Since the incorporation of Ignite, Empower, Flourish (IEF) Inc., it has dedicated major chunk of its life to serving the maritime sector to become their reliable and credible source of financial and business literacy know-hows. The company has long-envisioned to bring Filipinos back to wealthier homes and took this vision as a professional and business mission. Great mileages have been set forward for the welfare of seafarers through the innovative training of the young CEO of the company, Ms. Kristine Marcelo. An emerging female CEO in the male-dominated industry. Despite the hurdles in building the foundation of the company, she has remained authentic and true to what the company stands for: to uphold the integrity and value which contributes to a bigger purpose for mankind.

IEF CEO Kristine Marcelo

IEF, Inc. produced Go Marino in 2017, Seafarers and OFW Business Expo (SOBE) and #OneForMarino in 2018, Go Ashore Program in 2019 and is currently developing a tech-enabled product set to launch this 2020. The company has conducted a total of 52 talks both major and minor with combined total direct participants of almost 9,000 in headcount.

IEF, Inc. also initiated the campaigns #StopBusinessGambling and #AreYouFitToInvest within maritime companies, initiating dissemination of information to fight against SCAM and increase awareness for accounting business and investment decision-making.

This year, the company will hold another fun-filled and innovative educational event dedicated to the seafarers and their families – dubbed as MariKnowVest (Marinong Matalinong Mag-Invest), a gameshow-themed educational event that’s entertaining and rewarding with expected 7,000 – 8,000 participating attendees for the 2-day period.

MariKnowVest has included 6 well-crafted games where the winner of every game can bring home P50,000 worth of cash and products. Each game is programmed with relevant topics and executions to align with the event theme while bringing excitement and joy to everyone.

MariKnowVest shall showcase investment talks, IEF APP pre-launching, and Franchise awareness campaigns.

MariKnowVest shall sail its flag on February 18 & 19, 2020 at Hall 1 SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. Registration starts at 10 am and activity ends until 7 pm. For more information, visit

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