Sunday, June 29, 2014

Entrepreneur & Franchise Expo 2014 Launched at Megatrade Hall

Wazzup Pilipinas!

On June 27, 2014, the Entrepreneur & Franchise Expo 2014 with the tagline, “Your Step to
Success!”, Philippines dedicated event for innovative entrepreneurs and franchise businesses, was officially launched at the Megatrade Hall 1 located at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Local and international entrepreneurs and business executives from various industry sectors attended the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Gracing the event was Mandaluyong City Councilor and Vice Chair for MSME Development Council, honorable CHARISSE ABALOS, Young Entrepreneur Society Philippines President, HENRY ONG, Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce of Mandaluyong President, ANDREW ONG, together with 2Go Express AVP for Retail Sales and Marketing JOANNE RAMOS; Globe MyBusiness Business Trade Marketing Manager for Emerging Channels KRISTINE TRAVINO; celebrity food entrepreneur KIAN KAZEMI, president of Persia Grill; e-Commerce advocate JANETTE TORAL, founder of; technology entrepreneur JORGE AZURIN, regional director of; email marketing innovator CHUCK SCHIPPER, director & business development EMEAA @ Benchmark Internet Group, LLC (USA), international networking entrepreneur NILS WALLE, founder of the Freight Summit (Hong Kong); branding and design entrepreneur GILMAR PADUA, founder of Infinity Hub; CHRISTIAN RAEUBER of MediaCom Solutions Inc.; design strategist and brand expert BRIAN TENORIO, founder of KKK Coffee; Australian Actress singer lead in 'The Boston' Kitchen Musical, NATALIA MOON, celebrity entrepreneur and Mercato Centrale co-founder RJ LEDESMA, and many more.

Organized by the MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC., a leading business community building and exhibition and convention organizing company and supported by the Young Entrepreneurs Society and the Filipino International Franchise Association (FIFA), the ENTREPRENEUR & FRANCHISE EXPO 2014, is dedicated to empower over 100 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from various business sectors. The 3-day event features innovative and fast growing businesses, from food, education, retailing, real estate, travel, automobiles, logistics, agriculture, manufacturing, technology and financing those visitors can explore from. The expo will also provide seminars on how to build a successful business, from funding, hiring, to finding the perfect business for you, making it the perfect market place for aspiring entrepreneurs and future franchises.

“Over 99% percent of registered businesses in the Philippines are MSMEs according to the DTI, but they combined only contribute to 30% of the National GDP. With the ASEAN integration happening in 2015 with new competition coming in, our vision as the expo organizer is to strengthen local businesses and provide a platform for them to showcase their innovative products and services. We also provide assistance to business owners and executives to network amongst other professionals and stakeholders in order to open opportunities to start new businesses and for local businesses to grow" says MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC. President and Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo Founder and Managing Director, David Abrenilla.

Highlight of the opening ceremony was the EFE Awards 2014, recognition of distinguished brands who continue to manifest excellence in the entrepreneurship and franchising industry. Included in the roster of awardees are MALAYAN BANK (Best Bank), ESQUIRE FINANCINGINC. (Best Financing Company), FOREVER RICH (Best Health Company), ELITE NAIL SPA (Best Wellness Company), YSA SKIN CARE (Best Beauty Company), PAMPANGA’S BEST (Best Food Company), GLORIA JEANS COFFEE (Best Beverage Company), BENCHMARK EMAIL (Best Business Solutions), WE SERVE GENERICS PHARMACY (Best Pharmaceutical Company & Medical Company), JETTI PETROLEUM (Best Petroleum Company). SISTERSECRETS.COM (Best New E-commerce Lifestyle Website), UNIOIL, TAPA KING and NACHO KING were awarded as Outstanding Franchising Company of the year for its continuous contribution to the growth and success of franchising in the Philippines. Special recognitions were given to INJOY, GLOBE MYBUSINESS, 2GO EXPRESS for its continuous support and outstanding contributions in the business community. Moreover, PRIVATO HOTEL was recognized as one of the most promising hotels in the Metro for upholding a high standard of excellence in the luxury hotel industry, as well as EC GAS (by EASTERN PETROLEUM) for its excellence in innovating quality and safe business products with its first and only explosion proof LPG Composite Fiberglass Cylinders.

The expo will run from June 27-29, 2014 at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall. Daily seminars to attend are: “VISION SETTING ON THE ROAD TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP” by celebrity entrepreneur RJ Ledesma; “THE SEE SAW PRINCIPLE IN SELLING” by the sales champ Jonathan Petalver; “DIGITAL MARKETING TIPS” by Gilmar Padua of Infinity Hub; “GOT A QUEZTION ABOUT THE TAXES? ASK THE TAX WHIZ” by Raymond Abrea; and “10 COMMANDMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE by multi-awarded franchise developer Rudolf Kotik on Sunday, June 29 from 3pm-5pm.

Coinciding with the expo is the ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS SUMMIT (ESS) 2014, to be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Megatrade Function Room, 5th floor, Building B, from 1pm-7pm. ESS is a comprehensive series of talks by 20 entrepreneurs and business innovators who will share their time and secrets to success to empower business owners professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses and their ideas. The summit will feature 5 talking topics: Building a successful Start Up Business, Money Mind 101, Passion4Fashion Entrepreneurship, Building a Food Empire and New Media Marketing.

Exhibiting companies include Injoy by Doxo, Globe MyBusiness, 2Go Express, Benchmark Email
Marketing, Gleent Innovations, Uber Technologies, Infinity Hub, Persia Grill, SisterSecrets, Ever Bilena, Yan-Yan International, YSA Skin Care, BN Whitenning Shoppe, Gloria Jeans Coffee, UniOil, Esquire Financing and many more. For more information, visit or call +63.2.509.4792.

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