Post-COVID scenarios and discussions vary for businesses across different regions. Nonetheless, MSMEs remain to be the lifeblood of the country’s economy, and no matter how different the local, customer, and resource realities are, businesses should continue to be adaptive. It’s crucial to learn how to future-proof your business, knowing the right ways to pivot and incorporating digitization strategies to bridge the gap.
 
Globe myBusiness Academy invites you, VisMin MSMEs to CONNECT: An Online Business Matching event to connect you to investors, enablers, suppliers, and even potential customers!

 
As entrepreneurs, despite having different conditions factored into your day-to-day operations, no one has the perfect formula for navigating the current landscape during these challenging times. It’s crucial to invest in the right resources with concrete next steps to move forward not only to survive but to thrive.
 
Globe myBusinessAcademy’s Connect is a business-matching event to help MSMEs recover. Together with partners from different industries, CONNECT is a platform to establish connections and create networking opportunities that will help MSMEs bridge the gap between idea and action.
 
By design, Globe myBusiness Academy’s CONNECT will provide key insights from industry experts in terms of the standards that every business should take into consideration. Success stories of MSMEs who have gone through this journey would also be shared. 
 
Check out our lined up program below:

TIMEACTIVITY
3:30 PMOpening Segment
3:35 PMOpening Remarks
– Maria Elena C. Arbon, Assistant Regional Director, DTI
3:45 PMKeynote Speaker 1:
Post-COVID-19 Business Strategies: What Consumer Trends To Expect in Order to Adapt
– Josiah Go, Chairman, Mansmith & Fielders, Inc.
4:00 PMKeynote Speaker 2:
The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Making The Right Decisions to Adapt
– Audrey Regis, Owner & President, Audrey’s Confectioneries
4:15 PMQ&A
4:25 PMBusiness Matching, Culmination, Raffle

The business matching segment of the program will connect you to the right resource speakers and groups based on your businesses’ profiles. Get a chance to learn more about the right tools and must-haves that will help your business adapt and bounce back across the supply chain!

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Taking Your Business Online with e-Commerce
MODERATOR: BLINKY DE LEON
BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM 2
Digital Marketing for Small Businesses
MODERATOR: RJ LEDESMA
Innovating to e-Commerce with Lazada Philippines

– Petrus Carbonell, Head of Business Development, Lazada Philippines
Innovations in Digital Marketing: The Great Reset with AdSpark

– Joey Flores, Head of Strategic Services, AdSpark
Opportunities during the Pandemic: Streamlining and Digitizing Logistics with Mober Philippines

– Dennis Ng, Founder & CEO, Mober Philippines
Innovations in Telehealth with KonsultaMD

– Bonbon Chua, KonsultaMD Consultant
Finance For All: Financial Inclusion Through Technology

– Cathlyn Pavia, AVP, Enterprise-Partnerships and FSI Sector, GCash
Maneuvering Through the Changing Consumer Landscape: Innovations in Loyalty Marketing with RUSH

– Jeferson Cruz, Customer Success Head, RUSH
How to Source Goods for Your Online Business

– Ryza Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo

Join us on September 1, 3:30 PM and CONNECT with us!
Click here to Register: bit.ly/GmBACONNECTxVISMIN!

The main program was streamed live via Globe myBusiness’ official Facebook page. Moderating the discussion was Globe myBusiness ambassador and Owner and Founder of Mercato Centrale, RJ Ledesma. Key business strategies and insights to navigate Post-COVID were shared by Nielsen Philippines’ Managing Director, Patrick Cua—highlighting the consumer trends and behaviors that have surfaced and the expectations of a new retail set to shape up in the near future. Meanwhile Google Philippines’ Principal Industry Analyst, Geia Lopez shared a clear-cut process of recognizing patterns and appropriating responses to relevant industry shifts.

Prior to the event, participants were already matched to different breakout Zoom sessions respective to the key topics most relevant to them. The first breakout room was all about helping MSMEs focused on retail and how they can take their business digital with e-Commerce. Lazada Philippines’ Head of Business Development, Petrus Carbonell elaborated that the shift to e-Commerce will address the pain points of retailers and has the power to re-shape the in-store experience with different in-app solutions to address high volume orders. Meanwhile 917 Ventures’ LoyaltyCo COO, Stephanie Kubota, touched on businesses staying relevant by maximizing the capabilities of loyalty and rewards programs to benefit both customers and merchants.

Another breakout session commenced to cover topics on keeping companies’ frontliners safe on field, providing comprehensive and convenient health services with the innovations of Telehealth, led by KonsultaMD’s Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Bonbon Chua. While Mober’s Founder & CEO, Dennis Ng, harped on recognizing the advantages of tech-enabled logistics and the value of streamlining and digitizing this service can help with businesses’ seamless operations, and generate jobs for drivers.

