Annual Meeting 2018 “Harnessing the Rise of Asia”


Given the rigorous growth and the increasing regionalization of Asian markets, there is a need for better understanding and manipulation of the business environment that will allow access to untapped or under-tapped business opportunities in Asia.

While numerous events have been held to promote business opportunities at the macro-level, business owners and managers of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) lack a platform that provides credible and valuable market information; access to an established peer-level network; and effective partnership facilitation.

Doing Business in Asia Alliance aims to fill this gap via its rapidly expanding network across Asia. It provides easily-accessible practical-market information, and hosts business trips and events, with the Doing Business in Asia annual meeting being the capstone event of the year.


Dr. Robin Garcia

Founder & CEO of a rapidly expanding political risk management and advisory firm Warwick & Roger

Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa

An internationally recognized columnist and a pundit on political and macro-economic issues, and Founder & CEO of Defacto Research Institute

Mr. Wellington Tao Liu

A section head at Huawei Technologies Philippines

Mr. Prashanta Pradhan

A business and economic policy consultant, based in Cambodia, advised at the highest-level administration of public and private sectors across multiple South and Southeast Asian countries

Ms. Enkhzul Orgodol

A rising Asia expert and a business consultant and founding president of the Doing Business in Asia Alliance (DBiAA)

Mr. Luis Arcangel

A startup guru and a Founder and Chairman of Montgomery Fitch + Associates, a holding company, comprising of 12 subsidiaries, headquartered in Manila, operating across multiple countries

Ms. Connie Da Cunha

An award-winning technology innovator with over 20 years of experience in the transportation, technology, and natural gas sectors, based in Australia

Ms. Cheryl Chong

Head of private investor division, FundedHere, a crowdfunding platform in Singapore, and a co-founder of the SocialCo, a platform run by GEN-Y innovators with a goal to solve social issues with creative business models

Rolan Marco Garcia

Rolan Marco Garcia is the Founder and CEO of the pioneering grassroots company for Entrepreneurship development in the Philippines

Thepparith (Teejay) Senamngern

Thepparith (Teejay) is a corporate trainer and youth educator who focuses on developing leadership and management (specialising in change, innovation, design thinking and debating). He has lived half his life in both the West (Virginia, USA) and the East (Thailand, South Korea and India).

Cindy Burdette

is currently the Head of B2B Sales and Growth for STORM, overseeing all client acquisition strategies and servicing operations for the company. Formerly, she was the Business Director for Tribal DDB Philippines, handling one of the largest revenue groups under the MVP group. She was also formerly part of Strategic Innovations for the same company.


We look at the big picture matters of different Asian countries because economic and political outlook play a big role in deciding a country’s prospects. Is your country of interest, open for business or will there be an uphill battle to set up business and retain profits? Is nationalization or excessive taxation a threat? Is a boom or a bust on the cards? Find out more in this forum.
This forum focuses on profiling services and manufacturing industries in different countries and provides case studies. What are the infrastructure and legal considerations for businesses in these industries? Which services and manufacturing segments are trending? Who are the key players and how did they become successful? What are the opportunities if you want to get involved?
Setting up a business? Investing in a company? Looking for international partners? If you answered yes, find out more in this forum. From producing accurate and cost-effective market research, to finding great partners, to doing field visits and making your business a success.
Looking to be a first mover? Expert panelists with a wealth of business experience share their views on trending industries in Asia and provide insights on how one can get started. Play the long game and win big.


Insightful and strategic discussion and knowledge-sharing sessions will take place under the following topics:

  • Asian Macro-Economic and Political Outlook
  • Trends in Services and Manufacturing in ASEAN
  • Opportunities and Constraints of the MSMEs in ASIA
  • Asian Industries of the Future

Fun and effective networking and partner-matching opportunities, as well as previews and pitching of boutique businesses and professional services giving your business expansion power, will take place at one of Manila’s most premium locations - Sky High Bar

An optional excursion to Corregidor Island, a popular historical and sightseeing destination, will be organized to let you experience the best of the Philippines through cultural and sightseeing activities.


Included in the tour price:
  • Day 1 conference pass
  • Day 2 business matching event entrance
  • Lunch reception during conference
  • Coffee breaks during conference
  • Cocktail reception on Day 2
  • Professionally facilitated networking sessions

Registration fee 250 USD Per Person
For a group of 3 and more 200 USD Per Person
Early bird Discount 20%

Extra charges required
  • Reservation of a slot for business pitching on Day 2
  • Ticket to the Cultural & Sightseeing tour