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Philippines and Switzerland: Investing Together for a Better Future

The Philippines and Switzerland have long-standing and good relations characterized by robust political dialogue, a dynamic trade relationship, and humanitarian aid missions during natural disasters. The two countries' increasingly important business partnership is further supported by a Joint Economic Commission and the PH-EFTA Free Trade Agreement.

In this virtual business forum entitled "Philippines and Switzerland: Investing Together for a Better Future", we shall delve into the sectors the two countries complement each other, such as Cleantech and Renewable Energy, Infrastructure Development, and Life Science Innovations on 16 June, 9:00 - 11:00 CEST.

The event is organized by the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, Board of Investments, Philippines-Swiss Business Council, the Philippine Embassy in Bern, and the Swiss Embassy in Manila in coordination with Switzerland Global Enterprise and Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce.


Target audience players in the Cleantech / Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
Organizer Philippine Embassy - Department of Trade and Industry
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Cost of participating free of charge

Discussant - Mr. Alfonso Orlando, Head of ExportHelp, Switzerland Global Enterprise
Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo
Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof
Prof. Patrick Ziltener

Breakout 1: Cleantech and Renewable Energy
Mr. David Avery, Head of Cleantech, Switzerland Global Enterprise
Philippines – Ms. Mylene C. Capongcol, Director, DOE Renewable Energy
Management Bureau
Switzerland – Mr. Tom Clausen, Head of Sales, Flowgen (invited)

Breakout 2: Infrastructure
Mr. Patrick Renz, Board Member, Asian Development Bank and
Mr. Kelly Bird, Country Director, Asian Development Bank

Philippines – Undersecretary Timothy John Batan, Department of Transportation
Switzerland – Mr. Michele Molinari, SwissRail Board Member and CEO of Molinari

Breakout 3: Pharmaceutical
Facilitator: Dr. Stephan Mumenthaler, Director General, ScienceIndustries
Prof. Dr. Dennis Ostwald, CEO, WifOR Institute
Ms. Sonja Haut, Head Strategic Measurement and Materiality, Novartis

Philippines - Mr. Jeff Williams, Health Information Management Association of the
Switzerland - Ms. Diana Cortesi, International Markets, Basel Area Business &



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