PH Next: Economic Forum to Discuss Philippines' Growth Drivers

The BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2024 will take place on May 22 at the Grand Hyatt Manila, featuring policymakers, industry leaders, and top executives discussing the Philippines' economic growth and development. National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and JG Summit Holdings CEO Lance Y. Gokongwei will deliver keynote speeches.

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PH Next: Economic Forum to Discuss Philippines' Growth Drivers

PH Next: Economic Forum to Discuss Philippines' Growth Drivers

The BusinessWorld Economic Forum, titled "PH Next: Growth Drivers," will bring together policymakers, industry leaders, and top executives on May 22, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig to discuss the Philippines' economic growth and development amidst challenges.

Why this matters: The Philippines' economic growth and development have a direct impact on the lives of its citizens, and understanding the key drivers of growth is crucial for policymakers and business leaders to make informed decisions. The discussions and insights from this forum can shape the country'seconomic trajectory and influence the region's economic landscape.

National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan will deliver a speech on "Imperatives for Sustaining Philippines' Economic Growth," while Lance Y. Gokongwei, president and CEO of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., will give a keynote speech on "Boosting the Private Sector's Share in Fueling Economic Growth."

The forum will feature several panel discussions on key topics driving the country's economic progress. These include strengthening nationwide infrastructure, harnessing the digital economy, safeguarding digital growth through security and trust, maximizing the potential of the manufacturing sector, and sustaining development through sustainable power in the face of adversities and opportunities.

Panelists will include leaders from major companies and organizations such as Angkas, Aboitiz InfraCapital, Converge ICT Solutions, Globe, Grab Philippines, EastWest Bank, Lazada Philippines, Maya, GCash, the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Destileria Limtuaco, First Gen Corp., Meralco, the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, Ayala Corp., and ACEN.

The forum will be hosted by Danie Laurel, news anchor for Cignal TV. Moderating the panel discussions will be BusinessWorld Editor-in-Chief Cathy Rose A. Garcia, alongside BusinessWorld reporters Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson and Justine Irish D. Tabile, BusinessWorld Corporate News Editor Arjay L. Balinbin, and TV5 News Anchor Jester Delos Santos.

The event is presented by BusinessWorld Publishing Corp., GCash, Ayala Corp., and ACEN, with additional support from gold sponsors Globe Telecom and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., silver sponsors including BDO Unibank, Converge ICT Solutions, Federal Land, First Gen Corp., GT Capital Holdings, Lazada Philippines, Megaworld Corp., NGCP, PAGCOR, Smart Communications, San Miguel Corp., SM Supermalls, and Toyota Motor Philippines, as well as bronze sponsors and partner organizations.

The BusinessWorld Economic Forum aims to provide valuable insights and discussions on the key drivers propelling the Philippines' economic growth and development. By bringing together influential figures from the government and private sector, the event seeks to foster collaboration and chart a path forward for sustaining the country's economic progress in the face of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Key Takeaways

  • BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2024 to discuss Philippines' economic growth on May 22.
  • Forum to feature policymakers, industry leaders, and top executives.
  • Discussions to focus on growth drivers, infrastructure, digital economy, and more.
  • Keynote speakers include NEDA Secretary Arsenio Balisacan and JG Summit's Lance Gokongwei.
  • Event aims to foster collaboration and chart a path for sustaining economic progress.