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The 7th Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference (PHILSME) opened successfully last October 17-18, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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About the Event

PHILSME is the Philippines’ Largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference, and Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) featuring over 200 business solutions and opportunities, 26 conference talks, with 8,996 visitors in only 2 days, all in one place.

Transportify Philippines

Zenith Capital Credit Group

Datche

Datche

Potato Giant

Lalamove Philippines

Penong’s Franchise

Transportify

Lalamove

Potato Giant

Datche

Zenith

Penong’s

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Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony kicked-off the event with (from L-R) Ms. Luisa Saplan, PHILSME Project Head; Mr. Rudolf Kotik, Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy and Filipino International Franchise Association; Ms. Kimberley Lim, Marketing Specialist of FedEx Philippines; Ms. Jean Gagarino, Territory Manager of Subway Philippines; Mr. Daniel Gonzales, the Head of SME Department of the Development Bank of the Philippines; Mr. Joseph Gervacio, the Corporates Support from Epson Philippines; Ms. Ana Joy Rocero, the Area Director of Regus Philippines; Mr. David Abrenilla, the CEO of Mediacom Solutions Inc. and the Founder of the Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference; Ms. Gay Manalang, the Assistant Vice President and Head of Trade and Regional Marketing of Cignal TV; Mr. Christian Lim, Chief Operations Officer of Microsoft Philippines; Ms. Joy Aspacio, Regional Manager of Benchmark Email Philippines; Ms. Kristine Pesquisa, Marketing and Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing, Inc.; Mr. Jerry T. Clavesillas, Director of the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development of the Department of Trade and Industry – Philippines; Mr. Jonathan Petalver, the President of the Petalver Management Consultancy Services; and Mr. RJ Ledesma, the Co-Founder of Mercato Centrale and EnterPH.

David Abrenilla

David Abrenilla, CEO of Mediacom Solutions Inc., & Founder of the Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference, welcomes all VIPs, sponsors, media partners, and visitors.

PhilSME 2016

Director Jerry T. Clavesillas, the Bureau Director of the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development and this year’s keynote speaker, expresses his support to PHILSME as an effective platform to Small and Medium Enterprisesempower the (SMEs) in the Philippines.

David Abrenilla

Christian Lim, Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Philippines, gives a word about entrepreneurship and how Microsoft supports the SMEs.

PhilSME 2016

Ana Joy Rocero, the Area Director of Regus Philippines / SPACES, shares how Regus became a proactive partner of PHILSME for over 7 editions with the advocacy to boost SMEs through their co-working spaces.

Sponsors

The 7th Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference is sponsored by Microsoft Philippines, Regus Philippines/SPACES, Esquire Financing, Cignal TV, FedEx Express, Epson Philippines, Benchmark, Development Bank of the Philippines, and Subway Philippines. 

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GOLD SPONSORS

Microsoft Philippines offers computer softwares, consumer electronics, personal computers, gadgets, and other related services.

Regus/SPACES offers office spaces, virtual offices, co-working spaces, meeting rooms, and lounges for personal and business use.

Esquire Financing offers fast, hassle-free, non-collateral business loans for SMEs ranging from P100,000 to P10,000,000.

SILVER SPONSORS

CebuanaLuiller

Subway is an American fast food restaurant selling submarine sandwiches and salads with over 45,000 stores in more than 100 countries.

AirAsia

Cignal TV offers SMEs business satellite dealership opportunities.

Cisco

Epson offers extensive range multifunction printers, data, and home theatre projectors as well as POS printers, and large format printing solutions.

CebuanaLuiller

FedEx Express presents reliable express delivery & air services deals to SMEs.

AirAsia

Development Bank of the Philippines offers loan and lending programs assisting various small industries, sectors, and entrepreneurs.

Cisco

Benchmark Email offers simple yet powerful email engagement tools to SMEs.

Industry Talks

The 7th Philippine SME Business Conference featured over 26 talks & company presentations from various top industry speakers.  The talks provided the latest tips, trends, and innovations on how to start and grow your own business through sales, marketing, talent acquisition, leadership, digital innovation, business development, management, and many more.

Day 1

Trixie Esguerra

RJ Ledesma, the Co-Founder of Mercato Centrale and EnterPH and the Host of One Show Bright Ideas, discusses “How To Start And Grow Your Own Business?”

Esquire

Ana Joy Rocero, Area Director of Regus Philippines / SPACES, talks on “How Co-Working Style Of Work Is Effective For Corporations Not Only Millennials And Start Ups?”

AirAsia

Sha Nacino, a Trusted Global Keynote Speaker and a Jack Canfield Certified Trainer, shares her insights in the pursuit of “Mission Happiness In The Workplace”.

MediCard

Lou Zandrian Lobrin, Esquire Financing’s Marketing & Sustainability Officer shares insights in “Finding The Best Financial Strategy For Your Business”.

Regus

Raymond Lim, the CEO and Founder of RBG Philippines, discusses various “Strategies To Improve Your Business Revenue”.

Scratchit

Chadymae Barinan, Microsoft Philippines’ Partner Technology Strategist for Modern Workplace, talks about “Transforming Your Business For The Digita Age: New Tips, Tricks, And Tool Of The Trade.”

Cisco

Eugene Jose Arboleda, the CEO of Taxumo, shares his “Tax Guide For SMEs”.

FedEx

Aryan Lee Antony, Cignal TV’s Regional Sales Manager for Luzon, talks about “What To Know About Dealership?”

MediaCom

Leah Elaine Forteza, the Product Manager of Mobilemo, talks “How To Grow Your Business Through Mobile And Cloud Technology?”

Xirrus

Jonathan Petalver, the Sales Champ and the President of the Petalver Management Consultancy Services, discusses his insights on how to boost the “Sales Rhythm: The Science And Art Of Selling More And Winning More”.

CignalTV

Eugene Villareiz, Epson Philippines’ Business Development Specialist, shares the “Label Solutions For SMEs”.

Cebuana

Joy Aspacio, Benchmark Email Philippines’ Regional Manager, discusses “How To Strengthen Customer Relationship Through Email Marketing?”

MediaCom

Darelle Yu Tian, Unit Manager of Sun Life Financial Philippines, shares on “What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Business Insurance?”

Day 2

Gelaine

Jonathan Petalver, the Sales Champ and President of the Petalver Management Consultancy Services, talks about “Innovative Salespreneurship: Your Secret To Building Customer Loyalty”.

RBGPhilippines

Ana Joy Rocero, Regus Philippines – SPACES’ Area Director, shares on “Why Co-Working Is The Future Work Lifestyle?”

AirAsia

Mark Chito Fajiculay, the Managing Director of Powerhouse Consultants Company, discusses important points in “Understanding Internal Control And Risk Management Protocols For SMEs”.

MediCard

Dr. Robert Castro, RelianceCare’s Medical Director, shares advice in “Maintaining The Equilibrium: A Yin-Yang In Achieving Work-Life Balance.”

Regus

Raymond Lim, RBG Philippines’ CEO & Founder provides insights on “How To Become A Successful Entrepreneur?”

Cisco

Lorenzo Tanedo, Microsoft Philippines’ Modern Workplace Lead, talks about “Transforming Your Business For The Digital Age: A New Day In The Life”.

Esquire

Rudolf Kotik, the Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy, talks “All About Franchising”.

FedEx

Rodante Perdigon, FedEx Express Philippines’ District Sales Manager, shares insights in “Improving Philippine SME Access To Global Markets”.

Scratchit

Rallen Verdadero, the Program Development Head of the Development Bank of the Philippines, gives advice on the “Financing Keys To Boost Your Business”.

Huris

Joy Aspacio, Benchmark Email Philippines’ Regional Manager, talks about “How To Create An Effective Email Campaign?”

SpaceSolutions

Yaps Estagle, the Head AI Trainer of Chatbot Philippines, shares “How Chatbot Technologies Can Help You Grow Your Business?”

PowerFill

Ronnel Jovita, Esquire Financing’s Loan Specialist, gives advice on “How To Successfully Manage Cashflows?”

Exhibitor Highlights and Networking

The Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference is the perfect place to network with Small and Medium Enterprise Business Owners and to build new business relationships and partnerships. The expo featured over 100 exhibitors offering 200 business solutions and opportunities.

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

QuadranAlpha

Transportify offers full service logistics solution for shipments and cargos for SMEs.

Petnet

Lalamove offers fast and reliable delivery services for both personal and business use.

Maxicare

Fast Logistics provides “end-to-end” logistics services for business shipments and cargos.

BeeLove

SocialFilo offers business consultancy on social and video analytics, engagement strategy, digital process setup, and social media management.

Azalea

Chatbot Philippines develops bots or artificial intelligence to easily operationalize business transactions and communications.

Jrac

Acudeen Technologies offers online platform for receivables discounting allowing small businesses to sell their receivables.

DHL

Oformo Consult provides business consultancy services especially on matters of human resources, creative services, talent acquisition, finance, marketing and advertising.

Huris

Opensource Support PH provides diverse expertise in delivering effective and reasonable cost of business process solutions.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Kyzen

Potato Giant serves the most innovative homemade potato products open for franchising.

KappuPuteto

Mang Juan Franchising is a business consultancy firm offering franchising consultations and food franchise options to SMEs.

BNWhitening

Miguelitos’ International provides business food carts open for franchising.

Alveo

Imusix Place offers catering and entertainment services for different occasions, functions, and needs.

RKFranchise

Beacon Cloth Care offers laundry franchising business for SMEs.

Scratchit

MX3 offers distributorship of their nutritional supplements and products.

SignalTV

Grainsmart offers business opportunities on rice retailing.

GoForGold

Curaprox offers distributorship deals of hygienic oral health care products.

Speakers’ Testimonials

“It is a very helpful event. It’s great for networking as it builds some sort of ecosystem for SMEs to develop. It’s very helpful for both people participating as an exhibitor and for those coming by as patrons to understand and improve their business processes, technologies, and their abilities to do business.”

RJ Ledesma

Co-Founder, Mercato Centrale & EnterPH, Host of One Show Bright Ideas

Esquire

“I was very happy to be invited as one of the speakers. This is a perfect opportunity as we get to mingle with SMEs, with people who are entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Plus, I find the audience at the conference very passionate about what they’re doing that basically what’s important when starting a business.”

Sha Nacino

Trusted Global Keynote Speaker & Jack Canfield Certified Trainer, ShaNacino.Com

Axa

“It is really my honor and pleasure to be one of the top-caliber speakers. The very reason why I’m here is because I believe that by helping SMEs, we’re able to help our communities. So we want to enable them to make them thrive. At the same time, I love all the talks here in the conference, because they are really aimed towards SMEs who want to pursue their dreams, who want to pursue their passion and help communities. This event is basically so complete, all in one package.”

Eugene Arboleda

CEO, Taxumo

Huris

“My very purpose to be part of the conference is to really help a lot of  MSMEs. Just imagine we’re close to a million companies and yet there are some of them who started business without really having a background in business at all. So I am here to help them have that kind of mindset and skills to start, grow, and lead their businesses and make it bigger. This conference is really a perfect example of sales rhythm of creation, connection, conversion, and cultivation.”

Jonathan Petalver

President, Petalver Management Consultancy Services

AirAsia

Attendees’ Testimonials

“Actually, it’s very interesting. A lot of good points, very insightful. I’ve learned a lot on how to deal with businesses, selling techniques, and technology-based outputs. The most memorable of my learnings here are the “pain points” and “disruptive innovation” in business.”

Carlos Caesar Veneracion

Marketing Officer

“By attending this conference, I had a good grasp on various insights especially about franchising and other types of businesses. I was able to network with other attendees as well. So other than a learning opportunity, this is also a good networking opportunity. In addition, the speakers were all great. I learned how to think big and to get out of my comfort zone to be a good business owner.”

Mary Joy Guerrero

Senior Associate

“I’m planning to start-up my own business very soon that is why I’m here in the conference – to have an insight on how to manage a business and to find possible suppliers. The series of talks are really inspiring. There are so many resource, I’m actually greatly benefited on some talks regarding how to deal your business and how to think big as well. I learned also to always apply the learnings into reality and keep learning until we grow old because this will push us to make our lives better.”

Dewitt Lim

Senior Associate

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