ASEAN Joins Go Negosyo Mentor Me On Wheels

ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Go Negosyo Mentors fully supported the Mentor Me On Wheels program held last October 2, 2018. In photo L-R: Oudet Souvannavong (ASEAN BAC Lao PDR), Tessie Sy-Coson (ASEAN BAC Philippines), Sen. Bam Aquino, Okna Sok Piseth (ASEAN BAC Cambodia), Anangga Roosdiono (ASEAN BAC Indonesia), PA Joey Concepcion, Dr. Robert Yap (ASEAN BAC Singapore), Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, Dr. Mohd Munir (ASEAN BAC Malaysia), Sen. Migz Zubiri, Arin Jira (ASEAN BAC Thailand), Dr. Ramesh Kodammal (ASEAN BAC Malaysia), Moe Kyaw (ASEAN BAC Myanmar), Chanthachone Vongsay (ASEAN BAC Lao PDR) and Dr. Doan Duy Khuong (ASEAN BAC Vietnam).

 

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me On Wheels (MMOW)  was brought into action in the City of Taguig last October 2, 2018 at the lower ground floor of SM Aura Premier.

MMOW Taguig was attended by more than 800 participants with the desire to be mentored and absorb insights regarding entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing straight from the top entrepreneurs in the country.

During its successful ninth roll out, MMOW presented more than 100 mentors headed by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion, 2018 ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair Dr. Robert Yap, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, including Senators Bam Aquino and Miguel Zubiri and SM Investments Corporation Vice Chairman Tessie Sy-Coson.

The Mentor Me On Wheels – Taguig was also launched as an initiative of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN)

“I wish that one day we really will get our act and finally solve the biggest problem of this country and move forward to creating greater prosperity for everyone not just in the Philippines but also in ASEAN countries,” Concepcion said as he welcomed all the participants.

Mayor Lani Cayetano   Sen. Miguel Zubiri     PA Joey Concepcicon Sen. Bam Aquino

This leg was made extra special as ASEAN Business Advisory Council chairs and council members from across the region have graced and shared their own expertise during the launched. This was part of the initiative under the program ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN). Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir (ASEAN BAC Malaysia), Arin Jira (ASEAN BAC Thailand), and Anangga Roosdiono (ASEAN BAC Indonesia) shared their expertise and even participated in the mentoring session.

ASEAN BAC Chair in Malaysia Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir joined the mentoring session.

ASEAN BAC Chair Thailand Arin Jira shared his insights to a micro entrepreneur during the mentorship session.

“As an entrepreneur you have to be everything. The most important thing is that you should know your environment, are you going against the wind or are you going with the wind? So, this (MMOW) is a very good time for you to take advantage of this kind of program to prepare you in greater endeavors,” Dr. Robert Yap (ASEAN BAC Singapore) shared during his speech in the program.

ASEAN BAC Chair Singapore Chair Dr. Robert Yap shared how mentorship can be an agent to change.

Also, present on the roster of mentors were Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corp. President & CEO Alice Eduardo, Philippine National Bank Chairman Flor Tarriela, R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue President & Founder Rey Lapid; The French Baker Founder and CEO Johnlu Koa, CDO Foodsphere Inc. President & CEO Jerome Ong;, Cellprime Distribution Corp. President Eric Yu, Michael Escaler Chairman and President of All Asian Countertrade, Inc., Ovation Productions Vice President Celinda De Guia; FINTQnologies Corp. Managing Director and CEO Lito Villanueva, Olivia Limpe-Aw, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc., Sarabia Optical President & CEO Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Gianna Montinola Co-Founder & President of Hands on Manila Foundation Inc., Chairman, President & CEO of Century Pacific Food Chris Po; Louie Ferrer Chief Marketing Officer of Megawide Corporation, Edgar Saavedra President and CEO of Megawide Corporation; Multiflex RNC Philippines, Inc. (Uratex) Founder & CEO Natividad Cheng, SL Agritech Corp. CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, Auto Nation Group Inc. President Felix Ang, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. President & CEO Chiqui Escareal-Go, PCCI President Bing Limjoco, BAP President Nestor Tan, FICCI President Rex Daryanani, George Barcelon of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 150 more mentors.

