Since 2005 BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation
has been aiming to nurture SME development
in the Philippines. Last April 19, they
staged the first leg of their 7th Year
Run of the Entrepreneurs Forum Series,
held at the Centennial A of Manila Hotel.
The second leg will take place at Oakwood
Pavilion, Mandaue, Cebu City this August
The BusinessWorld Entrepreneurs Forum
is a series of fora that answer SMEs need
for valuable information on entrepreneurship
concerns and SME program developments
in the country. It is also a venue for
the entrepreneurs to consult the resource
speakers through an open forum or a “business
consultants fair” after the session.
Philippine Business Bank participated
in that event as one of the platinum sponsors
– with much exposure via print and
online ads, this Bank's move will help
achieve our commitment to further raise
the awareness of Filipinos, most especially
the Bank's target market like the SMEs
through Brand exposure.
With that, Philippine Business Bank aims
to be the preferred bank of the entrepreneurs
– Small and Medium, in size.
This event was attended
by Anthony Fajardo, Judith C. Songlingco,
the President & CEO – Mr. Rolando
R. Avante, Dulce S. Dy, Queenie T. Sy,
the Vice Chairman & COO – Mr.
Peter N. Yap and Butch G. Serrano (not
in the photo is Consorcia Lagunzad).
The President & CEO, Rolando
R. Avante giving a brief background of
the Bank, how it has successfully surpassed
its targets ahead of schedule. Mr. Avante
sounding off the Bank's thrusts, strategies
and its plans of being publicly listed.
The President & CEO also stressed
that PBB is the Bank for SMEs, as he introduced
the Officers present in the event –
who were willing to accommodate all inquiries
regarding the services of PBB that may
suit the entrepreneurs need.