OVERVIEW

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rocked economies and businesses around the world. It is expected to hugely impact and reshape various industries and sectors in 2021 and the years ahead.

While it remains to be seen when and what recoveries will look like and how industries will change to adapt to the new economic realities brought by this unprecedented global crisis, an urgent, insightful and collaborative discussion on the lessons learned from the crisis, the right steps to move forward, experts’ forecasts on what’s about to unfold, and the needed change in mindset and strategies to achieve a resilient and sustainable future becomes imperative.

Against this backdrop, BusinessWorld, the country’s most respected business newspaper, will gather in a groundbreaking virtual set-up over 40 local and international speakers at its annual flagship and award-winning event, the BusinessWorld Economic Forum, to discuss the great economic reset as well as the future in a post-COVID era.

Scheduled on November 25-26, 2020, the two-day virtual forum carries the forward-looking theme: “Forecast 2021: ReBoot. ReThink. ReShape.”

WHAT'S IN STORE?

The pandemic has caused staggering losses to the world economy, most of all being the loss of lives.

Get fresh and valuable global perspectives from Mr. Børge Brende of World Economic Forum, Bernardo Mariano, Jr. of World Health Organization, Mr. Ndiamé Diop of World Bank Philippines and Kelly Bird of Asian Development Bank Philippines.

COVID-19 has left economies and governments scrambling for solutions in solving the pandemic-induced crisis. With much of the attention going towards saving lives, it may take a while for the Philippine economy to recover from this crisis.

With months into the pandemic, what lessons have we learned in dealing with the crisis similar to this magnitude and scope? How will the country’s corporate sector adapt to these circumstances?

Know how leaders and top local company CEOs are effectively responding to the COVID-19 crisis and how they plan to lead their countries and companies in bouncing back and moving forward from the pandemic.

The grave impact of the COVID-19 on the economy and industries called for fast and efficient action. 

Catch interesting and enlightening insights from these 20-minute discussions with various global and local experts and leaders from various sectors including healthcare, banking, finance, urban planning, corporate and human resources.

The unprecedented effects brought by the pandemic left leaders in search of playbooks on how to future-proof their businesses.

Take a glimpse of the future of some of the most important business sectors as forecasted by top industry leaders.

Engage in an interactive virtual brand engagement exhibition featuring brand partners and sponsors.

Participate in the virtual polls and business matching where you can discover and engage with other forum attendees and potential business partners and clients.

Get a copy of the latest BusinessWorld In-Depth digital magazines covering different themes related to the Philippines’ Top 200 Corporations, banking, startups, and other significant industries.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

10:00 A.M. – 10:05 A.M.
CALL TO ORDER/INVOCATION/NATIONAL ANTHEM
10:05 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.
OPENING REMARKS
MIGUEL G. BELMONTE
President and CEO, BusinessWorld
10:10 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE 1
The Great Reset
BøRGE BRENDE President, World Economic Forum
10:30 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
KEYNOTE 2
Accelerating Healthcare Reform and Innovation
BERNARDO MARIANO, JR.
Chief Digital and Information Officer, World Health Organization
10:50 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.
THE CONVERSATION PANEL
Responding to the Pandemic
KARL KENDRICK CHUA Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority
SELVA RAMACHANDRAN Resident Representative, UNDP Philippines
MICHAEL PEIYUNG HSU Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines
DR. EDSEL SALVAÑA Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines Manila
GUILLERMO LUZ Chief Resilience Officer, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
Moderator: WILFREDO REYES Editor-in-Chief, BusinessWorld
11:50 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 1
Awaiting a Vaccine
DR. JEAN-ANTOINE ZINSOU Country General Manager, Sanofi Pasteur Philippines
with ANTHONY DECOSTE Columnist, BusinessWorld; President & CEO, Global Virtuoso
12:10 P.M.
BUSINESS NETWORKING
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT
1:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 2
Banking in the New Normal
CEZAR CONSING President and CEO, BPI
with LEO UY Research Head, BusinessWorld
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
1. Bright Spots: The Future of Travel and Tourism
BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT Secretary, Department of Tourism
TIFFANY MISRAHI Vice-President of Policy,
World Travel & Tourism Council

