Associations are organizations or group of individuals affiliated with one another who share a common purpose, interest, or mission and exist for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their membership. There are three critical roles, among others, that associations play in society: (1) they enrich lives through volunteerism, creating standards of safety and quality, specializing expertise, and building citizenship with communities around the globe (2) they sustain competitiveness by committing resources to life-long learning, professional development, mentoring and research and, (3) they impact the economy through industrial development, product and service innovation, and facilitating domestic and international business.* All these areas and more will be presented and discussed by association practitioners and experts from here and abroad at this year’s Associations Summit 5. So come join us at AS5!
- Coffee & Snacks
- National Anthem / Invocation
- Opening Production
- Welcome Messages:
Renato B. PadillaGeneral Manager, PICC
Octavio B. PeraltaCEO & Founder, PCAAE
Cesar D. MontanoChief Operating Officer, Tourism Promotions Board
John H. Graham IVPresident & CEO, ASAE (via video)
- Opening Keynote:
Ms. Alegria Sibal-Limjoco Vice Chairperson, Philippine Retailers Association(i
Trade associations, chambers, professional societies, cooperatives, and other member-based organizations contribute to the national economy in terms of product and service innovation as well as business and trade development and facilitation. A panel of discussants representing various sectors of the association community will showcase their initiatives and best practices and then interact with the audience.
George BarcelonPresident, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI)
Peter Angelo V. PerfectoExecutive Director, Makati Business Club
Marife B. ZamoraPresident, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
Atty. Paul A. SantosPresident, Philippine Retailers Association (PRA)
Penny Bongato IT and Business Processing Association of the Philippines
Organizations will only succeed when their human resources have the essential tools, character and the mindset for success. Board and executive leadership are also part of this human capacity build-up. This panel will present their respective associations’ experiences and programmes on human capital development.
Mr. Felino Palafox, Jr.CREBA and Palafox Associates
Marian G. SantosExecutive Director, Philippine Nurses Association
Ramil TanExecutive Director, Executive Director,
Mr. Joseph LardizabalPresident, • HR Educators Association of the Philippines (invited)
Associations are by themselves communities and community development is in their DNA. Learn from associations and membership groups how they contribute to community development in both urban and countryside settings.
Sylvia ParaguyaCEO, National Confederation of Cooperatives (invited)
Dr. Leopoldo Abad President, Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine,(invited) Inc.
Mike MeaneyChief Operating Officer, Habitat for Humanity Philippines
Atty. Shereen PamintuanExecutive Director, League of Cities (invited)
Four educational sessions aimed at strengthening associations and other membership organizations will cover different aspects of association governance and management.
This session will discuss the issue of leadership and best practice experience of the African Society of Association Executives and what it takes to achieve its mission and vision.
Jeffers MirukaThe African Society of Association Executives
To be effective and efficient, an association, like its corporate counterpart, needs a chief executive officer leading a staff complement to carry out the mission and vision of the organization. It has been proven that Board-led, staff-run associations are better equipped to sustain the organization than an all-volunteer-run association. This session will uncover these issues.
Datuk John Lau Pang Heng PJN JMChairman, Acme Integrated Services Sdn Bhd. Malaysia
Membership is the lifeblood of an association and many associations struggle in dealing with membership recruitment, retention and engagement. This session will unravel a membership lifecycle tool aimed at sustaining association membership.
Kathy NguyenManager, Client Services, Associations Forum Pty Ltd. Australia
With a country as large as China, one could imagine the number and extent of the association community there. This session will present the experience in building the association community in China.
Alicia Yao Hong Director, China Social Organization, International Department
3 to 4 sponsors occupy a space (“stall”) in the ballroom and present directly to interested participants who will approach the sponsor’s “stall.” Sponsors should present 15-minute topics that are relevant to the AS5 theme and not just market their products. A gong/bell will be sounded for the participants to switch to other stalls to ensure that all sponsors will have a chance to present.
- Coffee & Snacks
- Synthesis of Day 1
A discussion on the broader and strategic role of brand in associations’ core performance and internal role in expressing the organisation’s purposes, values and appeal. How branding gives associations a dynamic tool to excite more prospects, increase membership and give leadership a clearer vision of how to focus future efforts and resources to maximise membership experience.
Chris Dingcong, Founder and Creative Director, Springtime Design
This session will present Eric’s journey as an entrepreneur about 15 years ago. What started as small monthly gatherings of 20 to 30 people turned into a professional organization comprised of over 20,000 Chinese and international members. How did he do that and how was EventBank born from China Entrepreneurs? Find out in this session.
Eric L. Schmidt, Co-Founder and CEO, EventBank
Mr. Isidro A. Sobrecarey President, New Rural Bank of Agoncillo
Session coverage – Association Case Studies.
Ms. Evelyn SalireSecretary General, Philippine Retailers Association
Octavio B. PeraltaSecretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific
Session coverage – Event management how-to’s.
Ms. Beatriz LimManaging Director, TeamAsia
Session coverage – Future recruitment technology trends, using the latest technology and social media in talent acquisition, hiring millenials, etc.
Mr. Julius ParasCountry Manager, Kalibrr Technology Ventures, Inc.
Session coverage – How to present position papers and your association’s advocacy.
Ms. Sarah Lausa-NiguasResearch Head, People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)
(PCAAE Members Only)