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The 8th Philippine SME Business Conference 2019 will be held on May 02-03, 2019, at the Conference Area,  SMX Convention Center Manila from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

This 2-day event  is an interactive business conference designed to provide the latest tips, trends, and innovations on how to boost Sales, Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Leadership, Digital Innovation, Business Development, Management and many more, led by Philippines’ top industry experts.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend?
  • SME Business Owners
  • Directors
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Managers
  • Business Professionals
  • Corporate Employees
  • Board Members
  • Executives
  • Investors
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Returning OFWs
  • Students
  • Trade Association Members
  • Chamber of Commerce and Embassies
  • Media and Press
  • Marketers

CONFERENCE RATES

1 Day Access

Php 1,888.00

Regular Rate

April 15, 2019 – May 3, 2019

2 Day Access

Php 3,888.00

Regular Rate

April 15, 2019 – May 3, 2019

NOTE:

  • In order to avail the Discounted Conference Rates, payment needs to be settled within the specified promo period.
  • All rates are VAT inclusive.

Payment Option

You may purchase your ticket via Eventbrite or deposit your payment to the following account:

MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC:

Bank: Banco De Oro (BDO)

Account No: 001440066963

SWIFT CODE: BNORPHMM

After the payment has been made, please send a copy of the deposit slip to conference@philsme.com with your full name and contact number.

DRESS CODE

The Dress Code is Business Smart Casual. Shorts, T-Shirts and slippers are not allowed inside the venue.

Conference Program

Day 1 – May 02, 2019

Time Topic Speaker Company
09:00:00 AM Registration
10:00:00 AM Effective Social Media Management Strategies and Tools for SMEs

Mannix Pabalan

Chief Executive Officer

Hashtag Digital
10:45:00 AM Small and Medium Enterprises Role in the Growth of the Philippine Economy

Joselio Meilat

Account Manager

LBC Corporate Solutions
11:00:00 AM How to Be a Business Leader for Your Small Business

Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

President and Founder

Full Life Cube
11:40:00 AM Protecting Your People & Assets

BGen. Jose P. Cabanban, AFP (Ret.)

Managing Director

Wolf Bulwark Security and Investigation Services Inc.
12:00:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00:00 PM Strategies To Improve Your Business Revenue

Fred Luciano

Chairman & CEO

Beacon Cloth Care (Asia-Pacific)


1:45:00 PM

 

 

Cash Flow Management Tips That Can Make Your Business Survive

Ronnel Jovita

Loan Specialist

Esquire Financing

1:55:00 PM Business Sustainability Through a Sound HR Strategy 

Elvie Garcia

Partner

Opis HR Consulting
2:40:00 PM The Workplace Revolution: Why SMEs Should Move From Dreary Cubicles to Flexible Workspaces

Ana Joy Rocero

Director of Sales

IWG Philippines
2:50:00 PM Brand Loyalty through Content Marketing

Erwin Razon

Director for Business Development and Product Strategy

Innity Philippines
3:20:00 PM Borderless and Limitless Printing Innovations for

Ron Lintao

Consumer System Product Specialist

Canon Marketing Philippines

3:30:00 PM Identity Setting: The Importance of Having Trademarks for your Small Business

Atty. Barney Almazar 

Partner

Gulf Law

4:15:00 PM How Chatbot Technologies Can Help in Customer Service Management?

Yaps Estagle

Head AI Trainer

Chatbot Philippines
4:45:00 PM Improving SME productivity through Advanced Printing Technologies

Eugene Villareiz 

Business Development Specialist for LABEL,

Epson Philippines

 

Day 1 – May 02, 2019

09:00 AM

Registration

10:00 AM

Effective Social Media Management Strategies and Tools for SMEs         

Mannix PabalanChief Executive Officer of Hashtag Digital.

10:45 AM

Small and Medium Enterprises Role in the Growth of the Philippine Economy

Joselito MeilatAccount Manager of LBC Corporate Solutions.

11:00 AM

How to Be a Business Leader for Your Small Business?

Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag | President and Founder of Full Life Cube.

11:40 AM

Protecting Your People & Assets

BGen. Jose P. Cabanban, AFP (Ret.) | Managing Director of Wolf Bulwark Security and Investigation Services, Inc. .

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

01:00 PM

Strategies To Improve Your Business Revenue

Fred Luciano | Chairman & CEO of Cloth Care (Asia-Pacific)

01:45 PM

Cash Flow Management Tips That Can Make Your Business Survive

Ronnel Jovita | Loan Specialist of Esquire Financing

01:55 PM

Business Sustainability Through a Sound HR Strategy

Elvie Garcia | Partner of Opis HR Consulting

02:40 PM

The Workplace Revolution: Why SMEs Should Move From Dreary Cubicles to Flexible Workspaces

Ana Joy Rocero | Director of Sales of SPACES

02:50 PM

Brand Loyalty through Content Marketing

Erwin Razon | Director for Business Development and Product Strategy of Innity Philippines

03:20 PM

Borderless and Limitless Printing Innovations for

Ron Lintao | Consumer Systems Product Specialist of Canon Marketing Philippines

3:30 PM

Identity Setting: The Importance of Having Trademarks for your Small Business

Atty. Barney Almazar | Partner of Gulf Law

04:15 PM

How Chatbot Technologies Can Help in Customer Service Management? 

Yaps Estagle | Head AI Trainer of Chatbot Philippines

04:45 PM

Improving SME productivity through Advanced Printing Technologies

Eugene Villareiz | Business Development Specialist for LABEL,

Day 2 – May 03, 2019

bEA 

Time Topic Speaker Company
10:00:00 AM Building Effective Sales Team in an SME Environment

Frederick Yazon

Managing Consultant

Dy Infinity Solutions

10:45:00 AM How to Recruit Employees for your Small Business?

Paul Rivera

Chief Executive Officer

Kalibrr
11:15:00 AM

What are the Enablers for SME’s Success?

Jocelyn Beltran-Valera

Account Manager

LBC Corporate Solutions
11:30:00 AM Financial Technology Tools for SMEs

Mikey Asiddao

Chief Information Officer

Fexco Philippines
11:40:00 AM How to Speed Up Business Accounting Processes through Quickbooks?

Marc Carag, CPA

Managing Consultant

In2it Consulting Inc. / Quickbooks Philippines

12:00:00 PM

Lunch Break
1:00:00 PM Best Practices in Organizational Development

Fred Luciano

Chairman & CEO

Beacon Cloth Care (Asia-Pacific)
1:45:00 PM Debt or Equity Financing? Which works for your Small Business?

Lou Zandrian Lobrin

Marketing & Sustainability Officer

Esquire Financing
1:55:00 PM Trending Franchise Ideas to Watch Out

Rudolf Kotik

Founder

RK Franchise Consultancy
2:40:00 PM Choosing the Best Flexible Workspace Fitting for Small Businesses

Ana Joy Rocero

Director of Sales

IWG Philippines
2:50:00 PM Creating Effective Sales Talk Patterns to Close Quality Deals

Howell Mabalot

President & CEO

HVM Training
3:35:00 PM Effective Email Marketing Campaigns Worthy To Be Emulated

Joy Aspacio

Regional Manager

Benchmark Email Philippines
3:45:00 PM A Step-by-Step Legal Guide in Setting-Up a Small Business in the Philippines

Atty. Barney Almazar

Partner 

Gulf Law
4:15:00 PM Role of Audit in Improving Business Performances of SMEs

Mark Chito Fajiculay, CPA

Managing Director

Powerhouseconsultants Company

 

Day 2 – May 03, 2019

09:00 AM

Registration

10:00 AM

Building Effective Sales Teams in an SME Environment

Frederick Yazon | Managing Consultant of Dy Infinity Solutions

10:45 AM

How to Recruit Employees for your Small Business?

Paul Rivera | Chief Executive Officer of Kalibrr

11:15 AM

What are the Enablers for SME’s Success?

