Tan Sri Rastam, Chairman & Chief Executive of ISIS Malaysia and Chair of MANCPEC was present at the 23rd PECC General Meeting: “Growing Engines for the 21st Century: Achieving Balanced, Inclusive, and Sustainable Growth,” held in Manila, Philippines, 10-12 September 2015.

As the Asia-Pacific region is undergoing a structural transformation with uncertainty in key markets, the region must find new engines of growth by harnessing business opportunities enabled by digital revolution, rise of middle class, increased social mobility and global value chains.

Addressing the audience at the 23rd PECC General Meeting, President of the Philippines H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III said, “The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) is an excellent example of a belief I always have held: The challenges of a country, or even of the world, are not for a mere few to solve…. Since 1980, the PECC has contributed so much, not only in crafting policy, but also in shaping a more stable and more prosperous Asia Pacific”.   

The plenary sessions include the following topics: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific Century; Challenges of Promoting Inclusive Growth; Mega-Regionals and the Future of the Trade System; The Role of Regional Financial Cooperation in Promoting Economic Growth; and Connectivity: Challenges for Global Value Chains.

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