The Biggest ASEAN Business and Investment Summit Ever Mounted

November 20th, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion together with the 143 ASEAN Mentors who pledged their commitment to the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network.

President Rodrigo Duterte and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion together with the 143 ASEAN Mentors who pledged their commitment to the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network.

Planning and organizing the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit was a taxing yet one of the best experiences in my life. The grueling months of hard work all paid off as we all welcome the delegates on our first day last November 12, 2017.

We started inviting all the state leaders in the first quarter of the year and all these months of coordination with their embassies made it possible for five out of 18 state leaders to attend. Even the attendance of business leaders and entrepreneurship advocates made the ABIS 2017 truly an insightful conference.

All these would have not been possible without the support of Tessie Sy-Coson, George Barcelon, and all the members of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. I also would like to thank the Go Negosyo advocates who have been with us since 2005, members of the government, our mentors, and of course, my family.

Here are some photos I wish to share with you.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion launched the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network which will create the largest pool of mentors across the region to better guide micro and small entrepreneurs.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion launched the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network which will create the largest pool of mentors across the region to better guide micro and small entrepreneurs.

 

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion shared a chat with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion shared a chat with President Rodrigo Duterte.

 

Myanmar’s icon of democracy Aung San Suu Kyi together with ASEAN Business Advisory Council Member Teresita Sy-Coson.

Myanmar’s icon of democracy Aung San Suu Kyi together with ASEAN Business Advisory Council Member Teresita Sy-Coson.

 

ASEAN BAC Chairpersons welcomed Her Excellency Aung San Suu Kyi to the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017.

ASEAN BAC Chairpersons welcomed Her Excellency Aung San Suu Kyi to the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017.

 

143 ASEAN Mentors are all ready to mentor micro and small entrepreneurs in order for them to scale up not just in their respective countries but also across the region.

143 ASEAN Mentors are all ready to mentor micro and small entrepreneurs in order for them to scale up not just in their respective countries but also across the region.

 

World Economic Forum Chairman Nazir Razak and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla.

World Economic Forum Chairman Nazir Razak and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla.

 

ASEAN BAC Philippines’ members Joey Concepcion, George Barcelon and Teresita Sy-Coson.

ASEAN BAC Philippines’ members Joey Concepcion, George Barcelon and Teresita Sy-Coson.

 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Union Minister Aung San Suu Kyi discussed women empowerment and human capital development.

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Union Minister Aung San Suu Kyi discussed women empowerment and human capital development.

 

Her Excellency Aung San Suu Kyi together with ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion.

Her Excellency Aung San Suu Kyi together with ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion.

 

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion encouraged everyone to embrace inclusivity.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion encouraged everyone to embrace inclusivity.

 

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepion, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and wife, Malou Lopez, and ASEAN BAC member George Barcelon.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepion, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and wife, Malou Lopez, and ASEAN BAC member George Barcelon.

 

President Duterte expressed his support to the micro and small entrepreneurs by adding budget to the MSME development.

President Duterte expressed his support to the micro and small entrepreneurs by adding budget to the MSME development.

 

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion being interviewed by the media prior to the program.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion being interviewed by the media prior to the program.

 

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion with India Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion with India Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar.

 

Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was welcomed by ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion.

Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was welcomed by ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion.

 

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation joined the panel on infrastructure development.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation joined the panel on infrastructure development.

 

Maria Ressa of Rappler and Enrique Razon of International Container Terminal Services Inc.

Maria Ressa of Rappler and Enrique Razon of International Container Terminal Services Inc.

 

His Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India.

His Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India.

 

 His Excellency President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of South Korea.

His Excellency President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of South Korea.

 

 Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo together with former Trade Secretary Jose Concepcion Jr., and wife, Marivic.

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo together with former Trade Secretary Jose Concepcion Jr., and wife, Marivic.

 

Vice President Leni Robredo closed the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit with a message on poverty alleviation.

Vice President Leni Robredo closed the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit with a message on poverty alleviation.