Over 150 representatives from multinational corpora-tions and insurance intermediaries attended the con-ference jointly organised by First Life and Swiss Life, employee benefits network partners for almost two de-cades.

Mr. Peter Coyiuto, President of First Life opened the congregation with the event theme “Gearing Up for More Empowered Filipinos”.

Popular TV personality from the country’s leading network ABS-CBN, Mr. Kim Atienza, shared how he managed to triumph over the challenges he faced when at one time he suffered a stroke, and how it paved the way to becoming a triathlete as well as overcoming his own limitations.

Swiss Life Network CEO, Ms. Margrit Schmid, outlined how Employee Benefit Network solutions are a key success factor for the foreign and local multinational companies, including the IT-business process outsourcing industry being one of the key drivers of the Philippine economy.

The event was also graced by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV sharing his vision and legislative efforts geared towards an inclusive growth that will be most beneficial to Filipinos in the midst of the many investment upgrades, GDP growth and governance reforms that the Philippines is experiencing. The Senator is the first cousin of the current Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Last but not the least, Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines, Honorable Ivo Sieber highlighted the important gains in the past, present and the future out of the longstanding bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Switzerland.