I know you are all contented in this virtual world promoting your business. Yes, profitable! But how about increasing that profit. How about increasing your customer base and knowing them face-to-face and personally creating a bond that has the potential to last and provide you a stream of income.
If the line of thinking above is the same one in your head right now, just give us a buzz and we will give your investment a valuable exhibition space and event this December.
One of the best ways to fight recession is to know where to use and place your money. Also, how to control your costs, one of which is the tax you turn-over to the government.
All of these questions will be answered by Mr. Emelino Maestro a professional speaker and tax accounting consultant on Dec. 11, at SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall.
Don't fail to attend this enlightening seminar!
Dog lovers are invited to watch the Dog Obedience Show and Competition in the Mega Balikbayan Expo and Business Congress, December 10-14,2008, Megatrade, SM Megamall. The show is on Dec. 14, Sunday.
The event is organized by the Genesis K9 and the National Terrier Pitbull Club.
Micro-entrepreneurs is a breed that needed the most the help of government and other private agencies.
These special breed of entrepreneurs are in the starting phase of entrepreneurship where the mortality rate is the highest.
Having said that, micro entrepreneurs must know how to survive his/her business.
Learn more of the survival strategies for Micro Enterpreneurs to make it to the next level. Visit Asian Business Expo, November 28-30, 2008, SMX Convention Center.
E-jeep is the future of a green friendly vehicle. The good news is we have it in the Philippines and it was given a license already by the Land Transportation Office.
If you want to see the future of vehicles, visit Asian Business Expo, November 28-30, SMX Convention Center.
Smoke Free, Gas Free and Noise Free - The Future is here.
Battle Field Live a war game using laser guided guns that emits electronic signals in a contraption attached to one of the players body if you are hit is one of the latest CORPORATE TEAMBUILDING TECHNOLOGY to hit the country.
The ancient Sun Tsu, author of the famous Art of War said in his edicts that a great team skilled, trained and unified are one of the ingredients in being victorious in battle.
Corporation is like a country going into war with another corporation. See how tough your corporate team is or better yet have fun and see how your team fares when pitted with another team.
Know all the answer to these questions when you visit Asian Business Expo and try the Battle Field Live on-site, November 28-30, 2008.
Recession is a war situation where only the toughest team survive. Emerge victorious in 2009. Learn about this latest teambuilding technology.ASAP. And that's an order SOLDIER!
But more than youthfullness, Young Entrepreneurs are the future of this country.
There are a lot of young entrepreneur organizations in the country aimed at supporting the youth to break into the business.
One of these organization is the JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PHILIPPINES INC. (JAPI)
JAPI in partnership with EXLINK Corps. ENTREPNATION - a program design to lend a helping hand to young entrepreneurs by exposing them in tradeshows and exhibition will be showcasing 46 mini-companies, all run by different young entrepreneurs coming from different Metro Manila universities.
See and support their entrepreneurial goals!
Visit them at the Asian Business Expo, November 28-30, 2008, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.
A growing industry that anyone with the knack for writing something that interest a segment of the population can venture into and EARN SOME MONEY AND MAKE IT A LIVING.
FRAGMENTED media consumers are the reason why these kind of medium is growing and creating buzz.
Learn more about BLOGGING and how make the most out of it and make MONEY out of it.
Visit Asian Business Expo, November 28-30,2008 at the SMX Convention Center.
The event is organized by Azrael Colladilla, one of the top bloggers in the country, and EX-LINK Management Marketing Services Corp.
Watch and learn about it at the first Asian Business Expo, November 28-308, SMX Convention Center.
Ms. Mylene Abiva, President of Felta Multi Media will talk about this growing inndustry and the future impact of it in the Philippines.
Plus live robotics demo by the Robotics team that won in the international competition.
So everybody visit the event and TRANSFORM!
Seeing the once in a lifetime opportunity, I did not waste any time but ask him if I could have a picture with him beside me which he happily agreed.
For me, that is one moment of truth. JOECON to me as he is popularly known is one of the nationalist icon who is always on the forefront of national issues, leading the people's right be it for Democracy or against oil price increase.
