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
                 UAE EXCHANGE

DR. EDUARDO MALAGAPO

     PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

                    Dean

  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

    BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

                    Dean

  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

          MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

                  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

           SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                           President

            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

                               

     

                              Welfare Officer

                  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. 

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