So, let me therefore offer some information regarding Ms. Janette Toral's visit here in Naga this coming Saturday, 4 August 2007.
Janette will be the resource speaker in a seminar on "Online Marketing" organized by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) of the Ateneo de Naga Univeristy.
Ms. Toral, according to the letter sent to us here in Avenue Square by the officers of JCCI (some of whom are former students of mine in Ateneo led by Ms. Jennilyn Ludovice and Karen Felipe, the group's president and internal vice president respectively), is considered to be the "Mother of the Philippine E-Commerce Law (RA 8792) and the author of DigitalFilipino.com website and the E-Commerce Workbook". JCCI is moderated by the dean himself of the College of Commerce, Dr. Edwin Bernal.
Further, the letter states that the rationale of the project is:
"The business development of Naga City is expressively developing and more student-entrepreneurs are engaging in versatile world of commerce. The Business Administration Department of the Ateneo de Naga University rigorously educates students to develop and promote socially responsible businesses for the country and most especially for the Bicol Region. In line with this, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to further enhance the entrepreneurial skills of students by supplementing their classroom lessons with seminars from the country's renowned business gurus."
And the objectives:
1. To create a vibrant and business-friendly environment within and outside the Ateneo Community.Expected participants are the students of the College of Commerce and College of Computer Studies of the Ateneo de Naga University. Students of Universidad de Sta. Isabel and University of Nueva Caceres were also invited to attend.
2. To further enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in advertising and promotion of their business through website marketing especially the student entrepreneurs of Ateneo de Naga University.
3. To be updated with the trends in software development that would allow student-entrepreneurs to be globally competitive.
Tentatively, I believe the venue is set at the Bro. Richie Fernando Hall inside the Ateneo de Naga University.
Ms. Toral is also the woman behind the The Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2007.
Avenue Square Management led by G7Holdings Corporation president Allan Cu and Avenue Square Managing Director Gwen Cu via The Quackroom has agreed to host a dinner for Ms. Janette Toral and JCCI moderator and officers here at Avenue Square, Bicol's very first and premier lifestyle center.
For more info, you can reach the group thru their email: firstname.lastname@example.org.