CREATE Philippines | 22 - 23 September 2018 | The Globe Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


22-23 September 2018 | The Globe Tower, Taguig


Launched last October 2017, CREATE Philippines is the Philippine government’s trade platform for continued learning, knowledge exchange, and business and network creation for the local creative industries. It aims to make the Philippines an active voice in the global discourse on the creative economy and a top-of-mind destination in the Asia-Pacific for creative content and services. CREATE Philippines features the following sectors: Advertising Content and Production, Communication Design, Music and Performing Arts, Film & Animation, Digital Games & Apps, among others.

This year, the 2nd edition of CREATE Philippines will focus on COMMUNICATION DESIGN – a multidisciplinary practice that shapes ideas and information into clear and better messaging delivered through various media.

In partnership with the Communication Design Association of the Philippines (CDAP,, CREATE Philippines 2018 will feature Design Masterclass sessions, portfolio exhibitions, and networking events for industry institutions, agencies, freelancers, emerging talent, and Communication Design students.

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Jowee Alviar
AJ Dimarucot
Dan Matutina
Usec. Nora K. Terrado
Exec. Director Paulina Suaco-Juan
Paolo Mercado
Angel V. Guerrero
Raxenne Dosher Maniquiz


*subject to change without prior notice.*
As of September 10, 2018.

Day 0

International Design Conference
Design Center of the Philippines

Day 1

Registration - 8:00am to 9:30am

Opening Remarks - 9:30am to 9:40am
Paulina Suaco-Juan, Executive Director, CITEM

Keynote Speaker - 9:40am to 9:50am
Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado, DTI

Opening Ceremony - 9:50am to 10:00am

Industry Overview: Raising the Value of Design - 9:30am to 10:00am
Paolo Mercado, CECP President

Business of Design From a Brand and Agency Perspective - 10:30am to 11:00am
Angel Guerrero, Founder & CEO, Adobo Magazine

Growing Your Design Business - The Team Manila Case Study - 11:00am to 11:30am
Jowee Alviar, Team Manila Graphic Design Studio Inc.

A Modular Design Group Built By Independents - 11:30am to 12:00nn
Dan Matutina, Partner, Plus 63, Hydra Design Group


Business Track

Learning to Design Around Life - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
AJ Dimarucot, Creative Enterpreneur/Director,
Communication Design Association of the Philippines

How Creativity Boosts Business - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Mark Joseph Deutsch, Co-Founder, Happy Garaje

Creative Process Behind Collaborating with Brands - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Raxenne Dosher Maniquiz, Graphic Designer + Illustrator, Plus 63 Design Co.


Intellectual Property Office Philippines (talk)

Design Track

Faster and Better Product Visualization Using Adobe Dimension CC - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ROLLAN BAÑEZ, ACI, ACE, CTT+, Creative Cloud Evangelist Philippines Adobe Certified Instructor/
Expert / Community Manager Adobe Creative Insider Ambassador / Beta Tester Co-Founder /
Training Manager - Creative Nation Academy Corporation

Art Workshop by Crown Supply - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Consultation with Experts and Business Matching - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Day 2

BoxTalks: Learn How to Take Care of Your Mac - 9:00am to 10:00am
Raffy Colico, Apple Certified Expert

Featured Speaker
Chris Do
Co-Founder, Blind Inc. | The Futur

The Business of Design - 10:00am to 12:00nn
2-Hour Lecture and question-based learning

Business Talk powered by Beyond the Box
Consultation with experts & Business Matching - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch Break

Hands-on Workshop With Chris Do - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Self-study questions, role-play and Q&A

After Hours Networking Party - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Industry Partners

Government Partner


The CREATE Philippines Secretariat

Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Golden Shell Pavilion, ITC Complex,
Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
1300 Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

  • +63.2.8312201 local 227 / 257
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