The Philippines' 1st Professional Speakers Conference 2017
The Philippines’ 1st Professional Speakers Conference 2017

Our keynote speakers

KN2017 Keynote Speaker Jonathan Low
KN2017 Keynote Speaker Jonathan Low

“Increased self-awareness accelerates professional relations and business success”. Jonathan centers his speaking and executive coaching work with organizations and senior executives around this premise to measurably improve their leadership effectiveness and business performance especially in the areas of Service Quality, Sales Performance, Leadership Communication and Team Development.

Jonathan has more than 25 years of professional & international business experience in executive positions in the service industry and has worked with executives and their leadership teams throughout Asia and the Middle East. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and one of Asia leading Sales & Service Mastery & Leadership Success Coach, Jonathan has successfully delivered his high energy, fun and highly engaging keynotes or workshops to international participants. Jonathan is also a ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Coach with Marshall Goldsmith SCC and a Global Certified Canfield Methodology Trainer.

Jonathan is the CEO of Global Success Learning Academy Group / Global Success Hospitality and is recognized as one of the Global Guru Top 30 Hospitality leader and contributor.

He was the President of the Global Speakers Federation (2015-16) and Past President of the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS).

KN2017 Keynote Speaker Karen Davila
KN2017 Keynote Speaker Karen Davila

Karen Davila (for final confirmation of speaking time) is a Young Global Leader recognized by the World Economic Forum. She is the host of ABS-CBN News Channel’s eponymous program Headstart with Karen Davila and the anchor of ABS-CBN’s late-night newscast Bandila. She is also the host of current affairs show My Puhunan and radio anchor on DZMM’s Pasada Sais Trenta with Vic Lima.

She was former host of the show Wonder Mom, My Puhunan, the documentary The Correspondents, XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé, Y Speak, and Barangay Dos, as well as the former anchor of ABS-CBN Headlines, ABS-CBN Insider and TV Patrol World/TV Patrol.

Karen has also won numerous awards both locally and internationally in her career, including two awards from the prestigious New York Festival and the 2008 Ten Outstanding Young Men Award for Broadcast Journalism.

Jumpstart: The profession

Panel Speakers
Panel Speakers

LLOYD ABRIA LUNA is popularly known in social media as #PambansangInspirasyon. He is an Asian motivational speaker and comedian. He is an author of 11 self-help books, radio and television talk show host. He performs at least 100 speeches every year. His remarkable life story of turning scarcity during his early childhood into golden opportunities in his 20s has been shared to thousands of people in Asia. Since 2005, he has been inspiring many Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Brunei, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates and Thailand. He is president of LLOYDLUNA Companies and founding president of Philippine Association of Professional Speakers, Inc.

KAREN AGUSTIN-OSTREA, AICI, FLC, is a certified business etiquette, international protocol and image consultant. A speaker and corporate trainer, she has effectively trained corporate employees, executives, businessmen and sales managers through her workshops for the past 12 years. An authority on Etiquette and Image, Karen has trained celebrities, managers, beauty queens and public officials on their appearance, behavior and communication.

Karen is trained and certified by the International Image Institute in Toronto, Canada as an Image Consultant. She has trained with the Protocol School of Washington as a corporate etiquette and international protocol expert. Karen is accredited as a Certified Image Consultant from the Association of Image Consultants, International.

ARMAND BENGCO is an entrepreneur and host of cable TV programs on Global News Network’s PISObilities on Tuesdays and Saturdays and in DZRH-TV’s Pera Pera Lang Yan on Wednesdays and Seminar School Plus on Saturdays. He is part of GoNegosyo as its resource speaker on personal financial matters. He has done close to a thousand talks the past 10 years (2004-2014). He has been invited and has given a seminar or workshop in 400 entities, companies, government agencies, schools, church groups, associations both here and abroad.

He regularly speaks in Hong Kong and has done a seminar or two in Singapore, Taiwan, Italy, Spain and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

BRYSON BONSOL is a Laughter Yoga Leader and the owner of Be Blest

Jumpstart: Benchmarking

Panel Speakers
Panel Speakers

LHOREE VALERIO is a Certified Hospitality Educator at De La Salle College of St. Benilde

Dr. JOYCE MONDEJAR-DY is an advocate of purposive verbal communication intended to ENLIGHTEN, ENABLE AND EMPOWER persons and organizations to leverage on their strengths and opportunities. She believes that each human being has been imprinted by our Creator with unique talents and given certain opportunities. If such are intentionally harnessed, the efforts will bring out the best a person can become.

She believes in enlightening colleagues and clients of moral and ethical principles and practices that have been distorted because deep down in the heart and conscience of every human being is the desire to do what is good, fair and just. She wishes everyone ‘Shalom’.

ARCHIE INLIONG is a communication, public speaking, public relations, crisis communications and media training consultant with a 38-year experience in helping leaders and organizations develop and protect their public image and reputation. and to preserve the value of their brands even during so-called crisis situations.

His present and past clients include the biggest utilities companies in the country, international organizations, government agencies, and partisan political interests.

To this day, he mentors senior government and business leaders, communication teams, stakeholder relationship managers, diplomats, cabinet secretaries, senators, political candidates, officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and spokespersons of various public and corporate organizations.

Archie is the CEO of NPI Communication Consulting, Inc., a Makati-based public relations and training firm.

CARLOS “PIDO” AGUILAR, JR is a professional speaker and Chairman of the Board of Philippine Association of Professional Speakers, Inc.

Jumpstart: Mentoring

Panel speakers
Panel Speakers

ANTHONETTE ALLONES is Executive Director at Career Executive Service Board

POCHOLO D. GONZALES, the voicemaster of the Philippines, is the CEO of Creativoices Productions

BORIS JOAQUIN is a master trainer and top-ranked speaker for leadership programs and other soft skills, he is a Master Trainer and Accredited Facilitator for Servant Leadership, Leading Without the Title, Power to Persuade, Moving into Management among others.

Currently the President and Chief Equipping Officer of the Breakthrough Leadership Management Consultancy, Inc. running the premier provider of learning events, Salt & Light Ventures and the exclusive rights to HR/OD tools like Maximizing Workforce Contribution® and Merit Profile System under the Personal Leadership Effectiveness® program.

Dina Loomis is President at Southeast Asia Speakers and Trainers Bureau, Inc.

Jesse Francis Rebustillo is Asst. Vice President at Philippine Daily Inquirer

Jumpstart: The community

Panel Speakers
Panel Speakers

Barbie Atienza is Head of External Affairs of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

Jacqueline Michelle Lim is an Oxford-educated young entrepreneur and currently the CEO of Philippine Association of Professional Speakers, Inc.

JC Libiran is an author and founder of Project CourageZone

No-el Salvacion is an educator at De La Salle University and a recollection master at Kairos

Ian Barcelona is Chief Awesome Officer of AIB Training Communications Events