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The 12th Arangkada Philippines Forum brings together experts and industry leaders in exploring various perspectives to facilitate and further integrate the principles of sustainability in accelerating inclusive growth and development.

With the theme Towards Sustainable Transformations, it puts the spotlight on identifying opportunities for the public and private sectors to engage and collaborate in boosting green investments, encouraging sustainable production and consumption practices, and advocating for responsible management and utilization of natural resources amid the long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change in the Philippines.

As in previous years, key government officials, industry and sector experts, and members of the business community will be invited to deliver keynote speeches and participate in the panels.

Oct 25, 2023

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT+8

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Marriott Grand Ballroom
Newport Boulevard
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • 2023 Arangkada Philippines Forum: Towards Sustainable Transformations
    9:00 AM - 9:15 AMPhilippine National Anthem
    9:30 AM - 9:35 AMOpening of the Session
    9:35 AM - 9:40 AMProgram Overview
    Mr. Ebb Hinchliffe, Executive Director
    American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
    9:45 AM - 10:05 AMOpening Keynote
    Introduction of Speaker - Mr. Hyunchong "Joseph" Um
    Chairman, Samdo Group Philippines and President,
    Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines

    Keynote Address - Hon. Alfredo E. Pascual. Secretary
    Department of Trade and Industry ; Hon. Arsenio M. Balisacan, Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority

    Presentation of Plaque and Photo Opportunity with the JFC
    10:05 AM - 10:10 AMHealth Break
    Trade, Investment, and Sustainable Growth
    10:10 AM - 10:15 AMIntroduction of Panel Speaker, Discussants, and Moderator
    Mr. Benjamin Romualdez
    Country Managing Director–Philippines, Telstra and President, Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AMPresentation by Panel Speaker
    Ms. Bianca R. Sykimte*
    Director, Export Marketing Bureau
    Department of Trade and Industry
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AMPanel Discussion
    Discussant (Green Equity and Investment) - Mr. Jean-Marc Arbogast*, Country Manager for the Philippines,
    International Finance Corporation

    Discussant (Sustainable Finance) - Ms. Rhodora Brazil-De Vera, Deputy Director, Supervisory Policy and Research Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

    Discussant (MSME Integration and Capacity Building) - Mr. Vicente Catudio Jr., Chief of Party, USAID Strengthening Private Enterprises for the Digital Economy (SPEED)
    11:00 AM - 11:10 AMOpen Forum
    Presentation of Plaque and Photo Opportunity with the JFC
    11:10 AM - 11:15 AMHealth Break
    Evaluating the Philippines’ Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    11:15 AM - 11:20 AMIntroduction of Guest Speaker
    Mr. Frank Thiel, Managing Director, Quezon Power (Philippines), Limited Co. and President American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
    11:20 AM - 11:40 AMPresentation by Guest Speaker
    Hon. Pia S. Cayetano
    Chair, Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, Innovations, and Futures Thinking
    Senate of the Philippines
    11:40 AM - 11:45 AMPresentation of Plaque and Photo Opportunity with the JFC
    Driving Change, Building Momentum: Conversations on Sustainability in Doing Business
    11:45 AM - 11:50 AMIntroduction of Guest and Panel Speakers and Moderator
    Mr. Florian Gottein
    Executive Director
    European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
    11:50 AM - 12:05 PMPresentation by Guest Speaker
    Mr. Edgar O. Chua
    Business for Sustainable Development
    and Makati Business Club
    12:05 PM - 12:35 PMPresentation by Panel Speakers
    Ms. Sara Murphy
    President and Head of Global Operations
    Capital One Philippines

    Ms. Aileen Judan-Jiao
    President and Country General Manager
    IBM Philippines

    Mr. Roberto Batungbacal
    Senior Adviser, Chemical Industry Association of the Philippines
    12:35 PM - 12:45 PMPanel Discussion
    12:45 PM - 1:00 PMPresentation of Plaque and Photo Opportunity with the JFC
    1:00 PM - 1:05 PMSynthesis and Session Reopening
    1:05 PM - 1:25 PMMidday Keynote
    Introduction of Speaker - Mr. Shigeru Shimoda
    President and CEO, Marubeni Philippines and President Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines

    Keynote Address - Hon. Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga
    Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Advancing the Nexus in Water, Energy, and Food Security in Policy Development
    1:25 PM - 1:30 PMIntroduction of Panel Speaker, Discussants, and Moderator
    Ms. Kimmi Siu Dewar
    Executive Director
    Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines
    1:30 PM - 1:45 PMPresentation by Panel Speaker
    Mr. Pavit Ramachandran
    Country Director, Philippines
    Asian Development Bank
    1:45 PM - 2:15 PMPanel Discussion
    Discussant (Water Security) Mr. Rogelio Singson
    President & CEO, Metro Pacific Water and
    Water Management Expert
    Water Resources Management Office

    Discussant (Energy Security) Ms. Divina Chingcuanco
    Chief of Party
    USAID Energy Secure Philippines
    RTI International

    Discussant (Food Security) Dr. Gilberto Llanto
    Team Leader, Regulatory Support Program for
    National Development
    University of the Philippines Public Administration
    Research and Extension Services Foundation
    2:15 PM - 2:25 PMOpen Forum
    2:25 PM - 2:30 PMHealth Break
    2:30 PM - 2:35 PMIntroduction of Awardee and Recognition of Past Awardees
    Atty. Mimi Lopez Malvar
    Government Relations and Country Legal Head, Procter & Gamble Phils, Inc. and Director, Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters, INc.
    2:35 PM - 2:45 PMAcceptance Speech
    (Awardee to be announced)

    Presentation of Plaque and Photo Opportunity with the JFC
    2:45 PM - 2:50 PMHealth Break
    2:50 PM - 3:30 PMClosing Ceremony & Closing Keynote
    Closing Ceremony -- Mr. Julian Payne
    President, Chaurma Techrep, Inc. and Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

    Keynote Address -- Hon. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez*
    Speaker, House of Representatives


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