ALEXANDER CABRERA Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Philippines
RICKY ISLA Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia Philippines
Moderator: ANDREW MASIGAN Columnist, BusinessWorld; Chief Executive Officer, Advent Manila Hospitality Group, Inc.
2. On the Rise: E-Commerce and Logistics
RAY ALIMURUNG CEO, Lazada Philippines
MARTIN CU Country Head, Ninja Van Philippines
RAMAKRISHNA MAGANTI Senior Vice-President for Marketing and Innovation, Holcim Philippines
Moderator: JESTER DELOS SANTOS Anchor, OneNews
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
1. The Youth Market: Marketing to Gen Z and Millenials Post-COVID
GARY DE OCAMPO CEO of Insights Division, Kantar Philippines
PAULINE FERMIN Managing Director, Acumen Strategic Consulting, Inc.
ELLY PUYAT CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Philippines
Moderator: SANTIAGO ARNAIZ Chief Operating Officer, Day3 Innovations
2. High-Tech and Secured: IT and Cybersecurity in the Post-COVID Era
RAYMUND LIBORO Commissioner and Chairman, National Privacy Commission
ANGEL REDOBLE FVP & Chief Information Security Officer, ePLDT Group, PLDT Group, Smart Communications
ANDRES JOMAS CAPELLAN Security Services Sales Leader, IBM Philippines
Moderator: ARJAY BALINBIN Senior Reporter, BusinessWorld
4:00 P.M. – 4:20 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 3
How Our Cities will be Reshaped by the Crisis
FELINO PALAFOX, JR. Principal Architect – Urban Planner, Palafox Associates
with CATHY ROSE GARCIA Managing Editor, BusinessWorld
4:20 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
ASK THE EXPERT
KRISTINE ROMANO Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Philippines
with JENINA IBAÑEZ Senior Reporter, BusinessWorld
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT
4:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS

DAY 2

10:00 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.
OPENING REMARKS
LUCIEN C. DY TIOCO
Executive Vice-President, BusinessWorld
10:10 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE 1
What Lies Ahead: Economic Growth Prospects
NDIAMÊ DIOP Country Director for Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, World Bank
10:30 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
KEYNOTE 2
Innovation in the Time of COVID
KELLY BIRD Country Director, Asian Development Bank
10:50 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.
THE CONVERSATION PANEL
Valuable Leadership and the Country’s Road to Recovery
JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corp.
ATTY. RAY ESPINOSA President and CEO, Manila Electric Co.; Chairman of the Board, PhilSTAR Media Group
DORIS MAGSAYSAY-HO President and CEO, Magsaysay Group of Companies
Moderator: CATHY ROSE GARCIA Managing Editor, BusinessWorld
11:50 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 1
Shaping Monetary Policies
FRANCISCO DAKILA, JR. Deputy Governor, Monetary and Economics Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
with NORMAN AQUINO Special Reports Editor, BusinessWorld
12:10 P.M.
BUSINESS NETWORKING
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT
1:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 2
Managing the Workforce of the Future
JAMES MATTI Head, Willis Towers Watson Philippines
with WILFREDO REYES Editor-in-Chief, BusinessWorld
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
1. Reimagining Mobility: How COVID-19 will Change Transportation and Connectivity
CHRISTOPHE VICIC Country Head, JLL Philippines, Inc.
AL PANLILIO President and CEO, Smart Communications, Inc.; Chief Revenue Officer, PLDT, Inc.
DR. TING WU Partner, McKinsey & Company, China
Moderator: JESTER DELOS SANTOS Anchor, OneNews
2. What We Need: Ensuring Food Security and Boosting the Agriculture Sector
DR. SHAHIDUR RASHID Director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute
PAUL TENG Senior Fellow and Adviser in Food Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
TAMARA PALIS-DURAN Assistant Representative for Programmes, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Moderator: TIMOTHY MEDINA Associate Editor, BusinessWorld
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
1. Accelerating Digital Transformation
JEREMIAH BELGICA Director-General, Anti-Red Tape Authority
KHOR CHERN CHUEN Chief Operating Officer, SAP Southeast Asia
DORJEE SUN Chief Executive Officer, Perlin.net; Co-founder, International Chamber of Commerce AOKpass
Moderator: SANTIAGO ARNAIZ Chief Operating Officer, Day3 Innovations
2. Towards a Cashless & Contactless Digital Payment Ecosystem
EDUARDO FRANCISCO Head of Investment Banking Group, BDO Unibank, Inc.
MARTHA SAZON President & CEO, GCash
HANS SICAT Country Manager, ING Philippines
PAOLO AZZOLA Chief Operating Officer, PayMaya Philippines
MAMERTO TANGONAN Digital Payments Expert
Moderator: LEO UY Research Head, BusinessWorld
4:00 P.M. – 4:20 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 3
The Future of Consumption
SATISH SHANKAR Regional Managing Partner, Bain & Company Asia-Pacific
with SAM MARCELO Multimedia Editor, BusinessWorld
4:20 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
ASK THE EXPERT
ANTHONY OUNDJIAN Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
with DENISE VALDEZ Senior Reporter, BusinessWorld
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT
4:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS

You may also download a copy of the program here (pdf)

Speakers in blue are confirmed as of November 23

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BØRGE BRENDE

President
World Economic Forum

BERNARDO MARIANO, JR.

