Governor - Province of Pangasinan


We welcome the Pangasinan Dream Team featuring Amado Espino, Governor of Pangasinan, for a intimate breakfast speaking event on July 5th at the Dusit Thani Makati.

Joining will be Mayors of key Pangasinan cities including:
Belen Fernandez of Dagupan (largest commercial city)
Arthur Celeste of Alaminos (major tourist destination)
Kim Amador of Manaoag (international pilgrimage destination)
Simplicio Rosario of Binmaley (1st Class City)
Michael Cruz of Umingan (1st Class City)
Joseres Resuello of San Carlos City
Eric Verzosa of Dasol

Prominent IT-BPO industry leader, Cathy Ileto, Vice-Chairman of IBPAP and Marketing Head of BPO pioneer, Sutherland Global, will also join the event, along with Raffy Baraan, Provincial Administrator and key power-broker.

Pangasinan is considered one of the nation’s next great business destinations with key opportunities in tourism, BPO, agri-business, retail, real estate, etc. Not only does it have a large educated population but it is packed with more than 100 designated tourist attractions.

A new super highway connects it to Metro Manila with just a few hours drive. Explosive growth is already underway in regions below it (Pampangan and Tarlac) and above it (La Union and Ilocos). Observers say Pangasinan is the next great business destination of North Luzon.

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Speakers and Panelists for Asia CEO Forum include:

Amado Espino

Province of Pangasinan

PRESENTER: Amado (Pogi) Espino is leading his province’s efforts at promoting Pangasinan as the “best place to invest, work, live and raise a family.” He sees a wide range of investment opportunities in sectors as diverse as BPO, tourism, agri-business, retail, real estate, etc.

Arthur Celeste

Alaminos City

PANELIST: Arthur is the highest elected office of Alaminos, considered Pangasinan’s best known tourist destination because of its proximity to 100 Hundred Islands National Park.

Belen Fernandez


PANELIST: Belen is mayor of Dagupan City, considered the most important commercial center of the province of Pangasinan.

Catherine Ileto

IT & Business Process Association Philippines (IBPAP)

PANELIST: As Vice-Chairman of IBPAP, Cathy is certainly one of the most powerful leaders of the nation’s fastest growing industry. She also heads marketing and public relations of pioneering BPO leader Sutherland Global, known for opening up new business destinations across Philippines.

Rafael Baraan

Province of Pangasinan

PANELIST: Raffy is considered one of Pangasinan’s most important power-brokers and is known as a key person to get things done in the province.

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Be with us to meet Pangasinan dream team featuring Governor Amado Espino III and Mayors of key Pangasinan cities for a special breakfast event on Wednesday, July 5 at the Dusit Thani Makati.

  • July 5th, 2017; Wednesday 7:45 am - 9:00 am
  • Dusit Thani Hotel Makati City
  • PhP 1500


It's more fun in Clark!


Asia CEO Forum CLARK, presented by PLDT ENTERPRISE, with Elite Sponsorship by Global Gateway Clark, JLL, Regus, RLB and Sprout Solutions highlights Clark Freeport Zone, considered the economic hub of central Luzon. Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at the Hilltop Restaurant of the new Quest Hotel Clark.

As Metro Manila becomes a giant gridlock, the only alternative for growth oriented organizations is Clark, in the opinion of many. Its world-class infrastructure and huge employee base is built on one of Asia’s largest aviation complexes. Clark also has modern highways connecting it north, south and to the massive Subic seaport.

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Speakers for Asia CEO Forum CLARK include (in approximate order of appearance):

Chico Inong
General Manager, Clark


PRESENTER: Chico is responsible for setting up and growing the Clark operations of perhaps the fastest growing BPO company in Philippines. Taskus has been ranked among the fastest growing companies in the America for the past 3 years and it has chosen Clark to be a key part of its future.

Vikram Singh
Country Manager

Tata Consultancy Services

PRESENTER: As the long-term Country Head of TCS, the 2nd largest IT Services company in the world, Vikram has been key in setting up and growing Philippine operations. Today, it is the only major global IT company that is a prominent provider of outsource services and a large IT consulting presence. TCS is most recent winner of the Technology Company of the

Michael Russell

Global Gateway Clark

PRESENTER: Initially coming to the Philippines as a missionary, Mike has spent many years since building Global Gateway Clark. The city is a business and lifestyle community with the most developed and accessible infrastructure, according to many. GGC will announce the completion of the first modern BPO office buildings ever constructed north of Metro Manila with many more to follow.

