Every year, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) holds the Prime Movers Congress, an event that aims to further enrich the project management competence and appreciation in Meralco’s project community.
Under the Corporate Project Management Office (CPMO), it offers educational sessions to help build strategic, business, and technical management plus leadership skills through real-life project experiences, tools and techniques, and emerging trends in project management. It also aims to build awareness of the Project Management Capability Build Roadmap and other initiatives among MERALCO employees. Furthermore, it is also a platform where internally certified Project Managers are recognized.
Prime Movers Congress brings together over 100 participants, including executives and officers of Meralco and its subsidiaries, plus leading experts and thought leaders in the field of project management.
The program is composed of interactive plenary sessions and simultaneous tracks for project managers and projects sponsors.
The first congress was held on April 22, 2015 at the Main Ballroom, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.
L-R: Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairperson, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”; Oscar Victor V. Lizardo, Chief Science Research Specialist, Project NOAH, “Project NOAH”
L-R: Joselito G. Nera, Vice Chairman, Philippine Society for Training & Development, “Getting Others to Follow You”; Milalin S. Javellana, Facility Director, Philippine-Australia Human Resource and Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF), “Change Management;” Ray Alfonso G. Lamdagan, President, Project Management Institute (PMI) – Philippines Chapter, “From Red to Green: Tools and Techniques in Project Rescue and Recovery”; Manolito T. Tayag, Country Managing Partner, Accenture, “Journey to Project Delivery Excellence”; James O. Price, Solution Sales Professional–Visio and Project Southeast Asia, Microsoft Corporation, “The Future of Project Management: Developments and Emerging Trends”
The second Prime Movers Congress was held on May 6, 2016 at the Training Camp of the Meralco Compound. The sophomore Congress introduced interactive plenary sessions and simultaneous tracks for project managers and project sponsors.
L-R: Sec. Emmanuel M. de Guzman, Secretary and Vice Chairperson, Climate Change Commission, "Successful Initiatives of the Climate Change Commission”; Dinzo Tabamo, Online Associate Editor, Top Gear Philippines, "Driving Digital Transformation at Top Gear Philippines."
L-R: Pablo Yambot, Director, IT Service Management, Sinag Solutions, “Effective Sponsorship: What You Signed Up For”; Shaun Lim, APAC Project Sales Lead, Microsoft, “Making Sponsorship Decisions”; Jody Salas, Managing Director, Razza Consulting, “Lessons from Start-ups”; Oliver Pangan, Organizational Development and Training Consultant, Ateneo Center for Organizational Research and Development (CORD), “Listening and Speaking with the Mind, Heart, and Gut: Utilizing the 3 Centers of Intelligence for Effective Communication”; Lleonard Esguerra and Ehrich Dato, Utilities Industry Group Delivery Lead and Delivery Excellence Analytics Lead, Accenture, “Back to Green: Pathway to Success to Delivery a Next-Gen Solution”; Narcideth Tarce, Vice President and Global Project Manager, Deutsche Bank, “Essentials of Project Quality Management”
The third Prime Movers Congress was held on December 1, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Hall of the Meralco Orange Fit Center.
L-R: Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr., Director, Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Department of Science and Technology, “PHL Microsat Program”; Isaac Reyes, Founder & Lead Data Science Trainer, DataSeer, “Data-driven Decision Making: The Art of Data Storytelling”; Rich Quin, Chief Executive Officer, PGE Solutions, “Winning Strategies for Challenging Stakeholder Management Scenarios”
Meralco held the fourth Prime Movers Congress on November 29, 2018 at the Meralco Theater Lounge of Lopez Building.
The Congress featured a gallery of 13 enterprise projects within Meralco, showcasing the journey and progress of the project management community as it continues to strengthen its capabilities, tools, and techniques.
L-R: Ruby Gisela Perez, FVP and Head of Strategic Business Optimization, UnionBank of the Philippines, “Strengthen Today, Create Tomorrow : Practical Lessons on Becoming an Agile Organization”; Dominic Vincent Ligot, Board of Trustees Founding Member and Chair for R&D, Analytics Association of the Philippines, “Managing Data Science Projects”; Leonila Mercado, Core Head & Project Manager I, Unified Project Management Office, Flood Control Cluster, Department of Public Works and Highways, “Flood Mitigation in Metro Manila: The Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project”; Mannie Austria, Project Manager, EIT-GPMO, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services, “One Enterprise, One Methodology”; Gil Ramil Reyes, Project Management Center of Excellence Leader, Philippines Client Innovation Center, IBM Global Business Services, “Beyond Project Management”; Gerry Magbanua, President and Co-Founder, Alternergy, “Design, Construction, and Operation of the 54-MW Pililia Wind Farm”