This is the 10th year of MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo. The business expo is an advocacy event to teach and inspire OFWs and Balikbayans to enter the path of entrepreneurship.
Now on its new home, SMX Convention Center, the MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo promises to be bigger and better as years to come.
The event will strive hard to tap all the OFWs and Balikbayans in different parts of the country.
Here is the video summary of the MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo first day.
The year is about to end. Although there are still few days before December bid farewell, I cannot help but recollect the superfast year that swooped my way.
Being an event organizer, the life that I fully accepted as my destiny, I am amazed as to how life is a blur albeit full of enriching adventures and learnings.
Breakthroughs this year:
1. Telemarketing Conference;
2. Big Data Conference;
3. International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo;
4. Management of Bank Marketing Managers Association of the Philippines;
5. Winning Bid for Ad Summit;
6. Winning Bid for International Gamefowl Festival;
7. Winning Bid for Digital Asia;
8. Numerous New Accounts on Corporate Events.
1. Loyalty and Rewards Conference
2. Realty Expo
3. International Travel Festival
4. MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo
Magic zone is like being in the zone as a basketball player. In particular, I am talking about projects that cannot be revealed as of the moment, increased number of leaders in the organization, and a burgeoning industry.
But life is not that easy. There are a lot of trials along the way and for me these trials are the secret sauce for the success you reap.
Event management in the Philippines in particular Business Events Management has a long way to go and for now I feel our group has the razor sharp edge to move forward and lead the pack in this niche that we created.
Insatiable Appetite for Event Management Challenge
This is the key I guess, to be on your toes and to never be relaxed event success after success comes your way. In addition, always dedicate and create projects that will have impact your country and the society.
The learning curve is still big and the room to fill bigger but for now THANKFULLNESS is the word that occupies my heart – you cannot helped but be thankful upon realizing that event management is you and you are the event management.
Zen occurs like watching the lotus in the still water.
NEWPORT CITY, PASAY— The premier one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the country, Resorts World Manila (RWM), continues to flourish as it delivers its top-of-the-line excellence and bequeaths its guests with world-class entertainment and unparalleled lifestyle alternatives.
Resorts World Manila, the first of its kind integrated lifestyle destination in the country, is part of the growing Resorts World franchise, a brand synonymous to world-class entertainment and lifestyle attractions.
Situated in the periphery of the NAIA Airport terminals, the lifestyle hub is sensibly the first choice for tourists who seek a splendid holiday in Manila. Being a prime haven of international and signature hotels, world-class entertainment, an array of the most sumptuous international cuisines, a lavish shopping complex, and more enticing attractions, Resorts World Manila is also the perfect place for every lifestyle enthusiast as it stands out among the rest with its complete range of amenities and attractions that is all within reach.
Experience the genuine Filipino congeniality twinned with a deluxe sophistication that is at par with the best in the world and revel in the diverse leisure pursuits that only Resorts World Manila can offer.
Ticket To First-Class Relaxation
At Resorts World Manila, guests are always welcome to a lavish and relaxing first-class abode. With three world-class hotels in its estate, Resorts World Manila has everything you need for a soothing and tranquil stay.
The first all-suite luxury hotel in the country, MAXIMS Hotel offers you its exclusive features including the latest in hotel technology and an inimitable 24/7 butler service. MAXIMS bosts of its 172 Suites, three Royal Villas, and one Presidential Suite.
MARRIOTT caters to the astute traveler with its internationally recognized first-class service and superb amenities for both business and leisure. Check-in at any of MARRIOTT’s 323 Guest Rooms, and 19 Suites.
Resorts World Manila also caters to the prudent travelers who want to get the most reasonable rates without sacrificing quality. Lodge in at the REMINGTON Hotel, and stay in one of its 623 Standard Rooms, and 89 Serviced Apartments.
Be it for corporate trips or grand leisure holidays, Resorts World Manila’s line of hotels can provide the unmatched executive service and accommodation that our valued guests truly deserve.
