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2nd Joint Economic Briefing - Recap

A briefing about the Impact of Philippine Elections to Foreign Investments was conducted by the French, British, German, and Spanish Chambers of Commerce.

From left to right: Jose Manuel Izquierdo (President of La Camara - Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines), Andrew Masigan (Business and Political Columnist, Manila Bulletin) Stanislas Camart (Treasurer, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines), Charlotte Bandelow (Deputy Executive Director, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce), Atty. Andre Palacios (Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Center), Peter Wallace (Chairman and Founder, The Wallace Business Forum) Professor Edmund Tayao (Political Analyst and Academician, University of Santo Tomas), Benel Lagua (Chief Development Officer, Development Bank of the Philippines)

With the upcoming Philippine general elections this May 9, 2016, the 2nd edition of the Joint Economic Briefing organized by the French, British, German, and Spanish Chambers of Commerce, focused on the Impact of the Philippine Elections on Foreign Investment.

Held at the New World Makati Hotel last 18 April 2016, and moderated by Mr. Andrew Masigan, Business and Political Columnist at Manila Bulletin, the key panelists presented and discussed with more than 100 attendees the following topics:

· Dr. Benjamin Diokno, Political Analyst and Economist, Former Secretary of the Department of  Budget and Management - " Economics and Politics:Choosing the Next President"
· Mr. Benel D. Lagua, Chief  Development Officer of the Development  Bank  of  the  Philippines - " The Challenge of Financial Inclusion for the Next Philippine Leadership"
· Mr. Edmund Tayao, Professor and Political Scientist at the University of Sto. Tomas - "Politics, Reforms, and Arrested Development in the Philippines"
· Mr. Peter Wallace, Chairman and Founder of The Wallace Business Forum - " Impact of the Philippine Elections on Foreign Investment"
· Atty. Andre Palacios, Executive Director of Public-Private Partnership Center in the Philippines - "Foreign Investment in the Philippine PPP Program"

Major Sponsors: The Beaufort-Botanika Residences, Goethe Institut, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc., Kittleson & Carpo Consulting, KMC Mag Group, Mandani Bay, Mighty Corporation, Philippine Retirement Authority, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Qatar Airways, SGS; Official Brandy Sponsor: Emperador Brandy; Official Wine Sponsor: Manny O. Wines

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