PHILJEC & PJS Members Heading to Tokyo for 45th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting

PHILJEC and PJS representatives are scheduled to participate in the 45th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) set on December 12 to 14, 2019 at The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. The Philippine delegation will be headed by its PHILJEC Chairman, Mr. Gerard B. Sanvictores.

This year’s meeting is centered on the theme “New Reality and Opportunity for ASEAN and Japan in the Face of New Global Trends” and aims to provide a venue for participants to launch a discussion over the future model of ASEAN-Japan business partnership against a backdrop of disruptive changes happening in the ASEAN economy and society as global business moves toward digitization.

Senior Vice Officer and COO of Softbank, Mr. Yasuyuki Imai and Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Mr. Yasuyuki Konuma will deliver their keynote addresses on the opening day of the meeting. Diverse and high-level participants from established Japanese companies and start-ups are also expected to present and join panel discussions during the 3-day event.

The AJBM is an annual meeting that promotes economic exchange among private sector businesses towards the stability and development of ASEAN and Japan. The 45th AJBM is closely organized with important public organizations including METI, MoFA, JETRO and JOIN.

PHILJEC Holds Special Board Meetings for Activities in 2020

Members of PHILJEC’s Board of Trustees met in two separate special board meetings in July 1 and August 6, 2019 to discuss the details of the organizations upcoming activities, most notable of which is the scheduled 38th PHILJEC-JPECC Joint Meeting in 2020. Both meetings were held at the Board Room of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Center, 6th Floor Electra House Building, 115-117 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

PHILJEC Chairman, MR. Gerard B. Sanvictores, presided over the meetings. The July discussion covered the pre-meeting for the 45th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) that eventually took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 29, 2019 and the possible PHILJEC Golf Tournament in October 2020. 

The board members further ironed out details for the 38th PHILJEC-JPECC Joint Meeting when they met in August and discussed the proposal of the Makati Business Club to organize a Philippines-Japan Business Council.