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VABC: Largest Business Convention in Visayas


VABC: Largest Business Convention in Visayas: The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Iloilo Chapter is set to host the largest business convention in the Visayas this coming July 25 to 26, at the Iloilo Convention Center. The Visayas Area Business Conference (VABC), currently on its 33rd year, is an annual convention of business and sectoral leaders in the Visayas, organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Visayas Area.

Traditionally a business conference, the PCCI Iloilo is enhancing this year’s event by incorporating pocket events and partnering with government and institutional partners.

Themed ‘Empowering Business Innovations for an Enriched One Visayas’, the 33rd VABC aims to foster discussions on digital transformation and innovation, sustainable development, and meaningful intersectoral collaborations. The discussions will support the aforementioned agencies’ mandate of empowering business to effect positive change in communities.

The conference plenaries will highlight the following guests: Ayala Corporation Senior Manager and 2024 MAP President Jose Rene Almendras; Chief Executive Officer of Adviser Inc. and acclaimed ‘Mother of BPO the Industry’ Karen Batungbacal; and Cebu Pacific Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Candice Iyog. The main plenary will be moderated by Bunny Pages, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pages Holdings, Inc. who is known for national brands Thirsty and Fruitfull.

The breakout sessions will be led by Paolo Campos (Strategic Growth), Lee Carlo Abadia (Digital Transformation), Dr. Lance Tan (Innovation), and Neil Arnold Montesclaros (Family Enterprise).

As part of pocket events, a Golf Tournament will be held on July 24 at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club. Moreover, from July 25 to 28, the Iloilo Business Expo (ILOBEX) will feature brand activations Taste Iloilo, a gastronomic festival by the Iloilo Hotel Restaurants and Resorts Association, and the Iloilo Coffee Festival by the Iloilo Coffee Board.

“PCCI is humbled to host this premier conference in the Visayas. We aim to offer our guests a holistic experience of Iloilo, encompassing business, entertainment, and food, all staged at ICON. All for Iloilo and One Visayas,” states PCCI Iloilo President Fulbert Woo.

(Article by PCCI Iloilo Executive Director Zyril De Los Angeles)

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