Philippine Ambassador to Germany Theresa Dizon-De Vega served as a panelist in a Webinar on “Corona Crisis – Current Challenges and Outlook on German-Asian Business” organized by the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) on 30 April 2020.
Joining Ambassador Dizon-De Vega on the panel were Hans Georg Frey, Chairperson of the OAV, Ambassador Laurence Bay of Singapore, Ambassador Lynette Wood of Australia, Prof. Thomas Bauer, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Bauer AG, Prof. Dr. Ing. Axel Stepken, President and CEO of TÜV SÜD AG, and Ms. Almut Rossner, OAV Executive Board Member.
Over 180 persons from the German Business Community participated in the webinar with more expected to view the complete recorded program on the OAV’s online site.
The panel discussion was designed to provide an opportunity for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region to update the German business community and policy-makers on their various COVID-19 responses with a particular focus on strategies and programs to address the economic impact of the crisis.
Ambassador Dizon-De Vega shared with the participants the short, medium, and long-term policies at the implementation, fine-tuning, and planning stage of the Philippine Government anchored on the 4-Pillars of the Socioeconomic response to the pandemic.
The discussion likewise provided an opportunity for Asia-Pacific countries to get feedback on the concerns and challenges being faced by the German business community and ways to re-build international economic engagement moving forward. END