The Philippines Investment Forum 2013

The 2013 Euromoney Philippines Investment Forum was a major success. Over 600 delegates attended this year’s forum, reflecting the optimism that international investors have for the Philippines as it is soon expected to attain an investment-grade rating.

We were honoured to have H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, open the forum followed by the participation of the Hon. Cesar V. Purisima, Secretary of Finance. In the afternoon, the audience heard from the Hon. Amando M. Tetangco Jr., Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Hon. Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Secretary of Energy.

In 2012, the Philippines economy grew by an impressive 6.6% – the largest in Southeast Asia. Part of that success came from the thriving BPO sector and the resilient flow of overseas Filipino worker remittances which have spurred economic growth and domestic consumption. As a sign of the country’s transformation, hard won legislative and regulatory reforms such as higher tobacco and alcohol taxes and the reproductive health bill have been implemented and widely lauded. Furthermore, the increasingly conducive environment for public-private partnership (PPP) projects will represent another gear for economic growth.

Looking ahead, investors and business leaders will be keen to know if the nation can deepen its reforms and continue its impressive growth trajectory in the face of global economic uncertainty and a strong local currency.

The Philippines Investment Forum will reconvene in 2014 to answer these questions and to reassess the Philippines economy.

Euromoney would like to especially thank the government for their support, our speakers for their views and our remarkable sponsors who made this event possible.

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For sponsorship enquiries for 2014, please contact Victor Wong on +852 2912 8017 or email