Featured Speakers


Emelino Maestro

Mr. Emelino T. Maestro passed the CPA board exam in 1987. His accounting practice and experience covered both the private and government arena. He has written more than 30 books in the field of Philippine taxation and is acknowledged by his students and followers as the Father of Tax Accounting, thus the moniker Tax Guru.

James Patrick Bonus

Japs is a certified public accountant in the Philippines with extensive professional experience in the fields of finance, controllership, valuation, accounting, auditing and risk management. He also worked part-time as a lecturer in the Accountancy programs of various colleges and universities in Manila and Makati and as a facilitator of technical workshops and seminars for various professional organizations in the Philippines.

Hershey Hilado

Her difficult upbringing enabled her to develop the resilience and ability to influence other by example. At the age of 24, she was nominated as 30 Under 30 influence Entrepreneur. Top 3 Women2Watch for 2017 alongside 80 other female leaders across the globe. Today, Hershey owns multiple global fashion labels, an investor, a mentor, an educator and founder of the first Entrepreneur Development Centre here in the Philippines that support Entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to life.

Theresa Gonzales

Ms. Theresa Gonzales is currently connected with Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila as Dean of School of Business Education. Prior to joining Emilio Aguinaldo College, She was also a lecturer at Baliuag University Graduate School, where she handled MBA Programs, and also a Resource speaker of National Institute of Accounting Technicians handling Registered Cost Accountant Program and Certified Payroll Professional Program.

Michael San Diego

Mr. Michael San Diego is an MBA graduate of DLSU- Manila, Majoring Business Management & Finance Moreover, he graduated with cum laude accolade, majoring in Accounting, from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He is an active member of the Finance Executives of the Philippines (FINEX), Philippines Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Financial Consultants and the Institute of Internal Controls Auditors.

Edwin Suson

Mr. Suson is an Asst. Professor at University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, where he teaches entrepreneurship, personal finance, and marketing in the field of Finance, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He speaks and teaches in different organizations and training institutions pushing his advocacy on developing and shaping entrepreneurial mindset and achieving financial independence.