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May 28-29, 2019
Marriot Grand Ballroom

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FUTURE-PROOFING BUSINESS and INDUSTRY

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Employers Confederation of the Philipppines

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) was born on September 10, 1975 when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved its Articles of  Incorporation and By-Laws. It gained official status as the umbrella organization and a single voice for the entire business community, on important national issues related to employment, industrial relations, labor issues and related social policies.

ECOP’s services are designed to assist companies to increase their productivity and sustainability through compliance with labor laws, replication of best practices, and adoption of modern management
practices.

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A visiting trainor from Malaysian Employers Federation speaks during an ECOP seminar on performance management.

OUTLINE OF TOPICS

PLENARY SESSIONS:

  • Critical Economic and Geo-Political Developments Affecting Business and Employment
  • Best Practices on Creative Growth Strategies 
  • Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

  • Decent Work and Economic Growth: Are We Getting There?
  • Towards a More Balanced Labor Agenda  
  • CEO Forum: Adopting New Mindsets in Business and Employment 

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ADOPTION OF CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: 2019 KAPATIRAN SA INDUSTRIYA (KAPATID) AWARDS

SEMINAR INVESTMENT

ECOP MEMBERS

PHP 8,500.00 + 2% VAT

NON-ECOP MEMBERS

PHP 11,500.00 + 2% VAT

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Panel Discussions

May 28, 2019

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10:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

 

 

10:00 AM
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10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Invocation

Philippine National Anthem

Call to Order

• Mr. Federico R. Marquez, Jr.
Chair
NCE 40 Organizing Committee

Opening Statements 

• Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson
Chairman Employers Confederation of the Philippines

• Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President
ECOP

 

10:30 AM
ecop
11:15 AM

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

• ECOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strategic Initiatives to Future Proof the Organization

•  Hon. Maria Leonor G. Robredo
Vice-President
Republic of the Philippines

Recognition for Mr. Feliciano L. Torres

11:15 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Lunch

Induction of New ECOP Members

Presentation of KAPATID Awards 2019

Finalists 

12:00 PM
ecop
1:30 PM

Session Introduction

•  ECOP

Plenary Session 1: Critical Economic and Geo-Political Developments Affecting Business and Employment

•  Dr. Cielito F. Habito
Economics Professor
Ateneo de Manila University

1:30 PM
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2:15 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

  ECOP

Panel Discussion 1: Decent Work and Economic Growth: Are We Getting There?

•  Atty. Ana C. Dione
Undersecretary
Department of Labor and Employment

•  Mr. Wade Bromley
Senior Employer’s Specialist International Labour Organization

•  Ms. Mara K. Warwick
Country Director for Brunei, Philippines,
and Thailand
World Bank

•  Mr. Peter Lunding
Head of Office
LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia
Subregional Office

•  Mr. Roberto C. Amores (regrets)
President
Philippine Food Processors & Exporters Organizations, Inc.

Moderator: 
Mr. Melo AcuñaManagingEditor, CBCP Media Office

2:15 PM
ecop
3:30 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

ECOP

ECOP

Panel Discussion 2: Towards a More
Balanced Labor Agenda

Hon. Mark O. Go
Representative
Baguio Lone District

Atty. Benjo Santos M. Benavidez
Assistant Secretary
Department of Labor and Employment

Ms. Rhoda C. Caliwara
President
Philippine Association of Legitimate
Service Contractors, Inc.

Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez
Former Undersecretary
Department of Labor and Employment

Moderator:
Mr. Ernie O. Cecilia
Co-chair,
ECOP Technical Working Group for Labor and Social Policy Issues

3:30 PM
ecop
10:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

 

 

10:00 AM
ecop
10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Invocation

Philippine National Anthem

Call to Order

• Mr. Federico R. Marquez, Jr.
Chair
NCE 40 Organizing Committee

Opening Statements 

• Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson
Chairman Employers Confederation of the Philippines

• Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President
ECOP

 

10:30 AM
ecop
11:15 AM

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

• ECOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strategic Initiatives to Future Proof the Organization

•  Hon. Maria Leonor G. Robredo
Vice-President
Republic of the Philippines

Recognition for Mr. Feliciano L. Torres

11:15 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Lunch

Induction of New ECOP Members

Presentation of KAPATID Awards 2019

Finalists 

12:00 PM
ecop
1:30 PM

Session Introduction

 ECOP

ECOP

Panel Discussion 1: Decent Work and

Economic Growth: Are We Getting

There?

