Internet users and diverse online communities take centerstage on Saturday June 28, as the Philippines holds its 3rd annual and grandest Social Media Day celebration at SM Aura Premier’s Samsung Hall in Taguig City.
A global initiative of US-based technology website Mashable, Social Media Day is celebrated across the world and, since 2012, in various cities in the Philippines, led by TweetUp Manila.
Event organizer TweetUp Manila expect over 1,000 participants on Saturday, led by a gregarious and dynamic pack of communities.
Delivering the keynote address is champion entrepreneur Jonathan Allan Yabut, Season 1 winner of the hit pan-Asian reality show The Apprentice Asia, who is expected to call on Filipinos to seize the opportunities opened by social media and the internet to achieve and spread broad-based, grassroots-based prosperity.
#BoomPH, the event theme, hopes to capture this, as well as capitalize on the country’s celebration this year of the 20th anniversary of the Philippines’ first internet connection.
Other major speakers in the conference portion of Social Media Day will tackle digital trends and what the Philippines could expect in social media, internet and digital professions.
According to Ros Juan, co-founder of TweetUp Manila, “communities play a vital role in the tremendous growth of social media in the Philippines. Social Media Day is our way of celebrating their countless contributions, for if not for them, the social media space across our islands would not be as relevant, dynamic and fun!” said Juan.
Among the participating communities are: IGers Manila, Tumblr Philippines, Mozilla Philippines, Windows Phone Users, Google Business Groups (GBG), Google Student Assistants (GSA), Google Education Group (GEG), Google Developers Group (GDG), Hootsuite Ambassadors, Soundcloud Philippines, istorya.net, iVolunteer.ph, Tradeschool Manila, Philippine Web Designers Organization, Filipino Freethinkers, Change.org PH, Youth Act Now and labor advocacy group EILER Inc.
Community representatives lead the Social Media Day 2014 battery of speakers to tell their stories of activities, services, and advocacies, and would have their booths and product demonstrations at a mini-trade show and fair, also at the venue.
The event is free and open to all. Tickets and more information about Social Media Day are now available at http://tweetupmnl.com.
Supporting Social Media Day are SM Cares, SM Supermalls, Globe Telecom, BPI, Asia Brewery, Nestle, ATI, Solid Mac, Picture City, Smart, Google, Hootsuite, Beyond the Box, ThoughtBuzz, Team Manila, Oishi, Echostore, Commune, Bayani Brew, Puto Flan, Burger Company, Croque, Bronuts, Moon Leaf, Philippine Coffee Board, Binalot.
Media Partners are: Solar News, The Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BlogWatch, PinoyExchange and Tomasian Cable TV.