H.E. Secretary Gregory L. Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry served as the President’s Special Envoy to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland from 22 – 25 January 2014. The Philippine delegation was composed of Treasurer Rosalia De Leon of the Department of Treasury, and officials from the Philippine Embassy in Berne, Switzerland and the Permanent Mission of the WTO, Geneva.
The Philippines was a panelist in a number of key meetings and utilised these opportunities to underscore its impressive performance as reflected in the growth rate and the investment grade ratings. With the world’s attention directed towards Asia, ASEAN in particular has been on the spotlight and with the recognition that the Philippines is one of the established member of ASEAN playing a key role in the global integration process. The Philippines’ hosting of the East Asia WEF Summit would further assert the Philippines’ role in the region.