After a successful event last year, the Big Boss Summit launched for the second time last July 19, 2014 (Saturday) at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. It focused on the recent achievements and breakthroughs on entrepreneurship.
Dubbed as ‘Negosyong Patok Sa’yo!’ the conference aimed to challenge the entrepreneurs, business influencers, and company decision makers with high-impact interactive learning experiences, engaging views, and innovative perspectives.
The organizers invited six successful business owners and other key persons to share their insights as the event targeted the six channels of the booming business in the country. They included VCargo Worldwide CEO Paulo Tibig, Digital Filipino.com owner Janette Toral, Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, Mercato Centrale founder RJ Ledesma, Generika president Ted Ferrer, and senator and entrepreneur Cynthia Villar.
The speakers discussed a range of topics. They identified some great ideas on the continuous growth of business in the country. Growing opportunities in the retail and agriculture industry were identified and thoroughly tackled as starting entrepreneurs were encouraged to explore the two industries.
Tibig, who is known as ‘The Entrep Champ,’ shared business tips based on his past experiences (from being a working student to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country). Ledesma shared his insights on how to handle a food business, while Toral discussed the prospects in digital marketing and gave tips on how to engage customers through the social media.
In partnership with GoNegosyo, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), and Vertical Parallel, the conference intended to define bigger business opportunities to would-be entrepreneurs and encourage them to be more optimistic about the future of entrepreneurship in the country.