 Atty. Ana C. Dione

Undersecretary

Department of Labor and Employment

 Mr. Wade Bromley

Senior Employer’s Specialist

International Labour Organization

 Ms. Mara K. Warwick

Country Director for Brunei, Philippines,

and Thailand

World Bank

 Mr. Peter Lunding

Head of Office

LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia

Subregional Office

 Mr. Roberto C. Amores (regrets)

President

Philippine Food Processors & Exporters

Organizations, Inc.

Moderator: Mr. Melo Acuña, Managing

Editor, CBCP Media Office

1:30 PM
ecop
2:15 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

2:15 PM
ecop
3:30 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

3:30 PM
ecop
10:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

 

 

10:00 AM
ecop
10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Invocation

Philippine National Anthem

Call to Order

• Mr. Federico R. Marquez, Jr.
Chair
NCE 40 Organizing Committee

Opening Statements 

• Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson
Chairman Employers Confederation of the Philippines

• Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President
ECOP

 

10:30 AM
ecop
11:15 AM

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

• ECOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strategic Initiatives to Future Proof the Organization

•  Hon. Maria Leonor G. Robredo
Vice-President
Republic of the Philippines

Recognition for Mr. Feliciano L. Torres

11:15 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Lunch

Induction of New ECOP Members

Presentation of KAPATID Awards 2019

Finalists 

12:00 PM
ecop
1:30 PM

Session Introduction

 ECOP

ECOP

Panel Discussion 1: Decent Work and

Economic Growth: Are We Getting

There?

 Atty. Ana C. Dione

Undersecretary

Department of Labor and Employment

 Mr. Wade Bromley

Senior Employer’s Specialist

International Labour Organization

 Ms. Mara K. Warwick

Country Director for Brunei, Philippines,

and Thailand

World Bank

 Mr. Peter Lunding

Head of Office

LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia

Subregional Office

 Mr. Roberto C. Amores (regrets)

President

Philippine Food Processors & Exporters

Organizations, Inc.

Moderator: Mr. Melo Acuña, Managing

Editor, CBCP Media Office

1:30 PM
ecop
2:15 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

2:15 PM
ecop
3:30 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

3:30 PM
ecop
10:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

 

 

10:00 AM
ecop
10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Invocation

Philippine National Anthem

Call to Order

• Mr. Federico R. Marquez, Jr.
Chair
NCE 40 Organizing Committee

Opening Statements 

• Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson
Chairman Employers Confederation of the Philippines

• Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President
ECOP

 

10:30 AM
ecop
11:15 AM

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

• ECOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strategic Initiatives to Future Proof the Organization

•  Hon. Maria Leonor G. Robredo
Vice-President
Republic of the Philippines

Recognition for Mr. Feliciano L. Torres

11:15 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Lunch

Induction of New ECOP Members

Presentation of KAPATID Awards 2019

Finalists 

12:00 PM
ecop
1:30 PM

Session Introduction

 ECOP

ECOP

Panel Discussion 1: Decent Work and

Economic Growth: Are We Getting

There?

 Atty. Ana C. Dione

Undersecretary

Department of Labor and Employment

 Mr. Wade Bromley

Senior Employer’s Specialist

International Labour Organization

 Ms. Mara K. Warwick

Country Director for Brunei, Philippines,

and Thailand

World Bank

 Mr. Peter Lunding

Head of Office

LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia

Subregional Office

 Mr. Roberto C. Amores (regrets)

President

Philippine Food Processors & Exporters

Organizations, Inc.

