Manila set to host Boao economic forum for Asia next week

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Posted at Apr 18 2019 02:43 AM

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There will be a Boao Forum for Asia Conference in Manila to be held Monday and Tuesday, April 22 to 23, before President Rodrigo Duterte flies to China.

This will be the first time the forum will host meetings in the Philippines.

The forum is named after the Chinese town of Boao in China's Hainan province, and is often compared to the World Economic Forum's own annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

It is currently being chaired by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon of South Korea, with Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sitting as board member.

The forum will be held in cooperation with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the theme, "Shared Future, Concerted Action, Common Development." - Business Nightly, ANC, April 17, 2019