ASIA SME SUMMIT 2016


ASIA SME SUMMIT 2016

Build Better Businesses. Build Better Nations

Join Asia SME Summit 2016 to learn from and be inspired by the success of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. They started businesses from scratch and are transforming the nation from one dependent on a few dozen large enterprises for growth to one propelled by thousands.

Speakers for Asia SME Summit – Build Better Businesses. Build Better Nations – include many of the most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs the nation created over the past decade:

Beth Lee (CEO, E-Motors) is one of the country’s most respected automobile industry leaders who also built the country’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer.
Ted Ferrer (President, Generika) built from scratch one of the country’s largest drugstore chains and accepted a huge investment from Ayala without getting swallowed up.
Mario Berta (CEO, Flyspaces.com) probably holds the record for the most number of internet companies founded in Philippines and the region.
Bansan Choa (Chairman and CEO, I-Remit) built the country’s largest non-bank remittance company and one of the largest in the world.
Jim Donovan (CEO, ADEC Innovations) built from scratch the country’s largest homegrown IT-BPO company with offices on most continents.
Philips Yu (President, LBC X) is revolutionizing ecommerce and delivery for Filipino innovators
Paul Rivera (CEO, Kalibrr) raised the largest financing in Philippine tech start-up history.

Asia SME Summit 2016 – Build Better Businesses. Build Better Nations – is presented by PLDT Smart SME Nation, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Trends and Concepts.

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Speakers include (in approximate order of appearance):

Mitch Locsin
Vice President and Head

PLDT Smart SME Nation

PRESENTER: 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.
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Bansan Choa
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

I-Remit

PRESENTER: Bansan has built I-Remit into the largest non-bank remittance organization serving Filipinos from offices throughout the world.
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Ted Ferrer
President

Generika

PRESENTER: Ted built one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains in record time and recently welcomed Ayala Corp as 50% owner of his company.
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Mario Berta
Chief Executive Officer

Flyspaces.com

PRESENTER: Currently Flyspaces’ Founder and CEO, self branded as the “Airbnb for Office Space” Flyspaces wants to empower how SMEs maximise their office space. Mario is also a Former Rocket Internet and Nova Founders Executive with more than 5 years of experience in founding and building companies in the SEA Region.
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Elizabeth Lee
CEO

E-Motors

PRESENTER: Beth is formerly President of Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) representing one of the largest importing industries in Philippines. E-Motors is the country’s first Filipinos owned electric vehicle manufacturer.
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Arvi Villacin
Executive Director

Sven Group

PRESENTER: With offices in Philippines and Singapore, Arvi’s company is one of the region’s leading digital marketing and communications innovators.
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James Donovan
Chief Executive Officer

ADEC Innovations

PRESENTER: Jim began ADEC with a Filipina co-founder named Carol Esguerra. Today the company has offices on most continents in the world and is sometimes called the most global Filipino company.
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Philips Yu
President

LBC X

PRESENTER: Philips oversees LBC X, a company of innovators focused on transforming the commerce experience to empower enterprises and consumers globally.
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Joe Bantiling
President

Trends and Concepts Total Interior Solutions

PRESENTER: Starting from humble beginnings, Joe built a number of companies: Safeshield Konstrukt (an engineering construction firm), Cosco Integrated System (a manufacturer of modular furniture sytems) and Trends and Concepts (design and build company).
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Paul Rivera
Co-Founder & CEO

Kalibrr

PRESENTER: Paul’s local tech start-up company received the largest financing deal in Philippine history and is the first in Southeast Asia to be accepted into Y Combinator — Silicon Valley’s most prominent start-up financing firm.
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Quintin Pastrana
News Anchor

Bloomberg TV

MODERATOR

Gabriel Cui
SME Community Engagement and Marketing Communications Head

PLDT Smart SME Nation

MODERATOR

Be with us for for Asia SME Summit 2016, presented by PLDT Smart SME Nation, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Trends and Concepts. Build Better Businesses. Build Better Nations.

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Event Details

ASIA SME SUMMIT 2016 was the featured speaker of Asia CEO Forum last April 20th, 2016; Wednesday.


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