Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) Convention Hall, Busan, South Korea
November 26, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders for the ASEAN-ROK Startup Summit with the theme, ‘ASEAN-ROK Startups, Boot Up Communities’ at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) in Busan, South Korea.

During the ‘Be Stars Ceremony’, each leader received a ‘star’ from a Startup Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from his/her respective country. The leaders positioned the ‘star’ in their podium.

Mr. Ralph Vincent Javellana Regalado is the Philippines’ Startup CEO. He is a Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, and CEO of Senti AI, a pioneering artificial intelligence company in the Philippines.

“Startups, as the slogan for this event says, are the way to energize the future of Korea and ASEAN. This can be achieved through our cooperation. Let’s start up new businesses together and become global economic leaders,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in his opening remarks.

President Moon added that he looks forward to ASEAN and Korean startups working together within a single ecosystem and leading efforts for ‘Prosperity for All’ over the next three (3) decades.

“Let us start up powerfully together,” he urged the ASEAN Leaders, startup CEOs and entrepreneurs.

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