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ANZ Philip­pines CEO Anna Green and en­tre­pre­neur­ial guru Joey Con­cep­cion share their out­look for 2019

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"I am look­ing for­ward to learn­ing more about how dis­rup­tive tech­nol­ogy and dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion will change how we do busi­ness in Asia in the fu­ture. With their mas­sive, young, dig­i­tally savvy con­sumer base, ASEAN mar­kets are seen by most in busi­ness as pre­sent­ing huge growth op­por­tu­ni­ties. Now is the right time to in­vest in learn­ing what the fu­ture of busi­ness will look like in our re­gion."

“I am op­ti­mistic that our econ­omy will con­tinue to move on an up­ward trend, as mas­sive in­fra­struc­ture projects start mov­ing. I also fore­see in­fla­tion be­ing con­trolled as oil prices go down.

On our part at Go Negosyo, we aim to com­ple­ment the ef­forts of the gov­ern­ment with our own ini­tia­tives—men­tor­ing more en­trepreneurs, de­vel­op­ing pro­grammes, and cre­at­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties for MSMEs. We are in­vest­ing most es­pe­cially in men­tor­ship and ac­cess to money and mar­ket by max­imis­ing plat­forms, both off­line and on­line. Look­ing at the ar­eas of op­por­tu­nity, I be­lieve that we can fur­ther grow in agri­cul­ture and tourism.

We are also seek­ing part­ner­ships on the re­gional level through the ASEAN Men­tors for En­trepreneur­ship Net­work (AMEN), which was launched so that we could learn from our South­east Asian neigh­bours. We have much to learn, most es­pe­cially from Thai­land and Viet­nam, when it comes to build­ing a more dy­namic tourism and agri­cul­ture in­dus­try.

I see a bright fu­ture for our coun­try, so let’s be pos­i­tive. It all starts with hav­ing the right mind­set.”

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