2011 RBAP National Convention -May 25-26 SMX Convention Center

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines will hold its 58th Annual National Convention and Corporate Meeting on May 25 and 26, 2011 (Wed. & Thu.) at the SMX Convention Center Function Halls 3 and 4, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The theme for this year’s gathering “Banking on best practices: A sure way to success” focuses on the best banking practices as shared by fellow rural bankers in instituting good corporate governance, prudent management and compliance in banking rules and regulations to attain good asset quality, profitability and growth.

We want to focus on building concrete foundations and standards that we can all abide with to ensure that each of our banks are part of a network of strong rural banks under the RBAP umbrella.

For this national gathering, we have invited speakers and resource persons representing the regulators and policy makers, foreign-funded development projects / programs, local and foreign fund sources and technical service providers. The members will also update on the progress, opportunities and challenges encountered by the rural banks.

We have invited sponsors to exhibit their products and services relevant to our banks.

Please provide ample time to be able to go through these booths before and after the convention activities. Let us see the new products and technologies applicable to our respective banks.

Prices for products such as passbook printers, computers, bill counters, etc. and services will be especially discounted during the convention period.

In the interest of an orderly convention, we encourage you to accomplish the following forms and submit to RBAP as soon as possible:

1. Registration and Hotel Accommodation Forms
2. Advertising Contract

The allowable expenses entitled for each delegate are as follows:

1. Registration Fees:
a) Early birds

Member banks in good standing and will register on or before5 P.M. of May 13, 2011 will pay Four Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P 4,500.00)

b) Late registrants

Registration fee after 5 P.M. of May 13, 2011 is Five Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P 5, 500.00).

c) Non-member and delinquent member banks shall be assessed double the
registration fee;

2. The usual maximum allowable expenses per delegate:

a) Each delegate shall be entitled to a maximum per diem per day of Six Thousand Pesos (P 6,000.00) for a period not exceeding seven (7) days for the delegates coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

b) Actual transportation expenses from the rural bank to the convention venue and return;

c) Maximum representation allowance of Seven Thousand Pesos (P 7,000.00) per delegate.

3. RBAP Annual National Convention payments may also be made via GCASH. Please use Globe Mobile number 0917-870-2550 and the GCASH Menu – send GCASH with the message RBAPCON . For more information about this service, please see the announcement under LATEST NEWS http://www.rbap.org.

Interested rural banks may send their participants to the said conference and it is understood that the rural banks concerned shall assume the above-mentioned expenses.