Monday, June 25, 2007

Gov't Officials, Top Traders Join Go Negosyo Cebu!

Top government officials and entrepreneurs are expected to speak before the Cebu Business Month (CBM) Entrepreneurship Conference: Go Negrosyo sa Cebu! at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City on June 26, Tuesday.

Among them are Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Presidential Management Staff (PMS) Secretary General Cerge Remonde and businessmen Joey Concepcion and Jay Aldeguer.

Karen Davila and Anthony Pangilinan will be the moderators for the keynote forum where Senator Pangilinan, Remonde, Concepcion and Aldeguer will join other speakers.

Organizers said the CBM Entrepreneurship Conference is open to the public and is expected to draw a thousand delegates from across all sectors, including the academe, industry associations, businessmen, government, housewives, aspiring entrepreneurs.

Admission to the conference is free.

The conference is designed to encourage Cebuanos to put up their own business. It also aims to educate our fellow small and medium enterprises especially those who run sari-sari stores and carenderia on how to grow their small businesses.

Free transportation will be provided to the delegates and students who will attend the conference and expo. Pick up points are at SM City Cebu Terminal and Ayala Center Cebu terminal from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A highlight of the conference is the awarding of Cebu’s 12 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs identified by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE).

They include Norberto Quisumbing Jr. of Norkis Trading Co. Inc., Robert Aboitiz of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., Augusto Go of the University of Cebu, Jack Gaisano of Metro Group of Companies, Justin Uy of Profood Int’l. Corp., Bernie Liu of Penshoppe, Kenneth Cobonpue of Interior Crafts of the Island Inc., Julie Gandionco of Julie’s Franchise Corp. and Wilson Ng of Ng Khai Dev’t. Corp.(PNA)

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