Event Details

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will be conducting the 2023 Talent Summit with the theme "Talent Competitiveness in the Changing Workplace" on February 2, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Gallardo Ballroom, Makati Diamond Residences and via Zoom.

The event's keynote speakers are Mr. Khalid Hassan from the International Labor Organization and Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), followed by panel discussions with esteemed panel members.

The chamber believes that while technological advances, demographic shifts, and globalization consistently transform the world of work and introduce new opportunities, these change drivers also pose challenges for workers to have adequate access to decent work on one hand, and for businesses to adapt to the changing environment in a sustainable manner.


Members (Virtual)

Use this ticket if your company is a member of AmCham Philippines or if you are a member's proxy. A confirmation email will be sent to you once approved.

Standard Price: ₱500.00 + 10% | $10.00
- For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charges.

Standard Price ₱500
Members (Onsite)

Use this ticket if your company is a member of AmCham Philippines or if you are a member's proxy. A confirmation email will be sent to you once approved.

Standard Price: ₱1,500.00 + 10% | $28.00
- For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charges.

Standard Price ₱1,500
Non-members (Virtual)

For non-members.

Standard Price: ₱1,000 + 10% | $19.00
- For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charges.

If you cannot find your confirmation email in your normal inbox, you may check it in your promotions, spam, and/or junk mail section.

Standard Price ₱1,000
Non-members (Onsite)

For non-members.

Standard Price: ₱2,000 + 10% | $37.00
- For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charges.

If you cannot find your confirmation email in your normal inbox, you may check it in your promotions, spam, and/or junk mail section.

Standard Price ₱2,000

For students.

Standard Price: ₱1,350 + 10% | $25.00
- For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charges.

If you cannot find your confirmation email in your normal inbox, you may check it in your promotions, spam, and/or junk mail section.

Standard Price ₱1,350

Speaker, Panelists, Moderators, and Esteemed Members of the Program

  • Khalid Hassan (Head at International Labor Organization (Manila))

    Khalid Hassan

    Head at International Labor Organization (Manila)

    Mr. Khalid Hassan is the Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines. Mr. Hassan has an extensive background on fundamental principles and rights at work, rural development and primary education. Prior to the Philippines, he served for 17 years in ILO Country Offices for Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and in Tanzania and Pakistan.

    In Africa, Mr. Hassan led teams in the fight against child labor, inequality and poverty as Chief Technical Adviser of ILO Projects on Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Support of Education (ARISE) in 2013-2016, and the Support to the National Action Plan on Child Labour (SNAP) in 2010-2013. The ARISE and SNAP Projects contributed to significantly reducing child labour while implementing national action plans in Africa.Mr. Hassan holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Peshwar.

    view more
  • Bienvenido Laguesma (Secretary at Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE))

    Bienvenido Laguesma

    Secretary at Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

    Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma is a Filipino government official, lawyer and businessman who is currently the Secretary of Labor and Employment since June 30, 2022. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee which reviews major audit findings and recommendations; directs action to guarantee compliance with existing policies and procedures and oversees the accomplishment of the audit plan.

    He is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila College of Law, 1971-1975 and Lyceum of the Philippines, AB Political Science, 1967-1971. He was class Valedictorian of the Novaliches High School, 1967. He took up postgraduate studies as a Colombo Scholar in Administration Course at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, UK in 1985.

    view more
  • Nelly Dillera (Executive Director of Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC))

    Nelly Dillera

    Executive Director of Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC)

    A Mass Communications graduate from the UP- Diliman, a Media Course earned from Pennsylvania, USA and Trade-related Course from Brisbane, Australia. She started her career as a radio and television announcer and joined the government through the Departments of Trade & Industry and Tourism.

    Her stint at the DOT transformed her home region into a Next in Mind destination. At the head office she led the institutionalization of national programs like OJT for Hotels and Academe, Needs and Gaps Assessment for Training and inclusion of regions in the Mabuhay Awards. She has served as Resource Person for international talks in South Korea, China and ASEAN countries on Tourism-related matters.