To have a picture with him is an honor. To see the picture and interpret the meaning behind the man is inspirational.
My picture with him will always remind me that the Philippines is my country and I must do in any way positive things to help it achieve progress for the good of the many.
Thank you sir. Thank you JOECON!
The last week of October until the holiday season is bazaar time in the country. Its mind boggling considering the fact that we have malls, ukay-ukay stores, and our regular local markets that offer the same things in the bazaars.
Its a Filipino Thing, i suppose. The haggling is one of its best feature and, of course, the thrill of finding something that cannot be found from other commercial establishments and the fact that you can get it cheap!
I don't want to sound Scrooge but retailers are predicting a lukewarm reception of the buyers and shoppers because of what's happening abroad.
But here's the thing, I have this friend who was working at Singapore and just took a one week respite last week in the Philippines. He was surprised that the malls are full and many are buying.
I guess only in the Philippines is the answer for this positive comment.
So my take, we will have a happy season despite the fact..
Bazaars will still be a profitable venture for those who have already have one.
But caveat to those who are planning to put up one today. It may not be wise.
The six day event features 30 free seminars, 120 business opportunities, 4 associations and a lot of networking among entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs.
FIL-NEGOSYO EXPO is the only tradeshow and exhibition for entrepreneurship and SMEs in the country that runs for 16 days.
It aims to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs in the country and contribute to the economic progress of our society.
The event ends today,October 19, 2008.
Obviously media as medium of promotion and awareness is very fragmented. In our country, internet and web 2.0 such as this one is gobbling the numbers of the traditional media. Eventhough, I am a user of this medium, still the best media medium must guarantee an experiential moment.
The best medium i could think of that has the character to provide a stimulating affair with the human senses is EVENTS in any form. Most especially, COMPELLING EVENTS.
If I cannot convince you because of my limited knowledge of the major changes and cases that support this theory. I recommend you the book of Max Lenderman's Experience the Message.
Hopefully, after reading the book or browsing the book you may consider adding events as part of your campaign. For the independent entrepreneurs, bazaars and tradeshows are the way to start infusing events in your marketing activities.
It happened just this Saturday when I was managing one of the events that we had. I stumble into one of the visitors of the event. Its not other than one of our Philippine Business Icon and Tycoon, Mr, Henry Sy.
Of course, being a boy scout I ask one of my colleague to take pics of me and my idol.
Being beside Mr. Sy is an honor and I thank the heaven for allowing me to have a memory, even for a brief moment, of him personally.
Sarap talaga ng feeling.
Yes oh yes the 29th Manila Book Fair is just around the corner. Time to whet our book appetites and search for the sale of the century of our reading lives.
The event happens September 12-16 at SMX Convention Center. Don't dare miss it.
Organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc., this hardworking organizer deserves a big round of applause for continuing to make the book fair bigger and better every year.
All said, Sugod mga Kabook-so!
Competition in our present landscape is fierce. Moreso, when the economic condition is very volatile.
But look what have we, all member organizers and other members of PACEOS staged something impossible possible. We made an event through a collaborative effort. A successful event squeezed in between the busy schedules of everybody.
The Philippine MICE Forum held in Sofitel last month is a great starting point of the potential capabilities of what a synergy of all MICE stakeholders can create and contribute to the country.
Already there is a talk of a Cebu leg for the successful event. EXLINK is excited to being part of making the leg a success for one thing, it is because it will benefit the country and the players of the industry professionalize more.
Again, kudos to all the hardworking people of PACEOS, HSMA, PCVC and DOT.
Al Ries will be here for the second time around to share important Marketing Knowledge that will create impact on your current business.
Al Ries is the famous author of Focus, 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing and Co-author of Positioning: The Battle of the Mind.
Slated this October 1 at Dusit Thani Hotel Makati.
Interested parties who would like to join as exhibitors may call tel # 643-3887 and look for Aireen.
The prestigious Agora Conference of the Philippine Marketing Association is now accepting exhibitors. Limited slots only. Those who are interested please call tel# 643-3887 or visit www.exlinkevents.com.
