Asia SME Summit 2017

Join us Tuesday, April 18 at the Manila Marriott for Asia SME Summit 2017, to learn how to propel your organization to the top.  Whether you work for yourself or someone else, entrepreneurship skills will push your career ahead.

REGISTER at this location:  The price of admission is Php5,000 and includes sumptuous lunch and hors d’oeuvres — Php5,500 if paid at the event.

Learn from and be inspired by the most successful entrepreneurs this country has produced in our generation. They started businesses from scratch that become dominant in their sectors or are leading supporters of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.  They are transforming the nation from one dependent on a few dozen large enterprises for growth to one propelled by thousands.    

Asia SME Summit 2017 is presented by PLDT Enterprise, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL, LBC Business Solutions, Meralco Biz Partners, Regus and Sprout Solutions.

Speakers include:

Bert Lina – built one of the nation’s largest logistics conglomerates and become a major force in his sector

Tony Meloto – created the nation’s highest profile and most awarded NGO organization, Gawad Kalinga

Inanc Balci – built the dominant online shopping provider, Lazada, that is now challenging the country’s largest retailers

Renato Sio – started with 3 people and now employs 2,000 at 7 SaniCare factories throughout Philippines

Joey Concepcion – best known for his Go Negosyo advocacy which addresses poverty through entrepreneurship

Senator Bam Aquino – most prominent political champion of improving the lives of Filipinos through entrepreneurship    and many more.


Presenters of Asia SME Summit 2017 include (in approximate order of appearance):


Mitch Locsin Vice President & Head PLDT SME Nation

OPENING: In addition to his current senior role to promote SME organizations and entrepreneurship, Mitch was previously the founding Executive Director of the Business Process Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and was instrumental in making Philippines the world’s premier destination for offshore services.

Bert Lina Chairman Lina Group of Companies

PRESENTER: As 2nd of 12 children, Bert built his business empire from scratch with hard work. He owns at least 19 companies and is considered one of the nation’s most prominent logistics industry leaders. He is also former Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs.

Tony Meloto Founder Gawad Kalinga

PRESENTER: Tony is the founder of Gawad Kalinga, the poverty alleviation and nation-building movement said to be the largest NGO in the nation. Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024. Tony was named 2006 “Filipino of the Year” by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Inanc Balci Co-Founder & CEO Lazada Philippines

PRESENTER: Inanc built the nation’s largest online shopping presence and now dominates the once crowded market. Still in his late 20’s, Inanc manages a growing employee base approaching 500 people serving customers across the entire nation.

Caloy Hinolan Cheif Executive Officer audioWAV Media

PRESENTER: Caloy grew WAV from scratch to become the dominant content provider using WAV proprietary devices. He is now leading his company’s expansion to China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Joey Concepcion CEO and President RFM Corporation

PRESENTER: In addition to running one of the nation’s largest food and beverage organizations, Joey is founder of Go Negosyo NGO, the nation’s most important promoter of entrepreneurship. He is also Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship.

Roel Refran Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

PRESENTER: Roel is a CPA-lawyer with 2 decades of experience in law, finance, and capital market regulation. He is a Professor of Law at Ateneo de Manila University School of Law and Adjunct Professor at University of the Philippines Virata School of Business.

Cecille Domingo Head Meralco Biz Partners

PRESENTER: As head of Meralco BIZ Partners, Cecille’s role is to assist people to start or expand their businesses by helping them plan for their electrical needs and save money.

Renato Sio Chairman Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA)

PRESENTER: Renato started his business with 3 people and now employs 2,000 people at 7 plants across the country. His company produces Php2B worth of hygiene products despite competing against tough multinational competitors.

Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV Senator Republic of the Philippines

PRESENTER: The youngest senator of the 16th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines and a world-renowned social entrepreneur, Sen. Bam Aquino has dedicated his career to empowering the youth and the poor, helping Filipinos improve their lives through entrepreneurship and with effective support systems.


Download the EVENT PROGRAM HERE.  


JOIN US on Tuesday, April 18 at the Manila Marriott for Asia SME Summit 2017 presented by PLDT Enterprise , with Elite Sponsorship by JLL, LBC Business Solutions, Meralco Biz Partners,  Regus and Sprout Solutions.

REGISTER at this web location:  The price of admission is Php5,000 and includes elegant lunch and snacks — Php5,500 if paid at the event.   All the best, Richard Mills, Chairman Asia CEO Events



Asia SME Summit 2017

Title Sponsor: PLDT Enterprise

Elite Sponsors: JLL, LBC Business Solutions, Meralco Biz Partners, Regus, Sprout Solutions 




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