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GK Joins the BoP World Convention & Expo
[Date Created: August 29, 2014]

by Vanezza Zabert


 Capturing the atmosphere of Kuya Luis’ speech and the massive auditorium at ITE College Central


"We flipped the pyramid: the WANTS and NEEDS of the families left behind, are at the core and direction of Gawad Kalinga!" Not the other way around.

During his keynote speech at the BoP World Convention & Expo in Singapore on 29 August 2014, Kuya Jose Luis Oquinena positively rattled the 250-seater auditorium and almost missed his flight due to many new friends and partners.


 

The keynote speech that positively shocked the audience!


A direct social impact was also achieved, as another speaker from APAC Singapore made a donation to GK on the spot, on stage. Great moment and sharing with Team GK.


On behalf of GK, Kuya Luis humbly accepts a donation pledged by APAC Singapore
after his memorable keynote


The First BoP World Convention & Expo, with the theme “A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid,” kicked off with a traditional lion dance, opening plenary by founder Jack Sim and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Singapore Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam. "In the space of inclusive development, everyone (sector) has a role to play otherwise the Eco-system will not work or scale".


With Vice President of CSR Credit Suisse Asia


Held at the ITE College Central, Gawad Kalinga also had the opportunity to set up a booth and inspire more people about the mission. It was also great to see lots of GK Europe partners and the popularity of the GK Singapore team.


Executive Director Jose Luis Oquinena at the booth with GK Singapore and Europe





Themed A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid, the inaugural BoP World Convention & Expo is a unique forum that encourages key stakeholders from multiple sectors and industries to share knowledge, engage with issues and explore partnerships to bring sustainable and affordable solutions that could impact millions of lives. Read more in http://bopworldconvention.org/



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