Manila, and the Philippines in general, will be once again thrust in the world spotlight as the World Economic Forum will hold its East Asia summit this week from May 21-23 in this bustling metropolis. But for many of us, I suppose there are questions that will be asked about this event like: – what is this World Economic Forum? – what is this East Asia summit all about? – will we get to benefit from this event and how? So to the best that the Urban Roamer can do, let this piece serve as a little primer about this event with some of the basic information we need to know about it.