Having returned to Bangkok from Philippines, its time to reflect and re-contemplate on what transpired during my visit to the beautiful island republic.
Having arrived the day before, I felt I was in good standing with faith as I picked up the keys to my friends apartment before heading over to the speakers hotel in a different part of town, traffic in Manila can kill you… both by its longevity as well as the accidents and malicious actions of fellow human beings.
That day was troubled by both accidents and by somebody thinking that bombing one of the major highways would get them closer to their goal… so getting from my friends apartment to the speakers hotel resulted in me arriving at 23:00 to the hotel just to know that no rooms were available !
However, quick call to the organizers (Thanks John) and a few minutes later I was driven to another hotel with availability.
Crashing hard that night was perfect and the next morning I was picked up and driven to the venue together with Tom and his beautiful fiancé.
The day went great, the auditorium was packed (460-500 people at any given point during the day), the other speakers were awesome and the organizers top-professional.
Spending a few days in Manila following the event and getting to meet some companies and other people really opened my eyes to the Philippines capacity on so many levels, I have decided to go back soo and Im convinced it will be a trip of many to follow.
Im posting my slides from the presentation here, please feel free to comment.