Leading the charge as the company closes its first decade in the industry and enters into the next is WorldConnect founder, president and CEO, Catherine Altarejos.

TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – WORLDCONNECT is building a league of heroes as it enters its second decade this year.

This is the major theme of the company’s annual conference held this December 20-22, 2017 at One Tagaytay Place in Tagaytay City, assembling the team from its Legazpi, Naga, Metro Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cebu, and Davao offices. 

The conference, dubbed “Building a League of Heroes for 2018” (inspired by the recent comic superhero blockbuster Justice League) touched on emphasizing the company’s vision and mission to help Filipinos better their lives through international education opportunities, reminding the WORLDCONNECT that not only are they an integral part of its network, they must also feel a sense of responsibility and fulfillment as they play an important role in changing someone’s future for the better.


As the company reflects on its tenth year in the business,  the vice-president, Alfredo Ubaña, touched on how 2018 was looking for WORLDCONNECT in his welcome remarks.

“Better, of course! The coming year will definitely bring a new set of challenges, and we shall be ready for it. We shall wear our superhero capes and dig deep inside of ourselves for our respective superpowers. When facing difficulties, we shall not relent in our efforts. This is the time for heroes to come to the fore and rise up to the challenge – again.”

Meanwhile, the event’s corporate partners, Deakin University (Australia) and Edenz Colleges (New Zealand) joined the conference, represented by Luca Cella (Int’l Sponsored Students Manager, Deakin U) and William Bromley (Marketing Manager, Edenz) respectively.



Luca Cella of Deakin University talks and checks in with the team via Skype


Edenz Marketing Manager, William Bromley (center), receives a plaque of appreciation for taking part and sharing his marketing expertise to the team. He is joined by the vice-president, Alfredo Ubaña (left) and CEO, Cathy Altarejos (right)


Here are more photos from the conference:






WORLDCONNECT is the biggest international education and visa processing consultancy in the Philippines, and most recently had successfully mounted the biggest education and migration expo in the country last August 2017 in Cebu City.

The #WorldConnectExpo is set to open another big year for the company this coming March at Southern Philippines – Davao City.  ■