HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 14

MANILA, Philippines – The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2017 is a 3-day conference of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) being held from Sunday, November 12 to Tuesday, November 14.

The conference brings attention to business issues, investment opportunities, and directions for growth in Southeast Asia. It also serves as a platform for talks among regional and global stakeholders in the ASEAN Economic Community.

Here are the highlights of Day 3:

Special Address: Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Launch of OECD’s Economic Outlook for ASEAN 

ASEAN BAC Chairpersons Roundtable

• Lisa Ibrahim, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Brunei
• Oknha Kith Meng, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Cambodia
• Anangga Roosdiono, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Indonesia
• Oudet Souvannavong, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Laos
• Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia

• U Zaw Min Win, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Myanmar
• George Barcelon, Member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines
• Dr. Robert Yap, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Singapore
• Khun Arin Jira, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Thailand
• Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Vietnam

Moderator:
Dr. Cielito Habito, Professor and Columnist

Panel: Shared Economy

Panelists:
• Dr. Robert Yap, Chair of ASEAN BAC Singapore and Executive Chairman of YCH Group
• Mario Pezzini, Director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre
• Robin Kwok, Country Manager for South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan of Airbnb

• Lito Villanueva, Managing Director FINTQ by PLDT and Chairman, FinTech Alliance.ph

Moderator:
Robert Yap Min Choy, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Singapore Member, Chairman of Fullerton Systems & Services, Chairman of Sunseap Group

Panel: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy

Panelists:
• Manny Pangilinan, Chairman of PLDT Group
• Nick Nash, Group President of SEA Group 
• Dr. Yuri Sato, Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization
• Goh Peng Ooi, Founder and Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis Limited 
​• Richard Eldridge, CEO of Lenddo

Moderator: Yasu Ota, Columnist of Nikkei Asian Review and Editorial Writer of Nikkei 

Closing Keynote: Vice President Leni Robredo

. – Rappler.com

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