Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families are all invited for the Villar Foundation and GoNegosyo’s ‘The 2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012: Hanep Na Ang Buhay Dahil May Hanap Buhay’, happening on November 22, 2012 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The 2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012

Summit Event Date: November 22, 2012
Summit Event Venue: World Trade Center – Gil Puyat ave. Cor Diosdado Macapgal Pasay City
Summiny Event Day/ Time: Thursday/ 7:00am t0 4pm

Note:  Pls. Register Online to avoid long lines on the event date itself

After the successful ‘1st OFW & Family Summit 2011: Kabuhayan Para sa Kinabukasan’ that attracted over 5,000 participants, I’m pretty sure that the 2nd summit will attract more OFWS that want to learn how to put up small businesses and any forms of activities that will create revenue for their families. An event that full of business ideas and livelihood opportunities

Cynthia Villar and GoNegosyo's Joe Concepcion & Mon Lopez
Cynthia Villar and GoNegosyo’s Joe Concepcion & Mon Lopez

“We have seen how the first OFW summit has helped many of our OFWs and their relatives, so we will keep on doing this. Many of them have applied what they have learned from the talks they listened to, by putting up small businesses such as food stalls or venturing into franchising and direct selling among others,” said Cynthia Villar, Managing Director of the Villar Foundation.

OFWs and other attendees will definitely learn a lot of things from Various speakers and Villar herself with insights and tips on entrepreneurship, from the basics of starting a business and to financing. Topics include: spotting business opportunities, financial literacy and presentation on other opportunities such as in franchising, direct selling, real estate salesmanship, product consignments, distributorship etc.

Exhibit stalls and booths would feature different businesses, companies and organizations which will showcase their products, services, business offerings among others, that can give OFWs and their families ideas or examples on where to invest their hard-earned money.

According to Villar, providing OFWs and families with needed business know-how can help them better handle their money. “We want OFWs and their families to have an entrepreneurial mindset, so they can invest their earnings or the remittances they get into profitable endeavors. We want them to have success stories, not sob stories that we often hear from distressed OFWs.”
OFWs-turned-entrepreneurs are also invited to inspire the audience with their testimonials.

Pinoy Manila also excited to announce that you might get a chance to win Camella house and lot by attending on this event. And also, GoNegosyo will give away food cart business packages. Livelihood or ‘kabuhayan’ packages such as Aling Puring sari-sari store items of Puregold, motorcycles from Motortrade, Kettle Korn franchises, among many more. Is that interesting?

The Villar Foundation, through its Sagip OFW program, has been extending various forms of support and assistance to OFWs and their families including repatriation, livelihood packages, medical/burial assistance, scholarships and skills-up trainings.

“We in the foundation through Sagip OFW wants to be there for OFWs, from rescuing them to abusive employers, repatriating them and reintegrating them as productive members of the society. We have a soft spot for OFWs because our first client in our housing business was an OFW family. This will be a life-long advocacy for us,” cited Villar.

Corporate sponsors of the 2nd OFW and Family Summit include Vista Land, Camella Homes, Smart, Isuzu Motors, Motortrade, Kettle Food Corp., Avon and PLDT SME Nation. Institutional partners are Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) and Blas Ople Policy Center.

Media partners of the event are GMA, TV 5, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, People’s Journal, Abante, 96.3 EasyRock, Crossover 105.1, Tiger 22 Media Corp. (103.5 Wow FM, Magic 89.9, 99.5RT, Killer Bee, Wave 89.1, Jam 88.3), Love Radio, and DZRH.

For more details and registration on The 2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012, visit www.ofwsummit2012.villarfoundation.org

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