Thursday, September 21, 2017
Close  
business / Headlines

CEOs, business owners savor the week that was

business / Headlines
  • share this

CEOs, business owners savor the week that was

By: - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ
/ 12:05 AM November 22, 2015

Big business movers and shakers as well as fast-rising entrepreneurs in the startup scene came together in Manila last week to find ways to better facilitate trade and sustain economic growth despite global uncertainties across the 21 member-economies belonging to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).

Hundreds of top company executives converged at the Makati Shangri-La from Nov. 16 to 18 for the Apec CEO Summit with the theme “Creating the Future: Better, Stronger, Together.”

Meanwhile, small and medium enterprise leaders met at Green Sun Makati on Nov. 17 for the Apec SME Summit as they sought to tap “big ideas” and innovation to push boundaries.

ADVERTISEMENT

No less than heads of state of Apec economies—including US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the host’s very own, Philippine President Aquino—graced the affair and shared insights on what lies ahead, not only in regional finance and trade but also in other pressing issues such as climate change, education and health, urbanization, and sustainable development.

Likewise, the “rock stars” in business—the likes of Tony Fernandes, Dado Banatao and Jack Ma, as well as top Filipino tycoons Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Group and Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee Foods Corp., among other big names and personalities—joined Apec Business Advisory Council 2015 chair Doris Magsaysay-Ho in sharing valuable tips to those aspiring to start their own enterprises and expand them into business empires.

These two summits highlighted the important role of the private sector in economic development across the Asia-Pacific region, especially in the creation of jobs, infusion of capital and financing, and promotion of inclusive growth as a whole.

PRESIDENT Aquino addresses delegates during the Apec SME Summit. LEO M. SABANGAN II

PRESIDENT Aquino addresses delegates during the Apec SME Summit. LEO M. SABANGAN II

AYALA CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala     MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

AYALA CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

TONY Fernandes, CEO, Air Asia     LEO M. SABANGAN II

TONY Fernandes, CEO, Air Asia LEO M. SABANGAN II

US President Barack Obama, left, leads the discussion on climate change and renewable energy with Alibaba founder Jack Ma (center) and scientist Aisa Mijeno

US President Barack Obama, left, leads the discussion on climate change and renewable energy with Alibaba founder Jack Ma (center) and scientist Aisa Mijeno

DAVID Plouffe, Uber Technologies senior adviser.    MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

DAVID Plouffe, Uber Technologies senior adviser. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

VIETNAM President Truong Tan Sang   MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

VIETNAM President Truong Tan Sang MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

APEC CEO Summit 2015 chair Tony Tan Caktiong opens the Apec CEO summit    MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

APEC CEO Summit 2015 chair Tony Tan Caktiong opens the Apec CEO summit MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

JP Morgan Asia Pacific CEO Nicolas Aguzin

JP Morgan Asia Pacific CEO Nicolas Aguzin

(RIGHT) Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet (center) greets her colleagues during the CEO summit at Makati Shangri-La. With her are (from left) Ian Bremmer, John Rice, Dennis Nally and Norman Pearlstine.    MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

(RIGHT) Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet (center) greets her colleagues during the CEO summit at Makati Shangri-La. With her are (from left) Ian Bremmer, John Rice, Dennis Nally and Norman Pearlstine. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

CHILEAN President Michelle Bachelet leads the CEO summit at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. With her are (from left) Ian Bremmer, John Rice, Dennis Nally and Norman Pearlstine.    MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

CHILEAN President Michelle Bachelet leads the CEO summit at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. With her are (from left) Ian Bremmer, John Rice, Dennis Nally and Norman Pearlstine. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Air Asia CEO, Aisa Mijeno, Alibaba, APEC, apec 2015, Asia Pacific CEO Nicolas Aguzin, Asia­Pacific Economic Cooperation, Ayala CEO, business owners, CEOs, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, David Plouffe, economic growth, Entrepreneurs, founder, global uncertainties, Jack Ma, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, JP Morgan, New Zealand, President Barack Obama, President Juan Manuel Santos, President Michelle Bachelet, President Noynoy Aquino, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister John Key, scientist, Tony Fernandes, Tony Tan Caktiong, Trade, Uber Technologies, US, Vietnam
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved