July 2008 Franchising Conference, Expositions and Business Trainings

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under News and Events on July 1, 2008

The month of July is full of workshops and expositions. Get ready to learn about franchising and many more. Although most of these events will happen in Metro Manila, feel free to contact the sponsors for possible schedules in your province or locality.

Furthermore, unless specified as a special event, most of these offices conduct these trainings regularly throughout the month for the whole year. Get in touch with their respective information officers for a full list of seminars available.

Lastly, the details of these events are accurate at the time of posting. Kindly confirm with the organizers to check if there are any changes in time, venue and date. This website is not connected to any of these business organizations and livelihood institutions. Please contact them directly if you have any inquiries.

16th Philippine International Franchise Conference & Expo

This is the biggest franchise show in Asia brought to you by the Philippine Franchise Association. The theme for this year is called, Secrets to Franchising Success.


The event starts with the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) Program on July 7 and 8 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center. One of the lecturers will be Chris Simnick, the President and Founder of Synergy Franchise Development, Inc. This mini-MBA course on Franchise Management will earn credit points for CFE designation by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

A two-day conference comes next on July 9 and 10 at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati. Some of the topics to be discussed are networking and brand exposure, latest trends and developments affecting the franchising sector and a business solution roundtable discussion on various areas such as:

  • Building and Sustaining a Win-Win Franchise Relationship
  • Achieving Customer Loyalty and Retention
  • In-Store Sales Building
  • Benefits of Outsourcing
  • Choosing the Right Franchise
  • Accelerating the Site Selection Process

Lastly, the Franchise Expo 2008 will run from July 11 to 13 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This is your chance to discover franchising investment opportunities from local and international brands in food, retail and service industries. The exhibit will have around 300 booths, which is 25% more than last year’s show. Furthermore, there will be a series of seminars during the event that will help you become more informed on how to properly start and manage a franchise business.

I went to this last year and I must say that it’s truly an event you don’t want to miss. Even if you don’t have plans to put up a business anytime soon or still saving up for the capital to invest, going to this expo will be a great learning experience. There are lots of giveaways and booths offering free food. If that doesn’t convince you to come, then I don’t know what will. ๐Ÿ™‚

For more information, you can call the PFA Secretariat at 687-0365 to 67 or 09178329732. Send an email to pfa@fibercity.com.ph or visit the PIFCE event website at www.franchise2008.com.


On July 5, 2008, Saturday, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, go to Chili’s Missouri St. (beside Starbucks), Greenhills, San Juan. Why? Because there will be an event that will help you find your turning point and take that life-changing step. This affair is entitled, SWITCH! and will feature an afternoon of talks between entrepreneurs, young leaders, and real-life risk takers that will help you turn your passion into profit.


The event is ideal for entrepreneurs, people who want to pursue their passion but unsure if they should take that “leap”, business-minded people and people who are bored with their lives and day jobs. Tickets, inclusive of food and drink, are priced at P600 each. This event is sponsored by Entrepbuff, a group that stands for the development of the entrepreneurial mindset and the fight against risk aversion and mediocrity.

For more details, you may contact JD (jd@entrepbuff.com) at 09209143556 or Diwa (diwa@entrepbuff.com) at 09062697985.

Philippine International Flora & Fauna Garden Expo 2008

This trade exposition will be held on July 18 to 20 at the World Trade Center. This event is sponsored by the RPN Flora & Fauna Inc. and hopes to gather under one roof international and local horticulturists, flower and plant growers, cut flowers and artificial flowers, garden enthusiasts, landscapers, collectors of rare plants, traders, suppliers, distributors, experts and manufacturers of garden products and services. Also invited are hobbyists and breeders of birds, butterflies, bees, fishes, snakes and reptiles. Additionally, there will be a special participation from Avilon Zoo.


Highly respected authorities and speakers from different fields of expertise will conduct seminars, workshops or demonstrate skills and products to thousands of expo attendees and visitors during the entire event. There will also be different flora, fauna and garden indoor landscaping competitions among exhibitors and among participating students from different schools and art and photography contests among guests and visitors.

This year’s theme is called Bringing Back Nature and they promise to transform the venue into a Garden of Paradise. Now this, I’ve got to see. ๐Ÿ™‚ For more information about this exposition, please visit the event page of Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI), Inc.

13th Kapihang Entrepinoy

Print your Way to Success is the theme for the 13th Kapihang Entrepinoy. This event will cover business promotion and marketing strategies through print media. It will happen on July 22, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Senden Hall, Asian Social Institute located at 1518 Leon Guinto corner Escoda Sts., Malate, Manila. This event is sponsored by the Center For Small Entrepreneurs (CSE) and Ka-Entrep: Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines.


For more details and reservations, please call Janice or Nelkie at the entrepreneurship service hotlines: 525-5268, 523-9776 and 524-1879 or visit the CSE website.

Nego-skela July 2008

Learn basic commercial breadmaking & bakery management, mall trade fair organization, basic balloon arrangement, fiberglass making, thai massage, pre-school daycare center operations, social and business events planning and many more this month.

Other business-related courses include how to conduct project feasibility studies, ways to expand your market through export, accounting and bookkeeping seminars.

Click the image below to see the complete list of courses available:
Nego-skwela July 2008

Technology Resource Center (TRC) July 2008

Learn these livelihood skills, businesses and many more this month:

  • How to Operate and Manage a Money Changing Business
  • Restaurant Business Management
  • Setting up a Hardware and Construction Supply Store
  • Setting up a Travel Agency
  • Basic Meat Processing
  • Commercial Production of Sorbetes (Ice Cream)
  • Retail Store Business Operations
  • Catering Business Operations
  • Silkscreen Printing

More and complete details of these courses is available in the TLRC website.

For more information on these events and expositions and learn more institutions that offer business trainings and livelihood seminars, please consult this business directory.

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