RP's biggest food expo

- BUSINESSLINE () - March 2, 2009 - 12:00am

If you are seeking new business opportunities, want to get updated on the new trends in the food and beverage industry, or is simply a food buff, then the Philippine International Food and Beverage Expo (PIFBEX) 2009 at the World Trade Center is your place to be on March 5 to 7. Premier events manager and organizer Trade Advertising Exhibitions and Conventions International, Inc. (Tradecon Inc.) is bringing together the industry’s renowned players and professional from around the world in this second staging of the country’s biggest food and beverage expo, where at least 10,000 buyers and visitors are expected to crowd the 3,000-square meter exhibit space. “Experience good food line no other ... whether you’re hoping to generate new business leads, consolidate existing links, or establish exciting new ones, Philippine International Food and Beverage Expo is the event you can’t afford to miss!” Tradecon Inc. managing director Mildred Caballero said. For more information, call 395-5009, 440-3118, 440-9208 437-4063 local 100-107 or e-mail us at tradecon.inc.@gmail.com or visit the event website at www.pifbex.com.

PFA franchise seminar slated

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is organizing the Buying the right franchise seminar on March 5, 1 to 5 p.m., at Max’s Restaurant, Glorietta 2, Park Square cor. Theater Drive, Makati City. PFA chairman Bing Sibal-Limjoco will talk on “How to acquire the right franchise. Robert F. Trota, PFA president, will also grace the event. Acting as the seminar’s facilitator will be Lin Deres, franchise relations manager of Goldilocks Bakeshop. 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). For details, call the PFA secretariat at telephone numbers 687-0365 to 67, log on to www.pfa.org.ph or email pfa@fibercity.com.ph.

TUV exec, bares new office address

TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., the local unit of the international conformity assessment body TÜV Rheinland Group, announced recently the appointment of Tristan Arwen G. Loveres as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO). TÜV Rheinland Philippines’ core services are in the field of quality, environment, automotive, health and safety, information security and medical device management systems, product safety testing and education. TÜV Rheinland Group’s top management decided to consolidate the local unit’s corporate office located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City and the TÜV Rheinland – Philippine laboratory for electrical safety and move it to a bigger and better office and laboratory facility. Effective March 1, the new office will be located at the ground floor of La Fuerza Building 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. The decision to move to a bigger location was part of a strategic decision by the company to fully optimize efficiency among all internal linkages, with the objective of achieving faster response times whenever possible. Absolute satisfaction of TÜV Rheinland’s customers has always been among the company’s top priorities. For details about TÜV Rheinland Philippines, call: trunkline (+632) 812-TUVR (8887) – connecting all departments; facsimile (+632) 812-5227; other trunklines (+632) 812-5147, 812-5239. 812-6957 812-9977; website www.tuv.com

For budget-conscious shoppers

For budget-conscious and bargain hunters the best place to shop is at the Greenhills Shopping Complex. Greenhills is an ideal shopping mall for bargain hunters because it is where one can buy high-quality products at much lower prices. A big trade fair, 16th National Furniture, Furnishing and Fashion Festival, is a must visit for everybody, rich and poor. The 24-day fair to open on March 13 is a project of Prime Asia Trade Planners and Convention Organizers (PATEPCO). Henry G. Babiera, PATEPCO president and considered tiangge king, said shoppers can get much lower price of goods and services in tiangges especially if they know how to haggle prices. The tiangge is ideal for small-time entrepreneurs from Metro Manila and the provinces.

Laundry business seminar slated

The Golden Treasure Skills and Development Program (GTSDP) will hold a two-day seminar on how to start and run a laundry shop. The seminar is schduled for March 7 and 8 at the College of Social Work and Community Development, Magsaysay Ave. corner Ylanan Sreet, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The seminar will discuss what one needs to know before opening and getting started, then a step-by-step operation of a successful laundry shop business. Participants will be given a certificate of completion, immediately after the seminar. Lunch and snacks will be served and all the materials will be provided, including handouts. For questions, call 436-78-26, 421-15-77, 433-76-01 and 913-65.51.

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