Teresita L.Ngan Tian was also at the presscon for the welcome remarks with Usec Merle M. Cruz to deliver a message from the Department of Trade and Industry. And Joel L. Cruz, Marketing Director of AFFI, was also present at the table.30,000 visitors from at least 300 exhibitors from various regions are expected to take part on the franchise show.
And to participate in what is now referred to as the “sunshine industry”, with the franchise industry churning millions of dollars in investments and some brands already succeeding overseas and becoming the country’s global ambassadors, are the prospective entrepreneurs.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremonies. Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, president of Lamoiyan Corporation, will discuss “Challenging the Filipino Entrepreneurs to Make a Difference”.
Also joining the event, Tony Tuviera, president and chief executive officer of Television and Production Exponents, Inc. (TAPE) and producer of the popular noontime show “Eat Bulaga”, will receive a special citation for “GalingPinoy Franchise Excellence”.
Joey Concepcion, chairman and founder of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, and Sonia Roco, president of Sultan Toastmasters, will also grace the event.
The exhibit hours are from 10AM to 7PM and will be open to the public. Aside from the exhibit, the three-day show will also conduct seminars, workshops, training sessions, and demonstrations to provide educational opportunities to current franchisees to further their skills in entrepreneurship.
To support the AFFI’s show are the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which will showcase their One Town, One Product (OTOP) stores, BPI, SEAOIL, Aquabest, RCBC, 2GO Express Inc., and Jimac Inc., along with media partners the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, United Daily News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Buy and Sell, 88DB.com, Business World, SM Tickets, Seafarer Asia, and Mobeeu Mobile. And the advocacy partners are Filipino Investors Society and Go Negosyo.
For more information on the exhibit, contact:
AFFI Center for Franchising:
Telefax: (02) 654-0345
Line 2: (02) 861-9897
Or call PETCO at 832-5422, 832-5401/22, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.