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SMX Convention Center will launch a new signature event which will focus on reassessing one’s leadership abilities while adapting to the radical changes in technology, society, and business models. With its aspiration to bring forth its own brand of events to the public, SMX teams up with the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers, Inc. (PAPS) for a series of learning sessions entitled SMX AcademiX.

PAPS is the only association in the Philippines that is recognized by the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). The GSF is a global federation whose members include 13 independent speaker associations representing 15 nations and individuals from over 20 countries.

The first seminar will be on Wednesday, March 7, at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Meeting Rooms 7-9 on VUCAD-Driven Leadership. VUCAD, which means Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity and Delayed Feedback and Information Flow, has been subsequently used by contemporary organizations engaged in business, the military, education, government and others as a practical code for awareness and readiness in emerging ideas in strategic leadership.

Wednesday, April 4, at the SMX Convention Center Aura, Meeting Rooms 4-6 for The “Now” Supervisor and Thursday, May 10, at SMX Convention Center Aura, Meeting Rooms 4-6 for Success Is Me and You.

Each session will have a different mix of topics on leadership such as vision, skills, goal setting, decision-making, motivating others and delegation. The topics for engagement are: Disruptive Innovation through Eco-green Leadership by Matthias Gelber; Developing Self for Leading the New Generation by Al Ian Barcelona; Leading with Disruptive Business Models by John Aguilar; Leading in the Age of Technology by Lloyd Luna and Leading Paradoxes ATM by Jesse Francis.  The speakers are all certified professional speakers and experts in their own fields.  In this age of disruptive innovation, every business will depend on the best leader who will manage, solve and prevent concerns, conflicts and crisis in every form. Each takeaway from the sessions is guaranteed to be useful in the workplace and school.

The SMX AcademiX + PAPS: VUCAD-Driven Leadership is open to everyone who are eager to improve their skills and advance their professional growth. SM employees and students can avail of an early bird rate of P3,200.00 until February 22. Regular rate is at P4,000.00.  For ticket purchase, please visit

For more details, visit and click on the SMX Manila event page. For inquires, email or call Yvonne Palaganas at (63 2) 556 8888 local 2006.


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