Since 2016, Philippine Tatler has unveiled the annual Generation T list—the authority on under-40 industry leaders who are creating waves in their respective fields. More than just a list, it is also a platform where honorees are able to network with their peers and work with and collaborate on ideas and progressive concepts that can transform the country’s future.
This year’s launch was extra special as, with the support of Chopard and Credit Suisse, Generation T (Gen.T) presented its very first first Asia-wide list. Apart from the Philippines’ top 50 were 350 others across the seven other Asia Tatler regions (Hong Kong, Shangliu, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan).
To be a part of the annual Gen.T list is to belong to a roster of individuals who are deemed to be trailblazers in their respective fields. Each honoree is nominated and vetted by an esteemed panel called the Tatler Tribe, made up of Gen.T alumni and captains of industry. They help identify 50 people under the age of 40 who have made recent significant achievements that contribute—not just to the advancement of their careers—but to the betterment of Philippine society as well.
Among this year’s forces for change, who are also Philippine Tatler’s July issue cover subjects, are five individuals who represent the diversity of talent in our list. These are Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Nico Bolzico, Marion Branellec de Guzman, Paco Caparas, and Paloma Urquijo. While each one has a unique personality, and vary in their personal pursuits and ambitions, their goal is ultimately the same: to help shape the future of Asia for the generations to come.
Shangri-La at The Fort, Philippine Tatler’s venue partner, prepared an exclusive dinner for the 2019 Gen.T honorees and Tatler Tribe members (an esteemed panel of industry experts and leaders who helped to curate the list). Philippine Tatler managing director Irene Martel Francisco welcomed guests and thanked the Tribe for their invaluable input while head of Generation T Asia Tamara Lamunière spoke of the impact one has as an honoree.
With education as the regional CSR theme of the year, Mano Amiga Philippines co-founder (and Gen.T 2018 honoree) Lynn Pinugu spoke of her cause and invited those in attendance to volunteer. Apart from their personalized books, each 2019 honoree went home with a special Auro chocolate bar with their names on it from one of their peers, Mark Ocampo.
The festivities resumed via the after-party next door, with event styling by 2019 honoree Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran of Moss Manila. Here, 2018 Gen.T honoree Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi led the grand reveal of the country’s top 50 to more than 300 members of the Gen.T community and friends.
Guests struck a pose at the colorful live photo booth led by Cru Camara while sipping on bespoke cocktails from the negroni and rum bars. The crowd also danced the night away to music by DJs Samantha Nicole and Mikhail Schemm, the latter being a Gen.T honoree this year as well.