Theme: "Markets and Institutions for Sustained Inclusive Growth"
The conference sought to revisit the role of efficient markets and a strong institutional framework in realizing the country’s twin goals of inclusiveness and sustainability.
USec. Gil Beltran of the Department of Finance delivered the conference keynote address on behalf of Sec. Cesar Purisima.
The opening plenary session featured National Competitiveness Council Private Sector Co-Chair, Guillermo Luz as well as Bank of the Philippine Islands President, Cesar Consing. They shared the views of the private sector on the sustainability and inclusivity of growth.
The second plenary session on the global, regional and national views on Philippine and Asian growth prospects featured Josh Felman, Assistant Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.; Eli Remolona, Chief Economist for Asia and the Pacific of the Bank for International Settlements, Hong Kong; and Rogier van den Brink, Lead Economist of the World Bank East Asia and Pacific.