AsianInvestor and FinanceAsia hosted the inaugural Rising Stars of the Philippines conference on October 17 at the Solaire Resort in Manila.

The event, designed to highlight the fastest growing companies and industries in the Philippines today, came just weeks after the country received investment-grade status from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s became the third major global credit agency to promote the country to investment grade this year, citing its robust economy, political stability and improved governance, and all but solidifyed its status as a strong emerging market.

Panellists discussed the economic outlook; a variety of sectors including tourism, energy, and infrastructure; the government’s ability to overcome inherited problems; and how its small- and mid-cap companies can attract the attention of global institutional investors.

Government officials and senior executives from real estate, financial and energy and oil industries, among others, attended the conference. Over 270 delegates attended the inaugural event in total.

To view our gallery of photos from the event, please click here.