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Last Update: 02/06/2015

Seminar FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

In anticipation of the questions you may ask, we’ve provided you with the answers to help facilitate your registration and attendance in our seminars.

Seminar Registration Information Seminar Discounts and Fees
Seminar Resource Speakers Seminar Hours and Attire
Seminar Location Meals and Parking
Onsite Registration Seminar Materials
Certificate of Attendance Professional Accreditation and
Continuing Education Units
Change of Address Recommended Hotels

Before the Seminar

Seminar Registration Information

• Why is pre-registration important?

We encourage you to register in advance so we can plan for the correct number of participants. Without pre-registration, we cannot guarantee a packet of educational materials for your use during the seminar. Only paid registrants have guaranteed seats. Those who pre-registered but have not yet made their payments are put on “priority status” contingent upon availability of seats.

• How do I pre-register?

You need to download the registration form of the program you are interested in from the CGBP website (please click on the link as shown below). Fill in the complete details and return the form to us via fax (+63 2) 842-7159 or email it to the program leader assigned to that specific seminar with a cc copy sent to

Click on the link to download Registration Form

Any inquiry or clarification may also be emailed to the program leader of the seminar or you may call us at (+63 2) 842-7148.

• Can I pre-register more than 1 person?

Yes. If you register three or more persons at the same time for the same program, you will receive a 5% group discount.

• How will I know my pre-registration is confirmed?

You will be issued a billing statement to serve as a reference for your payment. The billing statement contains details of the amount to be paid; any discounts you are entitled to; dates of the deadlines of the said discounts; and options on how to make your payment. Should you choose to deposit your payment in our bank account, you have to fax the teller-validated deposit slip to our office as proof of payment. Please note that your registration will not be considered confirmed until your payment has been received by CENTER FOR GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES.

• Do you accept walk-ins?

We accept walk-ins if there are seats available on the day of the seminar. For walk-ins, we cannot guarantee that we can provide a seat and lecture materials, especially if the seminar has reached fully-booked status. Given that our seminars are always in-demand, it is best to pre-register to ensure that we can accommodate you.

Another benefit of registering ahead of time is you get to avail of the early bird discounts.

Seminar Discounts and Fees

• Does CGBP offer discounts?

Yes. You can avail of any or all of the following:

                * Less 5% for early registrants
                * Less 5% for early payment
                * Less 5% for group registration (minimum of 3 persons booking at the same time)

This means that an individual registrant can get as much as 10% discount while a group of 3 or more registrants can get as much as 15% discount each.

• How do I pay for a seminar?

All payments may be made in US$ or Pesos. Dollar payments will be based at a fixed conversion rate written in the registration form.

You can pay in one of the two ways:



For check payments, please issue payments to:


Note that as a general rule, we do not accept check payments for walk-in participants, unless the company the attendee represents is accredited by CGBP to issue checks as payment for the seminar.

• How can I remit or deliver my payment for a seminar I will be attending?

You can remit your fee in one of three ways:

1) Visit our office and pay directly. Our main office address is:

Center for Global Best Practices Foundation
905 Richville Corporate Tower
1107 Alabang-Zapote Road
Madrigal Business Park
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
1780 Philippines

2) Send your payment via courier service. Please send to the same address as stated in item 1.

3) Deposit your payment in any Metrobank branch. Our account details are as follows:

Account number: Metrobank Peso Savings Account 495-349-550-4418
Account number: Metrobank US$ Savings Account 495-2-495-00796-5

After bank-deposited payment has been made, please fax to us a copy of the teller-validated deposit slip. You may also email to us the scanned copy.

• Is the seminar fee a net amount I will be paying?

Yes. The seminar fee is a net amount and there are no surcharges.

• What does my seminar fee include?

The seminar fee covers meals (lunch buffet and two snacks), a resource kit, and a certificate of attendance.

About the Seminar

Seminar Resource Speakers

• Who are my resource speakers?

Resource speakers for CGBP seminars are selected from a pool of industry experts in various fields of specialization, which include senior-level executives, book authors, educators, consultants, course developers and even CEOs! Those who are in need of assistance or advice can tap into this pool to benefit from this wealth of knowledge.

Seminar Hours and Attire

• What time does the seminar begin and end?

Seminar room will open at 8:00 am and lectures begin promptly at 8:30 am or 9:00 am as stated in the seminar schedule. Seminars generally adjourn no later than 5:30 pm.

• What should I wear?

Smart casual, business attire is appropriate. Note: Room temperature may vary. Some participants find the room temperature just right while others find it a bit cold. You may want to bring a jacket or shawl to keep you warm.

Seminar Location

• How can I find the exact location of my seminar?

For your reference, a map containing directions going to the seminar venue may be found in our website (please click on the link as shown below).

