GBA Events Asia

Gigi Bautista & Associates Inc.
is a one-stop management company
focused on Special Events Staging,
Logistics Management and Consulting.

Established 6 February 1997, the company is headquartered at the Penthouse of VGP Center on Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. Husband and wifeteam, Manny and Gigi Bautista, puts together over 20 years of local and overseas advertising and hospitality experience under one roof.

Manny's exposure with multinational and local advertising agencies McCann-Erickson, Leo Burnett, Ad Planners BJK & E and J Romero & Associates provides marketing and creative edge. Gigi's local and overseas experience with deluxe hotels Mandarin Oriental Manila, the Shangri-La Properties in Beijing and Manila and Conrad International Hotel in Hong Kong provides logistics expertise that are instrumental in staging seamless events.

Together with their highly trained staff, the tandem delivers world-class service to a select group of clients who prefer to deal with the specialists who do the job. Discriminating clients who do not wish to waste valuable time with a hierarchy of people appreciate the personalised service provided by GBA Events Asia. The skills and knowledge in project management built over time provide a unique opportunity for individuals and organisations who understand the relevance of professional support from an experienced management team.

Our Work Style

Prior to taking on a project, we develop a comprehensive understanding of our client's company, its image and objectives.

Ideas are outlined so client can take active participation in the development of a strategic direction.

We then develop an action plan and take full responsibility for its quality and successful implementation.

Finally, an accurate, competitive and timely quotation is provided, allowing client to control budget with confidence.

Creativity with fine attention to detail aids us in setting the highest standards in our expertise.

GBA Milestones


  • GBA opens its doors to clients from its first office located at the PDCP Building on Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

  • GBA stages its 1st event, A Chinese New Year Festival for the Mandarin Oriental Manila, which generated a phenomenal 7,000 attendees.
  • GBA organises the elite Cuvee Dom Perignon Rosé Vintage 1988 Launch Party for Jardine Wines and Spirits and Moet en Chandon HK with Manila’s crème de la crème in attendance.
  • GBA launches the 1st ever Bvlgari outlet in Manila at the exclusive 6750, with no less than the famed Nicola Bvlgari gracing the elegant occasion.
  • GBA moves to its new headquarters located at the Lobby Level of Mandarin Oriental Manila on Makati Avenue, Makati City, it’s home-base to-date.
  • GBA launches the biggest bridal fair ever staged in Manila for the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, which attracted more than 4500 visitors, thereby setting the benchmark for successful bridal fairs in the country today.
  • GBA partners with Mandarin Oriental Manila and friends in the special event industry to stage the 1st Dear Santa Christmas Fair for the benefit of the indigent children of Verlanie.
  • GBA stages the 1st SanMig Light Urban Jungle Race, which spanned the busy streets of Manila for 24 hours.

  • GBA launches the 1st ever Children’s Fair, Kiddie Karnival for Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, attracting more than 4500 visitors.
  • GBA organises the 1st Charriol Asia Pacific Conference in Manila for Stores Specialists Inc. at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
  • GBA orchestrates the final leg of the Philippine Stock Exchange Road Show which kicked-off in Hong Kong en route to Singapore and Manila. High- technology simultaneous feeds of the trading floors of the Makati Stock Exchange and the Philippine Stock Exchange wowed the audience at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila.
  • GBA stages the 1st UBS Financial Outlook Conference by popular economist Dr Klaus Wellerschoff, which generated positive reviews from the Philippines’ captains of industries who came full force for the business event.
  • GBA orchestrates the biggest UK Fortnight celebration ever staged in Manila for the British Council, with one-of-a-kind all-British activities staged simultaneously at strategic areas of the metropolis over a period of ten days.
  • GBA orchestrates the biggest UK Fortnight celebration ever staged in Manila for the British Council, with one-of-a-kind all-British activities staged simultaneously at strategic areas of the metropolis over a period of ten days.
  • GBA organises the enthronement of authentic laser reproductions of the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe donated by the Mexican government to the Manila Cathedral and the Cebu Cathedral for Cemex Philippines.
  • GBA introduces its electronic registration system with special tracking features at the Microsoft Developers Day event held at the Westin Philippine Plaza.
  • GBA orchestrates the biggest UK Fortnight celebration ever staged in Manila for the British Council, with one-of-a-kind all-British activities staged simultaneously at strategic areas of the metropolis over a period of ten days.
  • GBA launches its comprehensive, interactive website: www.gbaeventsasia.cott
  • GBA stages the biggest National Teachers Conference, A Tribute to Teachers, for the Bato Balani Foundation at the Philippine International Conference Centre, which was attended by over 6000 teachers from all over the country.
  • GBA literally opens the year with a big bang with the stylish wedding event of popular Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay’s daughter Anne to businessman Don Alcantara. Set in picturesque Tagaytay, it looked like a scene from an elegant movie oozing with old world charm and glamour.
  • GBA moves to its new premises at the Penthouse of VGP Center, 6772 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines.
  • GBA is tapped for its logistics expertise by ABS-CBN Foundation’s 10-10-10 Run for the Pasig River attended by over 116,000 runners, which earned the Guinness World Record for the largest foot race in the world.
  • GBA turns 15 years.
  • GBA launches the first Art Fair Philippines at The Link which attracted 5,000 visitors.