Stopover For A Magnificent Shopping Experience
The Newport Mall is where one can find all the best line of internationally-recognized luxury brands in the market today, a sophisticated retreat for the modern shopper. Guests may stroll within the exquisite atmosphere of its stylish square and find a gamut of signature collections and boutiques that suite every lifestyle.
Mall guests may choose to spend quality time with the family by catching the latest blockbusters in its premium cinemas which feature the latest 3D movies at the Cinema 3; reclining seats, unlimited popcorn and drinks, with butler service at the Newport Ultra Cinema 1; or just relax in the regular yet cozy Cinema 2 and 4 for an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Dabble in the fun and exciting world for the whole family at GameZoo, as it features exclusive rides and the most sought after arcade and video game titles for the avid gamers.
The Newport Mall houses two of the best and upscale hotspots in Manila clubbing scene, RepubliQ Club and Opus Restaurant and Lounge.
Delectable Voyage To a Global Culinary Fare
With over 50 food outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick diners, Resorts World Manila offers a wide range of culinary fare.
A celebration of international fare, Resorts World Manila with its signature restaurants houses the most tempting cuisines from all over the world to cater to every guest’s needs.
The most prolific chefs, forefronted by celebrity connoisseur Hubertus Cramer, a world-renowned chef who is behind the success of several Michelin-rated restaurants in Europe, whips up a delectable plate of Asian, European, and Western fusion that will definitely stamp a lasting fancy to a foodie’s taste buds.
World Tour Of The Best Performances
Resorts World Manila consistently brings on stage the best in the world as it features the most spectacular gala performances in entertainment at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre.
Showcasing the most prominent acts in international show business, guests would surely marvel at the most sought after theatre productions, concerts and shows in the largest and most innovative theatre in the country with a 1,500 seating capacity.
Welcome To The Perfect Getaway
Resorts World Manila is the perfect getaway for local and foreign tourists as it stands out among the rest with its complete range of amenities and attractions to suit its guests’ every need, pioneering the incorporation of assorted lifestyle options in one accessible complex.
The newest and most exclusive lifestyle scene is also at Resorts World Manila, with the advent of the Genting Club for member executives who wish to relax and unwind in a plush setting.
The chief venture of leisure and entertainment specialist Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., which is a joint venture between corporate titans Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Genting Hong Kong, Resorts World Manila offers free membership to its patrons who wish to avail of the many offers and promos of the lifestyle hub.
An extensive range of lifestyle pursuits is within reach at Resorts World Manila, and the first class service and atmosphere, which it provides its guests, only gives verity to its stamp as a world-class haven where nothing truly compares.
For more information on membership, reservations, show schedules, and other details, visit us at www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist Hotline at (02) 908-8833.
The upcoming International Travel Festival takes a new meaning because of the recent developments in our country.
The International Travel Festival slated December 10-11, 2013 at SMX Convention Center is an annual event that offers travel and tour packages for early planners of their 2014 vacation. Specifically, the event targets the invited OFWs, OFW Families and Balikbayans of the co-located event: MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo, an event that offers business opportunities.
The event will have a benefit concert at night dubbed: Pinoy Bayanihan, a benefit concert that will give all proceeds to supporting organizations and to the Philippine National Red Cross. The concert will run for two days at around 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the stage of the expo hall. Various artists volunteered for free to perform in this event.
The International Travel Festival is an event that helps bolster the tourism industry in the country. The Department of Tourism expects a setback because of the damages Typhoon Haiyan brought to the country. The International Travel Festival aims to help in alleviating the impact of that Typhoon Haiyan caused.
For more information visit www.internationaltravelfestival.com.ph or call 643.3887 or email us at email@example.com.
The first leg of the Healthway Medical 16th Anniversary Dance for Health Celebration.
The last leg of the Healthway Medical 16th Anniversary Dance for Health Event ends with a bang at Glorietta Mall, Ayala, Makati. Watch the fun here.
Just a few more days and we are about to welcome December. The last month of the year, call it cliché if you will, but time flies super fast.
