[SPONSORED POST] More than 100 associations to tackle impact of digital disruption at Associations Summit 4

Leaders of international associations and more than 100 association professionals here and abroad are slated to gather at the fourth annual summit of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) on November 23 and 24 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

PCAAE, dubbed as the “association of associations” in the country, was set up in November 2013 to cater to the needs of association board members and professional association managers.

The Associations Summit 4 (AS4), anchored on the theme Race to Innovation: Winning in the Age of Disruption, will tackle the burning issue of digital disruption and how it is turning the world on its head. Distinguished speakers and thought leaders from here and abroad will share insights on best practices in association and membership organisation governance, leadership and management, as well as the opportunities and threats for associations in a world of increasingly digitalisation.

Speakers flying to Manila for the event include John Peacock, general manager of Associations Forum Australia; Maria Tong, China representative of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); and Jeffers Miruka, president of the African Society of Association Executives.

John H Graham IV, ASAE president & CEO, will also join via live video.

“Through AS4, we hope to help associations think strategically about their future, particularly in light of digital disruptions affecting their sources of revenue, profile, and missions. We also invite associations to seize the social and professional development opportunities available from networking in an intimate setting with fellow members of the association community,” said PCAAE president and CEO, Octavio Peralta.

Aside from the various educational tracks during the event, the summit will also shine the spotlight on outstanding associations and association board members and professionals through the Ang SUSI Awards that will be presented during the formal gala dinner and awards night on November 23 at the PICC.

Recognition will be given in six categories: helping the environment, empowering people, serving communities, enhancing trade and industry, developing technology solutions, and for being agents of change.

There will also be two individual awards: the Association Board Member of the Year and the Association Executive of the Year.

Supporting the event are the Tourism Promotions Board, PICC, the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, ASAE, the Center for International Private Enterprise, Turkish Airlines, Asian Carmakers Corporation/BMW, COL Financial Philippines, e-Copy Corporation, Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, PACEOS, Via Mare, Writers Edge, Philippine Retailers Association, CFA Society of the Philippines, Avanza, Stars & Events, Tasteful Catering, Commerce Asia Inc., K Signs & Designs, Tatstone Systems Inc., Philippine Franchise Association, Classic Travelhaus, Manny O Wines, MICE Japan, TTGassociations of TTG Asia Media of Singapore, with ABS-CBN News Channel and BusinessMirror as media partners.

Speakers and panelists from the Philippines include: Armando Bartolome, chairman, Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc.; Bienvenido Policarpio, president, Dale Carnegie Training Philippines; Jess Rebustillos, president, People Management Association of the Philippines; Ed Mapa Jr., founder, Institute of Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines; Anne Ducanes, president, Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines; Nick Fontanilla, trustee, Institute for Solidarity in Asia; Joel Josol and Robin Uy, Entrepreneur Solutions Architects, Hewlett-Packard Philippines; Emily A Abrera, chairperson, Cultural Center of the Philippines; Jos Ortega, chairman & CEO, Havas Media Ortega; Marvin Fausto, president, IFE Management Advisers, Inc. and COL Financial Fund Expert; Albert Budahhim, Chief Integration Officer, IPG Mediabrands Philippines; Gerry Constantino, director, Projects & Sector Advocacy, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; Jing Lagandaon, president, Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers & Suppliers, Inc.; and Sheila Samonte-Pesayco, president & Chief Operating Officer, Writers Edge.

For registration and other enquiries on AS4, contact Enrique Florencio, ADFIAP Secretariat, at telephone number +632 8161672 or e-mail inquiries@adfiap.org.

Also check out the website, www.pcaae.org, or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pcaae).

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