Jocelyn Beltran-Valera | Account Manager of LBC Corporate Solutions

11:30 AM

Financial Technology Tools for SMEs

Mikey Asiddao | Chief Information Officer of Fexco Philippines

11:40 AM

How to Speed Up Business Accounting Processes through Quickbooks?

Marc Carag, CPA | In2it Consulting Inc. / Quickbooks Philippines

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

01:00 PM

Best Practices in Organizational Development

Fred Luciano | Chairman & CEO of Beacon Cloth Care (Asia-Pacific)

01:45 PM

Debt or Equity Financing? Which works for your Small Business?

Lou Zandrian Lobrin | Marketing & Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing

01:55 PM

Trending Franchise Ideas to Watch Out

Rudolf Kotik | Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy

02:40 PM

Choosing the Best Flexible Workspace Fitting for Small Businesses

Ana Joy Rocero | Director of Sales of SPACES

02:50 PM

Creating Effective Sales Talk Patterns to Close Quality Deals

Howell Mabalot | President and CEO of HVM Training

03:35 PM

Effective Email Marketing Campaigns Worthy To Be Emulated 

Joy Aspacio | Regional Manager of Benchmark Email Philippines

03:45 PM

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide in Setting-Up a Small Business in the Philippines 

Atty. Barney Almazar | Partner of Gulf Law

04:15 PM

Role of Audit in Improving Business Performances of SMEs

Mark Chito Fajiculay, CPA | Managing Director of Powerhouseconsultants Company

*The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program. If necessary, changes may be made to its content, before the event, insofar as these changes do not substantially diminish the described benefits of the event for the attendees.

SPEAKERS PROFILE

Paul Rivera

CEO | Kalibrr

Paul Rivera is the co-founder and CEO of Kalibrr, a careers platform for over 1.4M young professionals and more than 18,000 companies in Southeast Asia. Kalibrr was awarded the Most Innovative Company in 2016 by the Asia CEO Awards. Prior to Kalibrr, Paul was the co-founder and President at Open Access BPO, an innovative outsourcing company that brought several technology companies to the Philippines and helped grow that company to over 1,000 employees. Prior to starting his companies in the Philippines, Paul was at Google and at an e-commerce startup, Mercantila in San Francisco. Paul is a graduate of economics from UC Berkeley

Mannix Pabalan

Chief Executive Officer | Hashtag Digital

Mannix Pabalan is the Chief Executive Officer of Hashtag Digital. An e-Commerce and digital marketing enthusiast and a keen observer of web and internet technology, Mannix is one of the pioneers in the Philippine Internet industry and online marketing. He successfully launched Ayosdito.ph in 2008 as its General Manager and Lazada.com.ph in 2012 as Head of Online and Digital Marketing.

Frederick Yazon

Managing Consultant | DY Infinity Solutions

Frederick “Derek” Yazon is a Strategy/Business Development Executive with over 10 years’ senior management experience.

He began his career in Finance in Procter & Gamble after graduating from the De La Salle University, with Degrees in Economics, and Management of Financial institutions. Subsequently, Derek moved on to FMCG and Pharmaceutical Distribution under DKSH and Metro Drug Inc. (Zuellig Group), where he built a reputation for Sales and Business Development by securing contracts worth over P1.4 billion. In 2015, Derek became the General Manager for Pacific Healthcare Philippines, the local subsidiary of Pacific Healthcare Group, a USD100 million Thai Multinational.

With a passion for doing more for Filipino businesses, Derek started DY Infinity Solutions, a consultancy with the goal of helping SMEs build capabilities to reach new triumphs.

