Adobo FOI 2019: Check Out Our First Tranche of Speakers For This Coming Adobo Festival of Ideas 2019!

We are glad to introduce to you this year’s adobo Festival of Ideas. We have the dynamic duo of Chen Yi Agventures, Rachel Renucci and Patrick Renucci, Head of Product Marketing, Instagram Asia-Pacific, Alexander De Leon, Lead Architect of BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design, Royal Pineda, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Global Marketing Head, Francis Flores, Managing Partner of 917 Ventures Globe, Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Head of AC Analytics, Reina Reyes, and R/GA’s EVP Managing Director APAC, Tuomas Peltoniemi.

MANILA — The adobo Festival of Ideas will be happening this coming December 5, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, with “The Connectivity Economy”, as this year’s festival theme.

We’ll be taking a look at how the modern economy is fueled by collaboration over competition, how unexpected connections are leading to an endless array of possibilities, and the role creative and innovative thinking plays in achieving business and sustainability goals.

We’re bringing in renowned leaders from across the globe coming from different sectors and backgrounds to help us explore the worlds created when industries and sectors intersect, converge, and collaborate and how the cyclic relationships between these sectors would shape the future of the world and transform it.

Rachel Renucci

For about 18 years, Rachel Renucci worked abroad as an investment banker. But after seeing the onslaught that Yolanda brought to Leyte, she decided to come home to the Philippines, towing along her husband Patrick to build a state-of-the-art milling facility that would help provide farmers in Leyte a better livelihood.

Patrick Renucci

Despite being a founder of one of the largest printing companies in Paris, Patrick Renucci left his business behind to find a way to live a new life in the Philippines while helping others. Now he runs a post-harvest facility in

Leyte together with his wife Rachel to help out farmers affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Reina Reyes

With a Ph.D in Astrophysics, Reina Reyes’ career in science goes a long way. Her involvement in her field has contributed to the country’s national development, as proven by her Gawad Lagablab Award, and she is now the Head of AC Analytics at Ayala Corporation and the Host of Science Says at the Knowledge Channel. She’s been touted as “The Filipina Who Proved Einstein Right” after publishing her research on general relativity.

Arch. Royal Pineda

Known for his distinct, responsive design and practical construction using various sustainable and innovative technologies, Royal Pineda is a staunch believer in the value of mixing modern and traditional elements, and fusing indigenous materials with artisanal methods.

Alexander de Leon

Currently heading the overall product strategy and go-to-market initiatives for Instagram Asia-Pacific, Alexander de Leon spent prior of his career at Google and YouTube, working across both technical and business development roles.

Tuomas Peltoniemi

Tuomas Peltoniemi has been in digital marketing for about 20 years, working where technology, strategy, creative and business intersects since the late ’90s. Currently R/GA’s EVP, Managing Director for APAC, Tuomas oversees the company’s business across Asia-Pacific.

Read more about who else will be speaking at this year’s festival at

What are you waiting for? Tickets are available at PHP 5,000 at regular price and PHP 2,000 for students. There’s also a group package of 10+1 tickets for PHP 50,000.

For further inquiries, visit our website at or shoot an email to [email protected], or call up (+632) 884 50218.

The adobo Festival of Ideas is sponsored by the following:
Co-Presenter: Jollibee
Major Sponsors: Unilever, Facebook, Lazada,Globe
Venue Partner: Resorts World Manila
Production and Logistics Partner: ArtisteSpace
Creative Partner: Wunderman Thompson Philippines
Video Graphics Partner: Acid House
Sound Design Production Partner: Hit Productions, Inc.
Partner Organizations: Animation Council of the Philippines, Design Center of the Philippines, United Print Media Group, International Association of Business Communicators
Ticketing Partner: Ticket World, Ticket2Me
PR Partner: Greenbulb PR, Page One, MullenLowe Philippines
Media Partners: Page One, Rappler, CHALK.PH, ANC-X, Manila Times, Philippine Star, ClickTheCity, Business World


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