APEC SME SUMMIT: Breaking Barriers Through Innovation (Summit Invitation)
Posted by: Teacher ia | on January 11, 2013
Late last year 2012, I met a fine young lady from the Makati business district who hosted a a cultural event entitled “Filipino:A Five-Sense Experience” at MetMuseum. Another event this year allowed me to meet future financial analysts from 7 prestigious schools here in the Philippines for the 5th CFA Institute Research Campaign (IRC). In retrospect, I find our country’s need to equip our college students and graduates with information and experience that will prepare them for global competition part of the exciting times in our education system. Personally, that’s the move in education I would like to support. Thus, Special Education Philippines is sharing another one of those opportunities that can give our students, teachers and local entrepreneurs a way to become more globally competitive.
The APEC-SME Summit’s goal is to “inspire local entrepreneurs and students to think outside the box and be inspired by the success stories of business owners coming from the APEC region.” The Summit will allow academe (faculty and students) and entrepreneurs to meet and listen to speakers who will be flying all the way to Manila on this half-day summit just to attend this special event.
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the business voice in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) process, will be having its FIRST ABAC MEETING FOR 2013 in Manila, Philippines. In conjunction with this, ABAC Philippines and the Makati Business Club are holding the APEC SME Summit: Breaking Barriers Through Innovation on 20 January 2013, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Francisco Santiago Hall of the BDO Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines.
This event will be attended by ABAC CEO-members and APEC senior officials from the 21 APEC economies and by some 400 Filipino entrepreneurs and business students.
The Summit aims to inspire and motivate Filipino entrepreneurs, through the stories of successful business innovators in the APEC region, to improve and re-create the way they do business and break into local and international markets. It hopes to challenge Filipinos to innovate their products, services, and business operations to meet the demands of the 21st century global market.
The event’s impressive line-up of speakers includes such prominent personalities as:
Vincent Lo, Founder and Chairman,
Shui On Group (Hong Kong);
Cher Wang, Chairman, VIA Technologies Inc. and HTC Group (Chinese Taipei);
Diane Wang, Founder, DHGate.com (China);
Dado Banatao, Managing Partner, Tallwood Venture Capital (Philippines);
Tony Tan Cakt iong , President and CEO, Jollibee Foods Corp. (Philippines);
Sheila Marcelo, President, Care.com (Philippines);
Winston Damarillo, CEO and Co-Founder, Morphlabs (Philippines);
Anna Meloto-Wilk, President and Co-Founder, Gandang Kalikasan Inc. (Philippines);
Aris Alip, Founder and Managing Director, Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (Philippines);
Bambang Ismawan, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Bina Swadaya (Indonesia);
and Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler (Philippines)
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) was created by the APEC Economic Leaders in November 1995 to provide advice on the implementation of the Osaka Action Agenda and other specific business sector priorities, field requests from the various APEC for information about business-related issues, and provide the business perspective on specific areas of cooperation.
The ABAC Philippines members for 2012-2013 are Doris Magsaysay Ho (President and CEO of A. Magsaysay Inc.), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation), and Tony Tan Caktiong (Chairman and CEO of Jollibee Foods Corporation).
Details of the Summit (Where, When, What)
APEC SME SUMMIT
20 January 2013, Sunday
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City
APEC SME SUMMIT Topics: Breaking Barriers Through Innovation
PART 1: Breaking Mindsets
PART 2: Breaking I nto New Markets
PART 3: Breaking Traditional Business Models
Aiming to inspire and motivate local entrepreneurs and SMEs to seek opportunities beyond the Philippines’ borders, the summit will highlight the success stories of entrepreneurs from the APEC region, like Cher Wang, Tony Tan Caktiong, Dado Banatao, Anna Meloto-Wilk, Maria Ressa, and Bambang Ismawan, among others.
APEC SME SUMMIT Registration Fees
MBC Members – FREE
Guest/s – P 1,000.00 each
Academe (Faculty & Students) – P 500.00 each
APEC SME SUMMIT Payment Details:
Payment will be sent to the MBC Secretariat, 2/F, AIM Conference Center, Benavidez Street corner
Trasierra Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
Check will be deposited to:
The Makati Business Club, Inc. S/A 5370001759
BDO De La Rosa – Rada Branch
Please fax deposit slip to 750-7405, or you may email a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Payment will be made on-site.
Deadline for Reservations: 17 January 2013, Thursday
* RESERVATION IS A MUST *
RESERVATION FORM (text)
Note: The photo above also serves as a registration form in jpg format
Company E-mail Address
Mobile Phone No. Fax No.
I will be accompanied by:
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