Dear ladies and gentlemen,

We invite you to the Business Innovation Congress (BIC) 2018 Manila, one of the most prestigious and unique international business events, to be held on 15 of November 2018 at the CONRAD Manila Luxury Hotel in Metro Manila, Philippines.

The main theme of BIC 2018 Manila: Business Transformation in a Digital Ecosystem

Main sessions:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Future Trends (Technology & Robotics)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Process Optimization & Efficiency
  • Innovation & Sustainability
  • HR in the Era of Digitalization
  • Digital Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Cybersecurity 

The main objective of BIC 2018 Manila is to explore new market trends, products, services, and technological innovation, as well as support SMEs, start-ups and leading corporations connect with each other and maximize utilization of new digital business tools towards global competitiveness.

The Congress was founded in Germany in 2012. Previous events have taken place in Beijing, Shanghai, Almaty, Moscow and Bangkok, and were supported by world-leading organizations and companies as UN, UNESCO, Volkswagen, Siemens, Vallourec, AGCO Corporation, several ministries, dozens of universities, and chambers of commerce from the EU and Asia.

The full-day event will kick off with keynote speeches in the morning followed by plenary sessions. The afternoon is composed of simultaneous sessions with different formats including discussions, workshops, and presentations. There will be an Evening Reception to cap off the Congress, which features a cocktail buffet, free flowing drinks, live music and dance, and networking.

The BUSINESS INNOVATION CONGRESS 2018 is managed by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and is supported by UnionBank of the Philippines and PLDT Inc. as a Silver Sponsors. It is also supported by esteemed organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, RevoIPmente Innovation Management Services, Fintech Philippines Association, Philippine Technological Council and the Semiconductor, Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc., the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines as well as several embassies and international organizations.

We look forward to your valuable participation in the BIC 2018 Manila!

For program overview and online registration, please visit: 


Dr. Konstantin Schamber

Chairman of the Business Innovation Congress Council & Steering Committee

Managing Director of the Center for strategic intercultural communication GmbH

Ralf Opierzynski

Head of Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation & Automation ASEAN Regional Office Thailand

Member of the Steering Committee of Business Innovation Congress

Karl-Heinz Hessenthaler

President of the MITTELSTAND INTERNATIONAL Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises

Member of the Council of Business Innovation Congress