Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Shop for Business and Gifts inside the OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo at the Megatrade Hall

Are you looking forward for a successful and blessed 2017 in your life as an entrepreneur? The 2016 OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo can help you shop for the business you are looking for.
The Expo has health and beauty, technology, fashion, arts and crafts, food franchising, dealership and more that will definitely allow you to find the business that fits your budget and personality.
Research data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that only 2 out of every 10 Overseas Filipino Workers managed to save at least half of all their remittances.
“Regardless of the amount of the cash remittances sent, for every 10 OFWs, six (61.7 percent) were able to save less than 25 percent of the total amount received, two (21.6 percent) were able to save from 25 percent to 49 percent of it, and about two (16.7 percent) saved 50 percent or more,” the PSA reported.
This is followed by reports showing that one out of ten OFWs is broke, citing a 2011 study by Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc., which also found out that eight out of 10 OFWs who returned to the Philippines have no savings.
These figures show that the OFWs' best course of action after their stint abroad is to enter the world of entrepreneurship in order to maintain the lifestyle that they are used while they are living in abroad, and protect and grow their hard-earned money.
Besides the opportunity to shop for business, OFWs, SMEs and other visitors can also shop for gifts. Exhibitors are retailing their products and services at very low prices only for this event.
Junior Achievement Philippines, Inc. (JAPI) will also hold their annual marketing pitch competition. This event will be participated by 21 schools all over Metro Manila. In addition, JAPI’s 10 mini-companies will exhibit their products and services.
The Center for Pop Music Philippines will also do their annual musical showcase. The OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo is one of the platforms that Center for Pop Music use in creating awareness for their students. Currently, there are a lot of stars and talents in the showbiz industry that trained at Center for Pop Music before becoming popular and professional entertainers. This year's expo will also have its bamboo showcase featuring various bamboo merchandise and the performance of the Kawayan 7 Modern Bamboo Band.
There are lots of activities in store for every one at the 2016 OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo this December 21 to 23, Wednesday to Friday at the Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

The OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo is produced and organized by Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corp. (Ex-Link Events). For partnerships, call (02) 633-0153,  643-3887 or email

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