The forum will bring together the “Who’s who” in various industries to talk about the country’s present and projected economic landscape until 2020. Invited high profile speakers from different sectors will discuss matters that will impact on the Philippine economic progress towards 2020.

Start of registration


8:30am – 8:50am
National Anthem

8:50am– 9:00am
Opening Remarks & Introduction to Keynote Speaker
MR. MIGUEL G. BELMONTE, President & CEO, BusinessWorld  Publishing Corporation

9:00am – 9:20am
Keynote Speech: Charting Progress to 2020: Succession, Sustainability, Integration, Disruption & Capacity
MR. MANUEL V. PANGILINAN, Chairman, MVP Group of Companies

9:20am – 9:40am
The Philippine Economy Under the New Presidency
HON. CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ III , Secretary, Department of Finance

9:40am –10:00am
Q & A
Moderator: MR. ROBY ALAMPAY, BusinessWorld Editor-in-Chief

10:00am – 10:20am
How To Attain Inclusive Economic Growth
HON. LENI ROBREDO, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines

10:20am –10:25am
Q & A
Moderator: MR. ROBY ALAMPAY, BusinessWorld Editor-in-Chief

10:25am – 10:45am
AM Snacks


How should companies navigate the economic terrain under the new government?

10:45am – 12:00nn


HON. ERNESTO M. PERNIA, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning & Director General, National Economic & Development Authority

MR. KEVIN L. TAN, Senior Vice-President & Head, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Megaworld Corporation

MR. BIENVENIDO V. TANTOCO III, President, Rustan Supercenters, Inc.

MS. NINA D. AGUAS, CEO, Insular Life Assurance

MR. WILFRED STEVEN UYTENGSU, JR., President & CEO, Alaska Corporation


Q & A
Moderator: MR. TIMONTHY ROY MEDINA, Online Managing Editor, BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation


How can we incentivize businesses to pursue a more sustainable and inclusive growth path?

12:00nn – 1:00pm


MR. ARSENIO M. BALISACAN, Chairperson, Philippine Competition Commission

MS. TERESITA J. HERBOSA, Chairperson, Securities & Exchange Commission

MR. SURAJ MORAJE, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company


Q & A
Moderator: MR. WILFREDO G. REYES,  Managing Editor,  BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation


1:00pm – 2:15pm


What are the business imperatives of regional economic integration?

2:15pm – 2:50pm


MR. RAMON R. DEL ROSARIO, President, Phinma Corporation

MS. RIZA G. MANTARING, President, SunLife Financial


Q & A
Moderator: MS. REGINA LAY,  Anchor,  Bloomberg TV Philippines


How have businesses coped with the disruption caused by the fast-pace and spread of technology?

2:50pm – 4:10pm


MR. LEANDRO L. LEVISTE, President, Solar Philippines

MR. DONALD PATRICK LIM, Chief Digital Officer - Media Division, ABS – CBN Broadcasting Corp.

MS. MARGOT B. TORRES, EVP & Deputy Managing Director, McDonalds Philippines

MR. ALFREDO C. TAN, Group Director of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Canada


Q & A
Moderator: MR. ROBERT J.A. BASILIO, JR., Opinion and Engagement Editor, BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation


4:10pm – 4:25pm
 PM Snacks



Closing Remarks
Editor-in- Chief
BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation




How have companies addressed the challenge of infrastructure?

4:25pm – 5:30pm


MR. ANDRE PALACIOS, Executive Director, Public Partnership Center of the Philippines

MR. ERNEST L. CU, President & CEO, Globe Telecom, Inc.

MR. ERIC T. FRANCIA, President & CEO – Ayala Corporation Energy Holdings, Inc.

MR. ERRAMON ABOITIZ, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.


Q & A
Moderator: MR. ARNOLD S. TENORIO, Research Head,  BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation