Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AdMU hosted 5th Asian Development Summit

The 5th Asia Organization Development Summit was held last October 27-29 hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University and was conducted in their campus in Quezon City.

The annual summit is a venue for OD practitioners to exchange unique and best practices, to be updated on cutting edge research in organization development in Asia, and to network with around 300 managers, professionals, consultants, educators, and scholars, in OD and other fields from the business, non-profit, academic and government sectors who will be attending the summit.

Carrying the theme “Transforming Asian Organizations towards Global Competitiveness and Sustainability”, the summit provided a greater understanding of OD models and processes in various sectors, countries, and cultures. Moreover, keynote speaker Christopher Worley, research scientist of the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations and former director of the Pepperdine MS Organization Development Program, showcased three days of skills building, workshops, and thematic sessions which featured research and practice of OD in Asia.

The Asia OD Network (AODN) was formed in 2006 by a group of OD scholars and practitioners originating from or based in Asia which aims to provide a venue for all OD professionals to network with each other and to share knowledge and best practices on the unique needs of the dynamic Asian region. With this objective, the annual OD summit was launched as a vehicle to help promote AODN and its objectives.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival 2010

The Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival is all set in inviting members and the public to join the PICCA main event on October 22 to 25, 2010 at the SM City North EDSA.

PICCA will have rundown of activities and showcases like cartoon and comics exhibits, comics drawing contests, animation creation contests, talks by local and foreign guests, book launches, workshops for children, caricature sessions, game demos and animation showing.

PICCA will also hold a trade exhibit and showcase at SM City North Annex. Participants will be comics publishers, content creators, animation studios, mainstream and indie comics artists, gaming producers and multi-media schools. Booths and displays will also be set up in the CyberZone floor.

The four-day event is open to the public except the talks and the showings where PICCA members will have the reserved seats. In addition, PICCA members will be have draw of raffle tickets, awards night party and discounts on special skills training.

The annual event is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of creative content generation in the Philippines, particularly in the fields of comics, animation and also gaming.

Resource persons will come from the US, Canada, China, Japan, Israel, Singapore, Australia and Pakistan. PICCA members are expected to benefit from the talks.

PICCA is presented by Mango Comics and SM malls. Partners include Japan Foundation, CITEM, Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas, Cosmopolitan International Institute of Technology, Seventoons, UP College of Fine Arts, Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific, Holy Cow Animation and Design Plus Printers, Panda Travel Service and Derwent Art Supplies.

For details, contact PICCA Secretariat at (632) 403-8681 or log on to

Friday, October 22, 2010

4th Mindanao Bloggers Summit

The Zamboanga Bloggers Community is already preparing for the 4th edition of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit on October 29-31, 2010 in the Asia’s Latin City, Ciudad de Zamboanga.

The event will carry the theme – THE MINDANAO PROJECT: Weaving Voices Online. This year’s summit aims to create a venue for Mindanaoan bloggers to discuss issues affecting them and formulate strategies to help reach their common goal of creating a brighter Mindanao.

The summit will be kicked-off by a Blogging Seminar on October 29, 2010. It aims to give newbie bloggers and blogging enthusiasts some tips on how to create successful blogs.

The summit proper will be held on October 30, 2010 at Zamboanga’s finest hotel – the Garden Orchid Hotel. Top blogging personalities and guests have already confirmed their participation as speakers during the summit. Registration fee for the summit proper is P500.

Blogs and bloggers from Mindanao will be awarded on the same day during the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao.

Zamboanga City has many sights and things to offer to its visitors. The organizers invite participants to visit historical and beautiful spots of the city on October 31, 2010. Partnering for the city tour are the local tourism department and the Committees on Tourism and Science and Technology of the City Council.

For more information, contact Ryann Elumba at (63927) 477-1210 or Yolynne Medina at (63916) 152-4811. Email or visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

International Mathematics Educators Convention

Last October 21 to 24, 2010 the International Mathematics Educators Convention was held ath the Royale Tagaytay Club , E, Aguinaldo Highway, Buck Estate, in  Alfonso Cavite.

