Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Blogging has always been therapeutic to me. In attending events, it’s like a wonderful opportunity for me (and my family, if organizers are letting the participants bring their respective families) whenever I want to go out of my usual routine. On my blog, I can share information like in food – where and what to eat in a certain area or place. In travel – share our own experience which could help others decide on whether they want to try it too or simply have the feel of what it looks like to be on that place that we’ve been to. In parenting – document all that I can about the milestone of my baby and to reach parents who might benefit from it (tips and all).

Bottomline is: Blogging is all about sharing. That is why I support all events that help out bloggers like me connect to co-bloggers and be part of something big (like connecting to sponsors). Speaking of big, I have great news to all of you.

There’s a big convention happening this September 2 & 3 (Wednesday and Thursday), and will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia.

There will be 60 expert speakers, 40 international and local exhibitors, and over 1000 attendees.

Some of the industry leaders who are confirmed to speak at the event are as follows: 
  • Undersecretary Prudencion M. Reyes Jr., Department of Trade and Industry
  • Inanc Balci, CEO, Lazada Philippines
  • Paulo Campos, CEO, Zalora Philippines
  • Raymond Estioko, Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Orlando Vea, Co-Founder, Smart Communications
  • Xavier Marza, President and CEO, G-Xchange, Inc, Globe Telecom
  • John Owens, Chief of Party, E-PESO
  • Randy Montesa, Head, Card and Electronic Banking Group, Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President and Co-Founder, Rags2Riches
  • Rafael Danilo Reynante, Chief Compliance Officer, Development Bank of the Philippines

Terrapinn Pte Ltd's Managing Director, Sharon Roessen, explains why they decided to launch the conference in Manila:

"With 20 years' experience running Cards and Payments Asia and the E-Commerce Show Asia conferences in Singapore, we are excited to announce the launch of both events in Manila. The Philippine market is going through a phenomenal period of growth, and the opportunities facing the payments and e-commerce markets are vast. We are looking forward to this event becoming the key driver of growth for both these industries". 

The Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the conference, and this is what Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr had to say: 

"E-Commerce in the Philippines is booming, with the market expected to grow to USD 2 Billion by the end of 2015. Critical to this continued growth is
the sharing of best practice and access to market leading solution providers. We are therefore delighted to be supporting the E-Commerce Show Philippines. As well as delivering the opening address within the conferenc, we are also excited to be sharing an exclusive update on the E-Commerce 2020 Roadmap. We look forward to meeting all the key players in the Filipino E-Commerce community". 

Cards and Payments Philippines 2015 will address some of the critical payment infrastructure challenges facing the market, taking a deep dive into the future of e-money, digital payments, crypto-currency, compliance and cash handling. 

E-Commerce Show Philippines 2015 will bring together leading e-commerce companies, to learn from e-commerce leaders on best practice customer acquisition & retention, logistical challenges, marketplace disruption and more. 

The event is supported by some of the leading solution providers in the payment and e-commerce, including: 

·         SM Lifestyle and Entertainment who will be showcasing their revolutionary e-Plus! Tap to pay system
·         Smart e-Money who will be presenting PayMaya, the first non-bank in Asia to be awarded a Visa issuing and acquiring principal license
·         Voyager Innovation who will be featuring Takatack, the largest online e-commerce store in the Philippines, and TakThis, which provides online entrepreneurs a storefront where they can post and showcase their product inventories
·         SMK-Logomotion, Wirecard, Ziaplex and HPS, who over both days of the conference will be demonstrating their expertise and helping our attendees to drive their business forward

About Cards & Payments Philippines and E-Commerce Show Philippines:
Date: September 2-3, 2015 (Wednesday and Thursday) 
Exhibitions Hours: 10AM - 6PM (sept. 2), 10AM-5PM (Sept. 3)
Venue: SMX Convention Center, Function Rooms 1&2.
Websites: www.terrapinn.com/cardsphil and www.terrapinn.com/ecommercephil

Are you a BLOGGER who's interested in getting a Special Visitor Pass? Just register online at www.terrapinn.com/bnp-register before August 20. Special Visitor Pass holders will get free access to the Opening Address by DTI and 3 opening plenary keynote sessions until 10:30AM, when the first networking break begins. 
All other bloggers who register after August 20 will receive the standard visitor pass. Hurry, because there are only 50 special visitor passes! 

In case you encounter difficulties registering online, you may send me an email at donna.cristobal@yahoo.com

For all other questions about the event, you may get in touch with: 
Jancis Yap
Marketing Manager
Tel: +65 6322 2708
E-mail: Jancis.Yap@terrapinn.com

About Terrapinn:
Terrapinn is a business media company. Its products are trade exhibitions, conferences, training solutions, and electronic and paint publications. For more information, please visit www.terrapinn.com.  

Note: This article was first seen on www.donnacristobal.wordpress.com website. 

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