The Eighth Arangkada Philippines Anniversary Forum emphasizes the policy briefs on Tourism, Agribusiness, and Power through in-depth discussions. With a combination of public and private sector speeches and panel discussions, the forum will discuss key policies and projects that support the achievement of high economic growth in these sectors under the Duterte Administration and the realization of Ambisyon Natin by 2040.

Panel 1

Unlocking the Tourism Potential

Panel 2

Agriculture as Key to Inclusive Growth

Panel 3

Challenges in the Philippine Power Sector

FORUM agenda

TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
Registration of Participants
8:30 a.m.

8:35 a.m.
Philippine National AnthemMr. FROI TAJALE
8:35 a.m.

8:40 a.m.
Welcome remarksA JFC member President
8:40 a.m.

8:50 a.m.
Explanation of forum program and introduction of speakerMr. JOHN D. FORBES confirmed
Chief of Party, The Arangkada Philippines Project;
Senior Adviser, AmCham Philippines
OPENING SPEECH: A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE ON THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY
8:50 a.m.

9:10 a.m.
Opening speechSenior business leader
KEYNOTE SPEECH
9:10 a.m.

9:15 a.m.
Introduction of speaker and panelA JFC member President
9:15 a.m.

9:40 a.m.
Key Reforms and Projects of the Department of Transportation (DOTr)Sec. ARTHUR TUGADE confirmed
Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOTr)
9:35 a.m.

9:40 a.m.
Photo opportunity and departure of keynote speaker
PANEL 1: UNLOCKING THE TOURISM POTENTIAL
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
9:40 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
Introduction of speaker and panelA JFC member President
9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Presentation of speakerSec. BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT confirmed
Secretary, Department of Tourism (DOT)
10:00 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
ModeratorMr. PATRICK COOKE
Regional Editor for Asia, Oxford Business Group
SpeakerSec. BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT
Panelist 1Ms. AILEEN CLEMENTE
Chairman and President, Rajah Travel Corporation
Panelist 2Mr. ARTHUR LOPEZ
President, Philippine Hotel Owners Association
Panelist 3Ms. PAM DAVILA
World Trade Center; Department of Tourism — Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE)
Panelist 4Dr. TWINKLE RODOLFO
Aviation and Tourism Expert
10:45 a.m.

10:50 a.m.
Open forum
10:50 a.m.

10:55 a.m.
Photo opportunity
PANEL 2: AGRICULTURE AS KEY TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
10:55 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
Introduction of speaker and panelA JFC member President
11:00 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Presentation of speakerTBD
11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
ModeratorMr. ROBY ALAMPAY
Editor-in-Chief, BusinessWorld
SpeakerTBD
Panelist 1Ms. SENEN BACANI
CHairman and President, La Frutera, Inc.
Panelist 2Dr. WILLIAM DAR
President, InangLupa Movement
Panelist 3Ms. ROLANDO DY
Executive Director, Center for Food and Agribusiness, University of Asia and the Pacific
12:30 p.m.

12:35 p.m.
Open forum
12:35 p.m.

12:40 p.m.
Photo opportunity
LUNCHEON PROGRAM
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
12:30 p.m.
onwards
Lunch
PRESS CONFERENCE
12:40 p.m.

1:40 p.m.
JFC Presidents press conference on the launch of the new Arangkada policy briefs (Media only)
ARANGKADA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
1:45 p.m.

1:50 p.m.
Introduction of Arangkada Lifetime Achievement AwardeeA JFC member President
1:50 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Brief acceptance speech and photo opportunity
PANEL 4: CHALLENGES IN THE POWER SECTOR
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
2:00 p.m.

2:05 p.m.
Introduction of speaker and panelA JFC member President
2:05 p.m.

2:20 a.m.
Presentation of speakerSec. ALFONSO CUSI confirmed
Secretary, Department of Energy (DOE)
2:20 p.m.

3:05 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
ModeratorAtty. JOSE VICTOR EMMANUEL DE DIOS confirmed
Chair, AmCham Energy and Power Committee;
Chief Executive Officer, GE Philippines
SpeakerSec. ALFONSO CUSI
Panelist 1Atty. JOSE LAYUG, JR. confirmed
President, Developers for Renewable Energy Advancement, Inc.
Panelist 2Mr. RAY ESPINOSA
President and CEO, Manila Electric Company
Panelist 3Mr. FRANCIS GILES PUNO confirmed
President and COO, First Philippine Holdings Corporation
Panelist 4Atty. ANNE ESTORCO-MACIAS
President and Executive Director, Philippines Independent Power Producers Association
3:05 p.m.

3:10 p.m.
Open forum
3:10 p.m.

3:15 p.m.
Photo opportunity
KEYNOTE SPEECH
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
3:15 p.m.

3:20 p.m.
Introduction of speakerA JFC member President
3:20 p.m.

3:40 p.m.
Presentation of speakerSec. CARLOS DOMINGUEZ
Secretary, Department of Finance (DOF)
(Alternate: Sec. Ramon Lopez,
Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry)
3:40 p.m.

3:45 p.m.
Photo opportunity and departure of speaker
CLOSING CEREMONY
TIMEACTIVITYSPEAKERS
3:40 p.m.

3:50 p.m.
Closing remarksA JFC member President
NETWORKING COCKTAILS
3:50 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Exhibition area

NOTE: Most speakers and experts are yet to be invited.

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Registration Dates & Rates

Mode of Payment
  • You may pay through cash or check through bank deposit or through PayPal (when you register online).
  • For Check Payment, kindly make the check payable to The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (Note: No picking-up of checks.)
  • For payment through Bank Deposit, kindly fax a copy of the deposit slip, along with the delegate’s name and company to +63 2 811-3081, or scan and email to forum@arangkadaphilippines.com.

All bank deposit and PayPal charges, if any, are to be paid by the delegate/s.

Bank details
  • Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
  • Account Name: The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc.
  • Account Number: 00-001-0116539
  • Branch Address: Ayala-SSS Branch, SSS Makati Building, Ayala Ave. cor. V. Rufino St. Makati City
Reminders
  • For delegates registered under the Regular Rate, in case of failure to pay on or before November 16, 2019, On-site Rate applies.
  • The Chamber is TAX EXEMPT under Sec. 30(F) of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997 - "Business league, 'chamber of commerce', or board of trade, not organized for profit and no part of the net income of which inures to the benefit of any private stockholder or individual."
  • The Arangkada Philippines Fora 2018 does not accept refund requests or cancellations of registration. NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED AT FULL COST.
  • If you are unable to attend the forum, you may send a replacement to attend on your behalf. For assistance, please call our Registration Manager, Khayzie Reyes at +63 2 847 3500 local 309, or email kbreyes@teamasia.com.

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