Driving Towards Success: How to Flourish Financially Through Wise Investments & Management

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May 18, 2018, 7:00pm
ASPACE _Studio Fort (Taguig, Metro Manila)
Fort Strip, 3/F, corner 20th and 7th, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila 1634

Financial, investments and career platform for women - The New Savvy Philippines

How many of us have thought “I want to be financially stable” or “I want to know more about making profitable investments”. However, where and how do we start making this dream a reality?

We are here to help you make 2018 the year that you make positive steps towards being financially stable and learn more about proper investment and management.

The New Savvy is Asia’s leading financial, investments and career platform for women. We empower women to make smarter financial decisions and help you transform your relationship with money as well as supercharging your career.

Join us for our launch event this May 18 to know how you can have financial freedom and stability; new knowledge on where you can invest your money and how to efficiently manage your finances.

We have invited experts and industry leaders in the fields of finance and investment to provide you with advice and their perspectives on how they have taken action to make a difference in their lives and achieved great success.

We are here to help you unleash your true potential. We want to help you align your career and life aspirations, for you to reach the success you always wanted. Regardless of the stage of life you are in, you can achieve your goals.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


7.00 pm: Registration and networking
7.45 pm: Panel discussion starts
8.30 pm: Question & Answer
8.45 pm: Networking Drinks


MARJORIE PABLO – COO at Rovic TradingMARJORIE PABLO – COO at Rovic Trading

Marjorie Ann Pablo is the Chief Operating Officer at Rovic Trading. She was involved in Market Research and Data Focus in Pharmaceutical and Logistics sectors for three years. She also used to work to one of the top banks in the Philippines and was a financial ambassadress in her company. She had various speaking and training engagements in the industry. Her family is involved in various businesses and franchise.

She earned her business degree from the University of Bedfordshire in England. Currently, she is studying Pilot Training in Leading edge to become a Commercial Pilot.


ENGR. MARGARITA DIZON, BSCE – Land Development Design Engineer, Founder of Bzzz PHENGR. MARGARITA DIZON, BSCE – Land Development Design Engineer, Founder of Bzzz PH

Margarita Dizon “Mags” is a licensed Civil Engineer from the University of Santo Tomas. She has been in the corporate career for four years and she is currently a Land Development Design Engineer at Arcadis. Despite her busy schedule, she is known for her travels around the Philippines as #Magsliwaliw.

Mags is also a start-up founder of Bzzz PH; the business focuses on distributing purely organic honey that helps bee farmers in the Northern Philippines. Her family was also involved in the exportation of capiz in the Philippines. She is a firm supporter of local products here in the Philippines because this helps her fellow Filipinos grow their business and even the Philippines’ economy.

HESPER FLORES – Stock TraderHESPER FLORES – Stock Trader

Hesper Flores is a young Philippine-based stock trader. He is also a Registered Electrical Engineer and has worked in Qatar for three years. Despite his flourishing corporate career, Hesper is heavily interested in the stock market, at first; he started as a part-time trader. He then decided to leave his career as an electrical engineer to move back in the Philippines to become a full-time stock trader.

Hesper has been active in bonds and stock markets for over 4 years. He started managing the funds of his family as well. Hesper also educates the Filipino people interested in the stocks to make bold moves and create their own success as an investor.

Barbara Faye Trinidad

Barbara Faye Trinidad – Chef, The Royal Chimney

Chef Barbara “Chef Bobbie” is a hustler when it comes to entrepreneurship. She started her business ventures last 2011; she joined in food bazaars and later expanded to three stalls in Manila. Amidst the pressure in her growing business, she was able to start a new business joint called The Royal Chimney, which is an online pastry shop, last 2012. Just after 2 years in operation, The Royal Chimney now had its brick and mortar store in Ortigas, Manila. In 2016, she was able to make a business partnership with resorts. Currently, she started working in Australia to expand her business and she is now building Sunday’s Patiserrie Sydney including an e-commerce website selling Travel Apparel.

She is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with the degree of Food Technology. She was a graduate of Professional Culinary Arts in The Academy for International Culinary Arts; she also holds a diploma in Advanced Patisserie from The Northern Sydney Institute in Australia. Currently, she is taking Diploma in Hospitality Management in Sydney, Australia.


Daniel Albert Riola is the Premier Leader at PhilAm Life. He has been in the financial service industry for 13 years. He is a Senior Executive Advisor and Certified Investment Solicitor. Daniel is known for his passion to help the Filipinos not only to learn how to save but also to grow their finances through proper investment and management. He is one of the top financial advisers in his company because of his deep desire that all Filipinos have the chance to flourish financially.

He graduated from Ateneo De Manila with the course of BS Management year 2005. He is currently married with one young son.

Moderated by: Beatrix Mercado, Ambassador The New Savvy Philippines

Beatrix Mercado, Philippines Ambassador The New SavvyBeatrix is the founder of a start-up, Project Fit PH, which focuses on improving health & wellness. She is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and a product developer. She worked as a professor for 4 years and eventually pursued entrepreneurship full time.

She also currently invests in real estate and stocks. Beatrix has been featured on media platforms such as the ANC channel, iJuander GMA News TV and FH&S Magazine. She also actively participates in speaking engagements in various schools and private companies.

Beatrix firmly believes that the Philippines can grow and advance more through financial literacy and women empowerment; she also believes in maximising one’s potential because it does not only bring financial growth but it adds value to others and the community too.

Beatrix makes sure she does not miss her morning workout, meditation and business book reading; this gives her peace, wisdom and energy throughout the day. With her free time, she usually bakes or studies Spanish.

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Founder @ The New Savvy
Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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