We cannot stop time from moving but we can start creating something for ourselves in welcoming December and the coming year.
READY TO GO BUSINESS?
December is the time for us to rethink our passion. If our passion is about starting a business then this is the best time.
December allows us to make preparations for the coming year, a fresh start in realizing our dream,
and an exciting time pregnant with possibilities.
If you are searching for suppliers and other business opportunities, I recommend you visit the different expos slated to take place at SMX, World Trade Center and Mega Trade.
This three venues provide a lot of expos this December that will speed-up your decision making process on what business to take or partners to forge ties with.
10th MEGABALIKBAYAN OFW EXPO
While you are planning your research and visits on the venue I mentioned, do not forget to visit our event : Mega Balikbayan OFW Expo (MBOX) , now on its 10th year.
MBOX is an advocacy expo for OFWs, OFW Families, Balikbayans and Professionals , if you are part of these group, I strongly suggest you visit it. MBOX is taking place this coming December 10-11,2013 at SMX Convention Center.
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A “mad scramble” for tourism freebies and discounts looms at the forthcoming International Travel Festival (ITF) 2013 as airline tickets to famous foreign tourism destinations and free hotel accommodations will be given away to many lucky visitors.
The raffle prizes at the ITF include 10 gift certificates for overnight stay in choice Philippine hotels for two, 10 international flight seats, and free trips for two to Thailand, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia, all with hotel accommodations for three days, two nights.
Big discounts will also be available at the ITF’s component events such the Travel Philippines Show, Teambuilding Destinations Sale, Extreme Adventures Sale, Travel and Tours Christmas Sale, Hotels & Resorts Asia Christmas Sale, and Airline Tickets Sale for Asia, Europe and USA.
For local tours, free online travel reference services will be offered by Choose Philippines of ABS-CBN TV network in its exhibit booth.
The freebies and discounts are expected to bring in thousands of local and foreign visitors to the ITF, which will be held at the Mall of Asia’s SMX Convention Center Metro Manila on December 10 and 11, right at the peak of the travel season when tourists pour in droves to experience the country’s unique Christmas celebration.
The sale, involving also the destinations for teambuilding and extreme adventures, is seen to similarly attract hordes of corporate clients for their human resource development requirements and market engagement activities.
“Shoppers are likewise expected to join the massive influx of visitors looking for unique Christmas gifts that come in the form of packaged tours and travel souvenirs, thus turning the entire ITF into a fun-filled yuletide festivity for families and friends,” said chief executive officer Mitch Ballesteros of festival organizer Exlink Events.
“With our family activities and raffle draws spicing up the festival, our guests will have two full days of fun and amazing travel deals,” Ballesteros added.
Leading the global exhibitors in the ITF are executives of worldwide service provider Amadeus and members of the British, Turkish and European chambers of commerce and other Manila and foreign-based organizations.
Their big number will be matched by the local industry players and government travel marketers from the various regional offices of the Department of Tourism nationwide and its attached agency Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority.
Among the hundreds of local exhibitors are tourism destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao – from as far north as the Cagayan Valley to as far south as General Santos City and as far west as the island province of Palawan.
“It will be a complete two-way tourism traffic, with both inbound and outbound tourism players doing brisk business from both ends of the supply chain and all the segments in between,” Ballesteros pointed out.
“They (exhibitors) include airlines, international hotel and resort chains, travel agencies, tour operators, MICE (meetings, incentive travel, conventions and events) organizers, shopping malls and global retail brands,” Ballesteros said.
Also expected to participate in the ITF are transfers and transport firms, cruise ships and domestic passenger vessels, telecommunication companies, destination owners and managers, banks and financial institutions, and the academe and various service providers, among many others.
More information about the ITF can be obtained from Exlink Events (tel: 632 6433887; mobile: 0920 9242532, 0920 9814376; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.exlinkevents.com).
Time flies so fast and the 2nd Customer Loyalty and Rewards Conference and Expo is over. As the industry continues to grow we will be seeing a lot of players attending this event and listening to great speakers.
