Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top Philippine Entrepreneurs Graced JCI Entrep Summit ‘09

Eight entrepreneurs shared their inspiring and business success stories during the Entrep Summit 09 held at the SM Convention Center last October 24, 2009.

Entrep Summit is a project of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) or more popularly known as Manila Jaycees. The yearly event aims to inspire and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of young Filipinos. Entrep Summit aims also to dispel fears about going into business, or staying in business.

With this year’s theme: “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders,” invited speakers were Mr. Johnip Cua, the 1st Filipino General Manager of Procter and Gamble; Mr. Mark Ruiz of Hapinoy and Rags2riches; Mr. Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet; Mr. Edward Lee, Founder & Chairman of Citisec Online; Mr. Rudy Ang, Dean of Ateneo de Manila’s School of Management; Mr. York Vitangcol, CEO of St. Peter’s Group of Companies; Ms. Victoria Jardolin, Founder and President of Marikina Shoe Exchange; and Ms. Vicki Belo, Founder of the Belo Medical Group.

This project encapsulates the JCI-Manila’s tenet of providing "economic justice by free men through free enterprise" and cement JCI Manila as a leadership organization actively participating in the business concerns of young leaders and entrepreneurs. Being the lifeblood of the Philippine economy, the SMEs should consciously adapt and grow with market changes and take steps to attaining their business goals - thus coining the term "Entrep Summit".

Entrep Summit ’09 is sponsored by LBC; Del Monte Fit ‘n Right; The Philippine Stock Exchange; TV Partner ANC; Online Partners: Yehey; Entrepreneur Magazine; 88DB dot com; Our Awesome Planet; Print partners: BusinessWorld; Philippine Daily Inquirer; The Manila Times; Manila Bulletin; Radio partners: Jam 88dot3, Wave 89dot1, Magic 89dot9, 103dot5 Max FM; Online solutions provider: PLDT SME Nation

For more information, contact Manila Jaycees at (632) 525-6792, (632) 5252631, or visit their website or the event website at


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