Day8 Speakers

Meet the Training Masters.
Be mentored by successful entrepreneurs and industry experts!

Josiah Go


  • Co-Founder of Day8 Business Academy, Inc. and WE Awards for Purposeful Entrepreneurship
  • Chairman of Waters Philippines (the market leader in the direct selling of premium home water purifiers in the Philippines)
  • Chairman and Chief Innovation Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc. (the leading advocacy training and consultancy firm with over 70 courses in marketing, sales, strategy, and innovation)
  • Agora Awardee in 1994, Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippine (2001), Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World (2002), The 1st and only Filipino in Business Education given by World JCI in a competition of over 1,000 TOYMs, and one of only two Lifetime Achievement Awardees by the Association of Marketing Educators (2007), Brand Leadership Awardee during the World Brand Congress in India (2009), and included in the 10th edition of the International Who’s Who of Intellectuals (England).
  • Author of 18 record-breaking and best-selling books in marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Chairman / Vice Chairman / Director of over a dozen companies
  • Mentor and Angelpreneur of Go Negosyo

Chiqui Escareal-Go


  • Co-Founder of Day8 Business Academy, Inc. and WE Awards for Purposeful Entrepreneurship
  • CEO and Chief Behavioral Strategist of Mansmith Training Group which includes Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.  (the leading advocacy training and consultancy firm with over 70 courses in marketing, sales, strategy, and innovation), Corporate Achievers Institute (leadership and management), Sensei Business Academy (fundamental courses) and Day 8 Business Academy, Inc. (entrepreneurship)
  • Current Chair of the Women's Business Council Philippines, member for the Board of Trustees of De La Salle Alumni Association, Inc., St. Paul College Pasig and St. Paul University Philippines. Awardees for Outstanding Filipina Entrepreneurs 2011 in the Trailblazer category, the GoNegosyo Enabler Award in 2014 and the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network Award in 2015.
  • Author and co-author of 8 books in marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Mentor of Go Negosyo’s ‘Mentor Me’ program

Rowen Untivero


  • Chairman and CEO of Connecting Mavens Inc., and Partner and Chief Sales Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.
  • Co-Founder and Co-Owner of KinetX, an IT solutions company that aims to help entrepreneurs and other small businesses by offering a very low-cost ERP services.
  • Former Country Manager for Alcatel Mobile Phones, before moving to entrepreneurship. Was also the Founding Director of DigiPost Marketing Inc., a narrowcasting media pioneer dealing with digital display advertising and past President of Privilege Z!
  • Veteran of training, coaching and consulting for a quarter of a century and with almost 3 decades of successful sales, buying and negotiation practice, injector of science in the fields of selling, negotiation, sales management, business-to-business marketing as well as management in general via his original framework, processes and tools.

Emilio Macasaet III


  • Chairman and CEO of Field Partners Inc., and Partner and Chief Channel Marketing Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.
  • Author of 3 best-selling books: Distributor Management: Winning Tools in Managing Distributors as Partners, 6 Steps To Effective Key Account Management and Fundamental of Trade Marketing
  • He brings with him very extensive and intensive corporate experiences gained from both local and multinational companies like Gillette, Nestle, L'Oreal, Metrolab and RFM Corporation where he was Vice President of Sales & Distribution division
  • He conducts various sales seminars, consulting, and training programs in most parts of Asia-Pacific and Middle East

Malu Dy Buncio


  • Chief Business Development Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.
  • She has 20-year experience with Avon worldwide at all levels to develop the company’s performance and leadership: Former Executive Director for Regional and Business Development for Asia Pacific (where she successfully opened Avon Vietnam), General Manager of Avon Cosmetics-Philippines (received two Chairman’s Awards for exemplary business performance and the Best Employers of the Philippines Award from The Asian Wall Street Journal)
  • Awardee of 1999 Pathfinder Award for Unleashing Beauty from the Chairman of the Board, Avon Products Inc. In the same year, she received the Asia Pacific Agora Award for Marketing Excellence by Philippine Marketing Association. And back in 1995 she was a Chairman’s Leadership Awardee cited by the Chairman of the Board, Avon Products Inc.