Coinciding with the free on-one-mentoring session was the fifth leg of online mentorship through Mentor Me Mobile App that is currently gaining its momentum in the online platform as it reaches more mentees across the country.

Through MMOW and Mentor Me Online, Go Negosyo and its partner, the Department of Trade and Industry introduce mentors to micro and small entrepreneurs, offering technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship through events in more convenient and accessible locations.

Watch out for the tenth roll out of MMOW happening on October 15 at the Event Center, SM City General Santos. Interested participants can pre-register through https://tinyurl.com/MMOWGENSAN. Walk-ins are also welcome and may register on the day of the event. Limited slots available.

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SM Supermalls is the official venue partner of Mentor Me on Wheels Taguig City.

Mentor Me Mobile App is now available for download on Google Play Store.  Download the app today!

Become a Go Negosyo mentor! For more information, call 637-9229 or 637-9347.

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Mentorship Programs in the Philippines Reach Singapore and Israel

ASEAN BAC PH chair and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, President Rodrigo Duterte and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez after the successful MOU signing between Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and Israel Chamber of Commerce.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chairman and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion brought the mentorship programs to a greater level as he led the launch of these programs in Singapore and Israel.

Last August 27, 2018, Concepcion together with ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap, ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN CSR Network Chair Yanti Triwadiantini signed the partnership between ASEAN CSR Network AND ASEAN-BAC’s Sector Champion for Responsible and Inclusive Business during the 76th ASEAN-BAC Meeting in Singapore.

Present during the Launch of ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) in Singapore are AMEN Legacy Chair and ASEAN BAC Co-chair Joey Concepcion and ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap with ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN CSR Network Chair Yanti Triwadiantini.

Establishing stronger mentoring network partnership with Singapore enables joint development and will produce programs, projects and advocacy initiatives pursuant to the advancement and operationalization of Responsible and Inclusive Business and AMEN in ASEAN and ASEAN Dialogue Partners.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chairman and ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network Founding Chair Joey Concepcion presented the importance of of mentorship for micro and small entrepreneurs during the forum.

The program’s mentorship advocacy provides a platform to promote best practices and  maximize potential in the path towards inclusive growth throughout the member states and the ASEAN dialogue partners.

Then during the official and first state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Israel last September 2-5, 2018, Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program was signed into partnership with Israel-Philippines Chamber of Commerce to provide a stronger mentorship program in Israel and Philippines.

Go Negosyo’s Mentor MeProgram signed in partnership with Israel-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Israel Chamber of Commerce. In photo (L-R) Gilad Tafias, Manager (Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce), Ron Doron, Chairman (Israel-Philippines Chamber of Commerce), DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, ASEAN BAC PH Chair and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Itamar Gero, President (Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines), and DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba.

The partnership was signed along with the different business deals and investments gathered in this historic four-day visit.

Israel is known for being a nation for start-ups and innovators. The country offers unique tools to support the early development stages of technological initiatives. These tools assist startup entrepreneurs in developing their innovative technological concepts at the planning. It was also designed for entrepreneurs with an innovative technological idea, and early stage budding companies.

With the initiation of the mentors-partnership in Singapore and Israel, opens vast opportunity to prepare the MSMEs not just in ASEAN but across the world  to face the growing challenges in the business community and to scale up their operations to increase the production of their goods and products through the training modules provided in the mentorship program.

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Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad Discusses Trade and Commerce with ASEAN BAC

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council members together with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

KUALA LUMPUR — ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Malaysia Chair Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid organised the roundtable discussion together with ASEAN BAC chairmen and Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia last August 30, 2018.

