Here’s How Employees, Managers, and Business Owners Can Conquer Industry 4.0

With the ultimate goal of equipping employees, managers, and business owners from Tourism, Retail, Logistics, Food Services, Design, and Education/Traning/HR sectors with skills mastery and lifelong learning, Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Thames International Business School, and Accelebator co-organized Leaping the Gap: Philippines 4.0 Skills Forum and Exhibition.

Happening this November 20-21 at PTTC in Pasay City, this two-day event introduces the Skills Framework of Singapore, the World’s Most Competitive Country, for the Philippines to develop a Skills Framework of its own and close the existing skills gap in the country.

Aside from having the chance to be inspired by His Excellency, Gerard Ho Wei Hong, Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines, and Hon. Ramon Lopez, Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry in their inspirational messages during the Opening Ceremony, employees and business owners are also invited to attend the following activities:

Plenary Sessions

SkillsFuture Singapore will explore A Framework for Skills in the Future. As evidenced by Singapore’s distinguished competitiveness, the country recognizes the role every individual play in the development of an advanced economy and inclusive society. Consecutively, Accelebator will share the Tensions and Contentions on Qualifications vs. Skills. This will expound how the current skills qualification approach might not be as relevant in the shortening of current knowledge lifecycle.

Panel Discussions

Participants will learn about the Eco-Systems Approach in Skills Development. This will shed light on the inter-connectedness of economy, jobs, and skills, and how different stakeholders can fully optimize the economic outcomes of skills development. Among the panelists are DOT, DICT, DOLE, TESDA, CHED, PCCI, SkillsFuture Singapore, and Industry Speakers.


Accelebator Managing Director Anderson Tan, Thames International Business School Managing Director Joel Santos, First Media Academy Curriculum Director Yasser Mattar, XpRienz HR Pte Ltd Chief Skills Officer Rahman Bin Jumaat, and other prominent Singaporean leaders will lead the following Seminars on 6 Priority Sectors:

•Tourism: How to Develop an Integrated Digital Marketing Strategy for Tourism and Hospitality Promotion; The Next Big Concept in Hospitality; The Beauty of Spa and Wellness Tourism

•Food Services: Sustainable F&B Business Model Innovation; Halal Certifications for Business Growth; Food Safety; Capturing the Halal Market – An Ecosystem Approach

•Retail: Future Trends in Retail; Stories of Transformation in Retail sector; Future of Retail; Emerging Skills for Retail 4.0; E-Commerce and retailing;

•Logistics: Supply Leadership in Logistics (Apple Case study); Transforming the Logistics & Supply Sector using Technology; Emerging Skills for Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0

•Design: Designpreneurship: Mastering Career Destiny; Career growth and opportunities in the creative industries; Training and Assessment for the Creative Industry in Skills 4.0

•Education/Training/HR: The Rise of Smart Organizations; New Learning Technologies & Methodologies; Qualifications vs. Skills; Internationalizing for Growth


•Singapore’s curated technology solutions providers

•Philippines’ IT and business solutions providers

Employees, managers, and business owners can now conveniently access more information on the event by visiting PTTC-GMEA’s Facebook page ( and scanning the corresponding QR Code of the sector they want to join in.

Alternatively, interested participants can also go to these links:


Food Services:


Logistics & Supply Chain:


Organizational Learning:

2-day access to the event is priced at P 7, 500.00

*Inclusive of meals, materials, and certificate of participation


PTTC – GMEA – MarComm | | | +63 2 834 1341 loc 404

Trainings & Seminars