Themed as “Connecting Minds, Creating Business and Hospitality Pathways in the 4th Industrial Revolution”, the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management (SBAHM) led the annual conduct of Regional Business Exposition on March 11-13, 2019. Delegates from Cagayan State University-Lallo Campus, University of Cagayan Valley, Apayao State College, and University of Perpetual Help System participated in the convention.
A thanksgiving mass commenced the three-day affair followed by the opening of exhibits. The welcome remarks of Dr. Charito Guillermo, CPA (Dean, SBAHM), the Inspirational Message of Sr. Merceditas Ang (University President), and the keynote address of Dr. Julieta Paras, CESO IV (Director IV, Commission on Higher Education, Region 2), delivered by Mr. Don Dela Cruz, highlighted the inaugural session of this year’s Business Expo.
The Plenary Sessions featured the discussions and presentations of Ms. Maria Bryce Fabro, PhD (CEO, Bryce Inspired Careers), Ms. Charlotte Collado (CEZA Business Development and Marketing Specialist), and Mr. Abad Enriquez (Executive Director, Asian Education Network). The Technical Sessions of the Accountancy and Business group were led by Ms. Ma. Belen Lim, CPA (Proprietor, Golden Press), Ms. Ma. Lourdes Japson (Former Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Tourism), and Dr. Gloria Baysa, CPA (Vice-Chair, Philippine Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy). For the Hospitality and Tourism sector, they were presided by Chef Don Infante (Founder, La Flamme Bleue) and Ms. Alma Rita Jimenez (President and CEO, Health Solutions).
The Business Expo also included Academic and Skills competitions and a Technical Session for Senior High School students with Sr. Merceditas Ang (University President) and Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales (Director, International Relations) as resource speakers.