TOPICS & SPEAKERS
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CONSUL GENERAL PAUL RAYMUND CORTES
Keynote: RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FILIPINOS
MR. VINOD NAMBIAR
COMMUNITY REACH OUT
Head of Business Associations & Events
DR. EDUARDO MALAGAPO
Philippine Christian University
Graduated with 4 Doctorates and 1 coming in 2018, 3 Masters degrees, 12 post graduates, 6 from Harvard, 1 from IESE Barcelona, 2 from University of Asia & the Pacific, 3 from Asian Institute of Management
Graduated Advanced Management Degree from IESE, Barcelona and certified as Distinguished Toastmasters by Toastmasters International, California, USA,
2017 The Filipino Times Award Rizal Awardee & Educator of the year Awardee
2016 Business Entrepreneur Awardee in the Middle East by Knights of Rizal
The Outstanding Cebuano Awardee in 2016 by Philippine Journalist Cebu Chapter
The 2016 Outstanding Global Research Productivity Award by IASPER
The 2011 Blas F. Ople Natatanging Bagong Bayani Awardee by President Benigno Aquino Jr.
The Outstanding Dean in 2012 by the Philippine Christian University
The Outstanding Knight of Rizal in 2003 & 2004
The Outstanding Alumnus in Industrial Management in 1998 by the USJR College of Engineering
The PSME 1997 Fellow Awardee as Outstanding Mechanical Engineer
Dean & Professor, PCU, LPUB and Aldersgate College
CEO, EPM & Associates, Al Andalus International School, REEM Management Consultancy
Consultant, Writer, Author on published articles internationally
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DR. REX VENARD BACARRA
American College of Dubai
PH.D. IN PHILOSOPHY, De La Salle University
M.A. IN PHILOSOPHY
DLSU MEDAL OF DISTINCTION AWARDEE, DLSU
A.B. IN PHILOSOPHY B.S. Units, San Beda College
A.B. GENERAL Sacred Heart College
TOASTMASTER’S “ORATOR OF THE YEAR”
THEATER ARTS AWARDEE-GOLD
PROGRAM SERVICE AWARDEE-GOLD
CATECHETICAL SERVICE AWARDEE-GOLD
BAYANI (Hero) AWARD 2017 by the Philippine Consulate
Digital Faculty Consultant - McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
One of the 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf 2017 and 2018 by Illustrado Magazine
Featured in the book, BEHIND THE DOMES OF MAJESTIC MOSQUES, as one of the Filipino Achievers in Dubai
Kabayan of the Month Awardee 2017 Featured as Filipino Achiever 2017 (kabayan Weekly)
Featured on TV in ABS-CBN TFC’s Balitang Global, BIDA KA
Featured In Portrait Exhibit of successful Filipinos in Dubai in their field of endeavor entitled “TOUR DE FORCE” by the Paris-based photographer Ryan Arbilo 2017
Consistently rated as an EXCELLENT PROFESSOR by the multicultural students for 10 years in a row
The only faculty given a standing ovation by the multi-cultural graduating students in the history of the college
(2016) Mentioned in the Gulf News, Your Reports section’s “WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER”, as the professor who touched many lives
Nominated as Educator of the Year by The Filipino Times 2017
Writer-Contributor / Resource Person for Khaleej Times
MR. ALLEN SAMONTE
President & Founder
Filipino Learning Organization
Masters in Business Administration, PCU
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belter (LSSBB)
Certified Human Resource Manager (CHRM)
Certified International Recruitment Specialist
HABC Certified Trainer
Events Management TESDA National Certificate III
Honorary Member, Filipino International Teachers Society
Member, International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors & Reviewers
MS. VAGELYN FEDERICO
PEOPLE SKILLS & TEAM BUILDING
Human Resource Director
Dusit Thani Hotel
MS. CRISTINA CALAGUIAN
Alumni Association of Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship UAE
Managing Director, Dagaz HR Consultancy & Recruitment Company
Filipina Women Network (FWN) 100 Most Influential Women in the World 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Illustrado’s 100 Most Influential Filipino In the Gulf 2017
President – Alumni Association of Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship UAE
Board of Trustee- Alumni Association of Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship UAE
Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Mentor
Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics – University of Santo Tomas
Founding Member Alumni Association Artlets Economic Society – University of Santo Tomas
TAMKEEN Volunteer Speaker and Development Coach Empowering Visually Impared
MS. EVANGELINA FILAMOR
REINTEGRATION & LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
Philippine Consulate in Dubai
Multi-awarded HR Professional and highly recognized and acknowledged by various institutions for her remarkable professional achievements and contributions in different community service.
13 years of experience in the UAE as HR Professional, from HR Secretary to HR Director at the young age of 27.
A pre-opening expert of seven Local and International hotels.
Recently awarded as One of the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders and Global HR Excellence Award by World HRD Congress
Best in Human Resource Management by Dusit International
Most Outstanding Overseas Filipino Worker by OBRA
CSR Champion of the year and HR of the Year 1st Runner up in Hospitality Excellence Award for Middle East and North Africa
UAE’s Filipino Achiever of the Year by Kabayan Weekly
Hotel Professional of the Year by The Filipino Times
Exemplary HR Professional by SHRPA
Al Habtoor Motors Excellence Awardee by Al Habtoor Motors being the only Filipino recipient of such award.
President of the Filipino HR Practitioners of the UAE for year 2015 - 2016 and the International Ambassador of United Hoteliers of the Philippines.
She is one of the Founders of HR Dubai Hotels Network in the UAE, gathering all HR Leaders and professionals in different hotels in Dubai.
Her life story was featured in the longest-running drama anthology in Asia Maalaala Mo Kaya ( MMK) wherein thousands of netizens stormed social media sites and top trending worldwide
Her story has led a life that’s certainly one for the books from a being a humble farm girl in the Philippines up to the youngest General Manager of a 4 star hotel at the age of 28 in the Middle East.
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MS. RACHEL SALINEL-LOS BANOS
MR. ART LOS BANOS
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Art Los Banos
Veteran PR practitioner in the Philippines and Dubai.
Corporate Communications Manager of the Tristar Group
Columnist of Kabayan Weekly, the Filipino-centric newspaper he co-founded in 2011 as PR consultant.
Chairman of the 2008 Philippine Independence Day executive committee and was responsible for introducing the yearend Filipino community event in Dubai popularly called Bayanihan Festival.
Founder of the advocacy movement Filipino Excellence in the Middle East or FEME which had a radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM from October 2010 to February 2013. His column in Kabayan Weekly is called Filipino Excellence.
Rachel Salinel-Los Banos
Broadcast journalist at The Filipino Channel and TAG 91.1 FM.
The Filipino Times 'Journalist of the Year' awardee in 2015
One of the ‘100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf’ by Illustrado Magazine for three years, together with husband Art Los Banos. Both co-hosted the FEME radio talk show on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM from October 2010 to February 2013.
One of the co-founders and the Managing Partner of the FEME Connect Directory, which was as business plan of her batch at the 2015 Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) program of the Ateneo School of Government.
Filipina Women Network (FWN) 100 Most Influential Women in the World 2016, Cebu, Philippines
‘50 GCC’s Women Leaders’ during the CMO Asia and World Brand Congress in October 2016 in Dubai.
Started her career as a field reporter for a Japanese TV network bureau in Manila, Philippines.
Co-hosted the Magazine TV Program “Kaya Natin Ito” in 1991 which was aired over Channel 13 in the Philippines.