Tourism Summit 2019

Learn and explore from ASEAN experts in the biggest summit on tourism and entrepreneurship, the Tourism Summit 2019 happening on May 2 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. The Tourism Summit 2019 will be the first tourism summit to be presented by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines and Go Negosyo in partnership with the Department of Tourism. It will be a platform for discussion and reflection on what the ASEAN countries have done to improve the development of sustainable island tourism.

Expected to be the biggest TOURISM EVENT of the year, around 10,000 attendees are expected to attend from the tourism sector, micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs), aspiring young entrepreneurs, and academe to develop a more integrated tourism industry and contribute to the sustainable socio-economic growth in the region. Through this, they can expound business models and present opportunities of growth in the tourism industry.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, ASEAN BAC PH Chair and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion highlighted:
“The Philippines is blessed with abundant natural resources and islands which can be used in creating enterprises and livelihood opportunities for our countrymen. This summit will serve as a platform for our aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and how they can learn from our neighboring ASEAN countries and create a booming tourism economy by growing businesses. This will be an avenue for new learnings that can bring inclusive growth for all.”
Concepcion will be joined by key personalities who continue to champion the tourism industry. The roster of speakers are Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Secretary, Department of Tourism; Tan Sri Anthony “Tony” Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia; and ASEAN BAC 2019 Chair Mr. Arin Jira.

Watch this year's event teaser video.

Moreover, the summit will address the importance of the tourism industry in empowering Filipino MSMEs as well as narrowing the gap among ASEAN countries in achieving sustainable socio-economic growth in the ASEAN region.

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