Business Startup Conference and Expo for SMEs set

The Philippine Star, 04-15-2014

Business Startup Conference & Expo is a two­-day event on business and entrepreneurship aimed at startup founders, SME owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. This will happen on May 9­10, 2014, 10:30 a.m. 7 p.m., at Megatrade Hall 1, Bldg. B., SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

It is one of the major events of Global Entrepreneurship Week Philippines for the year.Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration and promotion of entrepreneurship that happens across 140 countries.

The conference features practical topics on business planning, pricing strategies, cash flow management, Lean Startup methodology, business systems, guerrilla marketing, business taxes, Internet marketing, crowdfunding, office space, talent management, competition, and business trends that entrepreneurs can immediately apply.

Confirmed speakers include business guru Dr. Alejandrino Ferreira, Freelancer.com regional director Jojy Azurin, Kickstart Ventures co­founder Christian Besler, vCargo Worldwide founder Paulo Tibig, SPMG Manila country manager Eric Robles,certified E-Myth trainer James Fantone, certified Guerrilla marketing coach Emi Pascual, The Spark Project founder Patch Dulay, business plan consultant Boom San Agustin, Storm Rewards founder Peter Cauton, tax expert Mon Abrea, KMC MAG Group senior manager Rosario Carbonell, and business
professor Tommy Tiu.

The event is supported by major sponsor Avida Land, minor sponsors KMC MAG Group, Megaworld, Office Busters, and vOffice. Business Startup Expo is co­located with Office Expo and features
50 exhibitors showcasing office space, business equipment, security products, computer hardware, cloud­based software and mobile apps, cell phone and broadband Internet packages, web development services, real estate projects, and financial services for SMEs.

Media partners include adobo magazine, ANC, Entrepreneur, MoneySense, and The Philippine STAR.