Lastly, a breakout session focused on the relevance and innovations of digital marketing as AdSpark’s Head of Strategic Services, Joey Flores provided learnings on the great reset all businesses are experiencing. Participants were given a crash course on the key considerations to create effective advertising and promotions by grounding strategies on data, and truly listening to the target audience. Meanwhile, GCash’s Regional Sales Head for Offline Payments, Joy Go spoke about the significance of online and cashless transactions and how it creates convenience and safer means for transactions, but also how e-wallets can give more financial access to customers.

Sessions culminated with the announcement of an exclusive pitch event for participating MSMEs. Interested participants may register and get a chance to craft a 15-minute digitization strategy based on the key takeaways from the business matching program and the winning pitch will be granted a P100,000 digitization sponsorship courtesy of Globe myBusiness and its select partners. Interested participants may register via bit.ly/CONNECTPitchEvent until August 20, 2020. Shortlisted entries will be contacted directly.

In these challenging times, Globe myBusiness solidifies its commitment to SMEs as trusted partner in every stage of their journey by equipping businesses with the right technology and leading-edge solutions to help companies be future-ready.

Globe myBusiness Academy’s CONNECT is made possible by its partnership with DTI, Nielsen Philippines, Google Philippines, Lazada Philippines, Mober Philippines, GCash, AdSpark, 917Ventures, RUSH, KonsultaMD.

Visit Globe myBusiness’ official Facebook page for further event announcements! Be the first to sign up on SupportLokal.ph to let your customers know you’re open, connect with suppliers near you, get business updates and unlock wonderful perks from our partner brands! 

In every post-COVID discussion for small businesses, we’re sure you’ve heard it all: Digitizing, pivoting, and future-proofing your business are essential. The question is: how do you actually digitize, pivot, and future-proof? Who can you approach to answer all your unanswered questions – and actually bridge the gap between bouncing back in theory, and doing it?

Globe myBusiness Academy invites you to CONNECT: An Online Business Matching event to connect you to investors, enablers, suppliers, and even potential customers!

As entrepreneurs, we are struggling to navigate during these challenging times. It’s crucial to invest in the right resources with a concrete fool-proof way forward not only to survive but to thrive.

Globe myBusiness Academy’s Connect is a business-matching event to help MSMEs recover. Together with partners from different industries, CONNECT is a platform to establish connections and create networking opportunities that will help MSMEs bridge the gap between idea and action.

By design, Globe myBusiness Academy’s CONNECT will provide key insights from industry leaders in terms of the standards that every business should take into consideration. Check out our lined up program below:

TIME ACTIVITY
3:30 – 3:45 PM Opening Suite
– Welcome Remarks: DTI
3:45 – 4:00 PM Keynote Speaker 1:
Post-COVID-19 Business Strategies: What Consumer Trends To Expect in Order to Adapt
– Patrick Cua, Nielsen Philippines
4:00 – 4:05 PM Q&A
4:05 – 4:20 PM Keynote Speaker 2:
Digitization Strategies: What Does “Pivoting to Digital” Really Mean and How Can I Do It?
– Geia Lopez, Google Philippines
4:20 – 4:25 PM Q&A
4:25 – 5:30 PM Business Matching, Culmination, Raffle

 

The business matching segment of the program will connect you to the right resource speakers and groups based on your businesses’ profiles. Get a chance to learn more about the right tools and must-haves that will help your business adapt and bounce back across the supply chain!

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Digitizing My Sales Channels
MODERATOR: RJ LEDESMA
BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM 2
Creating an Agile, Digitally-enabled Supply Chain
MODERATOR: SONJIA CALIT
BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM 3
Maximizing Digital Marketing Channels
MODERATOR: KA ANTONIO
Innovations in Retail and e-Commerce with Lazada Philippines Innovations in Telehealth with KonsultaMD Innovations in Digital Marketing with AdSpark
Innovations in Loyalty Marketing and E-Commerce with RUSH Innovations in Logistics with Mober Cashless Transactions with GCash
Cashless Transactions with GCash
Q&A with Representatives from Mober, KonsultaMD, Globe myBusiness
Q&A with Representatives from AdSpark, GCash, Globe myBusiness
Q&A with Representatives from Lazada, RUSH, GCash, Mercato Academy and Globe myBusiness
Raffle, Pitch Event Invitation, Press Kit Distribution

 

Join us on July 15, 2020, 3:30 PM and CONNECT with us!
Click here to Register: bit.ly/GmBACONNECT!

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