AGREA to hold first LEAF 2018


In the continuous pursuit to champion the agricultural sector, AGREA together with Go Negosyo, New Zealand Embassy, Forest Foundation Philippines, Landbank, Jollibee Group Foundation, and San Miguel Corporation will bring Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum (LEAF 2018)  this September 29 & 30 at the Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay, Philippines.

This program is line with the advocacy of the upcoming ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 that will present ongoing developments in agriculture enterprises that operate using the inclusive business and 3Ms, in return encourages policy adjustment and system transformation for the agribusinesses.

With the theme Redefining + Revitalizing Agriculture, LEAF 2018 will demonstrate that there are myriads of possibilities in agriculture whether on and off the farm.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ASEAN BAC PH) Chairman and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion will be one of the notable speakers for the first forum which is Agripreneurship: Turning farming into a creative and lucrative business, together with invited speakers Steve Benitez (Bo’s Coffee), Johan Boden (TAEL Partners), Helianti Hilman (JAVARA Indonesia), Ma. Gisela Tiongson (Jollibee Group Foundation), Rei Yoon (Soil and Soul Organic Movement Inc.), Julian Barcelona (Harbest), Mon Peñalosa (Peñalosa Farms) Jean-Marc Debricon (Alterfin & Green Shoots Foundation), Hindy Tantoco-Weber (Holy Carabao), Melanie Teng-Go (Holy Carabao), Gigi Pontejos-Morris (MoCA Family Farm Learning Center), Hon. Junaflor “Sweet” Cerilles (Mayor and Community Leader), Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi, (Sunshine Farms) and Dr. William Dar (Inang Lupa).


Amor Maclang (Geiser Maclang Marketing Communications, Inc.), Dr. Dileep Guntuku (Seed Science Center – Iowa State University), Johan Janssen (Joomla!), Paul Voutier (Grow ASIA), Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip (Cardbank – MRI), Angus Yip (Vagrant Limited), Dr. Karen Barroga (PhilRice), Simon Bakker (Kennemer Foods), Dr. Thanh My Nguyen (Rynan Smart Fertilizers), Antonio Causing (Leonie Agri Corporation – Pascual Laboratories), Rex Puentespina (Malagos Chocolates), and Johan Boden (TAEL Partners) will be the speakers for Forum 2: Agritech: Evolving the way people farm and improving the agricultural value chain through 21st-century science and technology.

Lastly, forum three entitled: Agritourism: Integrating farms into leisure and lifestyle, bringing back to a greater understanding of the food sources and connecting people to the producers will showcase speakers such as Catherine Brillantes-Turvill (Nature Wellness Village), Thomas Murillo & Thelma Murillo (Gorgeous Farms + The Wild Juan), Eric and Babie Atanacio (Terra Verde Ecofarm), Prof. Willy Arcilla (Business Mentors, Inc.) and Josephine Costales (Costales Nature Farms).

Join and experience the two-day collaborative event and enter a global community of agricultural leaders and entrepreneurs. Register now via http://www.agreaph.com/leaf-registration.

Got more questions? Contact AGREA at agreaph@gmail.com or visit their website,  www.agreaph.com.

 

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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels continues its journey to the Culinary Capital of the Philippines!


On to its eight stop, Mentor Me On Wheels (MMOW) will now hit the road to Activity Center, MarQuee Mall, Angeles City, Pampanga on September 7, 2018.

In partnership with THAMES International, Entrepreneurs School of Asia, Apl.de.ap Foundation, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and MarQuee Mall, Go Negosyo’s MMOW Creativepreneurship aims to bring mentorship closer to the Filipinos in the creative industry.

For this special leg, world-renowned artist Apl.de.ap will be one of the mentors and panelists in the creative industry. Last June 2018, Apl.de.ap, together with the British Council, Thames International Business School, and DTI launched the Creative Innovators Program, a platform that will foster the creative industry through fellowship, producing creative hub managers who will support and grow entrepreneurs, designers, and artists all over the country.

Both entrep-mentors from creative and non-creative field will merge to bring mentorship closer to Kapampangans, in the list are Bernie Liu, CEO of Golden ABC – PENSHOPPE and Prudencio “Pruds” Garcia, CEO of Mekeni Food Corporation.

Distinguished mentors from the creative field were also expected to come including Vic Icasas (Hit Productions, Inc.), Tal de Guzman (Risque Designs), Patty Ang (Patty Ang), Lesley Mobo (Mint College), Marielle Nadal (CRAFTSMNL), Brian Tenorio (Brian Tenorio & Company), Oly Ruiz (My Metro Photo Photography), and Robert Alejandro (Papemelroti).

MMOW will have its first session with a 30-minute forum with notable panelists such as Joel Santos, Managing Director of Thames International Business School and Gabriel Malvar, Executive Producer, Director, and Partner of The Extra MILE Productions.

Angel Guerrero, President & Editor-in-chief of Adobo Magazine; Jun de Leon, professional photographer; Manolito Manalo, Managing Partner of Ocampo & Manalo Law Firm; and Ian Monsod, Managing Director of Warner Music Philippines were also invited as panelists in the forum.