In coordination with the Department of Education and the Mathematics Training Guild (MTG) Philippines, the said conference aims to gather the country’s math teachers from public and private elementary and secondary schools, math coordinators, and department heads, and school academic supervisors, to learn from internationally renowned math educators who will acquaint them with the latest trends in math teaching especially on the methodology using “understanding by design.”

International acclaimed math educators chosen to share their learning in the convention were Prof. Peter Taylor, executive director of the Australian Mathematics Thrust; Dr. Ridwan Hasan Saptura, president/director of KPM Math Clinic of Indonesia ; Prof. Wen-Hsien Sun, president of Chiu Chang Mathematics Education Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan; Dr. Lee Shen Hong, chairman of the China Mathematical Olympiad, Prof. Pinky Leung, principal of the Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad School; and Dr. Pramote Kajornpai, director of the Innovation in Primary and Secondary Education of Thailand’s Ministry of Education. Dr. Simon Juan, a local math expert from Zamboanga Chong Hwa High School and president of the MTG Philippines, joins the league.

Through training educators, the MTG Philippines look forward to more success in training young Filipino students for international competitions and bringing honor for the country.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Agora’s 8th Marketing Conference

“Marketing as an Engine for Growth and Profitability”, this is theme of the 8th Agora Conference held last October 18 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Manila organized by the Philippine Marketing Association

The conference was participated by AGORA awardees—acclaimed individuals for their stellar contribution in the advancement of the marketing profession in the Philippines.

Mr. Hermawan Kartajaya, President of the World Marketing Association, handled the morning session of the event with talk entitled “Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit”. He is a renowned Asian marketing guru and was named by the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of the “50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing.” His latest book, Marketing 3.0, is widely acknowledged globally and will be translated into nineteen non-English languages.

Moreover, the afternoon session of the said conference was filled with a wide-range of discussion that contributed to the marketing industry. It was conducted by Mr. Vicente “Jess” Dinglasan, Relationships Manager of IDS Philippines. His speech was entitiled “Expand Your Customer Base Through Value-chain Logistics and Distribution.” Mr. Dustin Andaya, on the other hand, talked about “Maximizing Sales Conversion: Turning Guests Into Customers. He is currently the Marketing Director of Island Lastly, Ms. Ma. Belen Fernando, Vice President for Marketing of Alaska Milk Corporation discussed about “Marketing As Innovation.”

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sudoku Super Challenge on its fifth

Mathematics Trainer’s Guild of the Philippines, a proud member of World Puzzle Federation, in cooperation with SM Supermalls, People’s Journal, and People’s Tonight proudly presents the 5th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge.

Sudoku is a crossword inspired game wherein instead of letter you need to fill out the spaces with numbers in whatever order for as long as you will not repeat the same number in the horizontal and vertical lines as well the boxes where it belongs.

The categories set for the competition were: Sudoku Whizkid, which was joined by participants in the Elementary level; Sudoku Wizard, for those in the High School level; and Sudoku Grandmaster for the College and Professional participants.

The regional elimination round was held last October 16 while the National Finals was slated on January 29, 2011.

Sponsors and supporters of the said event are: Tetra Pak; Number Works in Words; Novartis, ECPay; Dental B; Wilma Cruz Tapalla Institute of Speech, Etiquette, and Image; San Miguel Breweries; Sodastream; Holcim Cement; Pilot, Binalot Restaurant. Media Partners are: the Manila Bulletin; Commuter Express; Graphic; the Business Mirror; 105.1 Crossover; the Daily Tribune; and Malaya Business Insight

Friday, October 15, 2010

Business Opportunities in Biodiversity International Conference and Exhibition

In the world of business, where does biodiversity fit in? This question was answered at the "Business Opportunities in Biodiversity" international conference and exhibition held at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila. The conference took place last October 8, 2010 while the exhibition was from October 6 to 8. The event aimed to raise the business sector's awareness on the values of biodiversity and encouraged business to raise its stake on biodiversity conservation.

Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in cooperation with the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the European Union, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Conference featured discussions and presentations on the impact of biodiversity on business sustainability. Media partners were BusinessMirror and the Global News Network.

The conference also focused on the current situation of biodiversity in the ASEAN region. Studies made by international organizations on business and biodiversity and actual business cases by selected corporations from Japan and Southeast Asian nations were presented.

Key speakers included Mr. Rodrigo U. Fuentes, executive director, ACB; Dr. Mario Tabucanon, visiting professor, United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies, and advisor, Executive Board, the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Foundation; Dr. Naoki Adachi, executive director, Japan Business Initiative on Biodiversity ; Atty. Darwin Mariano, public affairs director – Philippines and Asia, CEMEX Asia Pte. Ltd.; Mr. Satoshi Nimura, chairman, Nimura Genetic Solutions, Japan; Mr. Jose ReaƱo, managing director, Broadchem Corporation; Mr. Atsuhisa Takahashi, president, Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit, Fujitsu Limited, Japan; Mrs. Srisurang Massirikul, social and environment division manager, PTT Public Company Limited, Thailand.

The conference highlighted the clear link between business and biodiversity. "At first glance, people do not recognize the crucial connection between business and biodiversity. Business is perceived to be detached from biodiversity. Biodiversity, however, knows no boundaries, cutting across all sectors – the business sector included," Director Fuentes of the European Union-funded ACB said.

For further inquiry on the event, do contact the Center for Philippine Futuristics Studies and Management, Inc. at (+632) 753-5350 or (+632) 753-1061 or visit

Friday, October 8, 2010

11th Health, Wellness, and Beauty Show 2010

With over 12,000 trade visitors every year, the 11th Health, Wellness, and Beauty Show 2010 will gather top companies, experts, practitioners, and industry professionals from the fitness, health, and beauty industries come October 15 to 17 to provide an exceptional venue for marketing, advertising, and promotion of health and beauty products and services.

To be held at the Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall, the event's objective is to showcase the newest and innovative health and wellness programs in the market.

This three-day event will provide lectures, workshops, demonstrations, several activities, and perks like free medical consultations by beauty and medical experts and presentation of new herbal beauty products. Educational sessions about health, organic, beauty, cosmetics, natural food and drinks are also offered that could help generate new business ideas for health and wellness industry sector.

Some of the exhibitors in the event are as follows:
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • BFAD/DOH Approved Medicine
  • Alternative & Organic Products
  • Natural/Herbal Food, Drinks and Supplements, Catering/Food Companies
  • Health Services, Specialized Clinics
  • Optical/Lenses, Medical Equipments
  • Cosmetics, Perfumeries, Essential Oils, Soaps
  • Beauty Products & Services, Beauty Institutes
  • Wellness Centers, Salons, Skin Care/ Body Care, Hair Care
  • Health Spa / Resort / Sport Club
  • Herbal & Aromatherapy Products, Herbal Medicines and Remedies
  • Herbal Food & Beverages, Fitness/ Slim Centers
  • Fitness Equipments, Medical Insurance Companies
  • Health Magazines/Journals/Publications
  • Fashion Jewelries, Accessories, and Beauty Products
  • Spiritual, Zen and Meditation Music.

For registration and inquiries, please contact the Fiera de Manila at (632) 896-0639, 896-0637, 899-6216 or e-mail at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Search and Social on SEMCON 2010

The 4th Search Engine Marketing Conference 2010 was held last October 7 to 8 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City with the theme “Search and Social: Winning Customers in a World Transformed by Search and Social Technologies.”

The conference was participated by international SEO, PPC, and Social Strategists and Though Leaders which include: Aaron Matthew Wall, Founder of; Jim Boykin, Internet Marketer of; Charlie J. Ellis, SEO Strategist of Gallant Fish, Giovanna Villanueva, SEO Consultant of Wordtracker; RJ David, Managing Director of; Mala Nuguid, Founder of Web Analytics Philippines; and TJ Manotoc, News Anchor and Reporter of ABS-CBN.

