UCPB holds economic forum to celebrate 50th anniversary-A A +A
Monday, September 23, 2013
AS part of its 50th anniversary celebration, UCPB, one of the country’s leading provider of financial products and services, recently conducted an economic forum at the Manila Polo Club.
The forum was held to provide business analysis and economic forecasts to its clients coming from various industries such as manufacturing, food, real estate, finance, distribution, among others.
“We want to provide our clients with relevant information and insights regarding the Philippine economy. These insights will help them make sound investment decisions, and in turn support our country’s economic growth and development. There are many opportunities for our clients and we want to help them take advantage of them,” said UCPB president and CEO Jeronimo Kilayko.
With renowned keynote speakers and two of the most sought-after Filipino economists, Drs Cielito Habito and Felipe Medalla, the event brought together the country’s top leaders and decision-makers including Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. Both speakers were former National and Economic Development Authority (Neda) Director Generals, Ph.D. holders in economics from renowned universities abroad and are professors in economics at the country’s top universities.
Habito presented figures pertaining to the Philippine economic performance and how these relate to the real economy. A member of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Medalla spoke about the financial economy.
UCPB chairman Menardo Jimenez welcomed the guests and delivered the opening remarks.
Television personality Issa Litton hosted the economic forum and moderated the panel discussion together with UCPB EVP and Corporate and Consumer Banking Group head Higinio Macadaeg Jr.
Other panelists included UCPB EVP and Treasury Banking Group head Eulogio Catabran and noted feng shui expert Dr. Andy Tan, who shared his insights on the favored industries and areas for growth.
UCPB is a universal bank providing products and services to corporations, private and government institutions, middle market companies, small/medium-sized enterprises and individuals in the Philippines.
The bank said in a press statement that has been in a progressive growth path for the past four years and is targeting more growth this year, primarily by creating more technology-driven products and expanding consumer loan portfolio, remittance business, and branch network. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 24, 2013.