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Going past the attain of its print and digital platforms, The Manila Times has been holding enterprise boards and leisure occasions for its companions, advertisers, subscribers and readers. Prime specialists and distinguished useful resource audio system ship strong knowledge-packed visible shows that inform and encourage leaders of industries among the many delegates.

Enterprise Discussion board
To date, The Manila Times has staged seven enterprise boards – 5 in Manila and two in Davao – that introduced collectively audio system from authorities, academe and the personal sector.

The first enterprise discussion board (Dusit Thani, Makati Metropolis; Oct. 28, 2014) explored enterprise relationships between the Philippines and China, regardless of their territorial disputes over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).



President Rodrigo Roa Duterte(fifth from left) was the keynote speaker on the seventh enterprise discussion board. With him are The Manila Times executives from left: Evelyn Fauni, VP for Finance; Roda Zabat, promoting director; Danilo Ocampo, former VP for Gross sales and Advertising; Chairman Emeritus Dante Arevalo Ang; Kim Lokin, Times columnist; President and CEO Dante ‘Klink’ Ang 2nd; COO Blanca Mercado; and Denise Calnea, advertising and communications director.

Titled “Business as Usual in Unusual Times,” the discussion board was led by keynote speaker Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines. Different audio system have been Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan; Richard Cant, the Shanghai-based mostly regional director of enterprise administration consultancy agency Dezan Shira and Associates; First Secretary for Financial and Business Affairs Wang Yang; Former Philippine Overseas Secretary Roberto Romulo; Rodger Baker, vice chairman for East Asia-Pacific Evaluation of Stratfor; and Scott Qian, Director of PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) China, with Alex Cabrera, chairman of PwC Philippines.

Davao Metropolis Administrator Zuleika Lopez (fifth from proper) receives the The Manila Times’ 2018 Philippine Prime Mannequin Metropolis award with some executives from Davao.

The second enterprise discussion board (Dusit Thani; July 22, 2015) had “The Integrated Asean regulatory environment: Seizing the Opportunities and Managing the Risk” as its theme. Discussions targeted on the complicated regulatory points concerned within the drive towards Asean integration and the challenges these current to policymakers, companies and buyers within the area.

Discussion board audio system have been Le Luong Minh, Asean Secretary-Basic; Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, of the Individuals’s Republic of China; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Asean BAC co-chair 2014; Ambassador Nina Hachigian of the US mission to Asean; Philippine Commerce and Business Secretary Gregory Domingo; and prime enterprise executives and specialists resembling Credit score Suisse Financial institution Senior Vice President Jose Isidro Camacho; Ayala Group Chief Working Officer Fernando Zobel de Ayala; PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan; and SM Investments Corp Vice Chair Teresita Sy-Coson. Panel discussions after the speeches lead by NEDA-PPP Director Cossette Canilao and PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines (Isla Lipana & Co.) Chairman Alex Cabrera.

Then-Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Employees Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero (middle) accepts the The Manila Times Man of the Yr award for the Filipino soldier, led by Chairman Emeritus Ang; Writer Editor Nerilyn Tenorio and President and CEO ‘Klink’ Ang 2nd.

The third enterprise discussion board (New World Manila Bay, Manila; Feb. 23, 2016) had “The Philippine Economic Outlook for 2016” as its theme and featured discussions on what transpired in 2015 and the financial forecasts for numerous enterprise industries.

The highly effective roster of audio system consisted of Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, would be the keynote speaker. Different audio system have been the Resident Consultant of the Worldwide Financial Fund, Dr. Shanaka Jayanath Peiris; the Lead Economist of World Financial institution, Roger van den Brink; and the Chairman of Convergys Philippines, Marife Zamora.

