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The 4th GAIN National Convention (May 27-28, 2021)

4th GAIN National Convention

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Turning life as we know it upside down, the COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted the digital economy, forever changing how the global markets work. Shining the spotlight on the changes brought about by rapid digitalization and its effect on new entrants to the global workplace, this conference will tackle the new requirements for success: digital literacy framework, global communication standards, micro-credentials vis-a-vis a college degree, Philippine PISA results vis-a-vis national competitiveness, and the ability to adapt to remote work, the gig economy, hybrid workforces and globally connected teams.

DAY 1 (MAY 27)

Keynote Address
Preparing graduates for the global workplace in the new normal
Dr. Peter Laurel, Chairman - Government Academe Industry Network Inc. (GAIN)

Closing Keynote
Future-proofing your career
Mr. Maulik Parekh, Author - FutureProof Your Career and Company

Topic 1
The post-pandemic workplace: what awaits the Filipino workforce?
Speaker: Mr. Lito Tayag, Country Managing Director - Accenture Philippines

Topic 2
Using Analytics:  Global Digital Proficiency standards using Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle)
Mr. Rex Wallen Tan, Director - Government Academe Industry Network (GAIN)

Topic 3
Embracing the Gig Economy: Opportunities for the Global Freelancer
Ms. Gina Romero, CEO and Co-Founder - Connected Women

Topic 4
Micro-credentialing – How this Impacts Education
Mr. Eklavya Bhave, Senior Regional Director - Coursera APAC & Japan

DAY 2 (MAY 28)

Closing Remarks
Dr. Raymundo Arcega, Director - Government Academe Industry Network Inc. (GAIN)

Topic 5
Adopting Global Communication Standards for the Digital Economy
Ms. Monette Iturralde-Hamlin, President - Government Academe Industry Network Inc. (GAIN)

Topic 6
Country-level data and how it drives national competitiveness
Ms. Claudia Tamassia, Research Project Management Senior Director - Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Topic 7
Building on the PISA  Results vis-a-vis National Competitiveness
Hon. Diosdado San Antonio, Undersecretary - Department of Education (DepEd)

Panel Discussion
Making the Filipino globally competitive: How do we get there?

Panel Members


  • Asec. Dominique Tutay, Employment and General Administration Cluster - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)


  • Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, President - Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
  • Dr. Ellen SN. Salac, Commissioner - Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)


  • Mr. Banjo Castillo, CEO / General Manager (Philippines) - Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

Topic 9
Ensuring global language competitiveness in the Philippines through legislation

Hon. Mark O. Go, District Representative - Baguio City, Lone District

Topic 10
National Roadmap for Global Competitiveness in Communication Skills (NRGCCS)
Atty. Lily Freida Milla, Director III, CHED International Affairs Staff - Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Registration and Rates

  • Early Bird (Registration & payment until May 15, 2021 only) - PHP 1,000.00
  • Regular Rate - PHP 1,500.00
  • Walk-in Rate - PHP 2,000.00
  • Government Rate - PHP 1,000.00
  • Group rate with minimum of 5 participants - PHP 1,000.00 each

Kindly fill up the form on the website and settle your payment to officially reserve a slot. Send the proof of bank transaction or scanned deposit slip to

Bank Details
Bank: PNB Las Pinas - Aguilar Branch
Account Name: Government Academe Industry Network
Account Number: 145170007913

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HRAP Advisory

Board of Trustees (2019 - 2021)

Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino
Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)

Ms. Anabelle Ochoa Moreno
Association of Human Resources Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM)
Vice Chairman

Ms. Tinette Capistrano
Philippine Association of Convention/ Exhibition Organizer and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS)

Dr. Gloria Baken Wong- Siy
Association of Administrators in Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institutions (AAHRMEI)

Mr. Elieser Casas
Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA)

Mr. Hessel Larcia
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)
Public Relations Officer

Board Trustees

Mr. Daniel Edralin
Ms. Eleonor Ogarte
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)

Ms. Fe Yu
Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA)

Board of Advisers

Assistant Secretary Maria Rica C Bueno
Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo
Ms. Arlene Alipio
Department of Tourism (DOT)

Executive Director Imelda Taganas
Executive Director Susan Dela Rama
Ms. Ma. Isabel Gamurot
Technical Education Skills Development Authority

Dr. Edieser Dela Santa
University of the Philippines
Asian Institute of Tourism (UP AIT)

Secretariat: Lawrence Castro

Contact Information

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
+63 2 9818500 ext 2799
+63 906 2955889

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