Archive for March, 2011

2011 Graduates

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Every year, the month of March (aside from being women’s month) is also graduation month. It is celebrated by grade school, high school, college and post-graduate students.

Two of my daughters, both from Assumption, are graduating –Monica from grade school and Catherine from high school. They have been above-average students. We are proud parents. They seem to be doing better compared to my student days in La Salle. (more…)

‘Womenpreneurs’ inspire Filipina future negosyantes

Monday, March 28th, 2011

For the past weeks, I’ve had the honor of introducing the 2011 STARpreneurs – women we recognized for their achievements in entrepreneurship and their contributions to the community. This time, allow me to recognize the Go Negosyo advocates who helped us inspire and empower over 25,000 Filipinos, women and men alike, during the Go Negosyo Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo this Women’s Month.


One of the womenpreneurs who made time from their busy schedules just to join us in inspiring women during the Women Summit was Wynn Wynn Ong. She’s known for her one-of-a-kind jewelry creations made with unique materials, which all reflect her love for Filipino art. Her pieces have been featured in prestigious magazines in the Philippines and the US; and her unique creations, sought-after by collectors, have been sold in Hong Kong, Morocco, California and New York. (more…)

Big Bang Bazaar! Summer’s Hottest Bazaar

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Ateneo Management Association and GoNegosyo bring to you the biggest and hottest summer bazaar in the metro. The Big Bang Bazaar!

A family that prays together stays together

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

As we approach the Lenten Season, with all the calamities and unrest in other parts of the world, it may be good to reflect on our purpose in life…

Once every year, the Concepcions hold a family shareholders’ meeting. We make sure that this annual meeting is held in different parts of the Philippines or even Asia.

The Concepcion clan is quite big and “clannish”. In parties, unless you make an effort to separate us, we tend to gravitate towards each other. This is very true except for the Hechanova Family who must have inherited the extrovert factor from their mother Mely Hechanova, who was recognized by Philippine Tatler with their Pinnacle Award. She is the only sister of the three Concepcion brothers –the twins, JoeCon (my father) and Raul, and Rene (who passed away quite early and sold his interest in Concepcion Industries to pursue other ventures).

Periquet Re-appointed Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Group of Asia-Pacific

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey – Entrepreneurship advocate Anna Marie Periquet, was re-appointed chairman of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of Asia Pacific for her sixth consecutive term during the organization’s conference in Istanbul. The gathering was attended by YEGAP member entrepreneurs from various Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry member countries.


Philippine international Food & Beverage Expo 2011

Friday, March 18th, 2011

TRADECON, INC. will be staging its 4th International Exposition on
Foodservice, Catering Systems, Specialty Foods, Beverages & Wines,
Food Franchising, Supplies, Equipment & Technology dubbed as
held at the WORLD TRADE CENTER METRO MANILA Pasay City, Philippines on
March 31 – April 2, 2011.


We survived the great Japan earthquake

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Last week, my wife Marissa and our youngest daughter Isabella left early for Japan after a tiring Go Negosyo Women Entrep Summit weekend at the World Trade Center.

Annually, the Concepcion clan meets as shareholders to discuss critical issues regarding Concepcion Industries. It’s also a time for family shareholders (parents, uncles, siblings and cousins) to bond. It’s presently our generation’s turn, the 3rd generation, in running the companies. As the family grows, there is a greater risk of family fights, which we are guarding. (more…)

Go Negosyo salutes women of SMEs

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Last week, over 25,000 women (and men) celebrated with us at the World Trade Center for the Go Negosyo Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo, entitled Babae: Kapuso Ka ng Bayan, an event presented in partnership with the GMA Kapuso Network and The Philippine Star.

We kicked off the three-day summit with the awarding of this year’s Filipina STARpreneurs. It was a privilege for me to personally present them the recognition for bringing inspiration to our fellow Filipinos and for proving that women are naturally great negosyantes. (more…)

Women power

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

What can you say when over 25 thousand women (and men) gather for Go Negosyo’s biggest women entrepreneurship summit last week? There were three days of negosyo seminars, consultations, mentorships and forums. More than 50 successful Filipina entrepreneurs shared their success stories and answered questions from the audience who are mostly aspiring and existing small entrepreneurs.

With summit partners GMA NETWORK, THE PHILIPPINE STAR and DTI, twenty women in three categories were also recognized during the event. Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto delivered the response in behalf of all the awardees. Our active women trustees Esther Vibal, Corazon Dayro Ong, Rosalind Wee, Myla Villanueva and Rica Limcaoco joined me, Atty. Felipe Gozon and Grace Glory Go in awarding the 2011 Filipina STARpreneurs. (more…)

Go Negosyo Celebrates International Women’s Month

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

More than 25,000 Filipinos celebrated with Go Negosyo last weekend at the World Trade Center for Babae: Kapuso Ka ng Bayan, the third Go Negosyo Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo. The three-day event was presented in partnership with the GMA Kapuso Network and The Philippine Star in celebration of the International Women’s Month. It’s Go Negosyo’s way of paying tribute to inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs and of promoting entrepreneurship as a solution to the problem of poverty in the country.