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.

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  • 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 [email protected].

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  • 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
  • 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, Ms. Angelie Payuyo at +63 2 8847 3500 local 313, or email [email protected].

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Explanation of Forum Program and Introduction of Opening Speaker

By: John D. Forbes
Senior Adviser, American Chamber of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham)

10 | The Tourism Decade

Celebrating sustainable livelihood through tourism
By: Hon. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr.
Undersecretary for Tourism Development, DOT

Challenges in the Philippine Power Sector

By: Atty. Jose M. Layug, Jr.
Senior Partner, Puno Law and President, DREAM

BUILD BUILD BUILD: The Duterte Administration's Infrastructure Plan

By: Hon. Giovanni Lopez
Assistant Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOTr)

Opening Speech: A Business Perspective on the Philippine Economy

By: Rizalina G. Mantaring
President, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)

Inclusive Rural Business Model: Three Case Studies

By: Dr. Rolando T. Dy
Executive Director for the Center for Food and Agribusiness, University of Asia and the Pacific

Power Landscape

By: Hon. Jesus Cristino P. Posadas
Senior Undersecretary, Department of Energy

BUILD BUILD BUILD: The Duterte Administration's Infrastructure Plan

An audio-visual presentation by the Department of Transportation (DOTr)


FOrum Photos

FOrum VIdeos

Opening Speech: A Business Perspective on the...
Panel 2: Agribusiness as Key to Inclusive Growth
Panel 3: Challenges in the Power Sector
Panel 1: Unlocking the Tourism Potential
Special Panel: The Role of PPP in BBB
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Stella Luz Quimbo

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