Around 18,000 people are expected to grace this year’s three-day Philippine Small Medium Enterprises and Franchise Expo (PHILSME EXPO 2012) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City from May 11-13.
The event, the fourth of the yearly expo, will showcase various products and stakeholders in the SME sector. Organized by the Trade Advertising Exhibitions & Conventions International Inc. (TRADECON), the three-day expo hopes to serve as a venue for product exposure in the domestic and international markets and a link among industry players.
The Press Conference was held last April 13, 2012 in Dampa, Seafood Restaurant in Libis Quezon City. Media and group of Bloggers were invited and present. Mr. David Abrenilla (EXECUTIVE Communications-President), Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani (Esquire Financing Inc.-CEO), Mrs. Mildred Caballero (TRADECON Inc.-President), Wealth Couch and Chink Positive Show Host Mr. Chinkee Tan.
SMEs play a major role in the country’s economic development as they contribute to the creation of business opportunities, generation of employment, and linkages to existing industries both here and abroad. As of 2009, small and medium enterprises comprise 99.6 percent of the almost 80,000 business enterprises operating in the Philippines, according to data by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Sixty-three percent of the labor force earns their living through SMEs. While most of the jobs generated by the sector can be found in the National Capital Region, SMEs also propel employment in rural areas especially in economic zones spread around the country.
Aside from product showcase and a venue to link market players, the exhibit will also provide opportunities for idea exchange and product demos for budding businessmen.
A great deal of free services, workshops and seminars, classes and new product launches will also be highlighted during the expo as it promises to be the right avenue to increase the exposure of SME products in domestic and foreign markets, and to improve the distribution of SME products between local manufacturing and trade sectors as well as within each sector.
Various SME players from direct selling, agriculture, hotel and restaurant management, banking, marketing, insurance and service providers will be setting up their kiosks for the three-day exhibit.
At the press conference held recently, Chinkee Tan who is a wealth coach, motivational speaker and host of KBP Golden Dove awardee 92.3 FM Radyo Singko “CHINK POSITIVE” show expressed his support for the upcoming expo and is encouraging each one to awaken their entrepreneurial spirit and engage in business that they’re good at and interested in.
During the press conference, dinner was served to the guests while exchanging questions and answers with the SME Executives. It was a success. The SME Executives graciously answered all the guests questions and even shared their tips and secrets on the latest and growing industries in our country. They are also willing to help those businesses who are just starting and needed assistance on how to grow their businesses and money. This is soo cool! 😀
L-R : Dominic Ochoa (celebrity entrepreneur) , Rajan Uttamchandani (President/CEO, Esquire Financial Inc), Mildred Caballero (President, Tradecon, David Abrenilla (President, Executive Communications) ALL IS SET FOR THE PHIL SME AND FRANCHISE 2012. This specialized event will be the venue of learning for visitors to acquire new leads and relationship through awareness campaign on new business ventures. Workshops and seminars, free educational classes and new product launches will also be highlighted during the expo as it promises to be the right avenue to increase the exposure of SME products in domestic and foreign markets. Come to the PICC FORUMS 1-3 at the CCP COMPLEX, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City on May 11-13, 2012. For inquiries, call 3955009 or visit http://www.smexpoph.com/
We would like to invite all aspiring businessmen and business owners to visit and be part of PHIL SME 2012.
For more information, please call 395-5009, 395-5137, 343-3368, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.