by RONALYN BANAKEN
Four students from the University of Baguio (UB) have been chosen to be part of the Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit – an annual gathering of the country’s finest young minds and future leaders.
Candace Dawn Fernandez, Kier Ocampo, Kama-i Sulikam Okubo, and Noah Rex Talosig will take part in the summit – now on its ninth year – which tackles leadership and management concepts.
The event features top executives from Aboitiz who will touch on both the basics and essentials of leadership particularly in the business sector. Speakers will come from the different business fields run by Aboitiz which include transportation, industrial gas, banking and finance, insurance brokerage, food, coconut oil milling, construction, real estate development, overseas shipping, crewing, and shipbuilding. Aboitiz is more famously known for operating around power generation and distribution.
Fernandez is an Information Technology student of the University while Ocampo, Okubo, and Talosig are all under the UB School of Business Administration and Accountancy.
The event – set on Aug. 14-16 in Cebu City – seeks to develop the student participants’ leadership abilities through plenary discussions and teambuilding activities, providing them opportunities for interacting, networking and establishing ties with executives, team leaders, and team members of the Aboitiz Group. It also aims to “bring out the best from the delegates, inspire them to develop a renewed hope in the country and encourage them to strive for excellence in all things.”
The University has earlier sent Jonalive Ngaseo and Raymond Sakiwat in 2012 and Reymart Canuel in 2011 to the convention.
Conceived in 2006, the Summit brings together working scholars, varsity athletes, honor students, and organization leaders from the country’s major colleges and universities.
Aboitiz – through the Aboitiz Foundation – also develops and implements projects on education, enterprise development, primary health and child care, and the environment as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.