Payoneer hosts 2nd Payoneer Forum in Manila, Philippines

Allan Donato
Allan Donato
July 7, 2015

June 24, 2015 was a special date for the bustling Philippine capital city of Manila not only because it celebrated its 444th founding anniversary known locally as Araw ng Maynila (Manila Day), but also because the who’s who of the local freelancing and e-commerce communities converged at the biggest Payoneer event of the year, the 2nd Payoneer Forum in Manila.

Held at the Grand Diamond Ballroom of the luxurious Diamond Hotel Manila, the event attracted over 300 guests ranging from working students to corporate employees and retirees, as well as aspiring and seasoned freelancers and entrepreneurs. Volunteers from EASE Technology Solutions ensured that the registration process was smooth and organized, and readily assisted guests who wanted to register for a Payoneer account or had questions about Payoneer services.

Manila Forum

This forum was made even more special with the presence of four key personalities behind Payoneer’s continuing global success: Eyal Moldovan:VP  Business Development, Jonny Steel: VP Marketing, Nissim Alkobi: Director of Community, and Faiz Abbas: Community Manager. Jonny started the forum with a rousing welcome address about the exciting things Payoneer has in store for Filipinos, while Eyal walked through the many features and benefits of Payoneer as an online payment/ payout solution.


The forum’s guest speakers are highly respected and well-known in their respective fields.  Take a look at the roundup:

Genesis Reonico

7 Steps to Success: How to Launch Your Freelance Career

Affectionately called Coach Gen by his students, Genesis is the founder of, which aims to educate Filipinos on the realities of working online so that when they join seminars, trainings or events, they’re armed with knowledge and information about this industry. Genesis explained the most important factors to consider when starting a freelance career.

Ginger Arboleda

Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn


Ginger is the General Manager of, which was established to provide a venue for people to continuously learn and aspire to their entrepreneurial and personal goals.  She is also a professional blogger, who writes for (a lifestyle blog), (mommy and business blog) and (health and fitness blog). She is a co-founder of a tech start-up company. On the side, she mentors start-up entrepreneurs and small businesses. Ginger discussed the essential qualities an aspiring entrepreneur must have to sustain operating one’s business over the long term.

Jay Padriga

The Freelance Revolution: Why Working Online is the New Craze


Jay is a freelancer on Upwork (previously Elance-oDesk) and he also manages different online freelance communities. As such, his job is to educate Filipinos on online business and entrepreneurship and mentor them on how to work online. Jay discussed how the “Freelance Revolution” is shifting the way we do business globally and that companies now have the ability to quickly on-board hundreds or thousands of freelance workers with marketplaces like Upwork.

Rey Baguio

Using Online Influencers to Drive Business Growth


Rey is the founder of Bloggers ng Pinas,a community of active bloggers, content creators, entrepreneurs and brands in the Philippines with the goal of finding more effective ways to create content. It was during Rey’s presentation that we created the ultimate form of content… the Payoneer Forum “groupie” shot!

And let’s not forget @dal3ybread who taught us that what we were eating was in fact #notatartbutnice and blessed us with another great Payoneer selfie with our very own VP of Marketing, Jonny Steel.  Be sure to join us as we host more Payoneer events in the Philippines. We’ll be coming to a city near you!



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