10 March | Manila, the Philippines
In the margins of the 15th ASEAN Economic Ministers Consultation with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the 5th ASEAN-EU Business Summit took place in Manila with 320 registered participants this year. The Summit was first in bringing values to the discussion, including the role of human rights for business continuity and sustainability. The EU Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr Franz Jessen opened the Summit, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström delivered a speech and the EU Ambassador to ASEAN, Mr Francisco Fontan delivered closing remarks. For more information, please see the website.