Over 800 micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) owners and aspiring entrepreneurs took part in the nationwide G Summit organized by Globe Business to assist them in future proofing their businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The G Summit coincided with the annual celebration of 917Gday, the day when Globe shows its appreciation to loyal customers whose mobile number starts with 917, Globe’s original mobile network.

“917 GDay has always been about Globe Telecom, Inc. showing its gratitude to all our customers. This year we went beyond gratitude and turned GDay into a platform to uplift Filipinos, giving them the means to achieve their goals while also enjoying their favorite pastimes.  For our MSME customers, we strive to give them the digital resources they need in order to help them build their livelihood, support their families, and grow their communities,” said Issa Cabreira-Guevarra, Globe Chief Commercial Officer. 

Always searching for ways to uplift Filipinos’ daily lives, Globe saw G Summit as a venue for business owners to learn from industry experts and acclaimed entrepreneurs and to network with peers.

Last year, Globe Business focused on helping MSMEs pivot their business to survive and thrive. However, the pandemic saw MSMEs evolve in order to meet the demands of the new normal. As such, they are looking for new opportunities to grow their revenue. 

This year, the discussion focused on helping MSMEs look forward and arm their businesses against challenges brought by the current times. In line with their #TuloyTayoSMEs program, Globe Business-led learning sessions on new market trends, best practices in working remotely, and digital solutions that mobilized different business operations.  

Esteemed speakers and resource persons

Actor and entrepreneur Marvin Agustin was the keynote speaker as he discussed how he found opportunities in scaling his various food businesses from home and how he was able to feed his passions and entrepreneurial spirit.

Other speakers include independent analyst, anthropologist, and award-winning author Brian Solis and Spring Valley CEO and Founder and Globe Business Ambassador Jonathan de Luzuriaga who talked about changing the game for businesses in the new normal. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Business Banking Head Eric Luchangco also discussed leadership during a transitional period.

“With the knowledge and experience our industry experts bring, we hope that you uncover opportunities and gain inspiration through the discussions on leadership, technology and digitalization, productivity in a remote work setup, human resources and people management, and practical marketing,” said Globe Head of Small, Medium Business Group KD Dizon said

 Building capacities and equipping MSMEs with the right tools

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ayala Corporation Fernando Zobel de Ayala shared, “Entrepreneurs and MSMEs have always been a key pillar and partner for all of us at the Ayala Group. Our different companies continue to support and partner with businesses of all sizes.”

As part of its month-long celebration, Globe continues to create meaningful connections that care for its over 85 million customers and their communities. 

Globe Business is also rewarding its loyal customers by providing them with tools and equipment that will allow them to work safely from home.  About 100 MSME clients will have the chance to win GCash credits, Giftaway vouchers from Shopee, Lazada, Silicon Valley, Digital Walker, Switch, and National Bookstore, Healthway UnliCheQ cards, Generika MEDPadala vouchers, and Apple iPad Air products via the “Para sa Negosyo: SME Raffle.” The winners will be announced on October 11 via direct email and phone call.

G Summit is a project under Globe Business’ #TuloyTayoSMEs Campaign. Participants who wish to revisit the sessions and avail of the exclusive promos may go to: https://www.globe.com.ph/business/sme/g-day.html

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