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Feb 17-18: 2020 Business, Investment, Political Trends and Global Risks Forum

17 February 2020, Monday, 10:30 AM – 3:40 PM
18 February 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Conservatory, Peninsula Manila, Makati City

Monday, February 17, 2020

10:00                               Registration

10:30                                Introduction and Welcome Remarks

PANEL I: Trade and Investment Forum

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez (invited)
US-ASEAN Business Council CEO Alexander Feldman (video presentation)
J. V. Emmanuel De Dios, GE Philippines
John D. Forbes, American Chamber of Commerce

Q and A

12:00pm                          Lunch Served

PANEL II:  An Election year View from Washington: Political Outlook
and 2020 Indo-Pacific Policy Implications

Jonathan B. Slade, Partner, Cormac Group
William M. Wise, Senior Fellow, Stimson Center

Q and A

PANEL III: Global and Regional Political and Security Risks; Taal and NCoV Impact; Mindanao Update

Thomas M. Sanderson, Transnational Threats Consultant
Ann Febel Q. Bajo, DND Security Analyst
Rene S. Meily, President of the PDRF

Closing Remarks

Co-Chairs Amb John D. Negroponte and Manuel V. Pangilinan

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


PANEL IV: U.S., China and Regional Power Dynamics: Competition and Cooperation on the Eve of a New Decade

Keynote Address

Honorable Kevin Rudd, Asia Society Policy Institute President (video presentation)


Ambassador John D. Negroponte
Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Official

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