SGV hosts seminar on Consumer Products and Retail with sector leaders

SGV hosted a Consumer Products and Retail (CPR) seminar entitled Getting ahead of the changing consumer and disruption held at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila on 20 June 2023. SGV Partners, EY Parthenon Partners, and top business executives were speakers and panelists in the event attended by over 60 top executives of leading companies in the CPR sector.



(From left to right) Vivian, Olivier, Jing Jie Tan, Marie Nicolette Dizon, Aashish Midha, Shaurya Ahuja and Wilson pose for a group photo


SGV Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan (WPT) delivered the welcome remarks. For the first part of the program, EY Parthenon Partner and APAC Consumer Products & Retail Leader Olivier Gergele and EY Parthenon Digital Transformation Partner Shaurya Ahuja talked about the ever-evolving nature of the CPR sector. 



Olivier, Jing Jie Tan, Marie Nicolette, Aashish Midha and Shaurya Ahuja during the panel discussion


Their sessions were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Olivier and EY Parthenon Director Jing Jie Tan. Century Pacific Food, Inc. Vice President and Frozen Food Division General Manager Marie Nicolette Dizon, Zalora Philippines and Indonesia Managing Director and CEO Aashish Midha and Shaurya Ahuja were the panelists.



Benjie discusses the EPR Act of 2022


SGV Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner Benjamin “Benjie” N. Villacorte (BNV) was the resource speaker for the second part of the program. He talked about Republic Act No. 11898 or the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022.



Benjie with Juan Lorenzo Tañada and Crispian Lao in a panel discussion


Benjie’s session was followed by a panel discussion featuring National Solid Waste Management Commission Vice Chairman Crispian Lao and Coco-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director Juan Lorenzo Tañada.



Wilson, Benjie, Juan Lorenzo Tañada, Crispian Lao and Vivian pose for a group photo


SGV Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner Vivian C. Ruiz (VCR) delivered the closing remarks. Philippines Consulting Markets Co-Leader and CPR Leader Maria Kathrina “Kay” S. Macaisa-Peña (KSM) and Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Partner Marie Stephanie “Steph” C. Tan-Hamed (MTH) hosted the event. Vivian, Kay, and Steph were also part of the organizing team along with Indirect Tax Principal Alden Patrick C. Labaguis (ACL).

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