PLANTERSBANK, the country's leading bank for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), returns to Davao for this year?s first leg of the SME Speaker Series.

This year's SME Speaker Series hopes to advocate good governance in business, thus the theme, "SME Ethics:├┐ Adding Values to your Business."

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With no less than renowned motivational speaker and writer Francis J. Kong as guest lecturer, the talk will tackle the importance of business values and how it can be a big factor in helping businesses achieve greater productivity and financial gains.

In keeping with bank's thrust of enabling entrepreneurs, the SME Speaker Series was conceptualized to provide Filipino entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and learning that will help them to identify opportunities avoid pitfalls and negotiate today's challenging business landscape.

Already on its third year touring key cities nationwide, Plantersbank plans to reach even more Filipino SMEs when it heads for Cebu in August and North and South Luzon later this year.

The Davao leg of the SME Speaker Series will be held on July 13 at The Apo View Hotel on Camus St., Davao City. This by-invitation event is being presented in partnership with Bayan Business. For more information, you may get in touch with Gina dela Cruz at tel. nos. 082-222-1255.