    She initiated Curricular Reforms at the PTTC and is leading the Institutional Reforms of Industry Skills through the introduction of the Philippine Skills Framework. She possesses both passion and commitment to manage and execute effective operations while ensuring a strong link between national policies and regional concerns. Declared Woman Leader, Ulirang Ina awardee, Crystal International Women Award, and Outstanding Teduray Achiever Award, our speaker is the Executive Director of the DTI – Philippine Trade Training Center and the Project Director of the Philippine Skills Framework Initiative.

    view more
  • Regina Pasion (Senior Program Officer at The Asia Foundation)

    Regina Pasion

    Senior Program Officer at The Asia Foundation

    Regina Pasion is a Senior Program Officer at The Asia Foundation. She handles projects and programs on Social Development, particularly on Disability Inclusion, Education and Human Development, and Social Protection. She is a psychologist by training, currently finishing her master’s degree in Psychology - Human Development in De La Salle University - Manila. She continuously applies this expertise in her development work; envisioning and working towards a Philippines that is healthy, happy, and thriving.

    view more
  • Katherine Brimon (Senior Project Officer at ILO Skills for Prosperity Project funded by the UK Government)

    Katherine Brimon

    Senior Project Officer at ILO Skills for Prosperity Project funded by the UK Government

    Ms. Katherine Brimon is a Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in labor and employment policy-making and programme development. She is currently the National Project Coordinator of the International Labor Organization. Previously, she served as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). With this role, she supervised policy and programme development functions of the Department of Labour and Employment with focus on local employment, youth employment.

    view more
  • Joseph Paperman (Head of Operations at Capital One Philippines)

    Joseph Paperman

    Head of Operations at Capital One Philippines

    Proven leader with 20+ years of leadership within the Financial Services industry, with diverse experience supporting both international large-scale operations and enterprise strategy development. Vast experience partnering with diverse stakeholders(Marketing, Resource Management, etc.) with complex and evolving business needs to meet or exceed expectations for projects critical to the enterprise-wide success of the business. Solution-oriented management style specializing in building high-performing teams with a strong degree of accountability and a stronger focus on results.

    view more
  • Dr. Danilo Lachica (President at Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation (SEIPI))

    Dr. Danilo Lachica

    President at Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation (SEIPI)

    Dan Lachica is the President of Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), the association representing the electronics industry which accounted for US$ 45.92 Billion, or 61.5% of total Philippine commodity exports in 2021, and employs over 3M direct and indirect workers.

    Dan has over 40 years of senior management experience in semiconductors, electronics and consumer goods manufacturing, 16 of which were in front-end semiconductor wafer manufacturing in Silicon Valley. Prior to his early retirement from the Lopez Group of companies, he was a SVP with First Philippine Holdings Corp. and concurrent President of the group’s electronics/solar manufacturing companies. He returned to the Philippines in 1996 as the expatriate Managing Director of Iomega Corporation of Utah. He also held leadership positions at Hewlett Packard in California, Motorola in Arizona, American Microsystems Inc. in Idaho, and Procter & Gamble in the Philippines, among others.

    Dan is an expert in world-class initiatives such as Six Sigma (Black Belt & U.S. IQPC Judge), Balanced Scorecard, and Total Productive Maintenance. A licensed Electrical Engineer, he had received several awards including the Dr. Joseph Juran National Medal from the Philippine Society for Quality, and Outstanding Electrical Engineer from the University of the Philippines (U.P.). He has a BSEE from U.P. Diliman, an MBA from San Jose State University in California, and a DBA (With Distinction) from De La Salle University. Dan is a Philippine Science High School (PSHS) alumnus and currently sits in the Board of the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS). He is a member of the Advisory Councils of DOST’s SEI, ITDI, and AmCen. For DTI, Dan sits in the Export Development Council ExCom and Co-Chairs the EMB NCTPPS and the Electronics TWG.

    view more
  • Jun Roy (Consulting Sector Head at Nomura Research Institute)

    Jun Roy

    Consulting Sector Head at Nomura Research Institute

    Jun Roy is currently the OD Consulting Head of Nomura Research Institute – Manila Office. NRI is a one of the leading global think tank, Fintech, and management consulting companies. Jun is also the 2021 Past President of Philippine Society for Talent Development.

    Aside from his 25+ years of leadership experience in HR, OD, Talent Development, Quality Management, Risk Management, and Corporate Performance Management, Jun is also a DDI-Certified Facilitator, Professional Scrum Master, Certified MBTI Facilitator, and Certified ISO Lead Auditor.

