Philippines: Cebu Business Month 2024 Kicks Off with Grand Opening Salvo

    Cebu Business Month

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) launched Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2024 with a spectacular Grand Opening Salvo at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu.

    This event marks the start of a month-long celebration of innovation and collaborative growth under the theme “Padayon Cebu.”

    “Padayon,” meaning “to continue,” embodies the resilience and forward momentum defining Cebuano business leaders, setting the tone for CBM 2024.

    In his welcome address, CCCI President Jay Y. Yuvallos highlighted the enduring legacy of CBM, a cornerstone of Cebu’s socio-economic prosperity since 1996.

    Yuvallos emphasized the Chamber’s mission to inspire, promote, and foster sustainable growth through strategic entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration.

    “‘Padayon Cebu’ deeply resonates with us, signifying our commitment to continue pushing forward, no matter the challenges. This spirit of resilience and determination drives our community and fuels our progress,” said Yuvallos.

    He also expressed gratitude to the CBM 2024 team and emphasized the importance of synergy between the private sector and government agencies in driving Cebu’s progress.

    Cebu Business Month

    CBM 2024 Overall Chairman Regan Rex King echoed these sentiments, outlining the goals and aspirations for this year’s celebration.

    He introduced the hardworking CBM 2024 Working Team, whose collective efforts have been instrumental in bringing the event to life.

    “Our theme for this year, ‘Padayon Cebu,’ captures the spirit of resilience and forward momentum that defines our community,” said King. “We have crafted a series of events designed to inspire, promote, and grow Cebu businesses, propelling them toward a future of sustainable growth and innovation.”

    Throughout June, CBM 2024 will host various activities to strengthen entrepreneurship, encourage innovation, and drive digital transformation.

    The GOOD DESIGN.GOOD BUSINESS Summit, scheduled for June 14, will discuss how good design improves business and customer experience.

    The summit will address city-making in the hospitality and food and beverage sectors with speakers from diverse backgrounds, including architecture, interior design, infrastructure, brand and digital strategy, and business ownership.

    On June 20, the “PADAYON CEBU: Enabling Cebu’s Competitiveness through Digital Transformation and Innovation Forum” will explore the transformative potential of digitalization in streamlining business operations and building future-proof infrastructure.

    Cebu’s top CEOs will gather for “Captains of Industry: A CEO Networking Night” on June 26, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in a dynamic setting.

    “PADAYON CEBU: A Summit to Inspire, Promote & Grow MSMEs” on June 25-26 is designed to inspire, promote, and grow MSMEs by addressing their unique challenges through insights, success stories, and innovative solutions from industry leaders, startups, experts, and policymakers.

    July will spotlight Cebu’s prowess in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions sector with its MICE Forum, designed for industry leaders to explore opportunities that enhance economic growth and development. CBM continues to champion Cebu and position it as an investment gateway in Asia-Pacific.

    The solutions expo for growth set on August 16-17, “Empowering Cebu’s MSMEs,” will provide MSMEs with access to essential resources and solutions tailored to their needs, ensuring inclusive growth and prosperity for all.

    The CBM 2024 team, led by Chairman Regan Rex King, along with Vice Chairmen Anton Perdices and Kent de la Calzada, and a dedicated group of committee chairs and members, are committed to ensuring the success of this year’s events.