Welcome to the 3 rd  Global Filipino Networking Convention Waterfront Cebu City Hotel January 20-22, 2005
“ PINOY POWER WORLDWIDE”: A Gathering of Heroes <ul><li>The intention:  To be a “convention of conventions” </li></ul><ul>...
CEBU:   An Island in the Pacific <ul><li>Cebu City is the “Queen City of the South.” Plans include a 2nd Malacanang, and t...
The convention venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino The hotel is also the home of the Cebu Visitors and Convention B...
Building a Network of  Empowered Filipinos <ul><li>Goal:  The Third Global seeks to harness the Filipino diaspora by bring...
A convention of conventions <ul><li>We envision diverse Filipino community organizations from around the globe holding the...
In the Beginning:  It started in San Francisco on August 31, 2002 <ul><li>The proliferation of thousands of Filipino commu...
1 st  GLOBAL: More history <ul><ul><li>We proposed to invite all our community organizations to one community convention… ...
The 2 nd  Global: December 15-18, 2003  at PICC, Manila, Philippines <ul><li>The 1 st  Global’s success led to then-Depart...
What’s new for the 3 rd  Global? <ul><li>Some of the forums being planned </li></ul><ul><li>The saga of the Overseas Filip...
More forums for the 3 rd  Global <ul><li>History & Culture and Segue to Education  – Transplanting and nurturing Filipino ...
More forums to choose from <ul><li>Health Care & Medical Conference  – panel discussion on unmet needs in Philippine healt...
3 rd  Global: Evolving as we speak <ul><li>The San Francisco Police Department’s Philippine Exchange Training (PET) progra...
How to participate in the program <ul><li>Please indicate your interests in the registration forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Ther...
3 rd  Global: Where Heroes  of the Diaspora Gather <ul><li>The global reach of Filipinos will be acknowledged with a “Gall...
3 rd  Global: Films and documentaries <ul><li>Planned: Scheduled and recurring film showings in the hotel and in Cebu movi...
3 rd  Global’s plans:  Other sights and sounds <ul><li>Let’s bring our Fil-Am talents and other overseas entertainers to C...
3 rd  Global: Helping each other  and the Philippines   <ul><li>The 3 rd  Global’s delegates will review the resolutions o...
3 rd  Global: Registration <ul><li>$50 per delegate: for Overseas Filipinos up to October 31, 2004 (Early Bird registratio...
<ul><li>Greg Macabenta - Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Marivic Bamba - Vice Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Gregorio - Secretary...
Global Outreach <ul><li>An aggressive step:  Reaching out to Filipino communities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia...
3 rd  Global: How to participate <ul><li>E-mail Greg Macabenta at  [email_address]  or Lorna Dietz at  [email_address]  wi...
U.S.A. Secretariat <ul><li>Greg Macabenta </li></ul><ul><li>2005 Organizing Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Global F...
Philippine Secretariat <ul><li>Philippine Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Visitors and Convention Bureau </li></ul><ul>...
Planning your trip <ul><li>For USA & Canada, through the USA-based authorized consolidators: One-stop shopping for your ai...
Land Arrangements: Confirm them before November 10, 2004! <ul><li>The CVCB pricing is based on a total of 4 days/3 nights'...
Planning your trip according to the  3 rd  Global’s general program schedule  <ul><li>01/19 – all day delegates’ arrival; ...
See you at the 3 rd  Global! PINOY POWER WORLDWIDE: A Gathering of Heroes January 20-22, 2005 Waterfront Cebu City Hotel &...
Acknowledgments: Thank you! <ul><li>The participants and prospective delegates in the 3 rd  Global - who gave very succinc...
