Chamber set to launch Cebu Business Month


CBM 2019 chairperson Lilu Aliño (Contributed Photo)


The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is set to officially launch on Friday, April 26, its annual flagship project, the Cebu Business Month.


This year, the activities will focus on the theme: “Innovation in Action.”


The Chamber’s Cebu Business Month team, spearheaded by Lilu Aliño, emphasizes the importance of innovation in all aspects of business in this digital age.


Aliño said CBM 2019 aims to empower micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through innovations that bring real benefits, drive growth and improve business productivity and competitiveness.


She extended an invitation to entrepreneurs in the information and communications technology - business process management (ICT-BPM), tourism and other sectors to take part in the activities.


“Take advantage of CBM 2019 curated events and activities, exciting exhibitions, pitching sessions, and conferences with power speakers this coming May 31 to June 30, 2019 at strategic venues,” Aliño said.


CCCI president Virgilio G. Espeleta, for his part, said business would have to be agile and innovative in addressing or coping with disruptions.


The only way to do this is to leverage on technology and other game-changing innovations especially in building internal capabilities, keeping pace with changing market behaviors, and using faster and cost-effective marketing and financial instruments.


“Let’s experience and get into action as we provide every participant opportunities to adopt innovative ways of doing business,” Espeleta said.


“As we launch our 2019 CBM, let this be an opportunity to synergize, converge and collaborate in ‘Connecting Opportunities. Growing Businesses. Creating Value. For inclusive growth, collective prosperity and global competitiveness’,” he added.


Cebu Business Month includes the following events:


April 26 - Grand Launching and Press Conference at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu;

May 31 - Grand Opening Salvo at Ayala Center Cebu on May 31;

May 31 - June 2 - One Town, One Product Exhibit at Ayala Center Cebu;

June 5 - Cebu.IFF Curtain Raiser at Robinsons Galleria Cebu;

June 5 - MSME Industry Ed Tour;

June 12-14 - Entrepreneurship Summit & Innovation Expo at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel;

June 13 - CEO Networking Night at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel;

June 18 - Tourism Innovation Forum at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu;

June 20 - Business-In-Golf (B-I-G) Tournament at Alta Vista Golf & Country Club;

June 21-23 - Lumba’g Laag sa Sugbo (Consolacion-northern part of Cebu);

June 25 - Lumba’g Laag Sugbo Awards at SM Cebu City;

June 26 - How to Franchise Your Business Seminary by Philippine Franchise Association at Golden Prince Hotel & Suites;

June 28 - Grand Chamber Awards & Fellowship Night at Marco Polo Plaza;

June 28-29 - Franchise Negosyo Para Sa Cebu Exhibit at the Ayala Center Cebu; and

June 29-30 - Sugbo Entertainment Expo (SEE) Cebu at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.


Cebu Business Month 2019 aims to inspire, promote and grow Cebu business. It will gather business individuals and entrepreneurs to share best practices and technologies, and showcase products and services where possible affiliations can be consummated. (PR)


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