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Learn How to Boost Your Business!

LEARN NEW STRATEGIES ON HOW  TO SUCCESSFULLY  
 
BOOST YOUR BUSINESS!

The 7th Philippine SME Business Conference 2018 is an interactive business conference designed to provide latest tips, trends, and innovations on how to boost Small and Medium Sized Businesses, led by Philippines’ top industry experts.

The event will happen on October 17-18, 2018, at the Function Rooms 1-2, Conference Area, SMX Convention Center Manila from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The 7th Philippine SME Business Conference 2018 is a co-located event of the 7th Philippine SME Business Expo, organized by MediaCom Solutions, Inc.

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 Testimonials

“As per the conference, I saw a very interested audience listening to our presentations. As a business person selling as an SME, I think this is a very good opportunity to present your products, get new customers, and reconnect to your existing customers. This is a very good event.”

Jorge Azurin

Founder, Horsepower.ph

“This event is really good. As a young entrepreneur, we really need to find not only about the trends, but also the things that you need to learn about especially for something that is very future-oriented. And that’s what I liked about this conference so much because most of the talks are something that I am not very familiar with, new learning indeed. I learned a lot from salespreneurship to Chatbox that I’ve never heard of before. And I was able to meet some of the speakers as well, even young aspiring entrepreneurs. So it’s a very good experience though.

Denise Sandoval

Co-Founder, Ecoviesa

“It’s very refreshing. I gain more knowledge about salespreneurship and the latest innovation in marketing especially in e-commerce because we’re on that field. I’m more interested in artificial intelligence. I love the discussion about Chatbot. Immediately after the speaker, I went to their booth. Aside from that, we’re already in Facebook but after the talk, I learned more about it. I didn’t know about those things before.

Rebecca Varila

Proprietor, Boxed PHL

“The event is truly good. I see a lot of people. I can feel a lot of energy. Lots of great exhibitors and lots of new ideas. So it is really a fantastic place to be. Especially here at the conference. I think this conference is a very good event as it brings together the backbone of the Philippine economy. 99 % of the businesses in the country are SME’s so it is a perfect opportunity to just let them talk to one another and to learn from each other.”

Francis del Val

Preseident & CEO, Cobena Business Analytics & Strategies, Inc.

Previous Talks

6th Philippine SME Business Conference 2018

May 15-16, 2018

Day 1 – May 15, 2018

Time Topic Speaker Company
10:00:00 AM Sales Leadership: The Art of Closing Deals Jonathan Petalver

President of Petalver Management Consultancy Services

Petalver Management Consultancy Services
10:45:00 AM Benefits of Co-working for Small and Medium Enterprises Lars Wittig

Country Manager of Regus

Regus Philippines
11:00:00 AM How to Overcome Challenges When Starting a Business Kian Kazemi

CEO of Persia Grill

Persia Grill
11:45:00 AM How to Grow your business and expand your Network Online Mourese Soriano

Product Manager of UnionBank of the Philippines

Product Manager of UnionBank of the Philippines
12:00:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00:00 PM Innovative Techniques to Bring Innovation in Business Raymond Lim

CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines

RBG Philippines
1:45:00 PM New Service Solutions for E-Commerce and SMEs Dale Camandang

Sales and Marketing Manager of LBC Express

LBC Express
2:00:00 PM Is it time to Sell Your Business? Or Buy Another? Efren Pascual

CEO of Link Philippines

LINK Philippines
2:45:00 PM Cybersecurity Solutions for SMEs Monette Tiongson

Head – Cyber Security Business Management of ePLDT Inc.

PLDT SME Nation
3:00:00 PM How to Grow your Business through Franchising Rudolf Kotik

Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy

RK Franchise Consultancy
3:45:00 PM Ways to Effectively Finance Your Business Rena Fernandez

Loan Specialist of Esquire Financing Inc

Esquire Financing Inc.
4:00:00 PM How Blockchain Technology can grow your Business? Jorge Azurin

Founder of Horsepower.ph

Horsepower.ph

 

Day 2 – May 16, 2018

Time Topic Speaker Company
10:00:00 AM How to become a Great Salespreneur? Jonathan Petalver

President of Petalver Management Consultancy Services

Petalver Management Consultancy Services
10:45:00 AM Benefits of Co-working for Small and Medium Enterprise Lars Wittig

Country Manager of Regus

Regus Philippines
11:00:00 AM How to grow your Business through E-Commerce JT Solis
VP for Partnerships of Xend
Xend
11:45:00 AM How to Grow your Business using Data Science Francis del Val

President and CEO of Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc.

Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc.
12:00:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00:00 PM Crafting Business Model and Strategies Raymond Lim

CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines

RBG Philippines
1:45:00 PM Learn Customer Engagement through Email Marketing Joy Aspacio
Regional Manager of Benchmark
Benchmark
2:00:00 PM How Facebook can Help SMEs Grow their Business John Rubio
Country Manager of Facebook Philippines
Facebook Philippines
2:45:00 PM What to know about dealership Robert Galang

First Vice President – Head of Sales of Cignal TV

Cignal TV
3:00:00 PM How Chatbots are Important for your Business Ronster Baetiong
Founder and CEO of Chatbox Philippines
Chatbox Philippines
3:45:00 PM Business Financing Solutions for Entrepreneurs Lou Lobrin

Marketing and Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing Inc..

Esquire Financing Inc.
4:00:00 PM How Millenials can Lead Business Natasha Dawn Bautista
Operations Head, QBO Innovation Hub
QBO Innovation Hub

 

Day 1 – May 15, 2018

10:00 AM

Sales Leadership: The Art of Closing Deals
Jonathan Petalver
The Sales Champ & President of PMCS Training Dev

10:45 AM

Benefits of Virtual Office Space for Small Businesses
Lars Wittig,
Country Manager of Regus

11:00 AM

How to Overcome Challenges When Starting a Business
Kian Kazemi
CEO of Persia Grill

11:45 AM

How to Grow your Business using Data Science
Francis del Val
Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc.

12:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

01:00 PM

Innovative Techniques to Bring Innovation in Business
Raymond Lim
CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines

01:45 PM

New Service Solutions for E-Commerce and SMEs
Process Development Head, LBC Express

02:00PM

Is it time to Sell Your Business? Or Buy Another?
Efren Pascual
CEO of Link Philippines

02:45 PM

Cybersecurity Solutions for SMEs
PLDT SME Nation

03:00 PM

How to Grow your Business through Franchising
Rudolf Kotik
Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy

03:45 PM

Ways to Effectively Finance Your Business
Rajan Uttamchandani
CEO of Esquire Financing Inc.

04:00 PM

How Blockchain Technology can grow your Business?
Jorge Azurin
Founder of Horsepower.ph

Day 2 Program

10:00 AM

How to become a Great Salespreneur?
Jonathan Petalver
The Sales Champ & President of PMCS Training Dev

10:45 AM

Benefits of Virtual Office Space for Small Businesses
Lars Wittig
Country Manager of Regus

11:00 AM

How to grow your Business through E-Commerce
JT Solis
VP for Partnerships of Xend

11:45 AM

How to Grow your Business using Data Science
Francis del Val
Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc.

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

01:00 PM

Crafting Business Model and Strategies
Raymond Lim
CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines

01:45 PM

New Service Solutions for e-commerce and SMEs
Process Development Head, LBC Expresss

02:00 PM

How Facebook can Help SMEs Grow their Business
John Rubio
Country Manager of Facebook Philippines

02:45 PM

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning
PLDT SME Nation

03:00 PM

How Chatbots are Important for your Business
Ronster Baetiong
Founder and CEO of Chatbox Philippines

03:45 PM

Business Financing Solutions for Entrepreneurs
Rajan Uttamchandani
CEO of Esquire Financing Inc.

04:00 PM

How Millenials can Lead Business
Natasha Dawn Bautista
Operations Head, QBO Innovation Hub

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.

DRESS CODE

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

CONFERENCE RATES

Regular Admission

PHP 1,198.00

One Day Access ticket

PHP 1,998.00

Two Day Access Ticket

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 accounting@mediacom.ph and sunshine@philsme.com with your full name and contact number.

SPEAKERS PROFILE

Jonathan Petalver

CEO & President
Petalver Management Consultancy Services

Dean Jonathan Petalver is the CEO and President of the Petalver Management Consultancy Services. He designs, conceptualizes and conducts transformational training and management programs to Top 1000 Philippine Companies as well as Multinational Corporations. He conducted transformational learning and training and workshops for various disciplines, such as: leadership, sales and marketing, customer loyalty and management development. He also is the DEAN of the Brown and Proud Academy for Creative Entrepreneurship and author of the Transformational Sales Leadership book See Saw Sell Killer-Instinct Mindset to Sell and Win More.

