View Recorded Webinar
September 16 -17, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Road to IPO: SME Forum opened an avenue for SMEs to learn more about IPO listing in hopes of providing monumental opportunities for business growth.
Watch the recap of our two-day virtual event and gain knowledge from reputable speakers and corporate leaders.
Why you should attend?
The Future of SMEs in the Philippines
Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank
The economic impacts of COVID-19 have hit Philippines’ micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises the hardest. Due to this, they are facing a serious lack of funds to continue business operations during the pandemic. Their ability to access finance is limited even during pre-COVID-19 periods, and a prolonged pandemic and strict quarantine measures are making it more difficult for them to raise appropriate working and growth capital from formal financial institutions and markets.
The discussion addresses firstly, what smaller firms need to bounce back from the pandemic, the role of capital markets for them, and the strategic actions they will need in finance to survive and grow during and post COVID-19. Secondly, how all of these will be implemented.
The IPO Listing Route to Accelerated Business Growth for SMEs
The IPO Listing Application Process
First Vice President, Unicapital Inc.
We’ve seen record high IPO activity in Southeast Asia in 1H 2021. Homegrown Monde Nissin, maker of Lucky Me! noodles, had just completed the biggest IPO in the Philippines.
But why do companies choose to go public? What should business owners consider before choosing to take their company public? How to go about the listing process–where to start? Let’s talk about the answers to these frequent questions raised by business owners contemplating going IPO.
Q & A
The SEC Company Online Registration Process
Audit and Financial Preparation for an IPO
Audit and Assurance Director, KPMG R.G. Manabat
The topic will cover the financial information required by regulatory for initial public offering and the audit/review requirements on these financial information. The topic will also provide a brief discussion on the financial due diligence process and requirements by the underwriters.
The Integral Role of Legal Counsel in IPO Listing
Managing Partner, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
This segment highlights the main role of a legal counsel in the IPO listing process, introduces the steps in preparing the registration statement for SEC filing, and delves deeper into the legal considerations for listed companies.
Understanding the Importance of Investor Relations for SMEs
Investor Relations Manager, D&L Industries
What is the relationship between a company’s valuation and the general investor understanding of its business? Why is Investor Relations important for publicly-listed companies?
Join this session to learn about the basics of investor relations and how it enables companies to achieve the optimum share price that reflects the fundamental value of the company.