May 20, 2020

#WESupport: Drinks with Rita

Join the Philippines’ premier event planner and WE’s section contributor, Ms. Rita Neri, as she takes an in-depth look at the global events industry with its key movers and shakers. Hear the latest straight from the stakeholders and leaders of the industry. Get a glimpse into the worlds of industry creatives. Hear best practices being implemented in their businesses. Learn what they’re doing to not only survive, but thrive in this pandemic era.

For the premier episode of Drinks with Rita, she was joined by Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the 18th Congress, Cong. Jericho “Koko” Nograles to talk about the future of events.

Drinks with Rita is produced by the Philippines’ premier events planning company, Rita Neri Event Planners. As an industry veteran of 27 years, RNEP caters to clients all over the world from its Manila and California offices.

Catch them today at 3PM.

Drinks with Rita: May 18, 2020 S1E2 with Teddy Manuel as they talk about, amongst other things, the immediate impact of COVID 19 on the sourcing of event styling materials and steps he took to immediately address the crisis in his company.

Drinks with Rita S1E3: May 20, 2020, 7PM with Audrey Tanco-Uy, head honcho at Bizu Catering Studio, one of the country’s leading high-end catering concepts.

Being at the forefront of the service industry, Audrey discusses the new systems that they are putting in place to keep their client’s events safe, sanitized, but still decadent. What can we expect from the catering and services industry after this period? Will buffets still be a thing? How can consumers check if their chosen caterer is serving food safely? How will servers look like during events?

Get the answers to all of these and more in this episode of Drinks with Rita.

Drinks with Rita S1E4: May 22, 2020, 7PM

On the next episode of Drinks with Rita, Ms. Rita Neri talks to one of the Philippines’ leading videographers, Jason Magbanua. Does an industry leader like him still get affected by a pandemic like COVID? How will the Jason Magbanua team cope with the “new normal” imposed by this global crisis? Is Jason really turning down ALL destination events for 2020? Watch Jason Magbanua chat with Rita and hear his opinions on the current situation in this episode of Drinks with Rita.

S1E4 streaming at

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