Hot Young Designers Mini Seminar for the Designer Contestants and Media Partners

On October 8, 2011, Hot Young Designers will hold a mini seminar at Le Bistro Vert, which will run from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, for the designer contestants (Jackie Abueg, Marc Blanco, Bailey Dava, Renan Pacson and Klart Lim) and their media partners. The speakers for this first run will be Coach Pia Nazareno – Acevedo, Christine Kempeneers and Reza Aznar and Carlo Chu from Giordano.

The first speaker is Ms. Christine Kempeneers. She is a LEAD Candidate - Assistant Manager at UnionBank of the Philippines. She is also a Facilitator of the NSTP Plus, Ateneo de Manila University. Tin is also a lecturer of Cross Cultural Communication and Research Methods of the European Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. She worked as a Consulting Associate for Corporate Rehabilitation Cases. She is a graduate of the European Studies Program - Business Track, Minor in French Studies, Minor in German Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Her topic is “When Business and Culture Collide: Doing Business in a Culturally Diverse Setting”. The discussion during the HYD seminar aims to develop an awareness of cultural differences, to present the common pitfalls in communicating across cultures and to give the participants tips on doing business in different cultural set-ups.

Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, the founder and CEO of Creative Human Resources Group, the Managing Director of The Love Institute and the CEO of The OneCORE Success Center, has been a Performance Management Coach, Entrepreneur for the past 17 years and Relationship Expert for the past 12 years. She received her degree in AB Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University and proceeded to do further studies in Coaching and Mentoring abroad and graduate studies on Family Ministries from the same university.

She has been invited to give seminars and workshops in South East Asia and throughout the Philippines on Sales and Marketing, Life Management, Finding True Success in One’s Life and the ABC’s of Parenting. Coach Pia continues to share basic knowledge on performance management, sales and marketing, personal development, marriage and parenting to schools, corporate clients, and on GMA 7. Committed to reaching out to more individuals, Coach Pia has already ventured into the radio with shows on Teleradyo DZMM, U92 with the Dollhouse, and Metro Radio Hong Kong. She is also set to break into the global scene through touching bases with OFW’s in Hong Kong and Singapore with KSK Information Services, Ltd. and through her published book, Born to be a Hero.

In the HYD seminar, she will be discussing how to communicate ideas and thoughts impressively, how to become an influential and inspiring individual in the industry and how to have advanced leadership skills to guide groups and teams to success.

In a complex world of fashion characterized by explosion of ideas readily available through different channels, it’s so easy to get lost. The fashion cycles move faster than ever with the growth of the internet and mass market consumption. Force to choose from a bombardment of choices, the individual consumers are opting for simplicity and easily understandable products.

Speakers from Giordano, Reza and Carlo, will give a fashion perspective on how to relate trends to everyday people. Laying out the process of fashion forecasting, movements and influencers, the topic will try to present how all these knowledge can be weed out for an end use in the fashion business. Ms. Reza Aznar and Carlo Chu are both graduates of Bachelor of Science in Clothing Technology in UP Diliman and currently working for Giordano Philippines as an Assistant Product Development Manager and Buyer.

The designer contestants are continuously being developed in all aspects of business and customer relations as they will be handling their own brands and collections in the future. The first collection of these Hot Young Designer Contestants will be launched and sold in a full blown eCommerce site: http://HotYoungDesingners.com on October 2011.