Industry experts recently gathered under one roof at the first Asia ECOMM Summit which was held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.
Embarking on the the theme "At First, Disruption Looks Like a Toy", the forum spearheaded by LBC Business Solutions, in partnership with Asia CEO Events focused on disruptive innovations and trends that come with the birth of e-commerce.
"The E-Commerce Forum is the most convenient platform to bring to light the breakthroughs and challenges that beset e-commerce, and find means to resolve its glitches that stunt the fast-paced growth of their businesses," says Asia CEO President Rebecca Bustamante.
Helping more Filipinos be included in the financial ecosystem, e-commerce addresses the needs of those, particularly the ones living in the countryside, to send and receive money, and settle transactions online, activities that were previously possible only through a bank or a credit card account. With a wide variety of products, prices, and shipping options, e-commerce is becoming a more popular channel among consumers.
"The E-commerce Summit is an opportune time to bring together, in one venue, all the experts in the e-commerce industry who will be able to each share their unique business proposition," says Jerome Santos, VP for Corporate Solutions, LBC Express.
"To have a venue where we at LBC can be amongst esteemed industry players who are all bent to teach and learn from each other the intricate facets of e-commerce, is a huge privilege for us. We believe that whatever the business or goal, we all have to put our minds and strengths together so we can enhance the e-commerce industry - for the benefit of thousands of consumers who strive for efficacy and reliability," he added.
This year's ECOMM Summit featured some of the country's notable CEOs who have disrupted their businesses through e-commerce. The roster includes Ann Cuisia, Founder and CEO TraXion; Jorge Azurin, Founder, Horsepower.ph; Mark Bantigue, Head of Ecommerce, Security Bank; Kate Bellosillo, General Manager, Kyani Philippines Incorporated; Jeffrey Siy, CEO, Galleon.ph; Jacqueline van den Ende, CEO, TrueMoney; Ernie Lopez, CEO and President, ABS-CBN Lifestyle Ecosystem; Christian Lim, COO, Microsoft Philippines; Gary Repchuck, Managing Director, VeritasPay; and Jane Lim, Country Director, Shopee Philippines.