You may join be getting a booth, being part of the souvenir program, and sponsorship.
Agora Conference is slated October 20 at Hotel Intercontinental Makati.
Feel the cool breeze of the mountain winds in Lipa near the foot of the famous Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club.
What's more is earn and promote your product and services to the high end market.
The event takes this coming October 11-12 at the new pavillion of Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club.
Interested parties please call Tel # 643-3887.
One of the ways where we exhibit this core value is that for every successful event WE CELEBRATE WITH A BANG - We do R and R. Try to imagine that we have five annual events every year plus the summer holiday and the Christmas Season. We do R and R six times in a year by going out of town and most of the time, go swimming!
The three schools that benefited are Rizal Technological University - Pasig and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
This is just a start of EXLINK's advocacy to support students who have a bright future in the marketing and events industry of our country.
Five speakers all experts in marketing and belonging to the creative agencies discussed the different attack on how to market to the youth.
For me, the event is more than a marketing event. It is for me an event that will hone future marketers and leaders of this country. It is a national event that gives color and excitement to learning. It is a concert where the stars are powerful speakers in the marketing industry.
Last August 1, the last day of the 17th Metro Manila Business Conference, held at SOFITEL, has a variety of topics that were presented to the different city business chambers attendees. All are worth remembering. But as always what caught my heart and mind is the statement : "Shape Your Environment".
Businessmen and entrepreneurs most of the times must SHAPE THEIR ENVIRONMENT. Almost always the DANGERS are BIGGER or the same size as the OPPORTUNITIES that accompany it. Therefore a mastery of the environment or the GUTS of shaping the environment is one of the requirements for a businessman or entrepreneur to succeed.
He was talking about the story of Gardenia how they, at first, found it difficult to convince the market that Gardenia is synonymous to a delicious bread. For one, at first, they are always identified to a motel in Sta. Mesa and/or a landscape company in Metro Manila.
But you cannot put a good product down. So after a few months or a year, the public (including me) begin to take notice of Gardenia, a delicious bread, which if my hearing is correct, has a gross sale of 1.2 Billion a year !
Another brand story that is lovable and worth emulating!
For those who would love to hear the famous author of books like POSITIONING AND FOCUS, he will be here again in Manila this coming October 1. Yes! Al Ries will be here to share another cutting edge marketing knowledge that we all can use in our companies, products and services.
Call Salt and Light for more information!
By the way, the picture here is not the official poster of the event. Thanks!
This business show is the voice of SMEs in the country as they tell their success stories and challenges in surviving their business.
To Sir Francis Cardona, Ana, Mabel, Ramil and the rest of the staff CONGRATULATIONS!
May your program continue to be one of the beacon in inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation.
After having experienced my unforgettable date with Discovery Suites Ortigas, we went to Astoria Plaza.
I am a frequent guest of this Hotel. First, it is at the outer area of Ortigas and the facilities are great and the room spacious and comfy.
I have no booking there, and they are fully booked. But they did an extraordinary thing, the were avail to do a magic to allow my family to have our overnight sked with a hotel.
Yes! They were able to give us a room and its more sweeter because they did it with all the difficulties that went to it just to give us a room.
Kudos from the management of ASTORIA!
This is a service worth a toast!
I had a very bad experience with Discovery Suites Ortigas. It was bad because it happened during my special day - my birthday.
My family and I booked for an overnight stay as way of celebrating my birthday at the Hotel. We booked via internet and phone. Alas, when we are already there the reception people told me that I was not booked.
The matter was aggravated because after saying this, they never said any apologies and left me their like I was invisible.
I was looking forward to having a good time at Discovery Ortigas but it was turned into a horro story.
The event is very enlightening. Corporate Social Responsibility is a must and it is a growing concern among big corporations.
There was a very indepth discussions by different companies the like of Hapinoy, Ayala Group of Companies, Chevron, IBM and other proponent of CSRs.
Seeing and listening the AVP of different companies in the first day of the event, make me conclude the corporate greed is nearing its death ( I hope). Since the bigger companies are all drumming about how we can be SUSTAINABLE!
