‘Samgyeopsal’ chain owner heads PH’s biggest gathering of businessmen

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has named businesswoman Eunina Mangio as chair of the 46th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E). She is now the second woman to head the biggest gathering of business owners, policymakers, and thought leaders in the country.

The PBC&E is an annual event wherein policymakers and business/industry captains gather to exchange ideas on current and pressing issues. It also serves as a venue to discuss potential opportunities within the business community. From the national and regional consultations, the group is set to come up with a set of policy regulations that they may present to the government.


Innovations in PH

This year, the conference’s theme is about innovations. PBC&E will look closely into the country’s innovation ecosystem and diver deeper into how executives in the public and private sectors are leading the digital transformation across the country amid the pandemic.

Mangio is noted for introducing the concept of Korean Samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) into the thriving food market in the country. Even before the Sangyup craze hit the Philippines, Mangio has already started building her restaurant chain called SamgyeopMasarap, which now operates 52 outlets nationwide.

She is a licensed engineer. Mangio is the Chairman of the Board and President of Choosers Food & Development Corporation, Mawell Chemical Corporation, and Servcare Int’l Corporation, an international corporate organization engaged in mining, resorts, hotels and casinos and property management with subsidiaries in the US, Asia,and Dubai.

PCCI President Benedicto V. Yujuico named Mangio as Conference Chair in February, about a month before the entire island of Luzon was put under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Leading the conference about innovative solutions

“My chairmanship is exciting and challenging at the same time as it is happening while the country is in a health crisis,” said Mangio. “We aim to be able to impact innovative solutions to businesses especially on how they can navigate their ecosystems in this new normal.”

Prior to the appointment, Mangio has been an active member of PCCI. She is also serving as Chair of the Philippine-Korea Business Council (PhilKorek) and Phil USA Business Council (PUBC). She is an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia in Manila and Charter President of Rotary Club of Fort Bonifacio West.

The 46th PBC conference is set on October 7 and 8, 2020. In line with this, PCCI has launched a series of innovation webinars in the last week of August.