Join Asia CEO Forum CLARK to hear what is happening in the country’s largest infrastructure project with 4,400 hectares under development (plus another 27,600 hectares in sub-zone).

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  • July 12th, 2017; Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Quest Hotel Clark Clark Freeport Zone
  • PhP 1500


Are You Ready for the Boardroom?


Asia HR Summit 2017, presented by Sprout Solutions, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Regus.

Are you ready for the boardroom?

Despite climbing a long way up the value chain, HR continues to be thought as a “soft function” at many companies – fine for carrying out strategic decisions but less so for making them. It is time for HR to finally ascend to the boardroom.

Hear senior HR leaders tell how they broke through the ceiling to became a key member of top management.

Be with us for Asia HR Summit 2017, presented by Sprout Solutions, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Regus on July 19 at the Manila Marriott.

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Speakers for Asia HR Summit 2017 include (in approximate order of appearance):

Alex Gentry
Chief Operating Officer

Sprout Solutions

OPENING: Alex’s company is the nation’s leading cloud-based payroll and HR systems provider and the first Filipino company to be backed by Acceleprise, a leading technology angel investor.

Mildred Manuel
Regional HR Director


PRESENTER: Mildred has diverse experience in senior HR leadership roles for the world’s largest spirit producers (Diageo), formerly the world’s largest insurance company (AIG) and currently the world largest producer of producers of commercial explosives and blasting systems.

Maria Ampeloquio
Chief People Officer

SPi Global

PRESENTER: Maria is head of global HR for the nation’s leading BPO organization and a world leader in technology-driven solutions for the extraction, enrichment and transformation of content.

Kalpak Huddar
Asia Pacific HR Leader


PRESENTER: Kalpak is one of the region’s most senior HR leaders and oversees HR for Sitel, one of the world’s largest customer relationship management companies in the world.

Laiden Padong
Human Resources Head

Sprout Solutions

PRESENTER: Laiden has unique challenges managing HR for one of the nation’s fastest growing start-up companies. Sprout Solutions is an HR systems company that is also the country’s largest payroll services provider.

Bjorn Martinoff
President & Founder

The Fortune100 Coaches Network

PRESENTER: Bjorn is considered the nation’s highest profile executive coach and developer of talent. He has become a force throughout Asia and the Middle-East, serving many of the world’s leading organizations — Mitsubishi, SONY, AVON, Unilever, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, Citigroup, Kraft, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Nestle, IBM, SUNPOWER, San Miguel Corp, etc.

Michelle Garcia
HR Director (Philippines and Global Business Services – Asia)


PRESENTER: Michelle oversees the Asia region for shared services of SGS, the world’s largest testing and verification company in the world with more than 2,000 offices in the world. Previously, she had strategic responsibility for Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Yahmin Mattison
Chief Human Resources Officer

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

PRESENTER: Yahmin is head of the country’s largest insurance firm. It was also a recent winner of Employer of the Year given by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the nation’s most important HR association.

Grace Decena
Asia Pacific Human Resources, AVP

WIPRO Technologies

PANELIST: Grace is considered one of the country’s most senior HR leaders with senior postings with some of the world’s most important organizations in banking, semiconductor and currently WIPRO, one of the world’s largest and most innovative technology companies.

Jeff Johnson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


PANELIST: Jeff leads one of the nation’s largest employers. With a team of 550 HR professionals serving 40,000 employees across 18 sites in Philippines, he is also one of the nation’s most important HR people.

Noel Fontilla
Human Resources Director

ADP Philippines

PANELIST: Noel heads HR for ADP Philippines, consistently thought to be one of the Philippines’ best employer organizations.

Patrick Gentry
Chief Executive Officer

Sprout Solutions

MODERATOR: Patrick runs the country’s dominant HR payroll services technology company and also one of its fastest growing companies.

Be with us for Asia TECH Summit 2017, presented by SPi Global, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL, Regus, Sprout Solutions and TechOne Global.

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  • July 19th, 2017; Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Manila Marriott Pasay City
  • PhP 5000

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