GIA Manila
Smart Cities
Tech Showcase

Sep 21, 2021

02:00pm - 03:30pm SGT



Event Overview
The Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) is a network of Singapore and overseas partners in major innovation hubs and key demand markets, with a focus on technology and innovation.
In partnership with Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority, and Economic Development Board, Plug and Play runs the GIA Manila programme to help promising Singaporean startups expand into the Philippine innovation ecosystem.
02:00pm - 02:05pm

02:05pm - 02:10pm

02:10pm - 02:35pm

02:35pm - 03:35pm

Welcome by ESG

Welcome by Plug and Play

Panel: How Corporations Work with Startups on Smart Cities Projects by ADB & Filinvest Development Corporation

Startup Pitches

Closing Remarks
Featured Startups
Featured Panel Speakers
Don Ubaldo
First Vice-President, Townships, Filinvest Alabang Inc
Don leads the Townships team in Filinvest Alabang, focusing on mixed-use urban developments in Metro Manila using modern and ecological urban planning and design, particularly the 244-hectare mega central business district (CBD)-Filinvest City-in Alabang. Don has also led several big projects through the years, which are targeted at urbanising and modernising the Manila City, from previously the Southeast Asia games, the city’s greening plan via Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design to the most recent vaccination capacity and capability in Manila. 
Charles Cole Navarro
Investment Associate Office of the Director General, Asian Development Bank
Charles is a renewable and clean energy specialist with more than 10 years of experience in this sector. He started his journey with International Resources Group where he spent close to a year first as the Indonesia Country Manager, before moving to Deputy Team Leader for Clean Energy finance. He then had a 2 years stint at CleanEnergy Solutions International as the Philippines Country Coordinator, as he started his current position at the Asian Development Bank, as an access to Energy Specialist, and looking at investments representing the office of the Director General. 
Eric Manuel
Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific, Technology and Innovation Council
Commercial Real Estate professional whose passion lies in the intersection of finance, real estate and technology. Active in various real estate organizations and Adjunct Faculty of a top business school in the Philippines. Eric leads all investment and asset Management responsibilities ARCH Capital Philippines. This organization focuses on opportunistic to core/core-plus real estate investment opportunities in Greater China and Southeast Asia across the residential, mixed-use, and commercial asset classes.
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