The forum will focus on three topics such as achieving prosperity through entrepreneurial creativity; scaling up creative and innovative ideas into value-creating profitable business; and overcoming challenges in the industry: intellectual property rights, how to price your output, and access to market.

MMOW will be conjoined by the fourth run of mentor Me Online whereas mentees can connect to experienced entrepreneurs for a free mentoring session at their most convenient time and location through the Mentor Me Mobile Application.

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Interested participants can pre-register through https://tinyurl.com/MMOWANGELESGENERAL. Walk-ins are also welcome and may register on the day of the event. Limited slots available.

Ayala Malls is an official venue partner of Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels Angeles, Pampanga. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls!

The Mentor Me Mobile App is now available for download on Google Play Store. The iOS version will be released soon.

 

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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me On Wheels made its way to the City of Stars!

Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corp. President & CEO Alice Eduardo, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. President & CEO Fe Agudo, SL Agritech Corp. CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong at the seventh leg of Mentor Me on Wheels at The Block Atrium, Quezon City.

Go Negosyo’s free one-on-one mentoring session finally arrived in Quezon City last August 24, 2018.

Mentor Me On Wheels (MMOW) reached its seventh stop at The Block Atrium, Quezon City after its successful legs in Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, Pampanga, Davao, and Albay. This program is a joint initiative of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry that aims to bring mentorship closer to all Filipinos.

Over 700 aspiring and budding entrepreneurs registered and joined the free 30-minute 1-on-1 mentoring session regarding entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing.

“This event really inspires both sides, — not just the mentees but also the mentors,” Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion said as he led the mentoring session. He also highlighted the essence of mentorship in empowering MSMEs to achieve prosperity in their businesses.

“We have seen the businesses in Quezon City grow from 65,000 to 75,000, so we are doing all our best to make sure that we remain a business-friendly city, if not even more friendly than it is today. One of our thrusts is to improve the environment for micro small and medium scale enterprises as well as social enterprises, which is my personal advocacy,” shared Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte-Alimurung whose presence also graced the event.

More than 700 aspiring and budding entrepreneurs registered and joined the free 30-minute 1-on-1 mentoring session regarding entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing.

MMOW Quezon City featured a pool of notable mentors such as Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. President & CEO Fe Agudo, SL Agritech Corp. CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, Multiflex RNC Philippines, Inc. (Uratex) Founder & CEO Natividad Cheng, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. President & CEO Chiqui Escareal-Go, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. Chairman Josiah Go, Sarabia Optical President & CEO Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Convergys Philippines Chair Marife Zamora, Wilcon Depot Founder William Belo, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres, R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue President & Founder Rey Lapid, Philippine Franchise Association Inc. President Richard Sanz, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corp. President & CEO Alice Eduardo, Novare Technologies CEO Myla Villanueva, Richprime Global Inc. President & CEO Myrna Yao, Santos Knight Frank Chairman, CEO & Founder Rick Santos, PTC Holdings CEO Gerardo Borromeo, Auto Nation Group Inc. President Felix Ang, CDO Foodsphere Inc. President & CEO Jerome Ong, and more than 150 entrep-mentors.

Mentor Me Online simultaneously ran along with MMOW Quezon City. The program aims to connect mentees with online mentors through the recently launched Mentor Me Mobile Application.

Through MMOW and Mentor Me Online, mentors are introduced to micro and small entrepreneurs, offering technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship through events in more convenient and accessible locations. These programs are in line with the current administration’s vision to capacitate micro and small businesses in boosting the Philippine economy.

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SM Supermalls is the official venue partner of Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels Quezon City. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls!

The Mentor Me Mobile App is now available for download on Google Play Store. The iOS version will be released soon.

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

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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels now heading to Quezon City!


This August 24, 2018, Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will now head north at The Block Atrium, Quezon City.

The joint initiative of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry aims to bring mentorship closer to all Filipinos. After the successful legs in Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, Pampanga, Davao, and Albay, MMOW will make its seventh pit stop at the City of Stars.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion will lead the free one-on-one mentoring session. He will be joined by SL Agritech Corp. CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. President & CEO Fe Agudo, Uratex Founder & CEO Natividad Cheng, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. President and CEO Chiqui Escareal-Go, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. Chairman Josiah Go, Sarabia Optical President Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Convergys Philippines Chair Marife Zamora, Wilcon Depot Founder William Belo, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. President & CEO Feliciano Torres, R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue President & Founder Rey Lapid, Philippine Franchise Association Inc. President Richard Sanz, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corp. President & CEO Alice Eduardo, and more than 70 entrep-mentors.

Attendees will get the chance to sit down with a Go Negosyo mentor for a 30-minute one-on-one mentoring session. There will be modules on entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing to provide supplemental knowledge on managing micro and small businesses.

Through MMOW, micro-small business owners can now be equipped with the technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship in more convenient and accessible locations.

Interested participants can pre-register through https://tinyurl.com/MMOWNORTHEDSA. Walk-ins are also welcome and may register on the day of the event. Limited slots available.

SM Supermalls is an official venue partner of Mentor Me on Wheels. This free mentorship program will roll out in SM Supermalls nationwide. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls!

