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Franchise Seminar and Expo Set In Cagayan de Oro

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), in its continuing effort to provide opportunities to Filipino entrepreneurs, organizes the Cagayan De Oro Regional Franchise Seminar and Expo set on 17-19 April 2009 at SM City Cagayan De Oro (SM-CDO). The event is in partnership with SM-CDO and in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Region 10 and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Aimed at stimulating the business climate in the Northern Mindanao region, the three-day event offers a Franchise Expo showcasing around 25 successful franchises from Food, Retail and Services Sectors offering viable business opportunities to interested investors. An added feature will be the Emerging Concepts Area where homegrown SMEs in Region 10 will promote their products and services.

Another highlight is the Franchise Seminar wherein prospective franchisees and aspiring entrepreneurs will hear and learn from the country’s industry experts and practitioners in the field of franchising, led by PFA Chairman Bing Sibal-Limjoco and Vice Chairman Manuel Siggaoat.

The seminar, which aims to increase the level of knowledge and understanding in franchising and guide entrepreneurs in choosing the right franchise, will tackle important topics including trends and opportunities, advantages and benefits, and key considerations in investing in the right franchise. This also serves as venue to discover business opportunities from several franchise presentors such as Seaoil Phils., Julie’s Bakeshop, Crystal Clear, Body and Sole Spa, Dimsum Republic and RK Franchise Consultancy. BPI Family Savings Bank will also give a talk on how the bank can provide financial assistance in acquiring a franchise or in franchising one’s business.

Interested parties may contact the PFA Secretariat at (02) 687-0365 to 67, fax (02) 687-0635, or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]; or, Ms. Lang2 Asombrado of DTI Northern Mindanao at (08822) 722276 or 722139 and e-mail [email protected] Seminar registration rate is Php 300.00 per person which includes seminar kit, certificate and meals.

Other PFA activities include the 1st PFA Job Fair Expo, scheduled on the second quarter of the year, and the much-awaited annual franchise show slated on July 1-5, 2009, Franchise 2009, the 17th Philippine International Franchise Conference and Expo (PIFCE).

The Cagayan De Oro Regional Franchise Seminar and Expo is supported by PLDT SME, PLDT Business Solutions, BPI Family Savings Bank and radio stations DXCC and iFM Cagayan De Oro. For more details log on to www.pfa.org.ph.

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