Mandaue Chamber encourages businesses to jumpstart economic recovery, launches Mandaue Business Month 2022

The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) launched last July 19, 2022, the annual Mandaue Business Month (MBM), happening this August, with the theme “Ushering the Great Reset: Riding the Tailwinds of Change”. MCCI aims to encourage Mandaue businesses to look forward and find ways to jumpstart economic recovery.

Mandaue Chamber encourages businesses to jumpstart economic recovery, launches Mandaue Business Month 2022 | CebuFinest

Mandaue Chamber encourages businesses to jumpstart economic recovery, launches Mandaue Business Month 2022

MCCI President Kelie Ko mentioned during the media briefing on the upcoming Mandaue Business Month that the chamber was hoping that their small efforts and advocacies, and the planned activities, which “may just be a drop in the bucket”, will create awareness on how to make things better.

“Someone said, we find ourselves at a historic crossroads managing short-term pressures against medium and long-term uncertainties,” MCCI President Kelie Ko said. “Today we are given a window of opportunity to shape the recovery of our society making it better, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. It is time to usher the great reset.”

Mandaue Business Month 2022 chairman Mark Ynoc called on the business sector to join the activities and become part of the MBM 2022. The series of events will showcase Mandaue’s business potential, world-class businesses, and industries that continue to contribute to the city’s economic development.

“We invite you to join our various events and let’s all together push that reset button in here Mandaue and ride the tailwinds of change and opportunities,” MBM 2022 chairman Mark Ynoc said.

The following are the various activities included during the Mandaue Business Month 2022 calendar of events:

Event/Activity Date/Time Venue
Mandaue Expo 2022 August 5-7 (8 AM) Mandaue Sports Complex
Trees Brew for Life August 6 (6 AM) Umapad Green Park
Executive Forum August 12 (1 PM) City Sports Club
DUWA Cebu Children’s Festival August 13-14 (8 AM)
August 20-21 (8 AM)
Oakridge Business Park
MCCI Business Summit August 18 (8 AM) Marco Polo Plaza Hotel
Mandani Bay Dragon Boat Regatta 2022 August 20 (8 AM) Mandani Bay
Mandaue Investment Forum September 16 (10 AM) Mahogany, Executive Lounge, Oakridge

The Mandaue Expo 2022 is a weekend market that will showcase various products of Mandaue City. The event chair is Girlie Garces, Communication Officer of San Miguel Brewery. Her co-chairs are Amado Go, president of Cenapro Chemical Corp., and Michelle Co-Lin, CTBC Bank Vismin-Business Center Head.

The Trees Brew for Life is a tree-planting activity in partnership with San Miguel Brewery Inc. and is also chaired by Ms. Garces.

The Executive Forum, “Situational Approach to Leadership Makes the Difference”, is in partnership with Blanchard Philippine Partner, CMC Business Solutions, Inc. will conduct a 4-hour brief introduction to SLII for interested MCCI Board and members. The maximum capacity for this program is 50 participants. The chair is Marvey Alcantara, general manager of Uratex while the co-chair is Margo Frasco, creative director of MDF Productions Inc.

The DUWA Cebu Children’s Festival, which is organized for children, will provide various experiences for children to encourage their innate curiosity and creativity. The activities include Bakunawa Bridge, Kareton Race, Filipino Games Tourney, The Sorting Cube, workshops, and performances. Ko, general manager of KGK Management Inc. will chair this event while the co-chair is Sam Lao, president, and chief executive officer of Realty Options marketing and Consultancy Inc.

The MCCI Business Summit 2022 will feature top-caliber speakers to share their expertise and knowledge. They will include Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president, and chief executive officer of Ayala Corp.; Asian Development Bank senior economist Mateo Lanzafame; Unionbank executive vice president and chief digital channel officer Ana Maria Aboitiz-Delgado; and Cherry Pua-Africa, a transformational coach. The event chair and co-chair are Adrian Lee, proprietor of Ngohiong Express, and Walter Ong, chief finance officer of Worldwide Steel Group Inc., respectively.

The Mandani Bay Dragon Boat Regatta 2022 is a first in Mandaue City and in support of the Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. (PADS). Ynoc, vice president of Prime Movers Total Logistics Inc., is the event chair while Calvin Gothong, president and chief operating officer of Carlos A. Gothong Lines. Inc. is the co-chair.

The Mandaue Investment Forum is chaired by Beverly Dayanan, president and chief executive officer of Contempo Property Holdings Inc., and co-chaired by Bambi Gothong, president and chief executive officer of A.D. Gothong manufacturing Corp.

The Mandaue Business Month 2022 Press Briefing and Launching | CebuFinest
The different event chairs and co-chairs during the Mandaue Business Month 2022 Press Briefing and Launching.

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Organized in partnership with the Cebu provincial government and Mandaue City, the MBM aims to promote sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship and position Mandaue City and Cebu Province to be as attractive destinations for business and investment.

The Mandaue Business Month 2022 forms part of the 53rd Charter Day Celebration of Mandaue City this coming August.

For more details, visit the official Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Facebook Page.

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