A gathering of the world’s finance executives
BUSINESS CHIC - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - December 15, 2014 - 12:00am

A gathering of local and international financial executives took place at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila for the 44th International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI) World Congress. With the theme Global Recovery Amidst Reforms, this year’s event was hosted by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), one of the founding organizations of the IAFEI. The highlight of the three-day congress was the Gala Night held at hotel’s Rizal Ballroom, with everyone wearing their best Filipiniana attires. FINEX president Edmundo Soriano gave a heartwarming welcome to the delegates while IAFEI chairman Luis Ortiz Hidalgo launched the association’s new slogan and presented the IAFEI executive officers for 2015. Meanwhile, IAFEI Advisory Council chairman Conchita Manabat and Luis Ortiz Hidalgo led the awarding of medals and plaques of appreciation to past IAFEI chairmen for their hard work and selfless dedication to the organization. Congratulations and more power to the untiring men and women of the IAFEI and FINEX!

The prize of knowing where to buy

Lucky Wilcon Depot Quezon Ave. branch shopper Amparo B. Nepomuceno of Quezon City was handpicked as the next owner of a brand-new Mercedes Benz B180 Sedan during the fourth draw of “Dream Big and Win Big at Wilcon Depot” raffle. Giving away luxury vehicles is just one way of Wilcon showing appreciation to its loyal customers. Wilcon Depot president and CEO William Belo said earning the trust of the Filipino consumer is a huge achievement and this serves as a motivation to further improve the company’s service and commitment to provide top-grade home materials. William Belo was joined by Wilcon Depot senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Rosemarie Ong at the raffle draw held at Wilcon Depot Libis where the names of the winners of 20 Wilcon gift certificates were also picked. With over P12 million worth of prizes to be given away, “Dream Big and Win Big” is Wilcon’s biggest raffle to date. One more Mercedes-Benz B180 sedan is set to be given away at the final draw set on January 9 next year. For more details on the raffle, visit www.wilcon.com.ph.

ADVISORY COUNCIL AMPARO B CONCHITA MANABAT AND LUIS ORTIZ HIDALGO DREAM BIG AND WIN BIG EDMUNDO SORIANO FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES GALA NIGHT WILCON WILCON DEPOT WILLIAM BELO
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