May 23, 2019 | Manila

Industry 4.0

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is little doubt that digitization and AI are taking over our businesses, our lives and our relationship with money. This transformation is packed with potential: in the Philippines, Industry 4.0 offers an opportunity to escape the middle income trap and create a more equitable future.

At Industry 4.0, we examine the Philippines’ readiness for a digitally powered future. Most Filipinos do not own credit cards. The economy is fuelled by small and medium size businesses. Infrastructure needs to be bolstered. We bring together some of the strongest minds in the business community to discuss the cost of digitization, the greening of supply chains and the role of the private and public sector in creating a digitally powered future for the Philippines.

May 23 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Breakfast

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks


9:00 am

The Way Forward

The Philippines is counting on Industry 4.0, an ambitious digital transformation program to give its economy a boost. Harnessing technology will enable businesses to create greener and more efficient supply chains, reduce dependence on middlemen and move towards a more service oriented economy.


In conversation with

9:15 am

Digital Economy Explosion

Reports suggest the Philippine e-commerce industry will be worth $10 billion by 2025. With 98% of Filipinos not owning credit cards and the economy fueled largely by small and medium enterprises, we talk to executives and businesses overcoming the hurdles to drive the digital economy forward.


In conversation with

9:45 am

Revolution 4.0

Machine learning, autonomous systems, AI and data – sounds like the building blocks of the future, but the Philippines wants this today. We look at what’s needed to bring national industry up to speed, the cost of digitization, and how tech driven companies can lead by example when it comes to going digital.


In conversation with

10:15 am

Destination: Philippines

Tourism is an important and lucrative sector for the Philippines. We look at the role digitization can play in creating smart cities in a world class country with digitally enabled tools that attracts tourists – and tourist dollars – from around the world.


  • Roberto P. Alabado III

    Assistant Secretary for Tourism Development Planning, Department of Tourism, Republic of The Philippines

In conversation with

10:40 am

Closing Remarks



Roberto P. Alabado III

Assistant Secretary for Tourism Development Planning, Department of Tourism Republic of The Philippines

Clarissa Batino

Breaking News SEA Team Leader Bloomberg

Edwin R. Bautista

Executive Director, President and CEO UnionBank

Ernest L. Cu

Executive Director, President and CEO Globe Telecom

Mark Dawson

Editor, Asia Pacific Bloomberg Live

Chuchi G. Fonacier

Deputy Governor, Financial Supervision Sector Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Claire Jiao

Reporter Bloomberg

Stephanie Sy

CEO and Founder Thinking Machines

Anthony Thomas

President and CEO Mynt

Christine Violago

Country Manager Grameen Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

Globe Telecom is the number one mobile company in the Philippines and the purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle.

Globe provides cellular, broadband and mobile data services by focusing on enriching their content offerings amid customers’ growing preference for multimedia platforms across multiple screens and devices. They believe companies that provide the best customer experience win. This is the overarching strategy of Globe.

To learn more about Globe, click here.