee, AmCham Phils.

9:15 – 9:25

Presentation of the Arangkada Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr. Shameem Qurashi

President

Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters

 

PART 1:  GROWING TOO SLOW

9:25 – 9:40

Making Growth Inclusive
Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE

Chairman, Philippine Veterans Bank

Former Secretary, Department of Finance (1994-1998)

PART 2: BECOMING MORE COMPETITIVE

9:40 – 9:55

Moving to the Top Third in Global Rankings
Mr. Guillermo M. Luz

Private Sector Co-Chairman, National Competitiveness Council

  PART 3: HIGH JOB-CREATING SECTORS

9:55 – 10:00

Introduction of Guest Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists
Mr. Michael K. Raeuber

President

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

10:00 – 10:15

Creating More and Better Jobs
Dr. Rogier van den Brink

Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management,

East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

10:15 –10:45

Panel Discussion on Jobs 
Moderator:

Mr. Coco Alcuaz

Business News Head, ABS-CBN News Channel

 

Jobs Policies

Dr. Rogier van den Brink

Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management,

East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

 

Agribusiness

Mr. Philip G. Soliven

Country Representative/President, Cargill Philippines, Inc.    

Manufacturing

Mr. Roberto F. Batungbacal

President, Chemical Manufacturers Association of the Philippines

 

Tourism, Medical Travel, and Retirement

Aileen C. Clemente

President and Chairman, Rajah Travel Corporation

10:45 – 10:55

Open Forum

KEYNOTE SPEECH ON STRENGTHENING THE RULE OF LAW

10:55 – 11:00

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Strengthening the Rule of Law
Mr. Julian H. Payne

President

Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

ManagingDirector,SEAREPLimited

11:00 – 11:25

Keynote Speech: Reform in the Philippine Justice System
Hon. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines

11:25 – 11:30

Departure of Keynote Speaker

PART 4: JUSTICE, GOVERNANCE, AND EDUCATION

11:30 – 11:35

Introduction of Moderator and Panelists
Mr. Julian H. PaynePresidentCanadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

ManagingDirector,SEAREPLimited

11:35 – 12:05

Panel Discussion on Justice, Governance, and Education
Moderator
Mr. David Celdran

Senior Anchor Reporter, ABS CBN News Channel

 

Judicial

Ms. Sherisa P. Nuesa

Head and Founder, Judicial Reform Initiative

 

Governance

Atty. Simeon V. Marcelo

Senior Partner, Cruz, Marcelo and Tenefrancia

Former Ombudsman (2002-2005)

 

Education
Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesus

Professor Emeritus, Asian Institute of Management

Former Secretary, Department of Education (2002-2004)

 

12:05 – 12:10

Start of luncheon (working lunch)

12:10 – 12:20

Open Forum

PART 3: HIGH JOB-CREATING SECTORS

12:20 – 12:25

Introduction of Guest Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists
Mr. Edward Chang

President

Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

12:25 – 12:40

Roads, Bridges, and Water Infrastructure
Secretary Rogelio L. Singson

Department of Public Works and Highways

12:40 – 1:10

Panel Discussion 2 on Infrastructure
Moderator
Maria Ressa

CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler

 

Infrastructure

Sec. Rogelio L. Singson

Department of Public Works and Highways

 

Power

Dr. Daniel E. Chalmers

Chairman & CEO, GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co.

 

 

Public-Private Partnership Projects
Ms. Sherry Ann N. Austria

Director IV, Policy Formulation and Evaluation Services

PPP Center, National Economic Development Authority

 

Transportation: Airports/Seaports/Roads/Rail

Mr. Meneleo Carlos

Chairman, Federation of Philippine Industries

Private Sector Co-Champion, Infrastructure Working Group, National Competitiveness Council

1:10 – 1:20

Open Forum

KEYNOTE SPEECH ON ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE GROWTH

1:20 – 1:25

Overview of Arangkada and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mr. Rhicke Jennings

President

American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

1:25 – 1:50

Keynote Speech: Strategies of the Administration to Achieve Inclusive Growth
Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan

Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning

concurrently,Director-General,NationalEconomicandDevelopmentAuthority

1:50 – 2:00

Formal Concluding Remarks
Mr. Takashi IshigamiPresidentJapanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines

END OF PROGRAM

2:00 – 2:30

JFC Press Conference (for media and selected invitees only)