Theme: “Survival and Growth: The Philippines 2010 and Beyond”
It was held on November 13, 2009, at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The conference looked at various aspects of the crisis, its impact on the Philippines and the options available to put the economy on the road to a quick recovery and sustained growth.
The keynote speaker was 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Awardee and Planters Bank Chairman and President, Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting.
The first plenary on “The Global Economic Crisis and Strategies for Survival” had Dr. Dennis Botman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dr. Raul Fabella of the UP School of Economics (UPSE), and Mr. Siegfried Herzog of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) as speakers. The second plenary entitled “Philippine Development Outlook” had Drs. Arsenio Balisacan and Cayetano Paderanga Jr. both from the UP School of Economics (UPSE) and Dr. Cielito Habito of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) served as guest speakers.
There are two parallel sessions on topics such as macroeconomic management, agriculture and natural resources, econometrics, the environment, labor, poverty, and income distribution, and institutions and governance. One session was devoted to the presentation of papers by students to recognize and encourage work done by budding talents.