HIGHLIGHTS: World Economic Forum 2014 | Leveraging growth for equitable progress

MANILA, Philippines – After more than two decades, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia is held in the Philippines.

Set on May 21-23, WEF is an opportunity for business and government leaders to come together a year before the integration of ASEAN member-countries.

In this forum, the co-chairs of WEF will review the outcomes of the forum.

Leading forum delegates are the heads of states of the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as the Vice President of Myanmar. At least 70 public figures from 20 countries and 460 business leaders will also be attending to share ideas and strategies on inclusive growth.

In line with WEF’s theme "Leveraging Growth for Equitable Progress," WEF Southeast Asia head Sushant Palakurthi Rao endorsed the Philippines' economic credentials, citing policies promoting good governance that he said served as an example for the region. President Benigno Aquino is expected to showcase the Philippines’ stellar economic growth. – Rappler.com

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