London, 14 October 2015 – Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Enrique A. Manalo addressed UK and ASEAN business leaders at the UK-ASEAN Dialogue conference at Asia House in London last 13 October.
Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo with co-panellists at the UK-ASEAN Dialogue at Asia House
Ambassador Manalo was invited as a panellist and resource person on ASEAN economic integration and trade and investment opportunities in the region. He joined a select group of speakers which included Prof Danny Quah of the London School of Economics, Tony Fernandes of AirAsia Group, Gregory Hodkinson of Arup, and former EU Commissioner Lord Mandelson, among others. UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, attended as the event's keynote speaker. The discussions were concluded with closing remarks by UK's Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community, Richard Graham MP.
The event was hosted and organized by Asia House in view of the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the year. It also served as a platform for business leaders and senior policy makers to examine key issues and opportunities in the emerging region.
Asia House is the UK's leading center of expertise on Asia with a mission to bring the UK and Asia closer. It is a non-profit, non-political organization which aims to connect businesses, informing through thought leadership, and educate through various socio-cultural programs. END