The OFW remittances in the country continue to grow. Just recently, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reveals that remittances from January to August amount to $14.5 billion, 5.91% higher compared to the $13.733 billion for the same period last year.
Security Bank, one of the leading financial services and solutions providers, offers its remittance and loan products for OFWs and their beneficiaries. These products respond to the needs of OFWs as investment and savings options that will allow their money to grow.
This is the reason why Security Bank is supporting the 10th MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo, an advocacy expo that promotes entrepreneurship and business to OFWs and Balikbayans.
Security Bank will present various remittance products to potential OFW entrepreneurs to explore business opportunities from the traditional cash pick-up services to real-time credit to bank fund transfers and the cutting edge cardless ATM withdrawal. For individuals, the Bank will offer card products, and Home and Auto Loan services. Security Bank believes that if OFWs will invest their money they can enjoy a better and sustainable quality of life upon their retirement to work.
MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo is slated this December 10 to 11, 2013, SMX Convention Center. The event continues to grow in assisting OFWs and Balikbayans in finding business opportunities and legal financial investments.
The highlights of the event are business opportunities, free learning sessions and the 5th Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA).
This event is produced and organized by Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corp. For inquiries call 643-3887/ 234-1341 or 42 or email at email@example.com.
Boogs Software Solutions, a marketing service provider, supports the 2nd Customer Loyalty Conference and Expo at New World Hotel Makati, October 24.
Boogs believes in the power of customer loyalty programmes. It incorporates in its business process a service package of running a program that keeps your customers away from your competitors.
Furthermore, its purpose is not only to gain more customers for its clients but to keep them loyal to their brands.
Since 2002, Boogs has been serving various industries through its roster of marketing solutions. Tracing its roots, it started off as a creator of online and mobile games before hitting the corporate world.
Amspec, manufacturer of Crayola and Monggol, tapped Boogs to develop an interactive, user-friendly and fun-filled game application for kids. Until then, it was considered to be a milestone for this organization.
Moreover, it was able to produce more than 30 games and mobile security application. Pinoy Central and National Telecommunication Center are some of those companies that recognized its existence and expertise.
From game applications, it now shifted to offer diverse marketing services such as the following:
- Direct Message Marketing (Text blast)
-Full-Service Rebate Loyalty Card Programs and Digital and Social Media Marketing
- Digital and Social Media Marketing
Boogs exists not only to give solutions but to establish a relationship with its business partner throughout its business operations.
Being a sponsor for this year’s Loyalty Conference and Expo, Boogs view this as an avenue to implement its mission and to expand its network.
2nd Customer Loyalty Conference and Expo aims to gather thought leaders to share their knowledge in having smarter and more strategic ways of keeping your customers loyal.
The event is produced and organized event of Ex-link Management and Marketing Services. For more information about the event, call 643.3887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events must come to an end. There are two main reasons: 1. This is the nature of the event; 2. Ending an event means we the power to improve it the next run.
The day 2 of the International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo (IBHWEX), Sept. 26-28, 2013 at SMX Convention Center. The day can be summed-up as educational.
Still fresh from our memories the breakthrough event that promises to be bigger next year. The International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo (IBHWEX), Sept. 26-28, SMX Convention Center is the event for the beauty, health and wellness expo in the Philippines in the years to come.
So it came to pass!
The first Big Data Conference in the Philippines has ended. The conference is akin to the velocity of big data. It passed like a blur but it leaves a lot of questions and opportunities.
Here is the video recap. We will see you next year for a bigger and deeper discussion of Big Data.
iPlus Intelligent Network, Inc., the managed I.T. services firm of ePLDT led a host of thought leaders in the first ever Data Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas Center.
A first leg of what is envisioned as an annual gathering of the Philippine business sectors’ thought leaders, iPlus’ workforce and management integration systems head, Mr. Junie Aguirre, familiarized a diverse crowd of executives from various industries with the concept of big data and the relevance of the burgeoning aptitude to curate, analyze, store, share, and use large chunks of data to achieve business goals in the information age.