    As a Facilitator, Jun has designed and conducted training locally and abroad on a wide range of topics focusing on Leadership, Strategy, Culture Building, Innovation, Quality, Team Building, and Personal Effectiveness. Jun is one of the leading voices and opinion leaders in Sustainability Culture in the Philippines.

    view more
  • Justine Raagas (Executive Director of Philippine Business for Education (PBED))

    Justine Raagas

    Executive Director of Philippine Business for Education (PBED)

    Justine Raagas is a development sector professional with almost 10 years of experience in education reform, policy advocacy and project implementation for youth employability. Prior to her Executive Director post, she served as PBEd’s Workforce Development Director where she led several employability and multiple-level stakeholder engagement programs funded by local and foreign donors, including A Future that Works program. As head of the Teaching and Learning operations, she also oversaw the STEP UP project, a five-year scholarship campaign which sought to attract, train and produce high quality teachers.

    view more
  • Michelle Garcia (Chief Human Resources Officer at SunLife)

    Michelle Garcia

    Chief Human Resources Officer at SunLife

    Michelle worked in various industries throughout her career managing HR from country, regional, to global scope. With 30 years in HR, she developed competence in the areas of HR Transformation; Talent Management; Organizational, Leadership Development; Culture & Change Management; Career & Succession Planning; Total Rewards; Labor Relations, and HRIS & Analytics. She is a Certified International HR Manager (CIHRM) by the American Certification Institute and a member of Society of HR Management (SHRM). She is also a certified MindGym, Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator, and Investors in People (IiP) Champion.

    In 2018, she received a unanimous electoral vote from PMAP corporate members to serve as its National President in 2018. Today, she sits as a member of its Council of Presidential Advisers. She was also a member of its Board from 2011-13 and 2017. In March 2022, she was awarded Top 100 Influential Filipino Women on LinkedIn. She was also listed as part of Top 100 Filipinos To Follow On LinkedIn in 2020. She is also cited from CHRO Asia as one of the 2014 Global 100 Most Talented HR Leaders and 2015 Top 100 Influential HR Leaders.

    A Psychology graduate and recipient of Jose Rizal Academic Excellence Award from De La Salle University, she also graduated from various post-graduate programs in Talent, Management & Leadership Development (JCCI-Harvard Business Publishing); Basic Management Program (Asian Institute of Management); & Diploma in Organization Development (DLSU-CSB). Today, she is the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) overseeing multiple business entities of Sun Life in the country. Her role is focused on enabling culture, people, and organization transformation that will fuel the company’s purpose of helping others achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives.

    view more
  • Marv Echipare (Director, People Development of Optum Global Solutions)

    Marv Echipare

    Director, People Development of Optum Global Solutions

    Marv is an Organization Development and People Consultant with over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 50 companies. He's an X-Googler, and worked with Google's Global People Operations team. He was part of the team that launched Google's Fintech project in Singapore. He is a Lecturer at the Dept of Psychology and John Gokongwei School of Management at Ateneo De Manila University where he is currently taking his Ph.D. Studies.

    He founded Pride@Google Philippines and co-founded Pride@Tech, a non-profit community that harnesses technology to make companies and communities become more inclusive. Marv's mission is to continuously learn and discover how to make work-life better for everyone.

    view more
  • Carol Dominguez (President & CEO of John Clements)

    Carol Dominguez

    President & CEO of John Clements

    Carol Dominguez is the President and CEO of John Clements Consultants, Inc., the Philippines’ leading human resources services firm. Her company provides recruitment, outsourcing, and leadership development services in the Philippines and in other Asian countries. Over the past decade, under Carol’s leadership, John Clements Consultants has quadrupled its revenues and profits and has become the Philippines’ go-to firm for best-in-class HR services.

    Carol was one of the first to recognize the tremendous potential for outsourcing in the Philippines. The unique attributes of the Filipino people – an affinity with Western culture, English language skills, high literacy rates, good work ethics, eagerness to learn, and an empathetic and patient nature – were not well known in the early years of this decade. Carol became a tireless proponent of her country and her people and made a major contribution to the standing the Philippines now holds within the international outsourcing community.