“We are honored to engage with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for three hours. A small group of ASEAN Business Advisory Council chairs and special guests was invited by ASEAN BAC. PM Mahathir, who is 93 years old, is very strong, has a great memory and greatly answers the questions that were asked. He is the last remaining leader of that era in ASEAN,” ASEAN BAC PH Chair Joey Concepcion highlighted after the event.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines chairman Joey Concepcion with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Furthermore, the roundtable revolved mainly on trade wars between countries and the tariffs implemented which then leads to protectionism, commitment to free trade and open economies. Also, the council pointed out barriers to trade, investment and movement of skilled labour should be reduced to achieve regional growth and a chance for ASEAN countries to lead in the market and be the fourth largest economy in the world by 2050.

 

Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid and ASEAN BAC Chairs welcome PM Mahathir to the meeting.

It was then suggested that ASEAN could collaborate in advanced technologies such as semiconductors, robotics, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and more innovative ideas since ASEAN is now entering the Industry 4.0. Additionally,  business leaders at the roundtable brought up the force of technology in the digital economy which would drive productivity and growth, and render greater connectivity and economic integration in Asean.

With an enabling society that nurture and invest in education and training, as well as policies that empower every ASEAN countries thus inclusive growth and prosperity will be achieved.

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AMEN launched in Singapore

ASEAN Business Advisory Council members officially launched AMEN in Singapore.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ASEAN BAC PH) Chairman and ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) Founding Chair Joey Concepcion officially launched AMEN in Singapore last August 27, 2018.

ASEAN BAC PH Chair Concepcion was joined by ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap together with ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN CSR Network Chair Yanti Triwadiantini.

After launching in Manila (November 2017), Australia (March 2018), South Korea (June 2018) and Malaysia (July 2018), the AMEN network was introduced in partnership with the ASEAN CSR Network, ASEAN BAC’s Sector Champion for Responsible, and Inclusive Business.

After launching in Manila (November 2017), Australia (March 2018), South Korea (June 2018) and Malaysia (July 2018), ASEAN BAC is now launching ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) in Singapore in partnership with ASEAN CSR Network, ASEAN-BAC’s Sector Champion for Responsible and Inclusive Business. Present during the Ceremonial Signing are: AMEN Legacy Chair and ASEAN BAC Co-chair Joey Concepcion and ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap with ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN CSR Network Chair Yanti Triwadiantini. The partnership aims to jointly develop and undertake programs, projects and advocacy initiatives pursuant to the development and operationalization of Responsible and Inclusive Business and AMEN in ASEAN and ASEAN Dialogue Partners.

AMEN is a private-public partnership platform which was as a legacy project of the ASEAN BAC during the Philippines’ ASEAN chairmanship in 2017. The integral essence of this public-private partnership deals will strengthen the aspiration for inclusive and sustainable growth.

AMEN partnership aims to jointly develop and undertake programs, projects, and advocacy initiatives pursuant to the development and operationalization of responsible and inclusive business in ASEAN and ASEAN dialogue partners.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chairman and ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network Founding Chair Joey Concepcion presented the importance of mentorship for micro and small entrepreneurs.

The program’s mentorship advocacy provides a platform to promote best practices and  maximize potential in the path towards inclusive growth throughout the member states and the ASEAN dialogue partners. It seeks to prepare the MSMEs to face the growing challenges in the business community and to scale up their operations to increase the production of their goods and products through the training modules provided in the mentorship program. It is intended to bring the 3Ms – money, market, and mentorship – of entrepreneurial success, especially to micro and small enterprises.

Along with this, Concepcion was also invited as one of the key speakers during the ASEAN Responsible Business Forum.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council launched the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) in Singapore in partnership with ASEAN CSR Network, ASEAN-BAC’s Sector Champion for Responsible and Inclusive Business last August 27, 2018. Present during the Ceremonial Signing are: AMEN Legacy Chair and ASEAN BAC Co-chair Joey Concepcion and ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap with ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN CSR Network Chair Yanti Triwadiantini.

