The Mindanao SME Business Expo was launched for the first time on December 9, 2016 at Abreeza Mall with more than 50 exhibitors participating.
Dubbed, “Mindanao’s largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference and Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises”, Mindanao SME Business Expo was expected to end on December 11.
The ribbon cutting was led by senior level executives Sales and Training Supervisor of Readsmart Learning Center, Ms. Jennifer C. Jagorin, Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy, Mr. Rudolf Kotik, Account Executive from Power Mac Center, Mr. Mark John Miciano, Community Engagement and Marketing Communications Associate of PLDT SME Nation, Ms. Mariella Jo H. Pacial, Founder and Managing Director of Mindanao SME Business Expo and CEO of Mediacom Solutions Inc., Mr. David Abrenilla, Community Associate of Regus, Ms. Charlotte Martinez, Owner of Happy Farmer, Mr. Jun Ralota, and Account Executive of Posible.Net, Ms. Lita Abayon.
The Mindanao SME Business Expo features 50 Exhibitors, over 100 Brands of Business Solutions and Business Opportunities in over 361 sqm Exhibit Space. This 3-day event is intended for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Directors, Managers, Business Professionals, Executives, Interested Franchisees, Businessmen, Investors, Academics, Returning OFWs, Media and Press, Trade Association Members and Government Officers.
“The Mindanao SME Business Expo is an ideal venue for companies to showcase their business to SME’s in Mindanao Region, where in they can find business solutions and business opportunities for their companies and businesses. For those who want to get a franchise or become a retailer this is what you are looking for,” said Mr. David Abrenilla, the Founder and Managing Director of Mindanao SME Business Expo and CEO of Mediacom Solutions Inc.
According to Abrenilla, for the past three years, SME Business Expo was already held in other key areas in the country, starting in Cebu City.
“Next year, we will be heading to Bacolod and Iloilo,” added Abrenilla.
The MINSME founder further expressed his hope that the event could contribute to the country’s development and that more SMEs will be empowered in the years to come since this sector covers 99% of the country’s labor force.
The Mindanao SME Business Expo is sponsored by PLDT SME Nation, Regus, RK Franchise Consultancy Inc, Esquire Financing Inc, 2GO Express and Benchmark.