Teresa Gumap-As Dumadag

International Corporate Trainer and Inspirational Speaker | President & Founder of Full Life Cube

Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is an international corporate trainer. She has trained top executives, managers, supervisors and rank-and-file employees locally and abroad in the past decades. She has been conducting seminars, training and workshops, facilitating retreats, giving talks, presentations and speeches to various groups including companies, schools, and religious groups. She has helped local and global companies in the design and implementation of manuals, training plans and programs for training, culture-building, and competency-based systems in recruitment, training and performance management. She is the President and Founder of Full Life Cube, where she is a consultant for management, human resources, and training solutions as well as an executive, career, life transitions and parenting coach and counselor. She has at least 2 decades of professional experience in management, human resources, training and organizational design in the following industries – hotel & restaurant, life insurance, HMO/health care, wholesale/retail, advertising, telecoms, manufacturing, construction and heavy equipment. Last but not the least, she is also an Amazon bestselling and award-winning author and blogger, who has published 7 books to date. One of her upcoming books is How to Keep Your Employees Engaged: Low Cost & No Cost Ways.

Howell Mabalot

President & CEO | HVM Training

Howell Mabalot is a professional corporate trainer, accredited author and speaker, and a TV host and has twenty-five years of experience in the areas of leadership training and development, people management, sales, marketing, consultancy, public speaking, and teaching. He is the President and Chief Trainer of HVM Training Services providing Continuing Professional Development programs for professionals in the workplace and a Fellow of Royal Institute of Management Singapore, a world-class multidisciplinary professional organization which recognizes excellence globally. He is the TV host of the business talk show “The Business Portal: On The Corporate World” as aired on Global News Network.

Mikey Asiddao

Chief Information Officer | Fexco Philippines – Easy Debit

Mikey Asiddao joined Fexco Philippines as its Chief Information Officer in January 2018. In his current role as CIO, Mikey is responsible for the strategic and effective management of Fexco Philippines technology resources, which includes its products, services, and people and how it effectively works with the greater and larger global IT assets of Fexco to deliver world class technology solutions. Prior to joining Fexco, Mikey spent more than 20 years in both  local, regional, and global IT Industry, wherein most of those years were spent in the banking and financial industry. He served in various senior executive roles such as CIO of Megalink, Inc, the largest ATM consortium of the Philippines and previously served as the CTO of Export and Industry Bank, a medium sized Commercial Bank, and as an IT Director of Sodexo Philippines (a global retail service company, HQ in France ) and Deltek Inc (IT Software Comp based in the US).

Fred Luciano

Chairman & CEO | Beacon Cloth Care (Asia-Pacific)

Fred Luciano established Beacon Cloth Care in 2017 as CEO for Asia Pacific. In his current capacity, Fred is responsible for establishing Beacon Cloth Care as the premier laundry services leader in the fast-growing services market in Asia Pacific (particularly in the Philippines). Based in Singapore, he manages Beacon Cloth Care growing franchise business, sales, laundry warehouses, City & Country Franchise and newly launch branch partnerships program that will improve the way SME do business in the Philippines. Fred has been advocate and leader of aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs, especially OFWs in Asia to help and build their financial goals through franchise, business and investment. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Adamson University in Manila.

Rudolf Kotik

Founder| RK Franchise Consultancy

Rudolf Kotik, Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy Inc., originally from Vienna, Austria, has been in the Philippine Industry for more than 40 years in 3 continents. Operating the RK Franchise Consultancy since 1997, he has developed more than 800 franchise companies into franchise systems. His company expanded globally and currently developing companies from GCC, Australia and other ASEAN countries. He is also the co-founder of Filipino International Franchise Association Inc. The association assists their franchise queries and a contributor in the Franchising PH Magazine published by the association.

Ana Joy Rocero

Director of Sales| Regus and Spaces by IWG Philippines

Ana Joy Rocero is the Area Director of Regus Philippines and the Sales Director of Regus and SPACES by IWG Philippines. Known as “Leader with a Heart”, she was recognized as the No. 1 General Manager in 2013-2014 for taking Regus Philippines to the next level, promoting her to Area Director in less than a year. She was also recognized as the 2015 Area Director of the Year – APAC award. Through her leadership, Regus was recognized as the “Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards” for 3 consecutive years in a row.

