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17th Philippine Summit
Mobilizing investments, accelerating growth
24 October 2022 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Overview

With a calibrated reopening and a new government in place, the Philippines looks set to pick up from where it left off, promising to become once more the region’s bright economic star.

The new government has set the priorities for its six-year term, focusing on job creation, food security and self-sufficiency, adequate energy supply, infrastructure development, public health, education and tourism, among other areas.

Private sector participation in this new phase of growth is especially exciting. A pivot is underway to crowd-in financing for infrastructure to supplement government resources, which served as a back-stop at the height of the pandemic. The goal is to bring down the deficit-to-GDP to the 3% level by 2028.

One of the most important advantages of the Philippines is its young population. About 65% out of a population of 110 million are aged 15 to 64 years. This much younger working population, compared with its neighbours, is what can drive the economy as it transitions to the digital age.

The economy is to projected to grow from 6.5% to 7.5% this year, expanding to 8% annually from 2023 to 2028, the highest among the Asean+3 countries. By 2028, the Philippines is expected to reach upper-middle income status with a poverty rate declining to single digit, or 9%.

It won’t be without challenges. While the country is expected to benefit from an improving domestic environment, the external conditions have turned less favourable. 

The Asset Events is delighted to be hosting the 17th Philippine Summit. As the longest-running event hosted by an international investment platform, this high-level event gathers policymakers, game changers and innovators to discuss opportunities and challenges as a new leadership takes over to chart the country’s course in the next six years and beyond. The Summit will tackle the following topics:

Agenda
24 October 2022
08:15 AM
Registration
09:00 AM
Welcome remarks
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
editor-in-chief
The Asset
09:15 AM
Keynote address
Benjamin Diokno
Benjamin Diokno
secretary of finance, department of finance
Republic of the Philippines
09:45 AM
Panel 1: Developing a sustainable capital market

The domestic bond market continues to grow, reaching 10.43 trillion pesos in the first quarter of 2022 largely due to issuances led by the government to support the recovery from the pandemic.The Philippine Stock Exchange expects companies to return as recovery takes shape. These companies are expected to showcase their sustainability credentials as the Philippines steers its economy towards sustainable and resilient growth.

  • How is the Philippines transitioning its economy to a green and sustainable future?
  • As the country is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, how can it accelerate efforts in fighting climate change?
  • What will Republic Act 11659 or the Amended Public Service Act mean for new PPP projects?  
  • What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for international investors?
  • How can the Philippines bridge policy and regulatory gaps in promoting sustainable investments?
  • What are the views of Investors with a new administration at the helm and faced with external headwinds?
  • What role should the capital market play in the coming years especially in promoting sustainable finance?
Maria Corazon Dizon
Maria Corazon Dizon
chief finance officer & treasurer
ACEN
Eduardo Francisco
Eduardo Francisco
president
BDO Capital & Investment Corporation
Michael de Guzman
Michael de Guzman
managing director, infrastructure
KKR
Vicente Graciano Felizmenio Jr.
Vicente Graciano Felizmenio Jr.
director, markets & securities regulation department
Securities and Exchange Commission
Daniel Yu (moderator)
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
10:25 AM
Networking and coffee
10:55 AM
Keynote address
Felipe Medalla
Felipe Medalla
governor
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
11:25 AM
Panel 2: Driving the digital agenda

The pandemic has unleashed digital possibilities. The value brought by the emergence of a digital economy can be extensive and can be shared by all sectors of society accelerating inclusive economic growth. Companies are realizing efficiencies via digitization of their work flow. MSMEs, a key player in the future of growth reimagined, are transforming their business with digitalization adapting to the realities during the pandemic. What these changes mean are refreshed business models, new channels to access the market for finance and for buyers, and personalized user experience to command customer loyalty. 

  • How can digital technology help in supporting inclusive growth?
  • In what areas is the new government pushing for the adoption of new technology and digitalization?
  • How can the government cope with the rising demand for digital talent and get more skilled workers into the system?
  • What steps are being taken to address underinvestment in the digital infrastructure?
  • What are the priorities of the new administration that will drive and accelerate growth? 
Mamerto Tangonan
Mamerto Tangonan
deputy governor, payments and currency management sector
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Jean-Marc Arbogast
Jean-Marc Arbogast
country manager
IFC
Minette Navarrete
Minette Navarrete
co-founder and president
Kickstart Ventures
Rocco Sarmiento
Rocco Sarmiento
CEO & president
Vitarich Corporation
Catherine Casas
Catherine Casas
head of blockchain and API business group
Union Bank of the Philippines
Darryl Yu (moderator)
Darryl Yu (moderator)
managing editor
The Asset
12:05 PM
Networking and lunch
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Attendees get their tools for the summit
Attendees get their tools for the summit
Keynote address by Benjamin Diokno, secretary of finance, department of finance - Republic of the Philippines
Keynote address by Benjamin Diokno, secretary of finance, department of finance - Republic of the Philippines
Panel 1- Developing a sustainable capital market
Panel 1- Developing a sustainable capital market
Full house at the summit
Full house at the summit
Keynote address by Felipe Medalla, governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Keynote address by Felipe Medalla, governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Panel 2 - Driving the digital agenda
Panel 2 - Driving the digital agenda