In view of my participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 22-25 January 2019 at Davos, Switzerland, our agenda will focus on pushing for more inclusive globalization, specifically on the following areas:

  •  Generation of more cooperation in trade and investments;
  • Opening of special market access and technical cooperation to developing countries;
  • Upgrading industries to 4.0; and
  • Digitalization and upgrading capabilities for MSMEs

The WEF will be an opportunity to interact with world trade ministers and call for free and fair globalization, as well as advocate for the use of technologies in trade. I will also be participating in World Trade Organization meeting on trade reforms and conduct bilateral meetings with a number of trade ministers.

The visit will also allow us to hold special Philippine investment fora and roundtable meetings with global companies and business chambers. These will be our venues to present the huge opportunities in the country that has a fast growing and more robust economy with meaningful economic strategies and reforms.

Further, a Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan forum with the Filipino community in Switzerland will be conducted.♦