Benedicto CID


  • Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.
  • Chief Innovation Officer of Udenna Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of DITO CME.
  • Former CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and Managing Director of MRM Worldwide Manila (the digital marketing arm of McCann Ericson Advertising Group), CEO of Yehey Corporation, President and CEO of Media Contacts Manila (a joint venture company between Yehey Corporation and Europe’s largest interactive conglomerate Havas Digital)
  • Youngest to serve as President of the Philippine Marketing Association, the biggest gathering of marketing professionals in the Philippines. He is also the founding president of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines.
  • First awardee of the Agora Award for Marketing Communications by the Philippine Marketing Association. Most recently, he became one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines for 2015.

Rosanna Velasco


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Insurance Adviser (IA)
  • Founder and first Chairman of Industrial Finance Corporation Employees Cooperative and Founder/adviser of Avon Independent Managers Credit Coop
  • Accredited Trainor of Bureau of Coops and his Certificate in Cooperative Education from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Marburg University, Germany
  • Former VP of Philippine Association of Management Accounts (PAMA), CFO of Potato Corner, and appointed general manager of Electro Group of Companies. Currently a Manager Director – Resource Management Advisers at T.P.Estacio and Associates.
  • Columnist at Business Options of Manila Bulletin.

Enrique Abadesco


  • Owner of VCargo Worldwide, one of the leading logistics companies in the country
  • He helps people reach their full potential and become CHAMPIONS in their personal and professional career
  • Best known for his engaging and experiential talks that span a wide variety of subjects, ranging from tried and tested strategies for entrepreneurship, franchising to culture building, sales, marketing, customer service and leadership
  • Multi-awarded Entrepreneur: Most Admired ASEAN Enterprise - Young Entrepreneur Category 2014 ASEAN Business Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship - Medium Scale Category, 2014 Phil Marketing Association Agora Awards and Young Entrepreneur Award 2014 ASEAN Business Awards Philippines.

  • Managing Director of QMD Wellness Inc. and Director of BrainFit Philippines, Inc.
  • Chief Brand Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.
  • Former Vice President-Marketing of The SM Store, Marketing Head of Abbott Nutrition, and Brand Manager and Systems Manager of Procter & Gamble
  • She has over 20 years of digital, sales/marketing, brand building corporate experience, which she channeled into entrepreneurship as she runs her own beauty service and supply distribution business – combining the structure and discipline that enables big companies to scale with the agility required in growing businesses.

  • Entrepreneur and senior consultant of Corporate Achievers Institute
  • Former VP commercial of Republic Cement, Key Account Director and Commercial Unit Director of Coca-Cola Femsa, National Sales Trade Director of Mead Johnson and VP Sales of Nestle (where he was expatriated in Switzerland for a year and a half)
  • Took the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD (USA).

  • Entrepreneur and CEO – Cypress Bomanite Inc.; (construction firm), CEO – QC Construction Products Phil. (Distribution of Specialty Construction Equipment, tools and consumables) and Managing Director – Bomanite SE Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore); Manufacturing of Decorative Concrete Flooring Products  ,
  • Former Asia Pacific Distribution Strategy Manager: Chevron (Singapore), Sales and Training Consultant (Philips Lighting, etc.), Procter and Gamble Philippines, Inc., Key Accounts Manager of NCR and North Luzon and Distributor Manager of North Luzon

  • Both an entrepreneur and corporate professional. He obtained his firsthand full-time experience in managing their family-owned distribution company as operations manager and sales training supervisor. He later started his own distribution company distributing fast-moving consumer products, broadsheets, and magazines. Kim also founded his own chain of Motorcycle Service & Retail Stores.
  • Licensed Financial Adviser, registered financial planner and Unit Manager of Sun Life of Canada (Phils) Inc.
  • Former Territory Manager to a Business Zone Manager of Ayala owned utility company, Manila Water Corp.
  • Garnered various awards and recognitions such as Process Innovation Champion, President’s Pride and Best Business Zone Manager.