The Aura Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for Leaders of multinationals in the Philippines

Thanks to its sustained growth and modernisation, the Philippines has managed to attract many large multinational corporations looking to lower their costs and take advantage of competitive domestic wages and a highly educated workforce. Toyota, Intel and IBM have all moved operations to the Philippines thanks to its strategic location in southeast Asia, nestled among high growth nations such as Singapore, Malaysia and China on the mainland.

But despite the many modernisations undertaken by the country, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) rank the Philippines in 138th place (out of 185 economies) for ease of doing business, highlighting the importance of local knowledge.

We will be discussing some of the unique challenges faced by multinational corporations in the Philippines and what that means for a multinational currently operating int he country.

  • How do international companies ensure that their cultures remain intact while being flexible enough to cater local talent?
  • How do retain great talent?
  • How do you deal with the “red tape” being implemented for multinational companies in the Philippines?

6:30 pm: Arrival and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcoming and opening address
7:10 pm: Dinner discussion initiated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:00 pm: Dinner is served as the discussion is brought to a close
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Blackbird Restaurant
Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Blackbird Restaurant, Makati

Attended by:

President & Country Manager at Pfizer
Director of Development at Misys
VP of Fund Accounting at Citco
Country Head (Philippines) at Haworth
SVP and CFO at Unilab International
Deputy CEO at Jardine Llyod Thompson Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Chief Strategic Officer at Global Criterion Solutions
Country HR Head at Sanofi
Chairman & CEO at Esquire Financing Inc.
CFO at Publicis One Media
Corporate Communication Manager at L’Oreal
Director & Head of Global Financial Market at Bank of China
Director of Delter Global Consulting at Deltek
Director of Consulting at PwC
Partner Account Manager at Cisco

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