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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels reaches Legazpi City

The French Baker Founder and CEO Johnlu Koa and more than 50 entrep-mentors provided their entrepreneurial expertise in the sixth leg of Mentor Me on Wheels in Legazpi.

Mentor Me on Wheels arrived at its sixth stop at Ayala Malls Legazpi – Activity Center, Albay last August 11, 2018.

The mentoring session was participated by The French Baker Founder and CEO Johnlu Koa, Albay Congressman Joey Salceda, PBN Broadcasting Network Inc. President Brenda Locsin, Albay Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Rose Quinto-Rey, 1st Colonial Grill Owner Bong Aspe, and more than 50 entrep-mentors.

More than 300 mentees joined and were fueled with knowledge on  mind-setting and marketing on the free one-on-one mentorship.

More than 300 mentees joined the free one-on-one mentorship in MMOW’s sixth stop in Legazpi.

“Mentor Me On Wheels is a commitment, it’s an effort but at the same time for business people it is an opportunity also to open up to many possibilities especially to retails,” shared Johnlu Koa. He also added that one should identify the opportunity by finding the need in the market and having the ability to create products and services to satisfy the customers’ needs. Also, he shared that one must not be afraid to take risks — plunging to it and then finding the best way to achieve his purpose.

Marife Severo, an aspiring business woman who was mentored by Koa, said that “Bilang nagsisimula pa lang sa negosyo, ang laking tulong ng natutunan ko sa Mentor Me dahil pinupush po talaga kami kung paano kami makaangat hindi lang sa negosyo kundi sa buhay din.”

Mentor Me Online simultaneously ran along with MMOW Legazpi. The program aims to connect mentees with online mentors through the recently launched Mentor Me Mobile Application.

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. These programs are in line with the current administration’s vision to capacitate micro and small businesses in boosting the Philippine economy.

Ayala Malls is an official venue partner of Mentor Me on Wheels Legazpi. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls!

The Mentor Me Mobile App is now available for download on Google Play Store. The iOS version will be released soon.

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

 

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Leaders in business allied to contribute to Pilipinas, Angat Lahat!

The Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance was officially launched last August 14, 2018 led by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion with the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Alliance was composed of 30 business organizations who will work together to help the government in enabling and propelling micro, small and medium enterprises toward prosperity for all. The launch was also attended by Former President and Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and members of the business community.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship launched the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance last August 14, 2018, at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace. This formal alliance is an initiative to integrate and accelerate all government and private sector programs and initiatives geared towards poverty alleviation and job generation through micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) development.

Led by the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion, the Alliance is composed of the Office’s government and industry partners including 30 business organizations.

Alliance members include Go Negosyo, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Philippines) Inc., Management Association of the Philippines, Bankers Association of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, People Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Franchise Association, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Microfinance Council of the Philippines Inc., Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., Philippine Marketing Association, Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc., Anvil Business Club, IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines, Semiconductor & Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc., Philippine Retailers Association, Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines, Philippine Women’s Economic Network, Direct Selling Association of the Philippines, Women’s Business Council Philippines, Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines Inc., European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc.

“The reason why we are here today is because we really want Mr. President to fulfill his mission in helping many of the Filipino people out there who are suffering from poverty. We, in the business sector, must equip and empower our brothers and sisters to accelerate the achievement of economic prosperity. We believe that through this alliance of business organizations, we can make inclusive growth a reality,” Concepcion highlighted.

The Alliance launch was also graced by the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.

President Duterte congratulated and thanked the Alliance for supporting him in his mission. “I believe that by unity, cooperation, and hard work, we shall achieve our aspiration for our country, including sustainable development, and the good life we wish for Filipinos. Let us work together to realize our focus and means for our people and nation,” he shared.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion presented the Pledge of Commitment of the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance to President Rodrigo Duterte last August 14, 2018 at Malacanang Palace. The Alliance pledge to commit “to the mission of pursuing inclusive growth by harnessing public-private partnership endeavors geared toward micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) development by way of contributions to government policies and programs that will help create an enabling and sustainable business environment; and development of programs anchored on the 3Ms: Mentorship, Money and Market which will enable and propel our MSMEs toward prosperity for all.”

The Angat Lahat Alliance specifically aims to (1) harness public-private partnership economic endeavors geared toward MSME development; (2) champion the 3Ms of MSME development — money, market, and mentorship as the centerpiece of Alliance programs and initiatives that contribute to creating an enabling and sustainable environment for entrepreneurs; and (3) provide feedback to government economic and entrepreneurship programs and initiatives and help push for relevant policies and programs that will support micro and small enterprise development in the Philippines.

To successfully bring about inclusive Philippine economic growth and development, the Alliance members advocate for jobs generation and poverty alleviation through digitalization of micro-enterprises, agribusiness development, and island tourism. These programs are anchored on the 3Ms model, which provide avenues for financial support, wider market reach, and assistance to MSMEs.

With the Alliance, the public-private partnership is further strengthened and are aligned with  President Duterte’s socio-economic agenda. Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance will ensure overall economic growth for each and every Juan, especially the poor and the marginalized.

Watch the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance AVP here:

 

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