Over 100 content creators expected to grace ‘hybrid’ event


BaiCon Infest, a gathering of content creators and influencers, started in 2018. In 2019, it held a big event at Sky Hall Seaside Cebu with 72 content creators. In 2020, it was a virtual event with 108 creators. This year, over 100 creators are expected to grace the hybrid staging of the event on October 30 and 31.

BaiCon InFest was created to provide a platform for fans and aspiring influencers to see their favorite creators perform, educate and even receive awards for their accomplishments.

This year’s event theme is “Y2K and the 2000s,” the era when content creation was booming.

The event can still be accessed through BaiCon InFest’s Facebook, TikTok, and Kumu pages, but this year, there will be a physical stage in Cebu where the hosts and even some performers can perform live and engage with their audience real-time.

BaiCon is also a venue for promoting digital media literacy and the responsible use of the Internet.

“We believe in the power of the Internet—it has many benefits, but it can also be an avenue for negativity. From the spread of fake news, the practice of the cancel culture to online exploitation, many netizens can fall prey to this Internet negativity. But if there’s one thing more powerful than the Internet, it’s influence. This is why BaiCon InFest fuels creators and influencers to be the champions against Internet negativity,” said Bea Alfar Evardone, Production Head and Creative Lead of the event.

There will be sessions where creators and influencers educate the audience about using the Internet responsibly. Educational skits and talks will fill up the whole event, all the while having one grand, entertaining time with your favorite influencers and creators. To further amplify the message on the responsible use of the Internet, the event will also serve as a fundraiser. While the event may be accessed for free, audiences are encouraged to make donations to #CreatorsUnitedPH, a cause that aims to provide 1,000 students who go to school in mountain barangays across the country with digital media literacy workbooks. Donations can be done via the web site at www.baicon.ph.

Among the content creators who are expected to join this year’s event powered by Smart are AC Bonifacio, Kween Yasmin Asistido, Dimples Romana and her husband, Boyet Ahmee, Dr. Kilimanguru, Kimpoy Feliciano, Angie “Anghet” Cayetano, Mikey Bustos, Gino Quillamor, Bogart D’Explorer, Medyo Maldito, Snake Princess, Kean Cipriano from the band Callalily, Ramon Bautista, Jen Barangan, Jae Miranda, Ady Cots, Mayonnaise, Xavier Gonzales Solis, Erwan Heussaff, Mark del Rosario, Renz David, Ian Mauricio, Kit Digno, Dr. Dex Mallari, Dr. Zeke Albaria, Ninong Ry, Alem Garcia, Phillip Te Hernandez (Davao Conyo), Malaya Macaraeg, Kim Charlie Cruz, Gandang Morenx, Chinky Enopia, Deedee Villegas, Clare Inso, Chezka Carandang, Inka Magnaye, Dom Guyot, Justine Luzares, Maggiekarp, Amara, Blink, Nikkinikki and many more.

BaiCon InFest is an event organized by the Republiq Group of Companies (RGC), VisMin’s largest digital agency, in partnership with the Creator and Influencer Council of the Philippines, an organization that aims to elevate the standards of content creation and influencer marketing in the country. More information can be found at www.baicon.ph.

Meanwhile, the country’s leading group in the end-to-end supply chain is expanding its presence in cold chain solutions with the launch of Fresh by FAST—a new generation of temperature-controlled logistics solutions built on FAST’s track record of managing the country’s largest warehouse footprint and largest modern transport fleet. The launch of Fresh by FAST also coincides with the opening of two cold chain hubs in Cavite and North Cebu.

 “Our new-generation cold chain solutions are integrated, intelligent and flexible, specifically designed to better help companies navigate the evolving supply and demand logistical challenges in the new normal and beyond,” said William B. Chiongbian II, Group President and CEO of FAST Logistics Group.

 Within the Fresh by FAST brand, the logistics company offers an integration of refrigerated transport, cold storage for frozen and chilled temperatures, value-added services such as blast freezing, meat processing, packaging and even dry warehousing for related items that do not require refrigeration.

FAST’s North Cebu hub is the Philippines’ first intelligent cold storage facility. It makes use of sensors and new technologies that are also being used in intelligent buildings. The cold storage facility is equipped with temperature and humidity sensors that are capable of mobile- and web-based monitoring, offering real-time visibility 24/7 to customers from the comfort of their own homes or offices. The operations in the Cebu hub runs on the same warehouse management systems as Asia’s largest warehouses.

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