Friday, May 2, 2014

GDays General Santos happening tomorrow

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All is set for the googliest gathering of Google communities and Google enthusiasts in South Central Mindanao to be held tomorrow, May 3, 2014 at the Trade Hall 1 of SM City General Santos.

Spearheaded by Google Business Group (GBG) - General Santos, GDays Gen.Santos aims to inform, inspire and connect people from the business, women and academe sectors on the use of Google technologies to transform their businesses, professions and careers. More or less 300 individuals are expected to participate in tomorrow's activities. Googlers and Google Community leaders from all over will be also flying in to make this possible.

So, if you are one of those who earned a slot to attend the GDays Gen. Santos tomorrow through a confirmation email sent by GBG General Santos, here are things that you need to do. Please read on thoroughly.

SM CITY ENTRANCE. On May 3, 2014, enter SM City Gen. Santos through the Entrance 1 beside BDO along Santiago Boulevard which will open earlier for the participants a little after 8:00am. Take the two escalators up to the 3rd Floor.

REGISTRATION. Report to the Registration Table Staff at the Trade Hall 1 at the 3rd Floor. Show an ID card to get your Official Nametags, meal couponsand raffle stubs.

WALK-INS. Sorry. We will not accept walk-ins.

OFFICIAL T-SHIRT. The first 200 confirmed people to register on May 3rd will receive the offical GDays Philippines T-shirt.

OPENING CEREMONY. The Opening Ceremony will start strictly at 9:15amand we want everyone inside Trade Hall 1 by then after signing in.

MEALS. Morning and afternoon snacks and a simple lunch will be provided for those who registered. You may however choose to dine at any of SM City's restaurants for lunch.

DRESS CODE. Dress code is strictly googley casual which means you are encouraged to wear clothes of any of the four Google colors: blue, red, green and yellow. Special prizes await those with the most “Googley Look”. No slippers or sandals are allowed though.

WIFI. Free wifi is available courtesy of SM City General Santos and SMART. Due to the sheer number of participants though, we could not guarantee you unlimited and unhindered internet. Please refrain from video streaming or torrenting. You may be asked to leave the premises if we see you doing such.

Please use the OFFICIAL HASHTAGS #gdaysGenSan, #GBGgensan and #SmartLiveMore when sharing updates on your Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram accounts.

 See you at GDays General Santos!

GDays General Santos is presented by Google Business Group - General Santos, SM City General Santos, SMART #LiveAllOut and Dolefil. It it also supported by Cherry Mobile, MP Princess Printers. The Media Partners are ABS-CBN Socsargen, PIA Soccsksargen and the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers. Official caterer is Ranchero Nuevo.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GDayX Mindanao attendees rave about it online

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All roads led to the Trade Hall at the 3rd floor of SM City General Santos on Saturday, November 16, 2013 as it was the day of the biggest Google Event in Southern Philippines, GDayX Mindanao!

Hosted by Google Business Group - General Santos, led by Blogger and Social Media Consultant Avel Manansala and his motley crew of young, dynamic and brilliant "generals", GDayX Mindanao which is a Google-supported event, gathered 400 business owners, entrepreneurs, educator, employees and students who all share something in common - they all want to be "googlified".   That's slang for wanting to know more about Google apps and products  and the positive effects it could serve on their careers, professions, businesses and lives.

SM City opened its doors as early as 7:30am for the participants who immediately lined up to be the first 150 registrants who were promised to receive the official GDayX T-shirts.  In less than an hour, the whole Trade Hall of the mall was filled up with 400 excited people, some who had to travel all the way from Davao, North Cotabato, Sarangani and Bukidnon.

These were the lucky ones because for one day, they were treated to inspiring talks and brilliant sharings of 14 awesome speakers from Google and Google Communities all over, on the gospel of Google.  There were three tracks in the afternoon;  Entrepreneurs Track, Educators Track and Students Track with four sessions each, so there was something for everyone.

Making sure that the participants would also realize that host GBG GenSan is not only the Philippines #1 GBG group but also its funnest is Master of Ceremonies Orman Manansala who had them all in stitches all throughout the gatherings.  Of course, nobody went home empty-headed especially for those who won the raffles and trivia games, who were gifted with Google shwags.

Here's what everyone shared online via


Thursday, October 31, 2013

GDayX Mindanao Programme

GDayX Mindanao Programme

This is the Official Programme of GDayX Mindanao which is unfolding on November 16, 2013 at the Trade Hall 1, 3rd Floor of SM City General Santos, Santiago Boulevard, General Santos City.

The Registration will start as early 8:00am.  Participants must enter through the Main Doors of SM City, near BDO fronting Santiago Boulevard and must take the two escalators along that side of the building to go up to the 3rd Floor venue.

Only those who have signed up online and were able to receive their confirmation of acceptance from us will be allowed to participate.  No walk-ins will be accepted.