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Third Global Filipino Networking Convention Presentation for Cebu City, Jan. 20-22, 2005, presented on Oct. 28, 2004

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This is the Oct. 28, 2004 presentation, authored by the Organizing Committee, that was used to promote the Third Global Filipino Networking Convention, co-convened by NaFFAA and CVCB, on Jan. 20-22, 2005. We accomplished most of the items on our wish list on this PowerPoint presentation. What was distinctive about the convention was the updated e-mail blasts being sent to prospective and confirmed attendees, helping them plan their time more efficiently.

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Third Global Filipino Networking Convention Presentation for Cebu City, Jan. 20-22, 2005, presented on Oct. 28, 2004

  1. 1. Welcome to the 3 rd Global Filipino Networking Convention Waterfront Cebu City Hotel January 20-22, 2005
  2. 2. “ PINOY POWER WORLDWIDE”: A Gathering of Heroes <ul><li>The intention: To be a “convention of conventions” </li></ul><ul><li>The venue: Cebu, documented to have the highest number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>The organizers: National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and Cebu Visitors and Convention Bureau (CVCB) </li></ul>
  3. 3. CEBU: An Island in the Pacific <ul><li>Cebu City is the “Queen City of the South.” Plans include a 2nd Malacanang, and the new homes of the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry. </li></ul><ul><li>The convention will be held right after the Feast of Santo Nino on January 15 and the Sinulog Festival on January 16. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sinulog Festival, based on the faith-based Sinulog dancers that danced in front of the Basilica del Santo Nino, officially started in Colon Street in 1980. 2005 marks its 25 th Anniversary. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures: Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, a typical Sinulog dancers’ contingent </li></ul>
  4. 4. The convention venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino The hotel is also the home of the Cebu Visitors and Convention Bureau.
  5. 5. Building a Network of Empowered Filipinos <ul><li>Goal: The Third Global seeks to harness the Filipino diaspora by bringing together OFW’s, immigrants, and those who have taken up citizenship in other countries, and through networking, motivate them to help each other and the Philippines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. A convention of conventions <ul><li>We envision diverse Filipino community organizations from around the globe holding their national conferences, forums, workshops, and reunions in the Philippines, while coming together at the main 3 rd Global venue in Cebu City for the plenary opening and closing sessions, workshops, seminars, receptions, exhibits, and festivities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. In the Beginning: It started in San Francisco on August 31, 2002 <ul><li>The proliferation of thousands of Filipino community organizations has often been viewed as a problem, as an obstacle to the unification and empowerment of the Filipino community. </li></ul><ul><li>What we resolved to do when we conceived and organized the 1st Global Filipino Networking Convention was to turn this lemon into a lemonade, and the key to our empowerment strategy was promoting the concept of &quot;community networking.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>We saw that we had so many Filipino community organizations who were oblivious to what other community organizations were doing even in their own locales, like living in a parallel universe with different realities, existing on the same plane without interaction. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1 st GLOBAL: More history <ul><ul><li>We proposed to invite all our community organizations to one community convention… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone but everyone would be invited to our convention - no one would be left out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It would be a mighty challenge. It would be an Event without Precedent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We attracted at least 4,000 registered delegates to our convention attending 20 separate networking conferences held throughout the Moscone Center. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The 2 nd Global: December 15-18, 2003 at PICC, Manila, Philippines <ul><li>The 1 st Global’s success led to then-Department of Tourism Secretary Dick Gordon to offer that the second staging be held in Manila. </li></ul><ul><li>Former Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor headed the organizing group. </li></ul><ul><li>About 500 attendees came from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>There were forums, instead of conferences. </li></ul><ul><li>A resolution was passed to form the Global Confederation of Filipino Associations. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What’s new for the 3 rd Global? <ul><li>Some of the forums being planned </li></ul><ul><li>The saga of the Overseas Filipino - The Filipino diaspora (from the galleon trade to the present); immigration (risks, problems, & opportunities); plight of the OFW’s (exploitation & risks vs. financial rewards), European opportunities; and employment opportunities & risks; panel discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Filipino War War II Veterans: The 2 nd Death March & Segue to: Balangiga Revisited – Status of Veterans Equity legislation; panel discussion on how best to gain equity; Balangiga (setting history in perspective), panel discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism & The Environment – Philippine tourism: issues, problems, opportunities; Case study on Cebu tourism promotion; environmental issues; a panel discussion on volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Conference </li></ul>
  11. 11. More forums for the 3 rd Global <ul><li>History & Culture and Segue to Education – Transplanting and nurturing Filipino traditions, culture, & art overseas; Global Filipino Artists (roster & perspective); “Muslim Mindanao: A cultural minority?”; Nurturing Filipino art & culture overseas; module on education, including educational exchange programs </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality Forum – Spiritual values; a call for a moral & spiritual renaissance; “the common ground” & shared truths among the world’s religions & spiritual traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Trade, Investments, & Entrepreneurship – Doing business in the Philippines; business opportunities overseas; best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Global Filipino Media – The role of Filipino media in empowerment; a Global Filipino Media organization? </li></ul>
  12. 12. More forums to choose from <ul><li>Health Care & Medical Conference – panel discussion on unmet needs in Philippine health care; medical missions; topical presentations (ex. Medical breakthroughs); healthcare for overseas Filipinos </li></ul><ul><li>From Brain Drain to Brain Gain – A call to volunteerism; Getting involved politically (absentee voting & dual citizenship); Getting involved economically (tapping overseas Filipino philanthropy); Retiring in the Philippines; Business for Barangays </li></ul><ul><li>There are mini-conventions & reunions taking place such as: TOYM reunion, NAITAS conference, Hawaii Trade Mission conference, and Philippine Science High School. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: We hope to attract as many medical missions, sister city relationships, and trade missions to converge in Cebu before or after their activities. If you want your reunion to be a part of the 3 rd Global, please let us know. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 3 rd Global: Evolving as we speak <ul><li>The San Francisco Police Department’s Philippine Exchange Training (PET) program is planning a seminar-workshop for members of the Philippine National Police on dealing with community police work. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a Philippine Real Estate Expo for prospects looking for properties in the US and in the Philippines; a real estate forum will focus on the professional practices and trends in the booming international real estate market. </li></ul><ul><li>A travel & trade exhibit, “Entreprenoy,” is now accepting applications. Please e-mail Lilibeth Ducut at lilibeth@laducut.com for an event brief. L.A. Ducut & Company, Inc. is the event organizer and manager for &quot;Entreprenoy.&quot; This is a joint project of CVCB, NaFFAA, and L.A. Ducut & Company. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to participate in the program <ul><li>Please indicate your interests in the registration forms. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a possibility that some of these forums will evolve into mini-conventions if there is a huge number of delegates willing to convene and take ownership. Please contact Greg Macabenta at [email_address] for more information. </li></ul><ul><li>The forums will be planned by co-convenors similar to a tightly-produced “documentary-style” T.V. show format with PowerPoint presentations, adhering to the two hours allotted for the session. Remember popular broadcasts such as “60 Minutes” and you get the picture! </li></ul>
