THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has formally launched Cebu Business Month 2016, which will carry the theme “Digital Cebu.”
The chamber aims to harness the use of digital technologies to uplift small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to make them globally competitive.
“Under the theme Digital Cebu, the CBM 2016 shall inspire local businesses to tap digital technology to boost their competitiveness in the global economy. It shall promote the culture of innovation and grow business through digital strategies and business analytics.
It shall explore new technologies to upgrade business; enhance governance through digital innovation; and leverage digital technology,” said CBM 2016 Chair Christian Paro-an, proprietor and president of RC Goldline, during the launch last Friday.
The 20th Cebu Business Month will be celebrated this June with several activities lined up for the business sector.
The grand opening salvo will be held on June 1 at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu. On the same day, there will be a Cebu Digital Transformation Summit in the Radisson Blu Hotel, which will end on the following day. The event aims to widen the awareness and use of digital tools. It will also serve as a venue for suppliers, service providers, and support groups to showcase their products and services.
On June 3, there will be a business-in-golf tournament at the Alta Vista Gold and Country Club.
The fourth Cebu International Film Festival will be held on June 10 at the Robinson’s Galleria Cebu where local and international filmmakers, producers, artists, and film enthusiasts will gather to discuss possible collaborations.
On June 15 and 16, there will be a job fair and tourism forum at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.
A Visayan Pop Song Writing Competition will follow on June 18 at the SM Seaside Center Stage. An entrepreneurship technology and innovation expo is also being organized and will be held on June 22 to 24 at the Robinson’s Galleria Cebu.
On June 23 to 24, CCCI will hold a social entrepreneurship conference and a separate public and private CEO networking night at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.
There will also be a fund-raising campaign for the restoration and rehabilitation of Mahiga creek and Guadalupe river through the fourth Run for the Rivers on June 25, 2016, which will start at 4 a.m. at SM Seaside Mountain Wing.
Cebu Business Month will conclude with the Grand Chamber Awards and Fellowship Night on June 30 at the grand ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.
The CBM 2016 working team first preparations in September last year. The event’s vice chair is Allan Suarez of A. Suarez Sterling Corp.
CCCI, the organization behind CBM, recently adopted the tagline “Bringing business to the next level” under the leadership of its new president Melanie Ng.
source : sunstar cebu online