Joselito Meilat

Account Manager| LBC Corporate Solutions

Joselito “Jos” Meilat is a graduate of Business Management graduate of De La Salle University- Manila in the late 90s and has been engaged in sales and account management field from various industries —- from banking to IT to telco and now in Logistics. Jos is currently an LBC Account Manager for the SME Market. He is responsible for managing the existing accounts and acquiring new corporate customers to ensure achievement of revenue targets.

Jocelyn Valera

Account Manager| LBC Corporate Solutions

Joselito “Jos” Meilat is a graduate of Business Management graduate of De La Salle University- Manila in the late 90s and has been engaged in sales and account management field from various industries —- from banking to IT to telco and now in Logistics. Jos is currently an LBC Account Manager for the SME Market. He is responsible for managing the existing accounts and acquiring new corporate customers to ensure achievement of revenue targets.

Marc Carag, CPA

Managing Consultant| In2it Consulting Inc. / Quickbooks Philippines

Marc Carag, presently the Managing Consultant of In2it Consulting Inc. is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to entering the field of accounting system consultancy, he worked with Chevron Philippines for 16 years holding various positions in the Finance and Logistics Department.  He was also previously connected with Phil. National Bank and Security Bank.

In2it Consulting Inc. has already provided Quickbooks accounting system to more than 200 clients in various business trades since 2010  to present.

Mark Chito Fajiculay, CPA

Managing Director | Powerhouseconsultants Company

Mark Chito D. Fajiculay is a Certified Public Accountant with six-year practice in accounting, audit, assurance, tax compliance to complex business concerns in arriving at sound management decisions and total compliance. Mark delves to clients of various industries from construction, trading, professional and legal services, business process outsourcing (BPO), international research, technology firms, social enterprises, transport services, telecommunications, architectural, aviation or air related, agricultural businesses, manufacturing, consolidated & group of companies, cooperatives, non-stock, non-profit entities and individuals. Engaged as CPA Reviewer in Batangas and CPA Review Center (BATSCPAR),he renders public speaking and lectures on different professional seminars and corporate talks duly recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Joy Aspacio

Regional Manager | Benchmark Email Philippines

Joy Aspacio is the Regional Manager of Benchmark Email – a cloud-based platform that helps grow your audience, engagement, and sales. Her focus is to help build and maintain a strong long-lasting customer relationship for the Philippine market. She has a broad expertise in email marketing, content management, marketing automation, and CRM tools. She has 7 years experience optimizing Digital Marketing Campaigns and worked for top brands such as Yabu, Wrangler, Ticket World, Legend Hotels Group and Pro Friends to name a few. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

Erwin Razon

Director for Business Development and Product Strategy | Innity Philippines

Erwin Razon is the Director for Business Development and Product Strategy for Innity Philippines – a digital media company specializing in display advertising, (Passionation) content and influence marketing, and data-driven performance solutions. He is in charge of product development and market positioning strategy, publisher, and partnership relations, and operational excellence management.

Atty. Barney Almazar

Partner| Gulf Law

Atty. Barney Almazar is a director at the corporate-commercial department of Gulf Law in the Middle East, the Philippines and United Kingdom. He holds a UAE legal consultancy license and is a lifetime member of the Philippine Bar. He was awarded as one of Philippines’ The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for law and commended by the Philippine Senate in 2015 for his contribution in protecting the interests of more than 3 million overseas Filipinos in the Middle East. Atty. Barney holds a dual degree Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor Degree. He specialized in European Union Law and International Business Law at the University of London Institute of Advance Legal Studies. He was named by the Asian Legal Business as Young Lawyer of Year for the Philippines in 2016 and Young Lawyer of the Year for Southeast Asia in 2017. Atty. Barney is listed in Asia’s 40 under 40 with US$ 89 Million or P4.6 Billion investment project deals across Middle East and Asia.

Yaps Estagle

Head AI Trainer Chatbot Philippines

Yaps Estagle is the Head of AI Training for ChatbotPH. He and his team are responsible for developing personas for chatbots as well as the continuous improvement of their Artificial Intelligence components. Prior to joining ChatbotPH, he has over eight years of experience working in the advertising industry, developing campaigns for various verticals. His work was recognized both in the Philippine Quill and Anvil Awards.