  15. 15. 3 rd Global: Where Heroes of the Diaspora Gather <ul><li>The global reach of Filipinos will be acknowledged with a “Gallery of Heroes” to be displayed at the mezzanine level of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>At specific receptions, selected Heroes of the Diaspora who are present will be acknowledged. </li></ul><ul><li>A display of Fred Cordova’s history of Filipinos in America and, if available, other exhibits of Filipinos’ history in Europe and other countries. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3 rd Global: Films and documentaries <ul><li>Planned: Scheduled and recurring film showings in the hotel and in Cebu movie houses on the Filipino Diaspora </li></ul><ul><li>“ In No One’s Shadow” by Antonio & Naomi de Castro </li></ul><ul><li>“ Filipinos in America: Seeking the Past for the Future” by Fred Cordova </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Untold Triumph,” a documentary on Fil-Am WWII soldiers (perhaps an extended trailer/teaser) </li></ul><ul><li>“ American Adobo” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Munting Tinig” and other films of Gil Portes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Debut” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lumpia” </li></ul><ul><li>… and we need your recommendations! </li></ul>
  17. 17. 3 rd Global’s plans: Other sights and sounds <ul><li>Let’s bring our Fil-Am talents and other overseas entertainers to Cebu’s nightclubs! </li></ul><ul><li>A squad of Fil-Am basketball players will play with Philippine-based teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates will be identified by country, and in the case of the US, by state. </li></ul><ul><li>A musical presentation depicting the Filipino Diaspora (from the Galleon Trade to the present) will be staged. </li></ul><ul><li>The Philippine Centennial Celebration Commission who is handling the 2006 whole year’s celebrations of “100 years of Filipinos in Hawaii” and the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii are coming! The 4 th Global in Hawaii for 2006 will also be announced. A presentation about the joint 7 th NaFFAA Conference and 4 th Global is in the works! www.filipinosinhawaii100.org </li></ul>
  18. 18. 3 rd Global: Helping each other and the Philippines <ul><li>The 3 rd Global’s delegates will review the resolutions of the 2 nd Global, report on work in progress, identify areas of opportunity, and formulate updated or new resolutions to report at the plenary closing. </li></ul><ul><li>The resolutions will be presented to the President of the Philippines, who will be the guest of honor in the final ceremonies. </li></ul><ul><li>The organization of the Global Confederation of Filipino Associations will be formalized. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3 rd Global: Registration <ul><li>$50 per delegate: for Overseas Filipinos up to October 31, 2004 (Early Bird registration); $75 starting November 1, 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Please register on-line, print two (2) copies of the confirmation page, and make your travel arrangements. See www.thirdglobalcebu.com for registration details. </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine-based participants will pay PHP 1,750. (Any price increase is still being considered at this time.) </li></ul><ul><li>The registration fee will cover meals and receptions during the January 20-22 sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates will be responsible for domestic and international travel and lodging. </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized consolidators in the USA are ready to handle the delegates’ bookings. Check out “consolidators” on website. </li></ul><ul><li>Travel agents from other countries: Contact the Philippine Secretariat for packages or e-mail us at thirdglobalcebu@yahoo.com. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Greg Macabenta - Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Marivic Bamba - Vice Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Gregorio - Secretary General (CVCB) </li></ul><ul><li>Lorna Dietz - Executive Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Franco - Project Director (CVCB) </li></ul><ul><li>Armando Heredia, Jon Melegrito, Joe Robles - Members </li></ul><ul><li>NaFFAA – The Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Visitors & Convention Bureau (CVCB) – Co-Convenor </li></ul>Executive Committee Loida Nicolas-Lewis, Chair Alex Esclamado, Vice-Chair Rodel Rodis, Vice-Chair 2005 Organization Committee
  21. 21. Global Outreach <ul><li>An aggressive step: Reaching out to Filipino communities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>The roadshow: Travel to these countries </li></ul><ul><li>The Philippine government: We have been assured of the support of the Department of Tourism and the Department of Foreign Affairs in our outreach efforts. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 3 rd Global: How to participate <ul><li>E-mail Greg Macabenta at [email_address] or Lorna Dietz at [email_address] with your ideas for your participation. Sign up for the e-mail list so we can keep you updated. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.thirdglobalcebu.com </li></ul><ul><li>We need delegates who want to volunteer during the convention. So, let us know how you would like to help out. </li></ul>
