Qwote, the newest B2B procurement platform in the country, is set to kick off the first and biggest B2B virtual trade show in the Philippines this November. Qwest 2021 will gather entrepreneurs, business leaders, company decision-makers and innovators on November 26 to discuss industry insights and explore strategies on how to fast-track the digital transformation journey.
The one-day virtual event will also feature industry experts to talk about key issues and share their experiences on major topics such as business resilience and growth during this global health crisis, digital solutions, data analytics and B2B marketing. Attendees can connect and interact with other participants anytime during the open networking event through its unique format. Over 50 exhibitors and speakers will have their own virtual booths to showcase their services and meet potential business partners.
“Qwote’s mission is to make B2B easy. With Qwest 2021, we aim to provide a unique virtual experience for companies to learn more about accelerating their digital transformation journeys while sourcing partners to work with amid the challenges and restrictions that we face today,” said Qwote Co-Founder and F(DEV) CEO Xavier Marzan.
Transform the sourcing experience with Qwote
Qwote is the first and premier B2B procurement platform for buyers and suppliers in the Philippines. One of the companies under the start-up portfolio of F(DEV), a leading corporate-backed venture builder in the Philippines, Qwote aids companies by digitalizing business buying workflows, centralizing purchasing records, and making other processes such as e-bidding and item check out much easier and more efficient.
Qwote’s growing market ecosystem now includes more than 700 suppliers and over 30,000 product listings. It supports more than 100+ procurement teams. Brands currently on-boarded as buyers include EastWest Bank, WalterMart, Republic Cement, and Maxicare, and a whole lot more.
“Entrepreneurs and businesses face numerous considerations from sourcing through delivery, whether it be delivering or procuring a product or service. Qwote makes the entire process much more seamless and efficient. Adding Qwote to our continuously growing start-up portfolio enables us to address clients’ needs in this space while helping them in their digital journey,” said Qwote Co-Founder and COO Ian Sanchez.
Qwote hopes to formally launch in the market through Qwest 2021. “Digital transformation is the future, and while more businesses have made the switch to digital, we know how challenging the transition can be. Qwote aims to offer a platform that will help suppliers, buyers and all other stakeholders do business better,” Marzan added.
Discover, connect and engage at Qwest
Qwest 2021 lets participants touch base with local and international entrepreneurs, the best suppliers nationwide and well-known industry leaders in a unique virtual setting that simulates real-life trade shows.
Qwest 2021 will run on Gather.Town, a fun and immersive platform designed to enable participants to explore the virtual venue and engage with different groups and booths. This new trade event experience simulates the real-life setup to allow participants to make the most of the conference as they would in a physical event but safely in the comforts of their homes.
The event will have three main tracks – Discover, Connect and Engage. The Discover track will be about B2B buyer and supplier showcase. Connect will be the networking area while Engage will host live talks and Q&A sessions.
Exhibitors from technology, corporate supplies, IT, manufacturing and logistics industries will showcase their products and services.
Industry experts such as Bain & Company Associate Partner Bennett Aquino, GlobalLinker Co-Founder and CEO Sameer Vakil, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Senior Account Director Elaine Tan, Plug and
Play Co-founder Jojo Flores, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Head Of Business Development, Big Data & Analytics, ASEAN Ganamanas Das, Microsoft Customer Success Manager Chester Coronel and Bounceback PH Co-founder Jason Dela Rosa will lead the panel discussions and keynote speeches.
There will be three-panel discussions, namely Digital Transformation, Business Resilience and Digital Solutions. These will tackle how businesses can optimize technology to accelerate digitalization, how to adapt and thriving amid the unprecedented hurdles brought about by the pandemic, and how to utilize digital solutions to spur growth.
The panel discussions will be complemented by keynotes, which will cover topics such as nurturing business relationships, reinventing businesses with data analytics, maximizing B2B marketing, and working with start-ups to accelerate digital transformation.
To keep participants interested, there will be games such as a hunt hotspot, where attendees need to find the items listed on their Qwest Hunt Card by attending the sessions and exploring all virtual booths. Winners of the hunt will receive a grand prize to upgrade their work-from-home setups.
Qwest 2021 is open with limited slots only. Secure your slot now and be part of the first B2B virtual event of the year.