Chief Digital and Information Officer
World Health Organization

NDIAMÉ DIOP

Country Director for Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia,
the Philippines and Thailand
World Bank

KELLY BIRD

Country Director
Asian Development Bank

CONVERSATION AND CEO PANELISTS

KARL KENDRICK CHUA

Acting Secretary
National Economic and Development Authority

SELVA RAMACHANDRAN

Resident Representative
UNDP Philippines

MICHAEL PEIYUNG HSU

Representative
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines

DR. EDSEL SALVAÑA

Director
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines Manila

GUILLERMO LUZ

Chief Resilience Officer
Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation

JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA

Chairman and CEO
Ayala Corp.

ATTY. RAY ESPINOSA

President and CEO, Manila Electric Co.;
Chairman of the Board, PhilSTAR Media Group

DORIS MAGSAYSAY-HO

President and CEO
Magsaysay Group of Companies

FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS

DR. JEAN-ANTOINE ZINSOU

Country General Manager
Sanofi Pasteur Philippines

CEZAR CONSING

President and CEO
BPI

FELINO PALAFOX, JR.

Principal Architect – Urban Planner
Palafox Associates

FRANCISCO DAKILA, JR.

Deputy Governor
Monetary and Economics Sector
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

JAMES MATTI

Head
Willis Towers Watson Philippines

SATISH SHANKAR

Regional Managing Partner
Bain & Company Asia-Pacific

BREAKOUT SESSIONS SPEAKERS

BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT

Secretary
Department of Tourism

TIFFANY MISRAHI

Vice-President of Policy
World Travel & Tourism Council

ALEXANDER CABRERA

Chairman and Senior Partner
PwC Philippines

RICKY ISLA

Chief Executive Officer
AirAsia Philippines

RAY ALIMURUNG

Chief Executive Officer
Lazada Philippines

MARTIN CU

Country Head
Ninja Van Philippines

RAMAKRISHNA MAGANTI

Senior Vice-President for Marketing and Innovation
Holcim Philippines

GARY DE OCAMPO

CEO of Insights Division
Kantar Philippines

PAULINE FERMIN

Managing Director
Acumen Strategic Consulting, Inc.

ELLY PUYAT

Chief Executive Officer
Ogilvy & Mather Philippines

RAYMUND LIBORO

Commissioner and Chairman
National Privacy Commission

ANGEL REDOBLE

FVP & Chief Information Security Officer
ePLDT Group, PLDT Group, Smart Communications

AL PANLILIO

President and CEO, Smart Communications, Inc.;
Chief Revenue Officer, PLDT, Inc.

CHRISTOPHE VICIC

Country Head
JLL Philippines, Inc.

DR. TING WU

Partner
McKinsey & Company Shenzhen

DR. SHAHIDUR RASHID

Director for South Asia
International Food Policy Research Institute

PAUL TENG

Senior Fellow and Adviser in Food Security
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

TAMARA PALIS-DURAN

Assistant Representative for Programmes
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

JEREMIAH BELGICA

Director-General
Anti-Red Tape Authority

KHOR CHERN CHUEN

Chief Operating Officer
SAP Southeast Asia

DORJEE SUN

Chief Executive Officer, Perlin.net;
Co-founder, International Chamber of Commerce AOKpass

EDUARDO FRANCISCO

President
BDO Capital & Investment

MARTHA SAZON

President & CEO
GCash

HANS SICAT

Country Manager
ING Philippines

PAOLO AZZOLA

Chief Operating Officer
PayMaya Philippines

MAMERTO TANGONAN

Digital Payments Expert

EXPERTS

KRISTINE ROMANO

Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company Philippines

ANTHONY OUNDJIAN

Managing Director and Senior Partner
Boston Consulting Group

MODERATORS

WILFREDO REYES

Editor-in-Chief
BusinessWorld

CATHY ROSE GARCIA

Managing Editor
BusinessWorld

TIMOTHY MEDINA

Associate Editor
BusinessWorld

NORMAN AQUINO

Special Reports Editor
BusinessWorld

SAM MARCELO

Multimedia Editor
BusinessWorld

LEO UY

Research Head
BusinessWorld

ARJAY BALINBIN

Senior Reporter
BusinessWorld

JENINA IBAÑEZ

Senior Reporter
BusinessWorld

DENISE VALDEZ

Senior Reporter
BusinessWorld

ANTHONY DECOSTE

Columnist, BusinessWorld
President & CEO, Global Virtuoso

ANDREW MASIGAN

Columnist, BusinessWorld
Chief Executive Officer, Advent Manila Hospitality Group, Inc.

JESTER DELOS SANTOS

Anchor
OneNews

SANTIAGO ARNAIZ

Chief Operating Officer
Day3 Innovations

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