Go Negosyo and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board, supported by the business chambers and organizations, successfully hosted the first Tourism Summit 2019 that happened May 2, 2019, at the World Trade Center, Pasay City! Participated by more than 10,000 delegates composed of students from 100 schools and universities, government representatives from around 100 cities and municipalities, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, more than 50 local and international speakers, government and private partners, and entrepreneurs.
In photo (front L-R) Michael Tan (Asia Brewery), Former Amb. Fred Yao, George Barcelon (PCCI), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corporation), Jaime Bautista (Philippine Airlines), Arin Jira (ASEAN BAC Thailand), Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (DOT), Amb. Sung Kim (USA), Amb. Gerard Ho Wei Hong (Singapore), Amb. Daniel Pruce (Britain), Amb. Koji Haneda (Japan), and other distinguished guests.
WATCH THE TOURISM SUMMIT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS HERE:
PA JOEY CONCEPCION SPEECH:
SEC. BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT SPEECH:
FORUM 1: OPENING UP LAND, SEA AND SKY FOR GLOBAL TOURISM
FORUM 2: DISCOVERING THE DIFFERENT ISLAND BEATS
FORUM 3: WHERE TOURISTS STAY
FORUM 4: SO MUCH TO DO, SO MUCH TO SEE, SO WE MAKE TIME
FORUM 5: LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS: LESSONS IN KEEPING UP THE BUSINESS
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH TONY FERNANDES:
The Tourism Summit Philippines 2019 will be the first Tourism Summit to be presented by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines. It will be a platform for discussion and reflection on what the ASEAN countries have done to improve the development of sustainable island tourism. It shall address the importance of the tourism industry in empowering Filipino MSMEs as well as narrowing the gap among ASEAN countries in achieving sustainable socio-economic growth in the ASEAN region.