GVC Conference 2015

gvc conference

 

Overview Program Speakers

 

DAY 1

SESSION 1:  Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Industry Development Group, Department of Trade and Industry

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Philippine Industries Beyond 2016: The Role of SMEs and Integration in GVCs

Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya

Regional Operations Group, Department of Trade and Industry

 

SESSION 2: GVC Fundamentals and SME Participation in GVCs

Understanding GVCs and Inclusion of SMEs in GVCs

Dr. Javier Lopez Gonzalez

Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Agribusiness: Linking Local Producers to Regional and Global Value Chains

Penny Bamber

USAID STRIDE Consultant

Senior Researcher, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University

 

FTAs and SME Integration in GVCs: Experiences Across Asia

Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja

Advisor, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB

 

SESSION 3: Philippine Participation in GVCs

Philippine position in GVCs; challenges and opportunities for upgrading

 

Government Perspective: Philippine Trade and Industrial Policy and Global Value Chains

Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Industry Development Group, Department of Trade and Industry

 

Business Perspective: Aerospace

Willie Estoque, Moog Controls Corp.

 

Business Perspective: Automotive

Dante Santos, Mitsubishi Corp.

 

Business Perspective: Electronic Manufacturing Services

Mary Ann Natividad, Integrated Microelectronics, Inc.

 

Business Perspective: Rubber

Bonifacio Tan, Farma Rubber

 

Business Perspective: Coffee

Ruth Novales, Nestlé

 

Business Perspective: Cacao/Chocolate

Simon Bakker, Kennemer Foods

 

SESSION 4: Policy Response

Policy Measures to Gainfully Benefit from GVCs and Integrate SMEs in GVC

 

Policy Directions for Regional Economic Growth and Development: Role of GVCs in Transforming Regional Economies

Dr. Rolando Dy

USAID COMPETE Consultant

Executive Director, Center for Food and Agribusiness, UA&P

                               

Response from Government                     

Director-in-Charge Jerry T. Clavesillas

Bureau of SME Development, Department of Trade and Industry

 

Response from Government                     

Ma. Lourdes D. Lim

Regional Director, NEDA Region XI

 

Closing Remarks

Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa

Supervising Director, Board of Investments

 

 

DAY 2

Highlights of Day 1                         

Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa

Supervising Director, Board of Investments

 

SESSION 5: Promoting Participation in GVCs for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

GVCs and Their Impact on Domestic Economies

Prof. Fukunari Kimura

Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

 

Using the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Database for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Dr. Javier Lopez Gonzalez

Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

 

Industrial Policy and Structural Transformation

Dr. Jesus Felipe

Advisor, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB

 

Prospects for the Evolution of PH Manufacturing Industries

Roberto Batungbacal

Country Director, Dow Chemical

Dan Lachica

President, Semiconductor & Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc.

 

SESSION 6: Breakout Session

Six groups were formed to discuss the opportunities for upgrading through GVC participation, identification of promising areas in the region and for which industry clusters, creation of regional value chains, strengthening of industrial and entrepreneurial base, how to address bottlenecks, and the role of industrial policy to maximize benefits from GVC participation

 

SESSION 7:  Formulating Transformation Strategies to Promote GVC Participation and Upgrading for More Competitive Regional Economies

Group 1 – Cacao

Group 2 – Processed Food

Group 3 – Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics

Group 4 – Rubber

Group 5 – Furniture, GDH

Group 6 – Coffee

 

SESSION 8: Closing Session

Synthesis and Next Steps

Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Industry Development Group

Department of Trade and Industry