Lou Zandrian Lobrin

Marketing & Sustainability Officer | Esquire Financing

Lou Zandrian Lobrin is the Marketing and Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing, Inc. He is a high-performing marketing professional with proven creative skills and a passion for entrepreneurship, brand building and data analytics. Previously, he served as a Trade Marketing Associate in a telecommunications company. Apart from brand and digital marketing, he is also a freelance graphic designer.

Ronnel Jovita

Loan Specialist | Esquire Financing

Ronnel Jovita is an Inbound Sales Officer and Loan Specialist from Esquire Financing, Inc. (EFI). Before joining EFI, he previously worked for SPI Global. Going the extra mile by applying his knowledge and experience in customer service, he joined EFI in 2015 as a loan specialist. Now that he is a part of the Inbound Sales team, he ensures that all inquiries about EFI’s non-collateral business loans are handled properly and in a timely manner.

Eugene Villareiz

Business Development Specialist for LABEL | Epson Philippines

Eugene Villareiz handles the the Business Development for LABEL of Epson Philippines Corporation. He is a corporate sales professional with an extensive sales experience in printing industry for more than 10 years already focusing on niche product and market development.

Ron Lintao

Consumer Systems Product Marketing Specialist | Canon Marketing Philippines

Ron Lintao is a product marketing specialist of Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. handling the Consumer Systems Products which includes Inkjet Printers, Laser Printers, Scanners, Refillable Ink Tank printers and consumables. He is also a product trainer who dedicates himself in honing the skills of the Sales representatives and frontliners on the different strategies and approach to clearly communicate the push products, key features, and campaigns to end-users.

Gen. Jose Cabanban AFP (Retired)

Managing Director | Wolf Bulwark Security and Investigation Services, Inc.

Gen. Cabanban is currently the Managing Director of Wolf Bulwark Security & Investigation Services Inc. He was a commander of the Philippine Marine Corps with tour of duty in Basilan and Sulu.  His work in the private sector included being the security head of Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. In this talk, Gen. Cabanban will outline priority deliberate initiatives that business owners must do to ensure the security of their people and their business assets

Elvie Garcia

Partner | Opis HR Consulting

Elvie Garcia is an HR Executive and HR/OD consultant with 28 years of Human Resource Management experience. Aside from her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, she holds various Certificates in HR: Certificate in Performance Management and Compensation Management from Dela Salle College of St. Benilde as well as a Certificate in Change Management, Organization Development, and Appreciative Inquiry from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Garcia is a facilitator for the Certified Human Resource Professional Program under the International Federation of Professional Managers and is a senior mentor of the Philippines HR Group, the largest online community of HR professionals in the Philippines. She is currently the HR Director for a below the line marketing company and one of the partners in OpisHR, an HR consultancy company that specializes in assisting small to medium business enterprises with their HR requirements.

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Conference Testimonials

“Actually, it’s very interesting. A lot of good points, very insightful. I’ve learned a lot on how to deal with businesses, selling techniques, and technology-based outputs. The most memorable of my learnings here are the “pain points” and “disruptive innovation” in business.”

Carlos Caesar Veneracion

Marketing Officer

“I’m planning to start-up my own business very soon that is why I’m here in the conference – to have an insight on how to manage a business and to find possible suppliers. The series of talks are really inspiring. There are so many resource, I’m actually greatly benefited on some talks regarding how to deal your business and how to think big as well. I learned also to always apply the learnings into reality and keep learning until we grow old because this will push us to make our lives better.”

Dewitt Lin

Senior Associate

“By attending this conference, I had a good grasp on various insights especially about franchising and other types of businesses. I was able to network with other attendees as well. So other than a learning opportunity, this is also a good networking opportunity. In addition, the speakers were all great. I learned how to think big and to get out of my comfort zone to be a good business owner.”

Mary Joy Guerrero

Senior Associate

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