READY THE NEXT GENERATION. Delegates of the 11th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit, which carried the theme “Filipino Youth, Global Leaders: Driving Business Excellence to Secure a Better World for the Next Generation", with their mentors and facilitators.
READY THE NEXT GENERATION. Delegates of the 11th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit, which carried the theme “Filipino Youth, Global Leaders: Driving Business Excellence to Secure a Better World for the Next Generation", with their mentors and facilitators.

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Aboitiz Future Leaders, primed for the world

Nurture your potential. Explore your natural curiosity about the world and your interest in the diversity of people. For this interest can inspire visionary initiatives even beyond our borders.
–Erramon I. Aboitiz, President & CEO, Aboitiz Group

The 11th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS) welcomed 91 of the country’s best and brightest college student delegates to the annual youth congress, which was held at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu from November 3 to 5.

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DIRECT FROM THE C-SUITE. “Envision yourself to be a global leader in the future, making a difference both here at home and abroad.” –EIA

In his opening keynote, Aboitiz Group President Erramon Aboitiz talked about ‘#BetterWorld: The Aboitiz Way’, emphasizing to the young participants the value of fostering leadership skills.

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The students—58 from Luzon, 20 from Visayas, and 13 from Mindanao—come from a mix of degree courses such including Accountancy, Engineering, Economics, and Psychology, among others.

“You millennials already have what it takes to become global leaders,” EIA said. “We trust that this leadership summit will further motivate you to aspire to be a positive change agent for the greater good. Envision yourself to be a global leader in the future, making a difference both here at home and abroad.”

“When you step out of the halls of your university and enter the real world, may you always be constantly aware of the transforming role of your actions not only in your place of employment, but also in the communities you affect,” he added.

Every year, the Aboitiz Future Leaders gathers the country’s brightest college student leaders for a three-day summit of fun and knowledge through activities that allow participants to develop their leadership skills and learn management concepts in a corporate environment.

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ICONIC DESIGN. World-renowned designer and true-blue Cebuano Kenneth Cobonpue talking about the now famous Banaue Rice Terraces-inspired round table used by world leaders at the 2015 APEC Summit.
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THE GOOD WITH THE BAD. “You will fail. It’s part of the process. Get over it and move on,” Paul Rivera, CEO of Kalibrr.com, prodded the delegates, emphasizing the importance of taking calculated risks and tolerating uncertainty.

Aside from top Aboitiz executives, invited keynote speakers were internationally acclaimed Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue ​and tech entrepreneur Paul Rivera, CEO and co-founder of Kalibrr.com.

AEV SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer Txabi Aboitiz

Concluding its 11th year of building young talented leaders, the AFLBS​ continues to prepare and empower the youth to be change-makers in their chosen fields and society in general.

“In Aboitiz, people are our greatest assets, which means that human resources holds a key role in the organization—that of finding the right people to occupy the right positions and motivating them to excel and be the best at what they do,” shared Txabi Aboitiz, AEV Chief Human Resource Officer.