Seamless Philippines will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay on September 25 and 26.
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Over 7,500 from commerce, finance industry to gather in 2-day Seamless Philippines
( - September 20, 2019 - 7:18pm

MANILA, Philippines — Seamless Philippines 2019 will open its doors to bring together the entire Philippines’ commerce and finance ecosystem to innovate, transform and disrupt.

This year’s Seamless Philippines will be held on September 25 and 26 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay.

On Day 1, guest of honor and commissioner of Securities Exchange and Commission Ephyro Luis Amatong will kickstart the keynote plenary session.

The session will also feature insights from Christopher James Payne, president of Veritaspay and Angelica Sarmiento, Department of Finance Director IV.

The afternoon will also bring keynotes on “Driving innovation in banking” by Lito Villanueva, executive vice president and chief Innovation and inclusion officer of RCBC, and Pat Del Castillo, client solutions manager of Facebook, will tackle “Conversational commerce: The new age of commerce.”

On 26 September, Aida Yuvienco, Department of Information and Communications Technology Director for Government Digital Transformation Bureau, will deliver a keynote on the Philippine government’s digital transformation. 

Martin Yu, head of Business Intelligence at Shopee, will share insights into their omni-channel strategy, and Joey Concepcion, presidential advisor for entrepreneurship and founder of GoNegosyo, will explore the future of digitalization for MSMEs.

In addition to the highlighted keynote speakers, over 120 other experts will share their insights across seven topics namely payments, retail, e-commerce marketing, e-commerce strategy, banking, financial inclusion, and identity.

Additional featured speakers at Seamless Philippines 2019 include:

  • Henry Aguda, chairman of the board at UBX/ SEVP and chief technology and operations officer and chief technology officer of Unionbank
  • Mark Joseph Bantigue, head of e-commerce at Security Bank Corporation
  • Mark Richmund De Leon, Office-In-Charge - Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure at the Department of Transportation
  • ASEC Lourdines Dela Cruz, Deputy National Statistician at Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Sharon Garin, Deputy Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives
  • James Jimenez, Director and Spokesperson from the Commission on Elections
  • Ellen Joyce L. Suficiencia, deputy director of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Enrico Paringit, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology - PCIEERD
  • Bettina Quimson, IT Expert Resource for the Philippine Senate and Congress
  • Marissa Romero, vice president and lead of Programmed  Investments at BDO Universal Bank
  • Rochelle Vandenberghe, head of marketing at FWD Life Insurance Corporation
  • Raymund Villanueva, director and head of growth and marketing at Paymaya
  • Ivy Grace Villasoto, Office-In-Charge - Director of the Privacy Policy Office at the National Privacy Commission
  • Philips Yu, managing director for E-commerce, Philippine Seven Corp. (7Eleven) 

Apart from the conference sessions, Seamless Philippines 2019 will also showcase the latest solutions and technologies from over 70 industry players and up-and-coming start-ups.

Exhibiting companies include Veritaspay, Zoloz,, Cognitec, Emailage, Entrego, Financial Software and Systems (FSS), Home Credit, Imin, IDTECH, Nationlink, Nexty, Lexis Nexis & Threatmetrix, Uniken, Cashalo, Easydebit, Eastern Communications, Goldpac, Globe Labs & Rush, Opsolutions, Yalamanchili, and more.

The two-day conference and exhibition is expected to gather over 7,500 payments, retail, e-commerce, fintech stakeholders from across the Philippines and beyond.


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