The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Philippines Chapter in late June hosted its inaugural, virtual IMA Philippines Summit, attracting a large number of accounting professionals and aspiring management accountants. More than 1,500 attendees registered for the event from a variety of professional backgrounds and industry segments. Each of the three break-out sessions attracted more than 100 participants. 

Titled “IMA Philippines Chapter Summit 2021: Performance Management,” the summit featured a keynote address by Joscel Delos Cielos, CMA, CSCA, CPA, president of the Philippines Chapter and head of finance at etaily. He covered the topic of volunteer leadership.

Also delivering a keynote talk was Loudie Jay C. Falguera, CMA, CFC, CPA, incoming Chapter president and assistant vice president and head of finance and controllership at Wilcon Depot, who discussed “Making a Difference as a CMA.”

In between the two keynote addresses, participants were invited to attend breakout sessions led by prominent industry leaders. The options offered included:

  • Performance Management Track, led by Gary Cokins, CPIM, CEO, Analytics-based Performance Management LLC
  • Finance Digital Transformation Track, led by Aristotle Castro, CPA, CIA, Country CFO, Microsoft Philippines
  • Risk Management Track, led by Jef Lacson, COA, CISA, CIA, Group Program Executive – IFRS 17 (Asia Pacific), Pacific Cross International

The event also included the introduction of the 2021-2022 Philippines Chapter board and the presentation of other chapter leadership awards. Seven members won a CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) scholarship and three-year IMA membership package, and two members won three years of IMA membership.

Presenters shared insights with their virtual audience.
 Presenters shared insights with their virtual audience.

Presenters shared insights with the virtual audience.

“We were pleased with the turnout and response to the IMA Philippines Chapter’s first summit,” said Josh Heniro, senior director, IMA Southeast Asia & Australasia. “This event provided a great platform for members to gain insights on the important topics of volunteer leadership and performance management. It also showcased the commitment of our volunteers and what is possible when a chapter comes together to provide education and inspiration to its members and the broader accounting and finance community. We look forward to working with our other chapters in the region to offer similar events.”

For more information, please visit the IMA Philippines Chapter website.