With the havoc that we did to Mother Earth, I wish CSR is the answer for the business communities mismanagement of Earth's resources and I pray that we don't suffer the fate of the people in the movie "THE HAPPENING" of Director M. Night Shyamalan.
Paceos Lifestyle Bazzar will take place next week alongside the Flora and Fauna show at the World Trade Center.
This event is for the benefit of the M.I.C.E. Industry (Meeting, Events, Convention and Exhibiton). I would like to invite you all to visit and be part of this event.
Hello guys telling the story is different from seeing the story.
FILNEGOSYO EXPO June is uploaded youtube. Hope you see it to give you a clearer picture of the event. Thanks.
"Experience the Brand" is only achievable in events, one of which is tradeshows and exhibition.
But we would like to up the ANTE, make the delicious more delectable, that is why we are offering a chance to WIN A LAPTOP 3X by joining EXLINKEVENTS.
Yes we are. So for all those entrepreneurs and owner who would like to try tradeshow as part of their promotion strategy. The time is now and the reason is more compelling. You can be a DOUBLE WINNER.
For every event, we will be raffling off one laptop.This means that you can have three chances of winning a laptop by being an exhibitor of EXLINK in its 3 events. Cool!
EXLINKEVENTS has three upcoming tradeshows left this year, they are FILNEGOSYO EXPO, October 14-19,2008, ASIAN BUSINESS EXPO, November 28-30,2008 and MEGABALIKBAYAN EXPO AND BUSINESS CONGRESS, December 10-14,2008.
Besides the Laptop we are also giving away 10 consolation prizes in each event.
So what are you waiting for call us now at tel# 640-1280 / 643-3887 or email me at email@example.com.
FIL-NEGOSYO EXPO is a successful event because of the number of visitors and happiness majority of the exhibitors felt after the event ended. Our data shows 80% of the exhibitors are very happy about the result FILNEGOSYO EXPO produced for their companies. While the remaining 19% are happy about the results. There is a 1% of which said they failed to achieve their goals.
The data only shows a room for improvement.
Lastly, the data shows that majority of you blessed us by being their during the event.
Therefore, our heartflet thank you goes to all of you who supported the event and use it as your tool for making your journey to entrepreneurship faster.
Barely six months left before we end this year.
Barely six months and I can feel the BER months cold hands wrapping in body and reminding me that I must hassle and paddle more to reach my goals.
They say that TIME is the greatest equalizer between the rich and poor, for both group have only 24 hours to do their things.
Kudos to Mr. Ardy Roberto and, his Philippine Marketing Icon Dad, Dr. Ned Roberto for the successful book launch of their book "The Best of Marketing RX for Entrepreneurs", yesterday at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.
The book is a compilation of the best articles the Roberto's write in their famous and well loved Philippine Daily Inquirer column carrying the same title.
I recommend that you add this book to your personal library. Definitely, its one of the best book that will give you pieces of the puzzle in being a successful entrepreneur.
Congratulations to the organizer of this event,bringing the Former Mayor of New York and the opportunity to listen and learn from him on how he handled the 9/11 is an experience that will definitely enrich the leadership of the event attendees.
I read his book on leadership through it I felt how it was to be near the World Trade Center when it was destroyed. I believe hearing him tell the story is another experience I would relish to have.
The ticket price is steep but it is Rudy Giuliani so still reasonable!
The event is this coming July 29,2008 at Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
I watched yesterday the movie Kung Fu Panda with my family.
The movie will definitely make you laugh at the antics of the Panda. But besides the humor is a valuable lesson that I would like to share for those who haven't watch the movie.
The sea turtle in the movie said this beautiful line, which I felt was taken from a book,anyways here is what he said, " The Past is History, the Future is a Mystery but TODAY IS A GIFT that is why it is called THE PRESENT.
We have to live each day. Create moments, actual moments. For entrepreneurs and society builders, it means we must create opportunity and not be afraid of future or fear that our past failures will resurrect with our present endeavors.
Hope everybody enjoy their gift daily!