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Europe Day Luncheon Celebration 2017


Date: 4th May 2017

Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982, Ballroom Level 2


On the 4th of May 2017, EuroCham will celebrate at Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel the 67th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950 that led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community and subsequently of the European Union. This prestigious luncheon is attended by about 150 guests, including Singaporean government representatives, CEOs and managing directors of Major European and Singaporean companies, the diplomatic circle and the media.


EuroCham is delighted to welcome H Mr. Ramon M. Lopez Secretary Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines as a Guest of Honour and speaker at this year’s Europe Day Luncheon.

Ramon M. Lopez Secretary Department of Trade and Industry - photo


Ramon M. Lopez


Secretary Department of Trade and Industry – Philippines


“Ramon M. Lopez started a solid professional economic, trade and industry development career in government from (1981-1993). Presidential Management Staff (1981), the Department of Trade and Industry (1982-1989) and NEDA (1989-1993). He has extensive experience in trade and industry development planning, at the forefront of the Tariff Reform Program, Industry development programs, setting up of ASEAN and APEC cooperation programs, technical studies on Countervailing Duty cases, critical consumer products’ price structures and the development of the Foreign Investment Act. This included policy and program development, and project evaluation functions.


This was followed by a continuous career in the business sector (1994-June 2016), with over 22 years of experience, having been a top executive of RFM Corporation wherein he covered strategic planning and business development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions and equity investors group.


Simultaneously, he has been the Executive Director of the advocacy group Go Negosyo for the past 11 years (October 2005- June 2016), initiating and implementing all its programs that empower the youth and aspiring entrepreneurs, micro and small entrepreneurs, the underprivileged sectors such as the PWDs, women and out-of-school youths. For the past 3 years, he has been co-hosting the weekly Go Negosyo radio program. He has also been giving lectures and mentoring to tens of thousands of entrepreneurs through Go Negosyo seminars, workshops, summits, books and social media.


With this extensive amount of experience in various government agencies, private sector and non-government organizations, Lopez has gained the admiration and respect of the business, financial and investor communities in the Philippines and abroad.


Ramon M. Lopez topped his Master in Development Economics at Williams College in Massachusetts, USA (1988) and finished his AB Economics degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (1981).”


We are offering sponsorship opportunities; please do not hesitate to send an email to events@eurocham.org.sg.




Dawn Tan, Channel NewsAsia

Dawn Tan currently co-hosts Singapore Tonight, a one-hour programme that delivers local news and business updates. She is also the Host of Channel NewsAsia’s long running finance programme, Money Mind.

Her media career began when she and several enterprising friends started London’s first free bilingual magazine as Editor while studying at the University of Middlesex. She has more than 18 years’ experience as a writer, and worked for Euromoney in Britain, before returning to Singapore to join the Business Times.

In her career with Channel NewsAsia, she has anchored coverage of key national events including a LIVE interview show with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Ask the Prime Minister (2014) and as co-lead anchor for Singapore’s General Elections show SGElects (2015). Dawn is also an accomplished writer with nine titles to her name, including bestsellers Khameleon: The Elyamani Khamis Story, Broken Mirror and Daughters of Asia : Inspirational stories of Southeast Asian women leaders.



11.45 am

– Reception –

12.30 pm

– Welcome Remarks by the President of EuroCham –

– Opening Remarks by H.E. Dr. Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Singapore –

12.35 pm

– Lunch –

13.15 pm

– Keynote speech by Mr. Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry of The Republic of the Philippines –

13.30 pm

– Question & Answers –

with Dawn Tan – CNA

14.00 pm

– End of the luncheon –


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