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RBAP 58th Charter Anniversary Symposium Circular Letter

21 September 2015

RE: RBAP 58th CHARTER ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines will hold its 58TH Charter Anniversary Symposium on November 9-10, 2015 (Monday & Tuesday) at Grand Ballroom C & D of the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

This year’s symposium theme “RURAL BANKS: FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE,” seeks to highlight the Association’s vision to achieve a stable, sound and market-based financial system that supports the efficient mobilization and allocation of resources particularly in the countryside. The theme likewise recognizes the need to realize sustainable growth and ultimately reduce or eliminate poverty altogether.

For this national gathering, we have invited resource speakers from various banking institutions and academe to provide and interactive assembly and workshop that will update on the progress, opportunities and challenges currently encountered by the rural banks. The participants are encouraged to interact and reflect on the industry’s concerns, status and possible paradigms rural banking could push through to establish a more competitive banking system among rural communities.

Those who would like to place an advertisement, kindly contact Ms. Shalie Y. Recaido, Administrative and Finance Officer, for particulars.

In the interest of an orderly Symposium, please accomplish the following forms and submit to RBAP as soon as possible:
1. Registration Form (Annex A)
2. Hotel Accommodation (Annex B)
3. Advertising Contract (Annex C)
4. List of Recommended Hotels (Annex D)

You may also click on this link to download attachments:
Sympo 2015 circular

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 before 5:00 PM of October 9, 2015 (Friday) will pay Six Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos (P6, 800.00) VAT-inclusive;

b) Late registrants (Regular Rate): Registration fee after 5:00 P.M. of October 9, 2015 (Friday) is Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos (P7, 800.00) VAT-inclusive;

c) Non-member and delinquent member banks shall be assessed double the regular 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 (P6, 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 (P7, 000.00) per delegate.

3. Symposium Payments:

a) Please cross all checks payable to Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines or you may deposit payment through LBP C/A 0012-1174-69 Intramuros Branch and kindly fax deposit slip indicating the name of rural bank at (02) 527-2980 or (02) 527-2969;

b) Payment can be made also via GCASH. Please use Globe Mobile Number ______________ and the GCASH Menu – send GCASH with the message _________________.

4. Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

Request for cancellation of registration must be notified in WRITING to the RBAP Secretariat not later than October 30, 2015 (Friday). Cancellations officially received by the RBAP Secretariat AFTER this date are entitled to a 50% refund of the registration fee, which can be used to offset membership dues.

For reasons except illness or a scheduled bank examination of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, any participant who either fails to show up during the Symposium or to officially notify the RBAP Secretariat of their intention to cancel or substitute of at least 10 days prior to the event shall be considered as no-show and the registration fee is non-refundable. All requests for refunds will be processed four (4) weeks after the event.

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.

Sincerely,

ENRIQUE P. ABELLANA
President