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A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries including those in Southeast Asia continue to face an uphill battle to arrest the third wave of infection as well as sustain its broad socio-economic recovery plans. It is imperative that countries in the region, especially key emerging markets, take the lead in restoring confidence and put ASEAN’s growth story back on track. This would require a coordinated effort among stakeholders including policymakers and the private sector across the region to mobilize all policy tools, strengthen social safety nets, leverage its strength in digital trade, and scale up its region-wide pandemic response.

With this in mind, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, in collaboration with the European chambers of commerce in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, and; the Consulate General of Japan in Davao, is hosting a joint business conference to address challenges and explore opportunities that would advance economic integration in the region against the backdrop of the ongoing global health crisis. This event seeks to provide an effective platform to strengthen partnership and increase awareness of the business opportunities in the southern Philippines and the neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia.

Join us on August 24, 2021, from 03:00 – 05:00 PM, as we hear from business leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Japan discuss how they proactively responded and recovered during these challenging times, as well as touch on cross-border trade, and investment opportunities. This conference will provide an avenue to promote the upcoming two-part series of the conference highlighting the potential of the region.



3.00 pm: Opening Remarks by Mr Florian Gottein, ECCP Executive Director
3.05 pm: Introduction of Speakers by Mr Antonio Peralta, ECCP Southern Mindanao Business Council
3.15 pm: Keynote Speech by Consul Yoshiaki Miwa, Consulate General of Japan In Davao City
3.25 pm: ASEAN Recovery and Response
3.50 pm: Panel Discussion
– Indonesia
– Malaysia
– Philippines
– Singapore
– Japan
4.20 pm: Open Forum
4.50 pm: Closing Remarks by Dr Morni Kambrie, SIDMA College


Registration Guidelines –

Please follow these simple steps for easy registration to our webinar.

Step 1: Register below. You will receive an automated registration confirmation email from EuroCham.

Step 2: Prior to the event, a Zoom link will be sent if payment has been received. (Payment by PayPal, PayNow/ PayLah/ QR Code preferred). Please watch out for this second email.

Step 3: Using the link provided in the second email, click on the link 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

Step 4: We will only admit attendees whose Zoom profiles match their registration names, so please make sure that your Zoom profile corresponds with your registration name. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Kindly note that there are limited seats available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.