My friend just migrated from the US to the Philippines and  she is still in the thick of things buying stuff for her house. There are a lot of things that  can be bought from on-line sellers. However, she had quite a number of unfortunate encounters  with them.   The most recent one was when she was being made to remit payment to a personal account, and that this seller was texting her several times a day reminding her to remit payment despite frankly stating that she has not decided on the quantity yet.  She has offered to pay via credit card but was unacceptable to the seller. Not being given a company account despite being told that they are importers of such product, she suspected that something was not right, and ended up sending for someone to buy from Divisoria instead.

Is this a normal e-commerce transaction in the Philippines, she asks.

I would like to believe that it is not “the normal ,” but it happens.

This may just be talked about in the forthcoming E-Commerce Show Philippines come September 2 & 3, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center.

It will be a two day event where CEOs, COOs, CMOS, CTOs and CIOs, as well as heads of digital marketing, e-commerce, omni-channel, to name a few, will be in attendance. They will represent retail, e-commerce sites, hotel and hospitality, transport, telecoms, government banking and finance and more. Undersecretary of Department ofTrade and Industry, Prudencio M. Reyes, Jr. will give an update on the Philippine e-commerce roadmap on Day 1. Leaders who are transforming the e-commerce landscape in the Philippines will give talks for reasonable investment fees.

Attendees learn from case studies and then join the focused round table groups. If one comes prepared by bringing an existing case of one’s company, imagine how one may get various points from the different industry leaders when cited for discussion.

While I look forward to talks such as scaling up e-commerce in the Philippines,  how to acquire 1000 customers and  build customer loyalty using data driven innovation, I am also anticipating a big chunk of my time  will be spent by watching live product demonstrators of the leading suppliers in the cards, payments and e-commerce industries.

Register for free and  be part of standard on-floor conference. But I strongly suggest that you visit and decide to attend premium conference on both days.

I am going. You, too, should. There is so much to learn, and we must keep ourselves abreast with knowledge, skill, and technology if we wish to bring the efficiency of innovation to our workplace.


In Gratitude,

Bangs Zaldivar