Stakeholders from different industries will soon come together to reinforce the ecosystem that supports enterprise development and increases innovation capabilities of micro, small, and medium enterprises.
They will share their knowledge through the Innovation Summit Conference and Expo on June 19-20 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, providing in the process opportunities and strategies for inclusive growth and sustainability of Cebu’s businesses. They are policy makers, industry business sector representatives, members of the academe, inventors or innovators, and professionals from innovation centers and other business support institutions.
The Innovation Summit Conference and Expo is one of the highlights of the Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2018 in June, the annual flagship project of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). It is aligned with the theme, “Innovate Cebu”.
“This event provides unique and timely opportunities for sectors to foster a culture of entrepreneurship through technology and innovation,” said Benedict Que, CBM 2018 overall chairman and president of Golden Prince Hotel & Suites.
Registration fee for the Innovation Summit is P3,000. The CCCI offers a group rate of P15,000 for six persons. Regular exhibition rate is P25,000 per 2m x 3m.
Interested participants may opt to take the All Season Pass Ticket for a 3-in-1 bundle worth P4,000. This already guarantees the ticket holder entry to three events of CBM 2018: Tourism Innovation Forum on June 14 at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Innovation Summit, and Grand Chamber Awards and Fellowship Night on June 29 at the Oakridge Pavilion.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE EXPO
The Expo, a venue to showcase innovative services and products and to do on-site business matching, will open on June 19 with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and the Department Of Science & Technology Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña as the guest of honor.
A total of 128 exhibitors from different sectors and industries have already confirmed to gather at the Expo. They are members of the Philippine Franchise Association and Hotel Resort Restaurant Association of Cebu, real estate firms, and ICT/BPO companies.
A “FRANCHISE NEGOSYO PARA SA CEBU EXPO” by the Philippine Franchise Association is one of the highlights of the INNOVATION SUMMIT Expo.
Karl De Pio, chairman of the Innovation Summit Expo, said that one of the things to look forward to is the special setting of the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation that will showcase Cebu’s furniture and accessories and put up a Creator’s Market during the exhibit.
“We would like to encourage everyone to take this opportunity to attend the hourly presentations and talks of our sponsors and exhibitors. These are open to the public. There will also be a business matching session at the exhibit area,” De Pio said.
The Conference will also feature a compendium of high-powered speakers ready to share their inspiring stories, experiences, best practices, and strategies on various topics, such as government support to science, technology and innovation, innovative solutions to social challenges and community development, creative innovation, and adopting technology to accelerate change and move businesses forward.
Among these speakers are Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña, DOST-Research and Development Undersecretary Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes, Microsoft Regional Director for Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez, Department of Information, Communication and Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr., and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Director Raymond Estioko.
The CCCI is organizing the Innovation Summit Conference and Expo in partnership with the Cebu Provincial government and Cebu City government. Event partners include DOST, DTI, Philippine Franchise Association, and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.
Ruby event sponsor is BDO. Silver event sponsors are AboitizPower Corp., Shell, Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort The Residences, AppleOne Mactan Inc., and Ng Khai Development Corporation. Bronze event sponsors are Azpired Travel, Cebu Meditec Diagnostics Corporation, CT4, GT Cosmetics, Global Business Power Corporation, Eastern Communications, Toledo Power Company, Cebu Energy Development Corporation, Hyundai, and Security Bank. Donors are Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, Seaoil, Tsuneishi Technical Services Philippines Inc., BPI, Hyundai Cebu, Inc., JPark Island Resorts & Waterpark and Philippine Airlines.
The Official Hotel Partner and one of the CBM 2018 Omnibus Co-Presentors is Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
For more information, contact CCCI at (6332) 232-1421 to 24 local 107/108 or 0916 4641747 or 0929 5601462 and look for Maribel Melgar or Angeline Racaza. Inquiries may also be sent via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates, visit www.cebubusinessmonth.com and www.facebook.com/cebubusinessmonth. All event updates of CBM 2018 can also be accessed through the CBM 2018 app on Android.
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