Across the Asia-Pacific region, there has been increased movement towards digitalization and ecommerce, including the Philippines. Despite this, however, the prospects of pursuing digitalization have been coupled with constraints including access to affordable technologies, poor access to quality internet, and long-held traditional operation models.

Given those gaps, public affairs and strategy firm W&R and the National University of Singapore-Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, one of the top public policy schools in the world, is organizing a discussion forum and white paper launch entitled: “Digitalizing the Philippines: A White Paper Launch and Discussion Forum” on September 29 at 10:00 AM local time. The forum seeks to facilitate discussion on the policy reforms and industry efforts needed to promote digitalization in the Philippines.

Among the speakers will be Dr. Bernardo Villegas, UA&P co-founder and Research Director of the Center for Research and Communication. He will be joining policy makers, business leaders, and academics—Sen. Grace Poe, TG Limcaoco, Andrew Williamson, Ricky Banaag, Atty. Allan Gepty, Atty. Randy Echaus, Dr. Ed Araral, Dr. Francesco Mancini, and Dr. Robin Michael Garcia—as they seek to answer questions about the value and benefits of the Philippines’ digitalization. The UA&P School of Law and Governance is one of the partners for the forum.

Interested participants may register for the forum here.

Read more at the Manila Bulletin.

Forum on digitalizing the Philippines