As the integration of business with information technology continues to flourish, Aguirre said that “data is becoming a key basis of competition underpinning new waves of productivity, growth such as hard assets and human capital, innovation and modern economic activity.” In the various aspects of an organization’s operations, data requires analytics for any value to be driven out of it. Telecom companies need sufficient data to gauge mobile phone usage of their consumers and ultimately map out strategies that could give their subscribers improved or better user experience.
With technology and the dizzying changes that force companies how they do business, knowing how to accurately capture, store, analyze, and share definitely enables operational efficiency and flexibility to face imminent challenges.
Buyers and visitors of the International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo (IBHWEX), slated September 26-28,2013 at SMX Convention Center will enjoy a great treat by getting a free massage.
Everybody loves massage. Massage has a therapeutic effect on a tired body and weary soul. According to the Mayo Clinic :
The benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
According to Mayo Clinic:
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
· Digestive disorders
· Insomnia related to stress
· Myofascial pain syndrome
· Paresthesias and nerve pain
· Soft tissue strains or injuries
· Sports injuries
· Temporomandibular joint pain
The free massage will be offered to 100 buyers and visitors daily. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.
International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo (IBHWEX) is produced and organized by Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corp. For inquiries and partnership call tel. no. 643-3887.
Being blessed with the country’s longest yuletide season or the fun in the Philippines gaining global recognition, but all roads at this early seem to lead to the SMX Convention Center Manila for an International Travel Festival come December 10-11.
And International Travel Festival is certain to emerge, with worldwide service provider Amadeus and the British, Turkish and European chambers of commerce setting the pace for the influx of other Manila and foreign-based global exhibitors in the event.
This Christmas gathering of global tourism players is matched only by the convergence of their similarly increasing number of local counterparts at the festival led by the various regional offices of the Department of Tourism nationwide and its attached agency Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority.
The local exhibitors include tourism destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao – from Cagayan Valley in the North to Palawan in the West, all the way to South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City in Region 12.
Thus, the nation is bound to see a vast cosmopolitan crowd whirling around the scene of the International Travel Festival (ITF) 2013, now covering, not only what used to be a solely inbound promotional event dubbed “Travel Philippines Show”, but also outbound travel named “Euro-AmeriAsian Travel, Trade & Cultural Expo.”
“ So expect both inbound and outbound tourism destinations featured in the ITF,” said chief executive officer Mitch Ballesteros of expo organizer Exlink Events.
“The fast growing registration of participants in the festival affirms the global tourism industry’s increasing momentum for sustained growth, with vacationing OFWs (overseas Filipinos worldwide) adding impetus to the phenomenon,” Ballesteros said.
Practically promoting a genuine two-way tourism traffic, the ITF is seen to contribute substantially to the continued rise in global tourism, now reportedly worth an estimated $1.15 trillion from a yearly revenue hike of 1.5 percent over the past five years.
Ballesteros said the outbound trips of foreign-based international airlines flying Filipinos to overseas destinations would also have a beneficial impact on inbound travel since they would have to promote the Philippines in their home countries to be able fill up airline seats on their return flights.
“Thus, the net effect of brisk inbound and outbound travel is a thriving tourism industry that gets a boost from both ends,” Ballesteros earlier explained, citing tourism’s total contribution of $6.3 trillion and 255 million jobs to the global economy in 2011 alone.”
To participate mostly in the ITF, therefore, are numerous exhibitors involved in both inbound and outbound businesses such as airlines, international hotel and resort chains, travel agencies, tour operators, MICE (meetings, incentive travel, conventions and events) organizers, shopping malls and global retail brands.
Also expected to participate in the ITF on December 10 to 11 are transfers and transport firms, cruise ships and domestic passenger vessels, telecommunication companies, destination owners and managers, banks and financial institutions, and the academe and various service providers, among many others.
More information about the ITF can be obtained from Exlink Events (tel: 632 6433887; mobile: 0920 9242532, 0920 9814376; email: email@example.com; or visit www.exlinkevents.com).