The PMA’s new flagship marketing conference features Japan on its inaugural year.
On its 65th anniversary, the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) celebrates a new dawn by bringing the world stage of marketing to the PMA’s new flagship conference, IPSUM, which is the first-ever, country-focused marketing event to be held in the Philippines.
For its inaugural conference, the PMA will break ground with “IPSUM JPX: Marketing Exchange Japan” on September 19, 2019 at OKADA Manila. With Japan being one of the Philippines’ strongest economic partners, IPSUM JPX highlights the long-standing relationship between the two countries; not only in business, but also in the way Japan has influenced culture, food, and fashion.
Bringing Together the Top Minds Behind Japanese Global Brands
On its opening year, IPSUM JPX presents an impressive slate of speakers, featuring some of the top Japanese global companies. The one-day event will be further divided into three Tracks, with industry leaders discussing Japan’s distinct Culture, Leadership, and Innovations.
Attendees can also look forward to experiential cross-cultural expositions, educational discussions on best practices and innovations, and an engaging series of marketing workshops and networking activities at IPSUM JPX.
Through the years, Japan has evolved into one of the most unique cultures in the world, marrying the traditional and the modern to create a completely new identity. IPSUM JPX aims to look closer at how Japan’s distinct customs and lifestyle practices have made globally recognized products and brands. From organization to hospitality, the Culture Track will host such speakers as Christine Dychiao, the First Certified Consultant of the KonMari Method in the Philippines; Takahiro Kimura, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Co. Ltd, Administration and Sales Manager; and Takashi Oya, Okada Hotel’s President.
There will also be a Panel Discussion on the passion for Japanese culture, moderated by Cholo Mallillin, Event Marketing Head of Toycon PH. Panelists for this segment will include Jerome Villanueva, the Founder of Voltes V Documentary; Dr. Blue Soon, an International Trainer on Pokemon-Go; and JJ Yulo, a Food Travel Organizer for Japan.
A global leader in business, Japan offers a wealth of marketing and branding insights from their ways of doing business, best-in-class systems, and brand mantras that have made Japanese leadership a global force. At IPSUM JPX, attendees can look forward to hearing from Kazuhiro Ozawa, President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.; Ann Christine Palisoc, President of Philippine Wacoal Corp.; and Masako Okamura, ASPAC – Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines’ Executive Creative Director.
The Leadership Track will also include a Panel Discussion on Japanese cult brands in the Philippines such as Onitsuka, which will be represented by Christian Herradura, Co-Founder of the Onitsuka Tiger Shoe Club of the Philippines. This segment will be moderated by Carlo Ople, who is the Founder and Host of Unbox.ph, and the Vice-President for Digital Strategy and Consumer Disruptive Business at PLDT/Smart.
Forward-thinking and solution-oriented, the Japanese are pioneers in developing new methods and ideas. Zeroing in on this spirit of ingenuity and its role in creating revolutionary products, IPSUM JPX will feature innovative companies that have redefined the Filipino retail experience. One of the brands guests can expect to hear from is Family Mart, represented by Henry Albert Fadullon, President of Philippine FamilyMart CVS.
Gathering world-class experience, education, and engagement all in one place, IPSUM JPX highlights the best of Japan’s branding, cultural affiliations, and business mindset to the heart of Manila for a one-of-a-kind Marketing Exchange. “We are bringing great brands and great minds together for a creative exchange of ideas, best practices and innovations. The IPSUM JPX world stage will be bustling with energy, success stories and thought-provoking discussions,” says Jos Ortega, overall chairman of IPSUM JPX.
“As we mark our 65th anniversary, the Philippine Marketing Association is especially proud to present the first marketing conference of its kind in the country,” shares PMA President, Ms. Faith Abano. “Through IPSUM JPX, we realize our goal of creating a platform for Filipino Marketers to learn and exchange best practices from all over the world, so that, in turn, we can work together to further elevate the caliber of Filipino brands and entrepreneurship.”
Presented by the PMA, IPSUM JPX is a collaborative effort made possible by its partners: Salesforce, FamilyMart, Carlo Rossi, Casino Filipino, Maxicare, Okada Manila, Pagcor, and Rebisco Sandwich; Affiliates: Animo Magazine, Binary Digital Communications, Ex-link Events, Inspire Leadership Consultancy, Salt & Light Ventures, and TeamAsia; and Media Partners: Adobo Magazine, Business World, DOOH, DWIZ 882, 97.9 Home Radio, Manila Bulletin, My Inquirer, The Philippine Star, and United Neon Media Group.
Redefining Marketing Conferences, the word “IPSUM” refers to the world stage of marketing, and with this, the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) aims to create a platform for Filipinos to learn and exchange global insights and expertise. A restrengthening of the PMA’s annual National Marketing Conference, this event will highlight a chosen country each year, with the vision of allowing Filipino Marketers to dive deeper into international cultures and economies in order to gain a better understanding of the best international brands, businesses, and experiences.
About the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA)
Founded in 1954, the PMA was established to create awareness for the power of marketing in business, industry, and the academe. Pioneering various initiatives across the country, the Association works to develop and promote marketing as a science and a profession, and to serve as the policy-making and the recommendatory arm of the government on marketing-related issues. Today, the PMA remains the leading institution for marketing excellence in the Philippines.