PHILIPPINES – Ayala Corporation president and COO Fernando Zobel De Ayala will be the keynote speaker at the Business World-PAL Asean Regional Forum on November 24, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forbes Ballroom 2 and 3 of Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 has made the region’s economic integration a reality, opening a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs not only from across the 10 nations that comprise the group, but also for those from outside wanting to do business in the area.
To help companies chart their course in the AEC, BusinessWorld has brought together the most seasoned businessmen and professionals. Aside from Fernando Zobel De Ayala who will be discussing how to build a globally-competitive enterprise, other festured speakers include international professionals such as Mr. Bonji Ohara, director for policy research of the Tokyo Foundation and Dr. Thanh Hai Do, senior fellow of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, who will discuss the economics of competing territorial claims in the South China Sea.
The forum will also feature government leaders such as Hon. Benjamin Diokno, the secretary of the Department of Budget Management who will talk about unity in diversity: a political-economic outlook.