Moderator: Mr. Melo Acuña, Managing

Editor, CBCP Media Office

1:30 PM
ecop
2:15 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

2:15 PM
ecop
3:30 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

3:30 PM
ecop
10:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

 

 

10:00 AM
ecop
10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Invocation

Philippine National Anthem

Call to Order

• Mr. Federico R. Marquez, Jr.
Chair
NCE 40 Organizing Committee

Opening Statements 

• Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson
Chairman Employers Confederation of the Philippines

• Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President
ECOP

 

10:30 AM
ecop
11:15 AM

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

• ECOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strategic Initiatives to Future Proof the Organization

•  Hon. Maria Leonor G. Robredo
Vice-President
Republic of the Philippines

Recognition for Mr. Feliciano L. Torres

11:15 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Lunch

Induction of New ECOP Members

Presentation of KAPATID Awards 2019

Finalists 

12:00 PM
ecop
1:30 PM

Session Introduction

 ECOP

ECOP

Panel Discussion 1: Decent Work and

Economic Growth: Are We Getting

There?

 Atty. Ana C. Dione

Undersecretary

Department of Labor and Employment

 Mr. Wade Bromley

Senior Employer’s Specialist

International Labour Organization

 Ms. Mara K. Warwick

Country Director for Brunei, Philippines,

and Thailand

World Bank

 Mr. Peter Lunding

Head of Office

LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia

Subregional Office

 Mr. Roberto C. Amores (regrets)

President

Philippine Food Processors & Exporters

Organizations, Inc.

Moderator: Mr. Melo Acuña, Managing

Editor, CBCP Media Office

1:30 PM
ecop
2:15 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

2:15 PM
ecop
3:30 PM

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Business

3:30 PM

DAY 2

Panel Discussions

May 29, 2019

ecop
9:00 AM

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Are We Getting There?

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Are We Getting There?

9:00 AM
ecop
12:00 PM

Towards a More Balanced Labor Agenda

Towards a More Balanced Labor Agenda  

12:00 PM
ecop
4:00 PM

CEO Forum: Adopting New Mindsets in Business and Employment

CEO Forum: Adopting New Mindsets in Business and Employment 

4:00 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

Dr. Cielito F. Habito

Economics Professor
Ateneo de Manila University

Mr. Peter Lunding

Head of Office
LO/FTF Council Southeast Asia
Subregional Office

Hon. Mark O. Go

Representative
Baguio Lone District

Ms. Rhoda C. Caliwara

President
Philippine Association of Legitimate
Service Contractors, Inc.

Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez

Former Undersecretary
Department of Labor and Employment

Ms. Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Ms. Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Undersecretary
Department of Trade and Industry

Dr. Alberto P. Fenix, Jr.

Chairman and President
Fenix Management and Capital, Inc.

Ms. Sherill R. Quintana

Founder and President
Oryspa Spa Solutions, Inc.

Ms. Angelique Roux

Philippine Country Manager
Education Development Center

Mr. Ernie O. Cecilia

Mr. Ernie O. Cecilia

Co-chair,
ECOP Technical Working Group for Labor and Social Policy Issues

Mr. George T. Barcelon

Mr. George T. Barcelon

Chairman
Philippine Chamber

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CONFERENCE VENUE

Venue

Marriot Grand Ballroom
Manila Marriott Hotel 2 Resorts Drive, Manila, 1309 Metro Manila

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Dr. Cielito F. Habito is currently a Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he is a senior fellow, Ateneo Eagle Watch. He also sits in the Boards of several corporations and foundations, including the Manila Water Corporation, Metrobank Card Corporation, Mutual Fund Company of the Philippines, Philsteel Holdings, the Cahbriba Alternative School Foundation, Maximo T. Kalaw Institute for Sustainable Development, Brain Trust, Inc., and the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation (RPDEV). He also writes the weekly column “No Free Lunch” in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He was the youngest member of the Cabinet of Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos as Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning/NEDA Director-General throughout his six-year presidency from 1992 to 1998. He chaired the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development from 1992-1998, and was elected Chair of the Sixth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York in 1998. Before joining government in 1990, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB), and had also worked at Kyoto University and the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. (1984) and M.A. (1981) in Economics from Harvard University, a Master of Economics (1978) from the University of New England (Australia), and B.S. Agricultural Economics, Summa cum Laude (1975) from UPLB.

Peter Lunding, Denmark, has for the last 20 years worked internationally on issues related to sustainable development. He has worked for the United Nations and for the Red Cross – among others – and since September  2017 he has been heading the LO/FTF Council’s Sub-regional Office for Asia. Peter has a master degree in political science and has through his career worked on issues, such as policy analysis and development, democratic governance, economic transition, and the decent work agenda

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