Equally stellar have been the reactors to the discussions: Greg Navarro, managing companion & CEO, Deloitte Phils./Navarro, Amper & Co.; Ben Kritz, enterprise columnist, The Manila Times; Marivic Españo, chairman & CEO, P&A Grant Thornton; Alexander Cabrera, chairman & senior companion, PwC Philippines; Eduardo Francisco, president, BDO Capital & Funding Corp.; and Hans Sicat, president & CEO, Philippine Inventory Trade. About 250 delegates from the enterprise and political sectors from the Philippines and a few Asean economies attended.

The fourth enterprise discussion board (Marriott Lodge Manila, Makati; June 22, 2016) had “Philippine Banking: Does Size Matter? How to Survive the Tide of Competition, Cyber Threats and Money Laundering” as its theme. It tackled the difficulty of why a creating financial system just like the Philippines must strengthen its banking system because it opens as much as overseas competitors and exposes itself to the dangers caused by a borderless cyber world.

Discussion board audio system have been Luisito Pineda, president and nation common supervisor of IBM Philippines; Dr. Thiam Hee Ng, principal economist of Asian Improvement Financial institution; Aftab Ahmed, CEO & citi nation officer of Citibank Philippines; Nataliya Mylenko, senior monetary sector specialist of World Financial institution; Palmer Mallari, head agent, Nationwide Bureau of Investigation; and Stephen Cutler, chief compliance officer, Omnipay. Reactors to the talks have been George Chua, president & CEO of Bayan Automotive Industries Company; Jonathan Uy, director of PwC Consulting; Angelica Reyes, CFA, senior vice chairman of Metropolitan Financial institution and Belief Firm; Flor Tarriela, Chairman of Philippine Nationwide Financial institution; Abelardo Cortez, unbiased director of First Metro Funding Corp.; Joey Regala, vice chairman – Info Safety Dept of UCPB; and Emiliano Librea third, chief info officer, associate, Advisory Providers of P&A Grant Thornton.

The fifth enterprise discussion board (Marco Polo Davao, Davao Metropolis; Feb. 10, 2017) was graced by President Rodrigo Duterte as keynote speaker. He additionally acquired “The Manila Times Man of the Year,” Award. This version had “The Philippine Economic Outlook for 2017: Peace Toward Sustainable Prosperity” as its theme and concerned discussions on how the Philippine financial system and companies might handle properly within the face of home challenges and exterior headwinds forward.

Shows have been delivered by the next audio system: Division of Finance Secretary, Hon. Carlos Dominguez third; H.E. Zhao Jianhua, Ambassador, Embassy of the Individuals’s Republic of China within the Republic of the Philippines; PwC Philippines Chairman, Atty. Alex Cabrera; and SM Investments Corp. SVP for Investor Relations and Company Communications, Corazon Guidote.

The sixth enterprise discussion board (Marriot Lodge Manila, Aug. 18, 2017) tackled the Duterte administration’s formidable “Build Build Build” infrastructure program and its impression on the nation’s financial system. Shows have been in keeping with the theme “Philippines 2021: Steering Toward the Golden Age of Infrastructure.”

Audio system have been Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the Division of Finances and Administration; Mara Warwick, nation director for the Philippines of the World Financial institution; Vince Dizon, president and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Improvement Authority (BCDA); Sheila Lobien, regional director and head of Challenge Leasing at Jones Lang LaSalle; Bienvenido Chy, basic supervisor of Philippine Retirement Authority; Lars Wittig, nation supervisor of Regus Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia; and Ricardo Penson, chair & CEO of Penson & Firm, Inc.

The seventh enterprise discussion board (Marco Polo Davao; Feb. 9, 2018), which had “Build, Consume, Grow: Gaining Momentum for an Emerging Economy to Soar” as its theme, provided insights into what prospects 2018 maintain for companies and the overall financial system. Discussions included authorities insurance policies that might information the trajectory and tempo of this progress and the way the personal sector might greatest function associate and benefactor.

President Duterte was once more the keynote speaker of the occasion. With discussion board audio system consisting of Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Socio Financial Planning and Nationwide Financial & Improvement Authority; Francisco Dakila Jr., managing director of the Financial Coverage Subsector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; Sheila Lobien, regional director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Yongzheng Yang, resident consultant, Worldwide Financial Fund; and Birgit Hansl, lead economist and program chief for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand beneath the World Financial institution.