Among the topics covered and discussed in the conference were Building Pages and Links, Building Top Converting Website, Making Your Brand Social, Social CRM and Metrics, Tracking Social Success, Social Media in the Newsroom, Engaging Consumers on Mobile, and a whole lot more.

This very successful event was supported by iMV Solutions, Yugatech,, epmarfori, the Philippine Star, the Business World, it Matters, the Business Mirror, infotxt, Jam88.3, Magic 89.9, and Wave 89.1.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Print & Label Philippines 2010

As part of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) FINEX Week 2010  celebration set last September 25 to October 1 with the theme “Priming for Change”, the organization held their National Conference  on the last day of the said celebration at the Marriot Hotel Manila

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivered the keynote address. Among the topics tackled in the conference were: “Balancing Act” by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad; “Asia and Climate Change” by WWF Philippines chief executive officer and vice chairman Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan; “Priming the IT and IT-enabled industries in the Next Decade” by Tholons SE Asia managing director Jonathan de Luzuriaga; “Doing Business in the Philippines and Other Asian Countries” by Toyota Philippines president Michinobu Sugata; and “Near Term Prospects for Asian Countries” by Asian Development Bank managing director General Rajat Nag.

Moreover, a round table discussion on “A CFO Response to the Changes” was held and participated by the 2009 and 2008 ING-FINEX CFO of the Year Jose Sio, EVP-CFO of SM Investments Corporation, and Sherisa Nuesa, CFO of Integrated MicroElectronics Inc., respectively, and the Singapore CFO of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.

10th Asia Pacific Region Investment Conference

This year, the 10th Annual Pacific Region conference will once again hold an investment conference in New World Hotel, Makati, Philippines on October 14 & 15, 2010.

Organized by the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS), the annual conference usually gathers over 400 delegates, comprised of financial executives, key decision makers of companies, and other professionals. This year, the PRIC will bring together investment and finance professionals and organizations, with key global players in the finance industry lending their support for the upcoming event.

Local finance institutions have also pledged their support for the conference, which aims to promote the regional understanding of current economic issues.

For more information, email or  log on to

58th Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Convention

“Industries Towards Excellence.” This is the driving concept of this year’s Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) Conference to be held on Oct. 13–16 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The four-day conference will focus on the group’s drive to rally all industries to appreciate and take advantage of the various developments in their profession. Included in the discussions will be issues such as quality assurance and management, continuing professional education, and of RA 8495 (Philippine Mechanical Engineering Law) and how its provisions could be implemented.

Mechanical engineers from the private practices, government, and the academe are expected to attend the conference and present some of their technical papers to keep their fellow engineers updated regarding the trends and technological advances in the field of mechanical engineering.

For more details regarding the conference, please call 736-2043, 493-4268, or 0917-8681700. You may also visit

Friday, October 1, 2010

Agrilink, Foodlink, and Aqualink 2010 at the World Trade Center

The Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc. will be presenting the 17th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars, the 11th International Food Processing, Packaging and Products Exhibition, and the 6th National Fisheries Exhibition and Seminars on October 7-9, 2010 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

With this year's theme, Good Agricultural Practices: Key to Competitiveness, the exhibit will focus on the continuous rapid changing of our agricultural landscape, nature of globalization of world trade, environmental degradation and a host of other factors have led the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) to formulate the global standard called Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to apply to a wide range of farming systems at different scales.

Moreover, this event is also supported by Agri-Aqua Network International, Bureau of Animal Industry, Cooperative Development Authority, Food Entrepreneurs and Exporters of the Philippines, Inc., Federation of Cattle Raisers Association of the Philippines, Federation of Goat and Sheep Producers and Associations of the Philippines, Inc., Livestock Development Council, National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc., National Onion Growers Cooperative Marketing Association, Organic Producers Trade Association, Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Philippine Association of Free-Range Poultry Advocates, Inc., Philippine Association of Hog Raisers, Inc., Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc., Philippine Coconut Authority, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippine Sugar Research Institute Foundation, Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center, Technology Resource Center, Vegetable Industry Council (Region IV-A)

For interested exhibitors, you may reach the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc. at (632) 838-4852, 838-4549, 838-4491, 8384605, or