For faster updates, add GBG GenSan on Google Plus by clicking here---->

RegistrationTrade Hall 1 Lobby
Opening CeremonyTrade Hall 1
Welcome - Avel Manansala (Manager, Google Business Group GenSan/Co-Country Regional Champion, Mindanao)Trade Hall 1
Keynote - Ryan Morales (Head of Marketing, Google Phils) Trade Hall 1
Outreach 10X - Aileen Apolo de Jesus (Head of Outreach, Google Southeast Asia)Trade Hall 1
Women On the Web - Erica Hanson Trade Hall 1
Crisis Mapping - Bernie Arellano (Advocate, Google Map Maker/ Co-Mngr, GBG Iloilo)Trade Hall 1
Ask GoogleTrade Hall 1
Lunch Break Trade Hall 1
Breakout Sessions 1TH1/Breakout Rm
Breakout Sessions 2TH1/Breakout Rm
Networking Trade Hall 1
Breakout Sessions 3TH1/Breakout Rm
Breakout Sessions 4TH1/Breakout Rm
Sponsors Time/Raffle/Social Networks Game DrawTrade Hall 1
Closing & Acknowledgments - Orman Manansala (Co-Mgr, GBG GenSan)Trade Hall 1
Official Group Photo MomentsStage

**This schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
Breakout Sessions (Meeting Room 1)
Educators Track
1) Google Apps for Education - Aileen Apolo (Head, Google SEA)
2) Google Search and Plus for Education - Vincent Tabor (Mngr, GBG Baguio/ Country Champion, GBG Phils)
3) Paperless Classroom via Google Drive - Ariel Lalisan (Co-Manager, GBG GenSan)
4) The GSA/GEG Programs - Nee Khern Chee(Outreach, Communities SEA) & Aileen Apolo
Breakout Sessions (Trade Hall 1)
Entrepreneurs/Businessmen Track
1) Create Your Online Presence With Google - Johnn Mendoza (Co-Mngr, GBG Cebu)
2) Map your business: Map Maker & Places - Dr. Remo Aguilar (Advocate, Google Map Maker)
3) Collaboration for every business with Google Apps - Herald Uy (Google Evangelist)
4) Going Mobile - Ann Olvido (Google Developers Group - Bacolod)

Breakout Sessions (Breakout Room 2)
Students Track
1) The GSA Program - Nee Khern Chee (Outreach, Communities Google SEA)
2) Intro to Google Apps - Franz Sarmiento (Google Student Ambassador, De La Salle Bacolod)
3) Why G Plus? - Alexis Chua (Co-Manager, Google Business Group GenSan)
4) Google Drive for Students - Dulce Rose Lada (Manager, GBG Davao)

#GDayXMindanao is a major undertaking of #GBGgensan (Google Business Group- General Santos) and is co-presented by #SMART #LiveMore, IdeaSpace, Voyager and  SM City General Santos together with the all-new Greenleaf Hotel GenSan, the Official Hotel plus Dole Philippines, Inc. (now on its 50th Year).  It is also supported by DownLow Lights and Sounds, MP Princess Printers and the Department of Tourism Region 12. ABS-CBN Socsargen, PIA-12 and the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers are its Official Media Partners. The official caterer is Ranchero Nuevo.  
#GDayXMindanao is powered by Google.

GDayX Mindanao is powered by Google.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sign-up Now for GdayX Mindanao!

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On November 16, 2013 all roads lead to General Santos City for the biggest Google event in Mindanao this year, the GdayX Mindanao! 

GdayX is a community organized event that is supported by Google to bring the Gdays experience closer to the members of the GBG (Google Business Group), GDG (Google Developers Group) and GSA (Google Student Ambassador) communities. 

In the Philippines, Gdays X will be celebrated in several key locations.

Spearheaded by GBG General Santos (the Philippines #1 Chapter), GdayX Mindanao will be held on November 16, 2013, from 8:30am - 5:00pm at the Trade Hall 1 of SM City General Santos.

Why Join GdayX Mindanao?

GdayX Mindanao is a one of a kind and fun Googley experience so expect a day of learning and showcase of cool stuff from Google which you may be able to use in your career, profession or in your business or classroom. If you want to learn more about Google Apps, Getting your Business Online and other Google Products then this event is for you. There will be separate tracks for businessmen/entrepreneurs and educators/teachers..... and oh did we mention joining Gdays events are free of charge? You just need to register online NOW by clicking here.

1. Again, since this event is FREE-OF-CHARGE, slots are limited.
2. There will be a selection process before we confirm your attendance, so please fill in the form as complete as possible. Your chance to become one of the participants depends on the comprehensiveness of your answer.
3. Filling up the form doesn't mean you automatically get a guaranteed seat. If you are confirmed, you will receive an email from us with event details.

Good luck and hope to see you on November 16!

Saturday, October 12, 2013


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This is the Official Website of Google Business Group General Santos, the first GBG Chapter in Mindanao, Philippines, formed in March 2013.

The GBG General Santos is an independent user group formed by individuals with an interest in Google technology for business and the content from this group is entirely independent from Google, the corporation.  

All events are free and open to business professionals who are interested to learn and become more successful in using the internet for their business.

Connect. Inform. Inspire. These are the three driving principles of GBG General Santos. Here you will meet awesome generals, learn together how to use web technologies for your business and unleash new ideas through inspiring speakers and conversations.

To join the group, just follow us on Google Plus and join any of our regular meetups that we will be announcing here. 
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