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ASIA CEO FORUM DAVAO

You've Come a Long Way Filipina

ASIA CEO FORUM DAVAO - FEB2017

Be with us for Asia CEO Forum DAVAO, presented by PLDT ALPHA, with Elite Sponsorship of Aspen, JLL, Regus and Sprout Solutions features many of the nation’s and the region’s most remarkable women. The theme is “You’ve Come a Long Way Filipina.”

Any enterprise that does not harness the power of women is doomed to failure or gross under-achievement. Learn how to dramatically improve your business by better developing these under-appreciated dynamos.

Speakers include:
Ace Itchon – built one of the nation’s fastest growing pharma organizations
Cathy Saldana – owner of one of the nation’s most innovative international architecture firms
Sam Melchor-Santos – winner of the Global Educator Award from United Nations
Cora Ballard – Chairman of the global board of RLB, Cora also heads the country’s largest firm in her industry
Kate Bellosillo – built one of the most successful sales careers in Philippines as a mother of 8.
Alexa Gentry – co-founder and COO of the country’s leading online payroll and HR system company
Celeste Ilagan – SVP of the country’s largest homegrown KPO company
Dottie Wirgler-Cronin – GM of the most prominent hotel facility in the entire Mindanao region
Sheila Lobien – one of the nation’s most powerful commercial real estate leaders
Rebecca Bustamante – President of Asia CEO Forum started as a nanny and became CEO

Many issues to be discussed:
+Do women have to “act like men” to be successful in business?
+How real is the “gender gap”?
+Does having a successful career mean failure in personal life?
+Can men ever see career women as partners rather than threats to manhood?
+Are women only happy with men who are more successful than them?

Be with us for Asia CEO Forum DAVAO, presented by PLDT ALPHA, with Elite Sponsorship of Aspen, JLL, Regus and Sprout Solutions.

Download the Event Program HERE:

High-profile Presenters of Asia CEO Forum DAVAO include (in approximate order of appearance):

Rebecca Bustamante
President

Asia CEO Forum

OPENING REMARKS: Called “My Yaya Bossing” by Jessica Soho and “Maid to Made” by GMA News, Rebeccca started as a nanny and moved up in her career. Her story has been featured on Bloomberg, CNN Philippines, GMA, ABS-CBN, TV5 and a host of others.

Ace Itchon
Chief Executive Officer

Aspen Philippines

PRESENTER: Ace oversees of one of the nation’s fastest growing pharma companies. She received awards such as Exemplary Leadership Award by a Female Employee 2014 (Global) and Global FWN 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World 2015.

Cathy Saldana
Managing Director

ArcoGroup

PRESENTER: Cathy oversees one of the nation’s most prominent architecture firms with clients like Ayala Land, Filinvest, SM, The Lopez Group, Discovery, Shangrila Resorts and international projects in New York, Dubai, London, Singapore, HK and many other cities.

Sam Melchor-Santos
Founder and President

I Am S.A.M. Foundation

PRESENTER: Filipina educator and international lecturer Samis winner of the prestigious Global Educator Award from the United Nations for her advocacy on the empowerment of children in schools.

Cora Ballard
Chairman and President

Rider Levett Bucknall Philippines

PRESENTER: Cora heads the country’s largest independent construction practice in cost planning and commercial management and is the only female who sits on the board of directors of the global organization.

Sheila Lobien
Regional Director

JLL

PRESENTER: Beginning her career as a sales girl at a water park, Sheila is now a dominant leader in the country’s fast growing commercial real estate market.

Celeste Ilagan
SVP, Marketing and External Affairs

SPi Global

PRESENTER: Celeste was responsible for attractive many multinational companies to Philippines as Executive Director of the Investments Promotion Group at the Board of Investments. She currently oversees a key global role with the country’s largest home-grown knowledge process outsourcing company.

Alexa Gentry
Co-Founder and COO

Sprout Solutions

PRESENTER: 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.

Dottie Wurgler-Cronin
General Manager

Marco Polo Davao

PRESENTER: Dottie worked her way up in food and beverage to become GM of the most prominent hotel facility in the entire Mindanao region.

Kate Bellosillo
General Manager

Kyani Philippines

PRESENTER: A devoted mother of 8, Kate also built one of the most successful sales careers in Philippines. She is a past Hall of Fame award winner by the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines.

Carmie de Leon
VP Sales and Marketing

Healthway Medical

PANELIST: Carmie has played a key role in building the nation’s largest mall-based chain of high-end health clinics.

Lars Wittig
Country Manager

Regus Philippines

PANELIST: Lars oversees the nation’s largest flexible workspace empire. Philippine country operations are the fastest growing in the world for Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible office services.

Download the Event Program HERE:

Be with us for Asia CEO Forum DAVAO, presented by PLDT ALPHA, with Elite Sponsorship of Aspen, JLL, Regus and Sprout Solutions features many of the nation’s and the region’s most remarkable women.

  • February 28th, 2017
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Marco Polo Davao Claro M Recto Street, Davao City
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