Asenso Forum 2011: Entrepreneurship Conference Series
June 28, 2011
Cinema 4, SM City Tarlac.
Around 1,000 entrepreneurs, faculty and business students , and representatives of government and non-government institutions all over Luzon converged in the 2nd caravan of the Asenso Forum 2011: Entrepreneurship Conference Series slated last Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Cinema 4 of SM City Tarlac.
Supported by its newest partners in promoting entrepreneurship in the country, the PLDT KaAsenso Sulong Minigosyo and SM City Tarlac, the half-day conference brought in Manila-based speakers who talked about various topics on entrepreneurship.
Mr. John Calub, the
Philippines’ no. 1 success coach and one of the country’s most sought-after motivational speakers, taught the audience some money magnet principles and other positive approaches to attract wealth .
Ms. Amanda Burrell, Country Director of the British Council Philippines, presented the emerging social entrepreneurship trends in the world. She also shared to the participants its ongoing “I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition” which the youth can actively participate and win P 100,000 pesos as grant to fund the proposed winning social enterprise. Burrell was joined in by representatives from Good Foods Co., Mr. Ron Genato and Ms. Crystal Anievas who won last year’s competition.
The crowd interacted with the panelists during a forum on youth entrepreneurship. Mr. Krishna Alejandrino and Ms. Stephanie Tan of the Junior Achievement of the Philippines presented the organization’s efforts in helping the youth develop an enterprising mindset through engaging them in mini-corporation establishment and hands-on operations. Ms. Jacqueline Crisostomo of the AIESEC in the Philippines, a global organization which sends youths to various parts of the world to engage in relevant international immersions and exchanges, presented the significance of utilizing the skills and talents of every Filipino youth.
Binalot Fiesta Foods President and CEO, Mr. Rommel Juan, who established the Dahon Foundation aimed at mobilizing and capacitating certain areas through providing them livelihood opportunities through banana leaves, shared his inputs on how to run a successful Corporate Resposibility Program.
PLDT KaAsenso, the leading provider of connectivity and internet services in the country, wowed the audience on the latest I.T. convergence concepts designed to empower and support the micro and small entrepreneurs. Mr. Patrick Tang, Vice President for Retail Voice, discussed the unlimited business opportunities created by PLDT thru their KaAsenso bundle of services for the micro entrepreneurs.
The conference was facilitated by AKPF’s Founder and Chairman, Mr. Francis L. Cardona, currently the Host/Producer of the multi-awarded Asenso Pinoy TV Show and Radio Program called ASENSO PINOY aired 10:30 a.m, every Saturday and 12:30p.m. every Sunday
“Entrepreneurship helps make a person become master of his own destiny” Cardona averred when asked why people should engage into entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurs and Business students who participated in the Asenso Forum Entrepreneurship Conference Series, broadened their horizons to become successful in all their business endeavors” he added. Cardona was joined by dynamic Disc Jockies of Tarlac’s No. 1 station One FM 96.1, that spiced up the afternoon with open forums, raffles, and a lot of fun and insightful activities.
The Luzon Conference which was co presented by the PLDT KaAsenso SM City Tarlac and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tarlac was the second leg of AKPF s nationwide caravans following the overwhelming success of the Metro Manila Conference held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines which was attended by some 1 200 participants With the help of its learning partners The British Council Junior Achievement of the Philippines AIE SEC in the Philippines World Vision and World Fair Trade Organization WFTO Asia this conference series aimed to inspire the participants from various areas of Luzon