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November 13, 2019 Published

Bicol Business Conference is a newly initiated program by the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), which aims to hold an annual conference on most relevant topics and trends to the Bicolano business community.

1st Bicol Business Conference
Type of Event Conference
Ticket Price Paid
Date: November 15, 2019
Time 7:30 am
Location Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City
Registration & Reserve Your Tickets at Event Website and contact +63 925 822 2843 / email the Secretariat at

1st Bicol Business Conference

From the event’s website:

Bicol Business Conference is a newly initiated program by the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), which aims to hold an annual conference on most relevant topics and trends to the Bicolano business community.

On it’s 1st ever Bicol Business Conference, the 4th Industrial Revolution is the center of discussion. We’ve invited over 15 leaders and experts to talk about the following relevant topics such as augmented & virtual reality, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, data privacy, Internet of Things, etc.

The 1st Bicol Business Conference will be held at 7:30am on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Avenue Convention Plaza, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City, Philippines.

Registration is Php1,000 (inclusive of lunch)

For more information, please contact +63 925 822 2843 or email the Secretariat at

Topics to be Discussed:

  1. Augmented & Virtual Reality
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  4. Data Privacy & Cyber Security
  5. Fintech & Digital Financial Services
  6. eCommerce & App Economy
  7. Internet of Things
  8. Gig Economy & Online Jobs
  9. Mobility, Cloud & Enterprise Solutions
  10. Startups, Incubation & Co-Working Spaces

Agenda and Speakers

Time Segment  Agenda
7:30 am Doors Open Registration
8:30 am Opening
  • Call to Order & Acknowledgement of Guests by Clarine P. Tobias, Regional Governor for Bicol for the Philippines Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI)
  • Welcome Address by Ferdinand D. Sia, President of Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MNCCI)
  • Message from the DTI Regional Director by Engr. Jocelyn LB. Blanco, Regional Director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Keynote Speech by Hon. Nelson S. Legacion, Mayor of Naga City
8:45 am Session 1 Overview: 4th Industrial Revolution by Magno Edilberto Conag III, Chairman of the 1st Bicol Business Conference
9:15 am Session 2A Data Privacy Act 101: Steering Clear of Compliance Checks, Fines & Imprisonment by Jamael A. Jacob, Esq., Data Protection Officer at the Ateneo de Manila University
9:30 am Session 2B Cybersecurity: Building A Modern Security Landscape Through Ethical Hacking by Jerzey Pangilinan, Chief of Sales at Testudo Infosec Inc.
9:45 am Q&A moderated by Atty. Norman Barrosa, Director of Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce & Industry
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Session 3A Gig Economy & Online Jobs: 3,000+ Bicolano Digital Workers and Counting by Bryden Basil C. Elizan, President of Online Bicolan Workers
10:30 am Session 3B Startup Incubation & Co-Working Facility: The Naga City Digital Innovation Hub by Jefferson Bagadiong, Investment & Trade Promotion Officer at the Naga City Investment Board
10:45 am Q&A moderated by Apple Allison Perez, Co-founder of #BicolBloggersGroup and #BicolContentCreator
11:00 am Session 4A Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: Practical Applications That Go BehindThe Hype by Rico Zúñiga, Chief Technology Officer at SparkPoint Innovations Inc
11:15 am Session 4B Fintech: Inclusive Financial Services Through GCASH by Kim Aimei Seng, Assistant Vice President for Financial Services at GCash
11:30 am Q&A moderated by Domar Sara, Manager at Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) – Penafrancia Naga
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Session 5A Internet of Things: Improving Business Efficiency by Ferdinand Yanto, Chief Executive Officer of ThingsPH Inc.
1:00 pm Session 5B Artificial Intelligence: Making Machines Understand Filipinos by Ralph Vicente Regalado, Chief Executive Officer of SentiAI
1:15 pm Session 5C Augment & Virtual Reality: A New Approach to Digital Storytelling by Kristel Codorniz, Technical Director fo Studio Down South
1:30 pm Q&A moderated by Rosemarie Quinto Rey, President of Albay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
1:45 pm Session 6A Business Automation: Incorporating Information Technology for Profitability & Growth by Marck Campos, Chief Executive Officer of Kaizen Internetworking Inc
2:00 pm Session 6B Mobility Solutions: Efficient Retailing That Empowers Sales Agents by Aya Matsumoto, Product Manager at Nueca Technologies Inc
2:15 pm Session 6C ERP Cloud Solutions: The Intelligent Enterprise Digital Core by Cecille Sibayan, Sales Director of Apptechnology Experts Inc
2:30 pm Q&A moderated by Jay Ablan of the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Camarines Sur
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Session 7A Ecommerce: Pandalivery – Your All-In-One Hyperlocal App by Jude Buelba, Chief Executive Officer of Pandalivery
3:15 pm Session 7B Ecommerce: Hungrily Local Food Delivery by Claire Ann Negro, Platform Head at Hungrily
3:30 pm Session 7C Eccomerce: Favorpls – Food Delivery, Errands Fulfillment & Logistics by Allen Sapinoso, Operations Manager at FavorPls
3:45 pm Session 7D Ecommerce: Panda Wish, Your Massgae is One Tap Away by Michelle Cea Estrera, Director of Operations at PandaWish
4:00 pm Q&A moderated by Reuel Oliver, Executive Director of the Naga City Investment Board (NCIB)
4:15 pm Closing Remarks by Gia Veloso, Chairperson of Bicol Business Month 2019
4:30 pm Doors Close

Date and Location:

November 15, 2019
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Avenue Plaza Hotel,
Naga City
(Google Maps)


This is a Paid Conference. Do not show up in the event without registering. Check out the Event Registration Page, and contact +63 925 822 2843 / email the Secretariat at

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