    Carol is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Carol also graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and holds a Masters of Management Degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, IL. Carol is also a certified discussion leader from the Harvard Business School. Carol is an avid yoga enthusiast and yoga instructor, and more recently has developed a passion for golf.

    view more
  • Antonio Del Rosario (President at Coca-Cola Philippines)

    Antonio Del Rosario

    President at Coca-Cola Philippines

    Tony started his career in the Philippines as Coca-Cola region manager for North and South Luzon. After almost two years in the role, he was appointed national operations director. A year later, he took on his first international post in Indonesia to become sales & marketing director of Ades Waters in a joint venture between Coca-Cola and Nestle.

    He was seconded to the bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, as commercial director and was based out of Jakarta for seven years. In 2008, he began his journey in general management, beginning in Singapore & Malaysia then increasing in scale to lead Thailand, Myanmar & Laos. More recently, he led more markets as general manager for Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar & Cambodia, and as commercial lead for the whole ASEAN region.

    view more
  • Peter Maquera (CEO of Microsoft Philippines)

    Peter Maquera

    CEO of Microsoft Philippines

    As CEO of Microsoft Philippines, Peter is responsible for accelerating the cloud and digital transformation journey of every business in the country, helping the community build resilience through digital skills and empowering digital-first companies and start-ups with the tools to scale their innovation.

    Peter has extensive experience in building and transforming companies, from early-stage development to market leadership across various industries including business process outsourcing, IT, real estate, and finance.

    Prior to Microsoft, he was the Senior Vice President of Globe Telecom, Inc., managing their enterprise business by providing ICT services to the top corporations in the Philippines. Before that, he was Deputy CEO and Director of LiveIt Investments, Ayala Corporation’s holding company, for its investments in Business Process Outsourcing.

    He is currently a Board of Trustee with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), Board Advisor to the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), and Alternate Director of Bridge Alliance. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

    view more
  • Mark Lwin (Managing Director of Reed Elsevier Philippines)

    Mark Lwin

    Managing Director of Reed Elsevier Philippines

    Mark Lwin is currently the Managing Director for Reed Elsevier Philippines, a 4,200-strong knowledge services and technology company servicing LexisNexis, Elsevier, and the RELX group of companies worldwide. Previously, he spent 16 years as a senior executive for AIG in a variety of roles: general manager for AIG’s insurance arm in Philippines, Transformation Officer for Asia Pacific, and head of AIG Shared Services in Asia. In these and previous roles, Mark has spent two decades based in Manila and Kuala Lumpur in a variety of general management, business, and operational leadership roles.

    view more
  • Vince Dizon (Country HR Manager at P&G Philippines)

    Vince Dizon

    Country HR Manager at P&G Philippines

    Mr. Vince Dizon is currently the Country HR Manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines. In the same organization, he previously served as Associate Director for Human Resources and Regional HR Manager, Oral and Fem Care and China Talent Supply.

    He received his degree of Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics from Ateneo de Manila University.

    view more
  • Ernie Cecilia (Co-chair, Human Capital and Resources Committee at AmCham Philippines)

    Ernie Cecilia

    Co-chair, Human Capital and Resources Committee at AmCham Philippines

    Ernie is currently co-chair of the HCR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). He also chaired ECOP's Long Range Policy Planning Committee. He was also President of the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines in 1999. He is the President and CEO of EC Business Solutions and Career Center, a human resource consulting firm.

    view more
  • Dr. Richard Abendan (Co-chair, Education Committee at AmCham Philippines)

    Dr. Richard Abendan

    Co-chair, Education Committee at AmCham Philippines

    Richard Abendan leads Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE), a USAID-funded project enabling innovation to drive economic growth in the Philippines. With an academic and professional background in chemistry, Dr. Abendan is known for his skills in project management, scientific research and product development, and building networks among stakeholders.

    view more
  • Grace Sorongon (Co-chair, Human Capital & Resources Committee at AmCham Philippines)

    Grace Sorongon

    Co-chair, Human Capital & Resources Committee at AmCham Philippines

  • Ebb Hinchliffe (Executive Director of AmCham Philippines)

    Ebb Hinchliffe

    Executive Director of AmCham Philippines

  • Frank Thiel (President at AmCham Philippines)

    Frank Thiel

    President at AmCham Philippines