Program and Conference Kit

The table below outlines the program of the conference and links to presentation files.

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration / Morning snack


9:00 – 9:30 AM Prayer

Mr. Patrick Adriel Aure

Management and Organization Department


Welcome Remarks

Dr. Laurene Chua-Garcia

Vice President for External Relations and Internationalization

De La Salle University


Opening Remarks

Her Excellency Amanda Gorely

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines


9:30 – 9:45 AM Group photo

[Australian ambassador, DLSU administrators, workshop participants]


9:45 – 10:15 AM Small business / ICT research: Challenges and opportunities; Introducing the LIAISE Framework

Dr. Rafael Paguio

Associate Professor

Victoria University, Melbourne

Link: Dr. Paguio’s presentation

10:15 – 10:30 AM Refreshment break


10:30 – 11:15 AM SME and ICT: The Commune PH Café experience

Rosario Juan

CEO, Commune PH Café & Bar

Link: Ms. Rosario’s presentation

11:15 AM – 12:00 NN Giving credit to SMEs: The FUSE by Mynt experience

Claudia Ayaquil

Head of Commercial Lending, Fuse Lending Inc.

Link: Ms. Ayaquil’s presentation

12:00 NN – 1:30 PM LUNCH


1:30 – 2:15 PM SME Development Plan (Philippines)

Ms. Danielle Javier and Ms. Nilda Catalan

Trade and Industry Development Specialist

Department of Trade and Industry

Link: DTI presentation


2:15 – 2:45 PM Echo session: Small business and ICT use – Illustrative cases

By Dr. Raymund B. Habaradas

Management and Organization Department

De La Salle University


Ms. Paz Esperanza T. Poblador

Marketing and Advertising Department

De La Salle University

Link: Dr. Habaradas and Ms. Poblador’s presentation


2:45 – 3:00 PM Refreshment break


3:00 – 3:45 PM Facebook content orientation and user engagement of chosen social enterprises in the Philippines

By Marga Camara, Razel Lim, Francis Luigi Natanauan, and Jason Pascual

Applied Corporate Management, De La Salle University

Link: Camara et al.’s presentation


A study on online crowdfunding as a source of startup capital

By Juan Barcelon, John Dulay, Lance Miguel, Jose Maria Rustia, and Danica Camille Yu

Applied Corporate Management, De La Salle University

Link: Barcelon et al.’s presentation

3:45 – 4:00 PM Closing remarks

Dr. Brian C. Gozun

Dean, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business

De La Salle University, Manila


Certificates for participants


4:00 – 4:30 PM Reflection / Updates / Next steps

Australia – ASEAN Council Project team members