Empowering Women, Youth and Inclusive Business Stakeholders

September 25th, 2017
ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion during the segment Big Brother Knows.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion during the segment Big Brother Knows.

I was honored to share the ASEAN Business Advisory Council’s mission of bringing prosperity for all across all sectors in the region. Right before the ASEAN Business Awards, I was invited to impart the 3Ms to the women entrepreneurs who attended the ASEAN Women Business Conference. During my talk, I shared the importance of Mentorship, Money and Market which we all think that will help all micro and small entrepreneurs scale up.

While money and market are equally important, for me, mentorship is the most powerful tool that can help MSMEs gain business acumen from mentors and business experts. Mentorship guides the micro and small entrepreneurs and also the young entrepreneurs.

I shared some wisdom to young entrepreneurs who actively participated in the ASEAN Youth Carnival. I shared my story: of how I started my business at 19, of how I was mentored by my father, and how creativity and passion can lead young individuals like them to success.

The goal of prosperity for all will be achieved if we exercise inclusivity. Medium and large corporations can include micro and small entrepreneurs in their supply chain by adopting an inclusive business model. This is why I reminded the delegates of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit that we need to continuously promote inclusivity amongst the business community.

Here are some highlights to these three successful Department of Trade and Industry-led summits:

ASEAN Business Awards Inclusive Business Winner Teodoro Ferrer of Erikagen Corporation shared their inclusive business model during the ASEAN inclusive Business Summit.

ASEAN Business Awards Inclusive Business Winner Teodoro Ferrer of Erikagen Corporation shared their inclusive business model during the ASEAN inclusive Business Summit.

 

Inclusive Business stakeholders including Teodoro Ferrer (Erikagen), Felicitas Pantoja (Coffee for Peace), Chittharath Philaphandeth (KP Company) and Clint Coo (Siam Organics) shared their inputs on inclusivity. The forum was moderated by Anthony Pangilinan.

Inclusive Business stakeholders including Teodoro Ferrer (Erikagen), Felicitas Pantoja (Coffee for Peace), Chittharath Philaphandeth (KP Company) and Clint Coo (Siam Organics) shared their inputs on inclusivity. The forum was moderated by Anthony Pangilinan.

 

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez imparted the importance of inclusivity during the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez imparted the importance of inclusivity during the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

 

Kelly Bird of Asian Development Bank.

Kelly Bird of Asian Development Bank.

 

Panel on Partnering for Competitive and Inclusive Business Models featured Kathleen Mignano (World Bank Group), Giovanni Alingon (Glovax Biotech Corporation), Kelvin Ng (Binca Seafoods GmBH Singapore), Mary Ann Sayoc (East West Seed Group), and Simon Bakker (Kennemer Foods International).

Panel on Partnering for Competitive and Inclusive Business Models featured Kathleen Mignano (World Bank Group), Giovanni Alingon (Glovax Biotech Corporation), Kelvin Ng (Binca Seafoods GmBH Singapore), Mary Ann Sayoc (East West Seed Group), and Simon Bakker (Kennemer Foods International).

 

(L-R) Pamela Bracey (ADB), Eriko Ishikawa (World Bank Group), Martin Lemoine (ADB), and Laetitia Lienart (Credit Suisse).

(L-R) Pamela Bracey (ADB), Eriko Ishikawa (World Bank Group), Martin Lemoine (ADB), and Laetitia Lienart (Credit Suisse).

 

Economic Ministers led by H.E. Ramon Lopez (Philippines), H.E. Enggratiasto Lukita (Indonesia), H.E. Dato Sri Mustafa Mohamed (Malaysia), and H.E. Tran Tuan Anh (Vietnam) joined the forum on enabling inclusive business through policy which was moderated by Marie-Louise Hanannan (Canada’s Ambassador to ASEAN).

Economic Ministers led by H.E. Ramon Lopez (Philippines), H.E. Enggratiasto Lukita (Indonesia), H.E. Dato Sri Mustafa Mohamed (Malaysia), and H.E. Tran Tuan Anh (Vietnam) joined the forum on enabling inclusive business through policy which was moderated by Marie-Louise Hanannan (Canada’s Ambassador to ASEAN).

 

Amb. Delia Albert during the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference.

Amb. Delia Albert during the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference.

 

Singapore Amb. Kok Li Peng, Dorothy Tembo, and Pacita Juan.

Singapore Amb. Kok Li Peng, Dorothy Tembo, and Pacita Juan.

 

ASEAN Women Breaking the Gender Glass Ceiling and Gender Pay Gap panelists: Ces Drilon, Ambe Tierro (Accenture Philippines), Lorraine Parkin (Grant Thorton Singapore), Julia King (Sapphire Group), and Dr. Chonchanok Viravan (Pathanasomdoon Company Limited).

ASEAN Women Breaking the Gender Glass Ceiling and Gender Pay Gap panelists: Ces Drilon, Ambe Tierro (Accenture Philippines), Lorraine Parkin (Grant Thorton Singapore), Julia King (Sapphire Group), and Dr. Chonchanok Viravan (Pathanasomdoon Company Limited).

 

ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awardees

ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awardees.

 

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion

 

Leader’s Convergence Panel (L-R) Emeline Versoza, Chit Juan, Amb. Delia Albert, Usec. Nora Terrado, Joey Concepcion, Dorothy Tembo, Dr. Nagesh Kumar and Boots Garcia.

Leader’s Convergence Panel (L-R) Emeline Versoza, Chit Juan, Amb. Delia Albert, Usec. Nora Terrado, Joey Concepcion, Dorothy Tembo, Dr. Nagesh Kumar and Boots Garcia.

 

Boots Garcia, Emmeline Versoza, Usec. Nora Terrado, and Chit Juan.

Boots Garcia, Emmeline Versoza, Usec. Nora Terrado, and Chit Juan.

 

ASEAN BAC Chair Joey Concepcion played as big brother mentor to ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association President Rommel Gerodias during the ASEAN Youth Carnival.

ASEAN BAC Chair Joey Concepcion played as big brother mentor to ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association President Rommel Gerodias during the ASEAN Youth Carnival.

 

DTI Usec. Nora Terrado during the ASEAN Youth Carnival

DTI Usec. Nora Terrado during the ASEAN Youth Carnival.

 

The official launch of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association

The official launch of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association

 

Eleanor Mak of Australia-ASEAN Business Council

Eleanor Mak of Australia-ASEAN Business Council

 

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion during the segment Big Brother Knows.

ASEAN BAC Chairman Joey Concepcion during the segment Big Brother Knows.