  • Raffles and Fairmont Hotels Makati celebrates its launch in Manila through a grand opening party hosted by Managing Director Tom Meyer and graced by Raffles Hotels and Resorts President, Peter French, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts President, Jennifer Fox.
  • First Gen ground breaks its San Gabriel Power Plant in Santa Rita, Batangas with H.E. Benigno S. Aquino lll as Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker.
  • Art Fair Philippines Edition 2 attracts 10,000 visitors from the Philippines and around the region.
  • The prestigious ASEAN Business Club visits Manila for its annual Panel Discussion and Roundtable, and pays a courtesy call on H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino lll at Malacañan Palace.

Our Backbone

Manny Bautista

Professional Event Organiser


Manny honed his skills and knowledge in advertising during his employment with multinational and local ad agencies McCann Erickson, Leo-Burnett, Ad Planners BJK & E and J Romero & Associates. In-between business schedules, he conducted major advertising and marketing classes at Saint Scholastica's College Manila.

After generating 19 years of advertising experience, Manny left the corporate world in 1996, and in tandem with wife and business partner, Gigi Bautista, laid down the ground works for Manila's first full service special events company, GBA Events Asia.

Gigi Bautista

Professional Event Organiser

Managing Director

A well-travelled and seasoned hotelier, Gigi took up hospitality courses at Cornell University in New York and specialised in Catering and Convention Services at various deluxe hotels in Asia like The Conrad International Hong Kong, Shangri-La's China World Beijing and the Mandarin Oriental Manila.

After spending 16 productive years in the hospitality industry, Gigi took a shift in her career and trained in special events management with Protocol International in Chicago, USA. In 1996, she returned to Manila and together with husband and business partner, Manny Bautista, opened Manila's first full service special events company, GBA Events Asia.

Meet the Team

Our team's sole commitment is to excel in one of the most exciting and rapidly growing sectors of Philippine business. Cutting-edge training, exceptional experience, a dedicated workforce, and a profound attitude to acquire significant pleasure from what we do all contribute to achieve an enviable position in the market.

Manny Bautista


Gigi Bautista

Managing Director

Meg de Guzman

Director of Corporate Events

J Bautista

Director of Accounts

Corporate Social Responsibility

We at Gigi Bautista & Associates Inc. feel fortunate to have reached our 18th year in the business.

This is one of the many reasons why we feel a tremendous responsibility and desire to give back to society, and help make a difference on some issues facing youth, education and health. It inspires us and makes us even more aware of the opportunity to make a lasting impact for people in need. Our corporate support comes in two forms, giving and volunteering.

We take pride in being a good corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work. To meet that commitment, we support numerous community initiatives and have supported a variety of educational, civic and charitable activities on a modest scale through an annual giving program via charitable grants, or through pro-bono event management services.

We support and encourage our employees’ participation in community initiatives that focus on programs where their personal involvement really makes a difference.

Our company has developed multi-year partnerships with non-profit organizations such as the Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation, Bantay Bata 163's Foster a Future, Virlanie Foundation Inc, Gawad Kalinga and the National Children’s Hospital

We treat the ultimate beneficiaries of our work with respect, and our commitment to helping them in our own way is both deep and longstanding.

National Children’s Hospital

December 2016

Gawad Kalinga Christmas Gathering

December 2005