The First Infrastructure Congress & Expo Philippines to Highlight Government’s Nation Building Programs

ICEP 2017, an endeavour of a private organization bringing stakeholders together under one roof to network, do trade and learn, is a welcome initiative for the infrastructure sector and its related industries.

The Philippines has a robust economy that experts all agree to be Asia’s next tiger economy. The need for infrastructure development and connectivity within the archipelago and the promised continuity of the new administration means that policies, investment roadmaps and the country’s dynamic economic climate shall continue to move forward, with the country being seen as being in the “golden age of infrastructure.”

The first Infrastructure Congress and Expo Philippines (ICEP) will be held on May 3-5, 2017 at the World Trade Center, in time for Philippines Infrastructure Week. With the strong support by both government and relevant private agencies, and with the Philippines as member-state of ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, the largest ASEAN-led financial initiative, ICEP will serve as an effective platform for the following industries: ports, roads and bridges; transport and ICT/telecom; power and water; and security and disaster prevention.

Highlighting Business-to-Business (B2B) and Government-to-Government (G2G) opportunities, ICEP is poised to have Local Government Units (LGUs) from around the country to participate, network, and connect with relevant agencies, suppliers and organizations necessary for building their respective communities.

At the forefront of ICEP will be the Duterte’s Administration’s Infrastructure Plan #BuildBuildBuild, which the Bases and Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently launched, together with the DPWH, Department of Transportation, and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This program supports the priority projects of the national government, with emphasis on new and better (green) cities, urban mass transport, railways, seaports and airports, and bridges and roads.

Also supporting the event is the Armed Forces of the Philippines through the Department of National Defense, to thoroughly discuss measures in securing Philippine flagship projects, and the recently launched Development Support and Security Plan Kapayapaan (DSSP).

Funding for infrastructure and related projects will also be taken up by representatives from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Public-Private Partnership Center and the Department of Finance.

Delegates expected will be from national and local governments, contractors and builders, urban planners, architects and engineers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

ICEP 2017, an endeavour of a private organization bringing stakeholders together under one roof to network, do trade and learn, is a welcome initiative for the infrastructure sector and its related industries.


Author is the Communications Director of PEPTarsus Corp, organizer of ICEP 2017. For more information about ICEP 2017, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or log on to www.infrastructurephilippines.com. 

About the Author
Ms. Gina Lumauig is a Communications and Public Relations professional who has served the industry for more than two decades. A graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication with a degree in Broadcast Communications, she is also a volunteer, fund raiser, events manager, writer and a health advocate.
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