The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum: Implementing the 10-Point Agenda

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) and Marriott Hotel Manila MoA signing for the Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum. In-photo L-R: Marriott Hotel Manila General Manager and American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines President Bruce Winton, The Arangkada Philippines Project Chief-of-Party and American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Senior Adviser John Forbes, and TeamAsia Managing Director Bea Lim.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on September 14, 2017. This year’s forum with the theme “Implementing the 10-Point Agenda” will focus on the 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration. The forum will discuss key programs and policies that support achievement of the ten points in the years ahead.

The topics that will be discussed in the forum utilizes the framework of Arangkada’s Seven Big Winner Sectors (Agribusiness, BPM, Creative Industries, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Logistics, Mining, and Tourism). The forum is divided into five panels with the following topics: Muscling the Economy: Filling the Infrastructure Gap; Philippine Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing, Logistics, and Mining; Game Changers: Agribusiness, Creative Industries, Disruptive Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Drones, Robots, Etc. and Tourism; Philippine Workplace 2030: Human Capital Challenges and Solutions

We have invited distinguished industry leaders and experts from both the public and private sectors to join the event. President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to be the keynote speaker and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia and Department of Budget and Management Secretary Ben Diokno will be among the key speakers to discuss the Ten-point Agenda, the Philippine Development Plan, and Ambisyon Natin 2040.

For more information visit the event website at www.investphilippines.info/forum2017, email forum@arangkadaphilippines.com, or call 751-1495.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum is sponsored by 3M, Auto Nation Group, Inc. (Jeep), BDO, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Capital One, Coca-Cola FEMSA, DoubleDragon Properties, Emerson Electronics, First Philippine Holdings, Globe Telecom, Leechiu Property Consultants, Manila Water Company, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Mondelez, Moog Controls Corporation, Pacific Cross, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Regus Philippines, Royal Cargo, Santos Knight Frank, SGV & Co., Social Security System, Sumitomo Corporation of the Philippines, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Tourism Promotions Board, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, and Travellers International (Resorts World Manila).

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Arangkada forum to tackle 10-point Duterte agenda

By Kristine Joy V. Patag | Posted on May 29, 2017

BUSINESS GROUPS will focus on the 10-point socioeconomic agenda of President Rodrigo R. Duterte in the next Arangkada forum.

In a statement released yesterday, the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines (JFC) revealed the theme of the Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum as “Implementing the 10-Point Agenda.”

“The 2017 forum will emphasize the 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration. With a combination of public and private sector speeches and panelists, the forum will discuss the key programs and policies that support achievement of the ten points in the years ahead,” the JFC said.

The agenda includes tax reform and more effective tax collection; increasing competitiveness and ease of doing business; accelerating annual infrastructure spending “with public-private partnerships playing a key role”; promoting rural and value chain development to increase agricultural and rural enterprise productivity and rural tourism; ensuring security of land tenure to encourage investment and address bottlenecks in land management and titling agencies; investing in human capital development and match skills and training to the demand from the private sector; promoting science, technology and the creative arts; improving social protection programs like the conditional cash transfer scheme; and strengthening implementation of Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.

Senior adviser of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, John D. Forbes, said that: “Experts at the forum will discuss synergies between the Duterte agenda and the Seven Big Winner Sectors.”

The JFC identified the “winner sectors” as Agribusiness, business process management (BPM), creative industries, infrastructure, manufacturing and logistics, mining, and tourism.

“Expect discussion (that will tackle) infrastructure and policies to decongest large cities and improve the economies of rural areas,” Mr. Forbes added.

Arangkada Philippines, launched by the JFC in 2010, pools leaders from both the private and public spheres to assess the current Philippine investment climate. The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum 2017 will be held on Sept. 14, 2017 at the Marriot Grand Ballroom, Manila.

Source: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=arangkada-forum-to-tackle-10-point-duterte-agenda&id=145873&id=145873#disqus_thread

Next Arangkada Forum tackles President Duterte’s 10-Point Agenda

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines (JFC) will be having their Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum this year with the theme “Implementing the 10-Point Agenda.”

The 2017 forum will emphasize the 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration. With a combination of public and private sector speeches and panelists, the forum will discuss key programs and policies that support achievement of the ten points in the years ahead. Such reforms will be discussed within the framework of Arangkada’s Seven Big Winner Sectors (Agribusiness, BPM, Creative Industries, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Logistics, Mining, and Tourism).

The Arangkada Philippines Project is the major advocacy—launched in 2010—of the JFC to increase investment and employment in the Philippines. In 2010, the JFC published the Arangkada Philippines 2010: A Business Perspective, an advocacy paper reflecting inputs from focus group discussions of top business leaders on seven sectors with high growth potential: agribusiness, BPM, creative industries, infrastructure, manufacturing and logistics, mining, and tourism, with 471 recommendations to build a more competitive Philippine economy, leading to high growth and new jobs.

The JFC has published five annual assessments of these recommendations, six policy briefs, and seven policy notes, all intended to improve the investment climate. Their advocacy efforts have contributed significantly to recent strong economic growth and the large increase in foreign direct investment, which reached US$ 7.9 billion in 2017, approaching levels of some competing ASEAN economies. These publications are available at the Arangkada website www.arangkadaphilippines.com.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum 2017 will be held on September 14, 2017 at the Marriot Grand Ballroom, Manila. Registration for the forum is now ongoing.

For more information, visit the official event website www.investphilippines.info/forum2017, send an email to forum@arangkadaphilippines.com or call 751-1495 loc. 222.