The eighth version of The Manila Times Enterprise Discussion board, to be held on the Marriot Lodge Manila on November 20, may have “Philippine Investments: Ride the Philippine Growth Curve” as its theme. It can discover numerous alternatives within the nation, which has posted quarterly progress of 6.5 % and better within the final 10 quarters.

Be it conventional banking and insurance coverage merchandise, actual property, shares and bonds and even intriguing propositions comparable to crowdfunding and preliminary coin choices, the discussion board audio system will supply the savvy investor insights on the way to navigate new legal guidelines, altering financial coverage, nascent cryptocurrency laws, home and exterior challenges to grab the alternatives for enterprise progress underneath the Duterte administration till 2022.

Audio system are Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas Gov. Nestor Espenilla, Jr.; Philippine Inventory Trade President Ramon S. Monzon; Board of Investments Government Director Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa; Philippine Financial Zone Authority Director Basic Charito B. Plaza; PwC Philippines Offers and Company Finance managing associate, Mary Jade Divinagracia; ECCP Ladies in Enterprise Chairman Sheila Lobien; and Robert Siy, Manila Times columnist and former employees of the World Financial institution and the Asian Improvement Financial institution.

Philippine mannequin cities and municipalities
The Manila Times has staged this occasion that includes native authorities models a minimum of twice prior to now years to advertise the sustainable livability of Philippine cities and municipalities.

The first version of this occasion, held on the New World Manila Bay on Might 11, 2017, touched on city planning and sustainability improvement within the Philippines, and on what would make cities to be environmentally sustainable and conducive to work-life stability. Audio system have been architect Felino Palafox, managing associate and founding father of Palafox Associates; Vickram Cuttaree, program chief – Sustainable Improvement of World Financial institution; lawyer Lea Roque, principal and head of Tax Advisory & Compliance of P&A Grant Thornton; and Michael McCullough, managing director of KMC MAG Group.

The discussion board — which had “Beyond the Most Livable Urban Centers” as its theme — noticed the popularity of the nation’s prime mannequin cities and conferment of awards on peace and order, social providers, livelihood and employment, amongst different standards. Architect Felino Palafox, Marife Zamora, chairman of Convergys Philippines; Lea Roque, and Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, senior government vice chairman and chief working officer of Wilcon Builders Depot, comprised the panel of judges.

The second, held at Conrad Manila lodge on June 19, targeted on the internal layers of cities and has “Making Cities More Inclusive” as its theme. It featured specialists who laid down sustainable and inclusive planning and useful resource-allocation methods to make cities not simply livable, but in addition extra egalitarian and simply.

Audio system have been once more architect Felino Palafox, Mario Suelto, technical supervisor of the Philippine Inexperienced Constructing Council; lawyer Lea Roque, Julia Nebrija, Help to Cities Program supervisor beneath the Division of Finances and Administration; Gilles Hage,vice chairman for business technique at Lamudi; and Danilo Lim, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Improvement Authority. For the Prime Mannequin Cities and Municipalities Awards, the panel of judges included Palafox, Roque, Bosch-Ong, and Loren Gross sales, vice chairman for Buyer Administration Group of PHirst Park Houses.

Golf tournaments
As nicely-rounded enterprise individuals have to have some bodily exercise outdoors the boardroom, The Manila Times launched its golf event final yr, beginning with the First President’s Cup on the Aoki Course of Eagle Ridge Golf & Nation Membership in Common Trias, Cavite, on July 22, 2016.

This was adopted by The Manila Times Golf Event on the South Forbes Golf Membership, in Silang, Cavite, on Dec. 2, 2016, and The Manila Times Second President’s Cup at Eagle Ridge Golf & Nation Membership on Nov. 29, 2017.

Be careful for particulars on The Manila Times Third President’s Cup, to happen in subsequent month.

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