5th Joint Economic Briefing

By DCCP on 06/19/2019 - 11:00 in Makati Diamond Residences

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce inthe Philippines, in partnership with the British, French, German, Italian and Spanish Chambers of Commerce, cordially invites you to the upcoming Joint Economic Briefing luncheon on 19 June 2019, Tuesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 pm at Makati Diamond Residences.

This Joint Economic Briefing brings together six European Chambers in an annual event that discusses the most pressing topics in the business community today, particularly foreign investments. For this year, the focus of discussion is Fueling Growth of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines. This will tackle current government initiatives that seek to attract more foreign direct investments in the Philippines, as well as the private sector’s response to these initiatives. A distinguished panel of speakers will be led by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez (invited), ADB Country Director Kelly Bird (invited), and representatives from the private sector.

We expect more than 100 guests who are top level executives of their firms, investors, consultants, entrepreneurs, coming from various industries.

DCCP members are invited for PHP1800 per ticket. 

Interested companies can register by contacting DCCP through

Annual General Meeting

By DCCP on 05/21/2019 - 18:00 in Netherlands Residence, Manila

With the second quarter of 2019 already underway, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines would like to invite you to its Annual General Member Meeting on 21 May 2019. DCCP members are invited to the Netherlands Residence, Makati, where Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Jaco Beerends will be present on behalf of the Embassy. 


  1. Call to Order and Determination of Quorum
  2. 2018 Activity Report - President's Report
  3. 2018 Financial Report - Treasurer's Report
  4. 2019 Upcoming Activities and Events
  5. Updates on Initiatives
  6. Other Agenda Points and Member Input
  7. Adjournment

Kindly RSVP your attendance before 16 May 2019 by emailing

Diversity and Inclusion in Business Forum - DCCP

By DCCP on 05/30/2019 - 08:00 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati, Metro Manila

Available tickets left: 25


The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (DCCP) together with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCI France Philippines), the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Advantage Austria are glad to inform you that we are organizing the Diversity and Inclusion in Business Forum on May 30, 2019 in Dusit Thani.

Launched in 2018 as the She for She: Women in Business Forum; the event highlights the solidarity of women as they support fellow women from different industries in pushing forward their respective initiatives in their chosen fields. It aims to become a platform for a dialogue on gender equality and women empowerment. It encourages women to share their struggles and success as working professionals and navigating through their respective careers. Nearly a hundred guests from varied industries participated in the event.

In 2019, for the second edition, we will create a more diverse and inclusive platform with aim to achieve and promote transformative change in business, where successful men and women in different industries in the Philippines share their empowering stories and initiatives in promoting a gender diversity in the workplace. We believe that emerging new and innovative partnerships engaging the civil society, knowledge institutions and private sectors will provide interesting avenues to support gender empowerment and more collective actions.

Diversity and inclusivity is a business imperative today; direct effects on a campaign’s brand, growth, innovation, and hiring practices are at stake!

Interested? Please reserve your spot by confirming here. Tickets are sold for PHP2500 in presales for members, PHP3000 for non-members and PHP3500 for walk-in. 

Questions? Please contact 

Programme (Tentative)

8:00 AM
Start of Registration

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Isabelle Nilo, President CCI France Philippines

8:35 AM

Welcome Acknowledgments

President German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry

8:40 AM

Welceom Acknowledgements

H.E. Bita Rasoulian, Ambassador of Austria

8:55 AM

Presentation Title TBC

Ms. Sarin Abado, Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank

9:10 AM

Over the Rainbow - Diversity and KLM

Mr. Bas Hogendorf, Country head at KLM

9:25 AM

Panel Discussion: How to create an inclusive environment: challenges and best practices

Moderator: Mr. Bas Hogendorf, KLM

1. Atty. Patricia Bunye, Attorney at Cruz Marcelo Law Firm

2. Queen Melo Esguerra, Journalist and LGBT Rights Advocate

3. Mr. Laurent Crouet, Axa Shared Service Center

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

Panel Discussion: Transformative Changes & Inclusivity as a Busines Imperative

Moderator: Ms. Janet Webster

1. Mr. Amal Makhloufi Benchouk, Country Chair at Sanofi

2. Carlitos Cruz, CEO at SGV & Co. 

3. Ms. Annasa HIlliard, Womens Committe at Shell Philippnes 

4. Ms. Marie Antoniette Mariano, Head of Europe Desk at BDO Unibank, Inc. 

5. Ms. Isabelle Bernal, Vice President at People Insights and Strategy

11:15 AM

World Café Group Discussions

Moderator: Ms. Anna Kostkaya, Transformational Executive Coach & Trainer

11:45 AM
Wrap Up of Discussions

12:00 AM

Closing Remarks

Mr. Bas Hogendorf, President of Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

12:05 AM

Closing Acknowledgements

Ms. Christina Stieber, Advantage Austria

12:15 PM - 14:00 PM
Cocktail Food and Networking

14:00 PM
End of Event