World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011 Press Conference
|L-R: Mr. Manolito Madrasto of PCA, Prof. Benjamin Diokno of UP Diliman, Prof. Ronald U. Mendoza of APC, and Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis of Philexport|
The APC has been a partner institute of the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) for the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) for 15 years. With the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the APC hosted a press conference for the release of the WCY 2011 results last 18 May 2011, 9:00AM-11:00AM at the JV Del Rosario Room, 4/F AIM Conference Center Manila.
The WCY is reputed as the worldwide reference point on the competitiveness of nations and enterprises, ranking and analyzing how an economy manages the totality of its resources and competencies to increase the prosperity of its population. Over the years, it has been a key reference of investors, analysts, and decision-makers in assessing country performance.
Prof. Stephane Garelli, Director of IMD’s World Competitiveness Center presented the global results while Ms. Suzanne Rosselet-McCauley, Deputy Director discussed the Philippine results through a recorded video presentation. This was followed by comments and analyses by experts from different fields, including Prof. Benjamin Diokno, former Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, Mr. Manolito Madrasto of the Philippine Constructors Association, and Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, president of PHILEXPORT.