The caravan garnered over 400 overseas Filipinos who were on the lookout for the right investment options.
Filipinos working in Singapore were exposed to business ideas and investment opportunities back in the Philippines at the 3rd leg of the Smart World Negosyo Caravan held there last month.
The event was staged by PLDT Global, through Smart World, the international brand of the PLDT group that provides products and services to Filipinos living and traveling overseas. This was done in partnership with the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), The Global Filipino Investors Singapore, and the Department of Trade and Industry.
“We hope that the success stories of our featured entrepreneurs will inspire them to start planning for their future and investing in the right business,” said PGC VP and Group Head for Global Operations, John Palanca.
Be Your Own Boss! A Smart World Negosyo Caravan was held last January 14, 2017 in AIA Tampines, Singapore. Business experts and franchisors flew in to give Singapore-based Filipinos tips and insights on different franchise opportunities.
"This is our way of providing our Overseas Filipinos with a viable option when they return home and decide to start a business in the country," adds Palanca.
The event featured talks on Operational Efficiency: How to Effectively Manage Your Business by James Melon, Country Manager for PLDT Singapore; and Tapping Opportunities in a Growing Economy by Glenn Penaranda, Commercial Counselor of PTIC-Singapore. Sherill Quintana, PFA Director for South Luzon and president of Oryspa, presented the Overview of and Opportunities in Philippine Franchising; Federico Moreno, president of Xcess Salon, shared his learnings on How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur, and Dana Cuneta, Strategic Planning Consultant of Francorp Philippines, gave tips on How to Invest in the Right Franchise.
“PFA has always been in the forefront in promoting entrepreneurship through franchising while advocating wise franchise investments through the seminars that we conduct,” said Quintana. “We are happy to partner with PLDT Global because Overseas Filipinos are a top priority in our efforts to educate the public on wise franchise investments.”
Sherill Quintana, PFA Director for South Luzon and President of Oryspa
Federico Moreno, President of Xcess Salon
Dana Cuneta, Strategic Planning Consultant of Francorp Philippines
Plenary session with featured entrepreneurs
PNB representatives with PLDT Singapore Marketing Manager, Malou Suguitan
SSS representatives with PLDT Singapore General Manager, James Melon, and PLDT Singapore Marketing Manager, Malou Suguitan