Shop for Business and Gifts at OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo at Megamall

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Are you looking forward for a successful and blessed 2017 in your life as an entrepreneur? The 2016 OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo can help you shop for the business you are looking for.

The Expo has health and beauty, technology, fashion, arts and crafts, food franchising, dealership and more that will definitely allow you to find the business that fits your budget and personality.

As of now the following companies are participating: AGN Solutions, Aloha Frappe, Bria Homes, Bubi Trampolines, Caliraya, Cebuana Lhuillier, Center for Pop, Chamonix Travel, Citibank, Colent Co., Diary ni Gracia, DTI, El Evansto Shoe Shop, Entrep TV, Etrans, Ever Bilena, Explor Asia, Fog Horn, Fuji Xerox, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Goodah, Greenfield, GVCA Travel, HK TV, Island Cove, JA Philippines, Jade Realty, Javanillax, Jens Concepto, Jersey Town, Jose F. Ingles Enterprises, Kambal Pandesal, Lalamoves, Long Live, Megaworld FTC, Nexus Asia, Orchard Properties, OWWA, Philippine Red Cross, Philnoni Inc., PLDT Home, Porfumo, Prulife UK, Rishca,  Robinson Land, Scherz Indigenous Creation Enterprises, Shinagawa, Slimmers World, Sodexo, SSS, St. Francis, Sta. Lucia, Standard Insurance, Star Music, Teknocircle, The Worldwide Lifestyle Timepieces Inc., Tupperware Brands, UNCHR, Walvis, Waters and What’s Happening.

In a research made by Sun Star Cebu, Data from the National Statistics Office, now the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in 2013 showed that only two out of every 10 OFWs managed to save at least half of all their remittances.

“Regardless of the amount of the cash remittances sent, for every 10 OFWs, six (61.7 percent) were able to save less than 25 percent of the total amount received, two (21.6 percent) were able to save from 25 percent to 49 percent of it, and about two (16.7 percent) saved 50 percent or more,” the PSA reported

One out of every 10 OFWs is broke, according to a separate article published in the GMA News website.

It cited a 2011 study by Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc., which also found out that eight out of 10 OFWs who returned to the Philippines have no savings.

This research by Sun Star Cebu in its recent news report showed that OFWs best course<> of action after their stint abroad is to enter the world of entrepreneurship in order to maintain the lifestyle that they are used while they are living in abroad, and protect and grow their hard-earned money.

From July to September this year, OFWs sent some US$6.8 billion in cash remittances, according to figures posted on the central bank’s website. That amount is higher than the US$6.5 billion in cash remittances sent in the same months last year. (Sun Star Cebu)

Besides the opportunity to shop for business, OFWs, SMEs and other visitors can also shop for gifts. Exhibitors are retailing their products and services at very low prices only for this event.

Junior Achievement Philippines, Inc. (JAPI) will also hold their annual marketing pitch competition. This event will be participated by 21 schools all over Metro Manila.
In addition, JAPI’s 10 mini-companies will exhibit their products and services.

Center for Pop Music will also do their annual musical showcase. The OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo is one of the platforms that Center for Pop Music uses in creating awareness for their students. Some of these students become our local pop stars and singers. Currently, there are a lot of stars and talents in the showbiz industry that trained at Center for Pop Music before becoming popular and professional entertainers.This year's expo will also have its bamboo showcase featuring various bamboo merchandise and the performance of the Kawayan 7 Modern Bamboo Band.

There are lots of activities in store for every one at the 2016 OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo this December 21 to 23, Wednesday to Friday at the Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

The OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo is produced and organized by Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corp. (Ex-Link Events). For partnerships, call (02) 633-0153,  643-3887 or email

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