Click on the link to view location map of the seminar venue

You may also call us at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59 for any inquiry, clarification and for the exact seminar room.

Meals and Parking

• Do you offer food?

Yes. A lunch buffet and two snacks served during the 15-minute snack breaks in the morning and in the afternoon.

The general schedule for breaks is as follows:
Morning Snack Break - 10:00 am – 10: 15 am
Lunch buffet - 12:00 nn – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Snack Break - 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Please note that the time schedules for lunch and snack breaks may be adjusted by a few minutes depending on the flow of discussion.

• Do you provide parking?

For The Peninsula Manila seminar venue:

Parking is available at the basement level of the hotel. The hotel’s standard parking fee (Php60 for the first 3 hours and Php50 for every succeeding hour) shall apply and is to be paid upon exit from the car park. Pay parking is also available in the open car park across Makati Avenue as well as in 6750 across Ayala Avenue.

For the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel seminar venue:

Parking is available at the basement level of the hotel. The hotel’s standard parking fee (Php100 for the first 3 hours and Php90 for every succeeding hour) shall apply and is to be paid upon exit from the car park. Parking is also available in the car park buildings adjacent to Shangri-La mall.

For the InterContinental Manila seminar venue:

Parking is available at the basement level of the hotel (but exclusively for valet parking). The hotel’s standard parking fee (Php55 for the first 2 hours and Php45 for every succeeding hour) shall apply and is to be paid upon exit from the car park. Parking is also available at the area in front of the hotel (facing Glorietta 5), the public car park beside the hotel (facing SM), the EDSA car park building behind the hotel and the Glorietta basement car park which has an underground passage connecting directly to the hotel.

For the New World Hotel seminar venue:

Parking is available at the basement level of the hotel or at Greenbelt mall which is across the street.

For the Pearl Manila Hotel seminar venue:

There is a pay parking area in the 2nd to the 5th levels of the hotel. This parking area may be accessed from the hotel entrance on General Luna Street (which is between the Pearl Manila Hotel and Medical Center Manila). The Pearl Manila Hotel charges a flat rate of Php105 for parking until 6:00 pm. Street parking is also available at General Luna Street.

A complimentary car pass that entitles you to have free, whole day parking may be requested upon registration at the seminar; however, the pass will be given on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited availability.

Please note that parking fees may change.

During the Seminar

Onsite Registration

• Where do I register?

Pre-registered participants simply need to sign in on the attendance sheet located at the registration counter just outside the seminar room. Please state your name to the registration staff and sign on the attendance sheet that contains your name.

Please note that the names printed on the registration sheet are based on what was written on the registration list that is submitted to our office. Should you note any discrepancy between your name and that written on the registration sheet and/or ID, please inform the registration staff immediately. To facilitate the registration process, please note that participants’ names are arranged alphabetically by surname. Name sign holders are prominently displayed above the registration sheets for your reference. For proper documentation, all participants have to sign on the space by their names upon registration. For seminars schedules that are more than one day, participants also have to sign in on the registration sheet for each day.

Seminar Materials

• Will I receive any materials at the seminar?

Yes. A learning kit and ID tag will be given upon registration.

• Do I have to wear my ID tag?

Yes, all participants are required to wear the ID tags given to them upon registration. This is to avoid the inconvenience of being asked whether you are indeed part of the seminar, or even being refused entry. Moreover, food will only be served to those who are wearing their IDs.

• Do I need to bring anything with me to the seminar?

There is nothing specific you need to bring to the seminar. Pens and paper are provided in the resource kit.

After the Seminar

Certificate of Attendance

• Where do I claim my certificate of attendance?

Certificates of attendance can be claimed from the registration counter at the end of the seminar. You are encouraged to get your certificate of attendance as we discard unclaimed certificates one week after the seminar date.

Professional Accreditation and Continuing Education Units

• Do your seminars qualify for professional accreditation credits?

Yes, some of our seminars qualify for the following accreditations:

CPD - Accountancy (Continuing Professional Development)
MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)
CPD - Real Estate (Continuing Professional Development)

Change of Address

• What if I need to make changes to your mailing list, such as changes to my address, job title and/or company?

You may submit your request via e-mail to the program officer in-charge of the seminar with a cc copy sent to or you may call (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59.

Recommended Hotels

• What about my accommodation?

The Center for Global Best Practices has a corporate rate for the following hotels:

    • Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines
    • Savoy Hotel Manila, Pasay City, Philippines
    • Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City, Philippines
    • EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

For inquiries, you may call (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59.

Who do I contact for additional questions not covered by these FAQs?

Contact Executive Director, Ma. Margarita G. Moreno at (+63 2) 842-7148 or 59.