Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Anvil at GMA 7

For its start of the year Anvil Exchange Forum, the Anvil Business Club visited GMA 7 network station and held an open forum with its Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon.
Led by its president, Wilson Lee Flores, the Anvil Business Club officers and members had a tour of the tv station located at EDSA corner Timog Ave in Quezon City last January 24. The tour was guided by Mr. Rod Cornejo of GMA 7. The group was exposed to the inner workings for a tv station and went through the studios including a taping of Mel & Jay as well as visited the sets of Unang Hirit and 24 Oras. Some of the members even had the chance to sit in front of a camera and see themselves as they would be on tv.
After the tour, the group had a open forum with Atty. Felipe Gozon at the Skyline Restaurant at the 17th floor of the GMA 7 Bldg. Atty. Gozon gave a short introduction about GMA 7 and how he was able to turn around the company from being a far second network station to the number one in the country. Not only were they able to top all the ratings, both primetime tv and non-primetime, but the company was also able to generate profits exceeding that of their competition. After the introductory message, the floor was opened to the members for questions and answers. The forum ended with the customary picture taking of the speaker with the Club officers.
The very successful first Anvil Exchange Forum for 2005 was attended by no less than 50 people including past chairmans and presidents of the Club.