Webinar: Building Back Better

By DCCP on 11/05/2020 - 18:00 in Online

With Paul Polman, ex Unilever CEO and Founder Imagine

DCCP proudly announces our next joint webinar with our partners from other ASEAN Dutch Chamber Network, organized by Dutch Business Network Indonesia, we have invited Mr. Paul Polman.

Paul Polman, ex Unilever CEO and Co-Founder & Chair IMAGINE, will be speaking on building back better for a green, inclusive and resilient recovery of ASEAN in this Webinar: Building Back Better at 1800 hrs Manila time. How to use this time to double-down on sustainability and embed this into the core business function so we can meet the challenges that science is telling us we will continue to face. The corporate world has much to offer in this respect. However, corporates cannot do this alone and need to align with governments. That’s why Mr. Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia will give opening remarks after which Mrs. Corine Tap, SVP Danone Water for South East Asia & President Director Aqua Danone Indonesia, will give Mr. Polman three topics to elaborate on.

This is a unique opportunity to hear Mr. Polman speak and to learn from the master himself and to start building back better or to scale-up your building back better efforts.

We have not only opened this DBN webinar to DBN members, but also to delegates of the Digital Trade Mission to ASEAN and to delegates of the EU Climate Diplomacy week as well as to our Indonesian Chamber Network.

Hoping to see you all online on November 5th.


Members – Free

Non-Members – PHP500

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Serious Gaming: Fun while Solving Serious Challenges

By DCCP on 10/29/2020 - 17:00 in Online

Together with TNO

Is it possible to face the challenges of today while keeping track of the developments of tomorrow?

Serious games can be distinguished from regular games by their purpose. Where, regular games are developed primarily for fun and recreation, the main goals of a serious game are to learn and generate changes in behavior. Our expert speaker Nicolien Hendrickx for Serious Gaming: Fun while Solving Serious Challenges, on 29 October at 1700 hrs Manila time, will show the variety of possibilities gaming has to offer to the logistics & transportation sector by zooming into some practical logistics games developed by TNO often together with one or more partners.

Our speaker: Ms. Nicolien Hendrickx, Senior Business Development Manager Logistics of TNO

Nicolien's drive is to connect people in order to make impact. As a Senior Business Development Manager Logistics, Nicolien develops strategic relations within logistics industry in public/private partnerships to collaboratively work towards a seamless adaptive connected and sustainable logistics network. She has a broad experience in logistics innovation as a consultant and as program manager at several organizations (DB Schenker, Royal FloraHolland, TKI Dinalog etc.)

Within TNO, Nicolien steers the agenda of the logistics innovation roadmap from a market perspective and collaborate with Port Authorities, Logistics service providers, Shippers, terminals, (air) ports, (regional) governments, road authorities etc.

As a facilitator Nicolien assists organizations in the change / transition process and trains people in that area. Relations Work, her recently started company, helps organizations to get the most out of their people and network to reach their goals. This can be in the role of program manager, facilitator or coach.


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Non-members - PHP500

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European-Philippine Business Summit - Accelerating Recovery, Building Resistance

By DCCP on 10/30/2020 - 14:30 in Online

The Philippine economy is now in the midst of an unprecedented crisis as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activities, disrupted supply chains, and led to a sharp rise in unemployment. Investor confidence among the European-Philippine business community remains dampened due to the uncertain business landscape in the country. In response, the government eased lockdown measures and introduced economic reforms to put the economy back on track.

As such, the 2020 European-Philippine Business Summit (EPBS), now in its seventh year, will bring together a community of stakeholders across the government, private sector, academe, and development partners keen on strengthening the European-Philippine economic relations.

This year’s EPBS will feature sessions on the future of trade and investments, a high-level dialogue on post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as emerging challenges and opportunities in doing business and global competitiveness.


Members: 750 PHP by using the promocode "2020EPBS".    To adjust the event fee at registration: select "Tickets", then "Enter a Promo Code" on the top left corner, then click “Apply” before check-out. 
Non-Members: 1500 PHP


This event is hosted by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, in a joint effort with AdvantageAustria, the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, CCI-France Philippines, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.


Tentative Programme

Trade and Investments: Past, Present, and Future
This high-level keynote panel will provide a snapshot of the country’s economic landscape as it enters a new decade on the backdrop of a global health crisis. While trade and investments between the Philippines and Europe have seen steady growth in recent years, the pandemic presents new challenges and risks to bilateral economic relations and the way we do business.

2:30 PM to 2:35 PM     Opening Remarks:  Nabil Francis, President, ECCP

2:35 PM to 2:40 PM     Opening Message from the European Commission (TBC)

2:40 PM to 2:50 PM     Keynote Message:  Thomas Wiersing, Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (TBC)

2:50 PM to 3:05PM      Keynote Message:   Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (TBC)

3:05 PM to 4:00 PM     Panel Discussion:                            

* Thomas Wiersing, Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (TBC)

* Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (TBC)

* World Trade Organization (TBC) 

* United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (TBC)

* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (TBC)

Special Segment on Financial Inclusion and Economic Recovery

Digital transactions in the Philippines saw a significant push following COVID-19 developments and the reduced use of physical payment methods during the lockdown. Now, policymakers are banking in this shift in consumer behavior to continue consumption and boost economic growth. In this special session, Event Partner Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) will make a case on how digital financial solutions will not only foster financial inclusion but also serve as a tool for acceleration post-pandemic economic recovery.

4:10 PM to 4:25 PM     Leveraging Financial Inclusion as a Tool for Economic Growth:  Reyner Villasenor, Vice President and Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) (TBC)

Building Back Better

Governments across the world, including the Philippines, are introducing economic and social rehabilitation programs aimed at putting their economies back on track. This special panel discussion will take a closer look on how policymakers in the Philippines respond to accelerate economic recovery and resilience, further ease doing business, and improve competitiveness in the new normal.

4:25 PM to 4:40 PM     Structural Reforms: Hon. Karl Kendrick Chua, Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority (TBC)

4:40 PM to 4:55PM      Fiscal Measures: Hon. Wendel Avisado, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management (TBC)

                                     or Hon. Carlos Dominguez, Secretary, Department of Finance (TBC)

4:55 PM to 5:10 PM     Monetary Measures:  Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (TBC)

5:10 PM to 5:25 PM     Ease of Doing Business: Hon. Jeremiah Belgica, Director-General, Anti-Red Tape Authority (TBC)

5:25 PM to 6:30 PM     Panel Discussion: 

* Hon. Karl Kendrick Chua, Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority (TBC)

* Hon. Wendel Avisado Secretary, Department of Budget and Management;  or Hon. Carlos Dominguez Secretary, Department of Finance (TBC)

* Hon. Benjamin Diokno Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (TBC)

* Hon. Jeremiah Belgica Director-General, Anti-Red Tape Authority (TBC)

* Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council (TBC)

* Private sector representative (TBC)


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