14 September 2016 I Fairmont Makati Hotel, Manila
With strong economic fundamentals and attractive GDP growth, the Philippines is firmly placed on the international investment map. The strong banking system and one of less volatile currencies in Asia, also means the Philippines are somewhat less susceptible to macro-economic shocks than other emerging markets.
As attractive market as it is, increasing the level of investment in the Philippines to a large degree depends on improving the infrastructure development as population and business pressures require a better quality network for investors needing to scale their businesses. There is a real need for progress as this might jeopardise the growth of the country and turn off investors.
Infrastructure by far is the biggest opportunity in the country and the one where alternative investors can play a big part. With a number of projects on hold due to the impending elections, addressing the infrastructure bottleneck and capital markets reform to enable both investment and exit opportunities for private investors should be high on the agenda for the new administration.
Join the 2nd Annual AVCJ Philippines Forum to debate the latest market trends, M&A activity, project finance, capital markets development, how foreign investors view the market and the opportunity for private investors.
A snapshot of the AVCJ Philippines Forum:
Companies attended the 2015 Forum:
Angeon Advisors • APG Asset Management • Asian Development Bank • ATR Asset Management • Ayala Corporation • Ayannah • Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas • Baring Private Equity Asia • BPI • Clifford Chance • CVC Capital Partners • DEG • Development Bank of Japan • Equis Funds Group • FWD Life Insurance Corporation • HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd. • ICCP Venture Partners • International Finance Corporation • JP Morgan Asset Management Real Assets (Singapore) Pte Ltd • Kickstart Ventures • KPMG • Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets • Navegar • Romulo • Standard Chartered Bank • Sun Life Financial • The Carlyle Group • The Philippine Stock Exchange
... and many more!
"The conference was well attended which shows the interest in the Philippines' PE but also the profile of AVCJ attracting large pool of audience."
Markus Ableitinger, PYRAMID PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS
"Congratulations to AVCJ for a successful, well-attended inaugural Philippines conference, and congratulations to the Philippines' PE/VC industry for graduating to a stage where AVCJ sees fit to host a Philippines-dedicated forum. The construction of the programs / sessions was just right, and AVCJ picked a superb MC in Dennis Montecillo. In general, the composition of the panels was excellent.The interview format for the keynote was innovative and refreshing."
Gerald Baldivia, ANGEON ADVISORS
"The panel members were generous in sharing their experience and were useful to me. It was also a great venue for networking with the other attendees and to know what and where they are investing."
Nelson T. Yap, NEGROS NAVIGATION CO., INC