(07 October 2015. Manila, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) and BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) are jointly supporting the Forbes Global CEO Conference to be held for the first time in the Philippines from October 12-14, 2015.
SM and BDO, represented by its Vice-Chair and Chairperson respectively, Teresita Sy-Coson, will be in attendance as one of the speakers during the three-day conference, joining 49 other prominent global business leaders and entrepreneurs.
“We look forward to the discussions to be generated from the forum which will provide fresh perspectives on the evolving global business environment and the kinds of leadership that can potentially emerge under such a dynamic landscape,” SM Vice-Chair and BDO Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson said.
The conference theme, “Toward a Winning Vision”, focuses on visionary leadership and looks into how companies can best conceive and articulate a winning vision to drive their businesses forward, one that is based on their core competencies, values, and purpose. The discussions aim to gather insights on topics such as the world economy, investment strategies, energy, technology and innovation, emerging markets, leadership, succession, and philanthropy.
Aside from SM and BDO, the 15th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference is co-hosted by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and San Miguel Corporation. Corporate Sponsors include Berjaya Corporation, Vista Land, Biomax Technologies, FICOFI, and Weber Shandwick Worldwide.
About SM Investments
SM Investments Corporation (SM) is one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines with highly synergistic businesses in retail, banking, and property development. SM has evolved into one of the most highly respected companies in the country owing to its progressive approach in business and its comprehensive sustainability programs for its host communities through SM Foundation and SM Cares.
SM’s retail operations enjoy a strong brand franchise consisting of THE SM STORE and its food retail chains namely SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore and WalterMart stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is among the largest integrated property developers in the Philippines with interests in mall, residential, commercial and tourism development. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the country’s largest, and in China Banking Corporation (China Bank), the fifth largest private bank. Combined, these two banks have a network of over 1,000 branches nationwide.
BDO is a full-service universal bank which provides a wide range of corporate, commercial and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards and credit card services.
It has one of the largest distribution networks in the Philippines, with over 900 operating branches and over 2,700 ATMs nationwide. It also has a branch in Hong Kong as well as 27 overseas remittance and representative offices in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of June 30, 2015. For more information, please visit www.bdo.com.ph.