Lars Wittig

Country Manager
Regus Philippines

Lars Wittig is the Country Manager of Regus for the Philippines since 2012. He oversees strategic growth and operations of the company. He leads a number of group and company level teams dealing with sales, marketing, operations, finance, development, human resources, customer services and training. Since April 2017, Vietnam and Cambodia were added to the Philippines as the countries under his management. As a business executive with experience being based in Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, USA, and his native Denmark, Lars has been awarded Asia CEO Expatriate Executive of the Year 2014 and named “Outstanding Professional 2014” by SMI. He was also honoured as Best Performer and CEO of the Year Regus Asia-Pacific 2013. No least, Regus Philippines has twice been awarded “ASIA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND (2016 and 2015) by the Employer Branding Institute.

Kian Kazemi

Founder
Persia Grill Concept Group

Kian Kazemi is amongst the Top 15 Motivational Speakers in the Philippines. He is the Founder of Persia Grill Concept Group which continues to enjoy success with various branches around the metro. Kian is an Entrepreneur, or as Lifestyle Asia Magazine’s, “Man on the Go” calls him the “Gangsterpreneur” He is a former PBB Season 2 Standout, a former travel host of Trip na Trip, an ABS-CBN award-winning travel show, and a former actor turned Thought Leader.

Mourese Soriano

Product Manager & Lead Advocate
UnionBank Global Linker

Mourese Soriano has 6 years working experience as a sales & marketing professional both retail and banking. He started his career working for retail business owners such as PowerMac Center and MSI ECS Philippines. He was also part of the SM Group Companies for 2yrs that helped businesses advertise in SM. In 2016, he joined UnionBank of the Philippines and has been working together with Freelancers and SMEs. He is currently the Product Manager and the Lead Advocate for UnionBank GlobalLinker.

Raymond Lim

CEO & Founder
RBG Philippines

Raymond Lim is the current CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines – a property investment company with more than $500 million assets and currently expanding rapidly in Malaysia, Hongkong, Japan and Middle East. He is also an inspirational speaker and business coach with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business consulting. He has trained CEOs, business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs from US, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and in the Philippines.

Efren Pascual

CEO & President
Link Philippines

Efren Pascual is the one who leads Link in the Philippines. Efren is a vastly experienced business owner having operated ventures in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, construction and hospitality sectors both in the Philippines and overseas. He has owned businesses independently and multiple stores as a franchisee. Efren is also an excellent guide and mentor for the growing team of LINK Philippines Business Brokers and Business Listing Specialists and a highly competent and experienced Business Broker for business buyers and sellers.

JT Solis

Vice President for Partnerships & Special Projects
Xend Group of Companies

JT Solis is the Vice President for Partnerships & Special Projects, Xend Group of Companies where he leads the conglomerate’s strategic partnerships and portfolio of corporate accounts (enterprise & SMEs). He is a Co-Anchor at the Inquirer Group’s Talk Shop Asia which is the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Best TV-Radio Business Program. JT is a Former Head of Global Partnerships of Kerson Capital Limited, an HK-based Private SME Growth Fund with strong track record of success in securing alternative investments and trade financing facilities for SMEs linked to Top 1000 Philippine Corporations.

Ron Baetiong

Founder & CEO
Chatbot Philippines

Ron Beationg is an experienced startup founder in the Philippines who created the first and biggest chatbot development agency in the Philippines and led the company to be acquired in 12 months since conceptualization. He conceptualized, designed, launched and grown the biggest nightlife app in the Asia – Partyphile which garnered 120,000+ users. Ron also successfully raised seed funding worth from Kickstart Ventures, 500 Startups and many more investors.

Natasha Dawn Bautista

Operations Head
QBO Innovation Hub

Natasha Bautista heads the Operations of QBO, Philippine’s first innovation hub and startup platform. QBO is the first of its kind public-private partnership initiative in the country specifically geared to provide resources, connections and support to accelerate the growth of Philippine startup companies. She is a Bachelor of Science Management graduate in the Ateneo de Manila University. Natasha has been in the startup scene since 2013 when she was only 21 years old. She brought over Grab to Philippines when she was just an intern and in a span of 3 years, lead the company to what it is today with Head of GrabCar as her last role. Since then, she has been helping both foreign and local startups start and continue operations in the country. Her passion for development, whether it be as an individual, as a team or company, or as a nation, fuels her drive to empower the people and companies she works with.

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