 

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MATCH continues to link ASEAN start-ups with investors

Starting a business is not an easy undertaking. Many businesses, especially startups, have the most innovative ideas only to be hindered by their lack of capital. Small enterprises struggle with finding the right institutions that will provide financial aid in order for their business to be established.

These concerns were raised during the successful run of the Meet ASEAN’s Talents and Champions (MATCH) Philippines Roadshow last July 9 and 10 in Makati City and Cebu City, respectively, organized by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines in partnership with Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Go Negosyo, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., and SGV & Co. (EY Philippines).

The roadshow, which gathered more than 400 start-up entrepreneurs, aims to spread awareness on MATCH to facilitate deal-making by showcasing ASEAN startups and growth enterprises across all sectors, and link them to top global and local investors.

MATCH Deal-making and MATCH Conference are the newest additions to the expanded Global Investor Summit. MATCH aims to promote private equity and venture capital deal flow by bringing the investment and ASEAN enterprise communities together. It is organized by Ernst and Young, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Singapore Business Federation.

MATCH Deal-making is a curated portal that will enable ASEAN enterprises with better access to quality funding, expertise, and networks for their businesses. It will showcase promising ASEAN enterprises as well as funding opportunities to investors.

As part of the Singapore Fintech Festival week, the MATCH Conference will be held on November 13-14, 2018. It will feature prominent entrepreneurs, founders, and investors who shared their expertise on financing strategies, enterprise value creation, and exit opportunities.



For more information, visit
http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-match-faq/$FILE/ey-match-faq.pdf.

For queries on MATCH Deal-making and MATCH Conference, contact MAS at MATCH@mas.gov.sg.

Deadline of registration is extended until August 31, 2018. Register now! Limited slots available.

 

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ASEAN BAC to recognize outstanding enterprises at 11th ASEAN Business Awards


The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) will once again recognize outstanding ASEAN companies at the 11th ASEAN Business Awards (ABA), to be held on November 12, 2018, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The ASEAN Business Awards – organized by the ASEAN BAC Singapore and in partnership with Singapore Management University and Ernst & Young – aims to recognize outstanding ASEAN enterprises that have greatly contributed to ASEAN’s economic growth and prosperity.

ABA also serves as a platform for information dissemination regarding the ASEAN Economic Community to promote regional integration among ASEAN member states. In addition, it intends to highlight small and medium enterprises that have the potential to become global economic players.

There will be seven categories for ABA, namely Priority Integration Sector Excellence (Medium and Large), SME Excellence, Friends of ASEAN, Young Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur, and Sustainable Social Enterprise.

This year, ABA added a new category called the ASEAN Family Business Award. This category recognizes outstanding family businesses that employ sustainable business models and have made significant financial and social impact in the ASEAN community for generations.

Previous winners from the Philippines include John Gokongwei Jr. (JG Summit Holdings), Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corp.), Teodoro Ferrer (Erikagen Inc.), Dennis Uy (Udenna Corp.), Cecilio Pedro (Lamoiyan Corp.), Emma Imperial (Imperial Homes Corp.), Paul Rodriguez (Asian Marine Transport Corp.), Pedro Delantar (Nature’s Legacy Eximport), Olivia Limpe-Aw (Destileria Limtuaco & Co.), Bernie Liu (Golden ABC), Anya Lim (ANTHILL Fabric Gallery), Jhondie Abenza, EMS Component Assembly, and Oryspa Spa Solutions.

The ASEAN Business Awards 2018 is supported by the ASEAN BAC Philippines in partnership with Go Negosyo and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Apply now via https://www.aseanbac2018.org/nomination/. Deadline of nominations is extended until August 31, 2018.

For more information, visit https://www.aseanbac2018.org/asean-business-award/or contact abaph.secretariat@gmail.com.

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