  23. 23. U.S.A. Secretariat <ul><li>Greg Macabenta </li></ul><ul><li>2005 Organizing Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Global Filipino Networking Convention </li></ul><ul><li>GBM Building </li></ul><ul><li>1580 Bryant Street </li></ul><ul><li>Daly City, CA 94015 </li></ul><ul><li>(650) 992-4001 phone </li></ul><ul><li>(650) 992-4002 fax </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  24. 24. Philippine Secretariat <ul><li>Philippine Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Visitors and Convention Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino </li></ul><ul><li>1 Salinas Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Lahug, Cebu City </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: Jenny Franco, 3rd Global Organizing Committee’s Project Director or Shana Siap, Assistant to Jenny Franco, at (63) (32) 234-1463 or (63) (32) 234-1282, (63) (32) 234-1463 fax or at [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: Marcie Abesamis at (63) (32) 255-1250, (63) (32) 254-7850 fax, or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate contact: Bernadette Jingco at (63) (32) 255-1250, (63) (32) 254-7850 fax, or bernadettejingco@yahoo.com. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Planning your trip <ul><li>For USA & Canada, through the USA-based authorized consolidators: One-stop shopping for your airfare and land arrangements! Please ask your travel agent to contact a consolidator. </li></ul><ul><li>For countries other than USA & Canada: Ask your travel agent to e-mail the Philippine Secretariat at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>For Philippine-based delegates: Please ask CVCB for the list of authorized sub-agents at [email_address] . </li></ul>
  26. 26. Land Arrangements: Confirm them before November 10, 2004! <ul><li>The CVCB pricing is based on a total of 4 days/3 nights' hotel stay per person. </li></ul><ul><li>The land arrangements package pricing is sent to the consolidators and travel agents so they can assist delegates with airfare combined with the land arrangements. Individuals who only need land arrangements can choose to work with their consolidator or CVCB. </li></ul><ul><li>CVCB’s land arrangements consist of: 1. Your hotel (pricing is based on your choice of the hotel you want to stay in, whether it is single or double occupancy; extra beds and extra nights are priced separately) 2. Your transportation (shuttle service) from the Mactan International Airport to your hotel; then, when you check out, your transportation (shuttle service) from your hotel to Mactan International Airport) 3. Complimentary breakfast 4. The $50 convention registration fee (if paid by October 31, 2004) or $75 (if paid starting November 1, 2004) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Planning your trip according to the 3 rd Global’s general program schedule <ul><li>01/19 – all day delegates’ arrival; Cebu tours, hometown & alumni reunions, pre-event meetings </li></ul><ul><li>01/20 – registration; film screenings; any convention-sponsored site tours; 3:00 p.m. Entreprenoy travel & trade exhibit opening; opening reception starts at 6:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>01/21 – formal opening at 8:30 a.m.; various forums & conferences; luncheon; 6:30 p.m. evening reception </li></ul><ul><li>01/22 – forums & conferences continue at 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; luncheon; 6:00 p.m. closing reception </li></ul><ul><li>01/23 – religious services; tours and any convention-sponsored site tours; departures; post-event speaking engagements </li></ul>
  28. 28. See you at the 3 rd Global! PINOY POWER WORLDWIDE: A Gathering of Heroes January 20-22, 2005 Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino Cebu City, Philippines
  29. 29. Acknowledgments: Thank you! <ul><li>The participants and prospective delegates in the 3 rd Global - who gave very succinct recommendations and who are the “foundation” of this convention </li></ul><ul><li>The 1 st , 2 nd , and 4 th Global Networking Convention organizers and participants (yes, the past and the future) – who provided sound advice </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Visitors & Convention Bureau – who are working very hard as our co-convenors in making sure that we will have a wonderful time in Cebu </li></ul><ul><li>DDB Philippines – for the creation of the 3 rd Global’s theme and logo and for working with CVCB in finding our national sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>L.A. Ducut & Co. – for taking the lead in the “Entreprenoy” trade & travel exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>The Overseas Filipinos – for taking “a leap of consciousness” in networking globally so we can help each other and our Motherland </li></ul><ul><li>The Filipinos in the Philippines – We’re here for you. We can learn from each other --- and manifest “Pinoy Power Worldwide!” </li></ul>

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