Join the 2nd OFW & Family Summit set on November 22, 2012, 8am to 4pm at the World Trade Center. This yearly summit aims to provide OFWs and families with business ideas and livelihood opportunities. A project of the Villar Foundation in partnership with GoNegosyo, the first summit held last year attracted over 5,000 participants.
The event focuses on OFWs and their families, thus attendees can expect all activities at the event to cater to this sector of the society. The programs and the exhibitors are made to cater to their interests, requirements and concerns. This year’s summit revolves under the theme “Hanep Na Ang Buhay Dahil May Hanap Buhay” and will be attended by various speakers including Villar Foundation’s Managing Director, Mrs. Cynthia Villar and Mr. Joey Concepcion of GoNegosyo. Spotting business opportunities, financial literacy and presentations on other business opportunities such as franchising, direct selling, real estate salesmanship, product consignments and distributorship are among the topics that will be discussed during the summit.
According to Mrs. Villar, providing OFWs and families with needed business know-how can help them better handle their money. The Villar Foundation Managing Director reportedly shared that the first summit has helped many OFWs and relatives, and the foundation intends to keep on doing holding the event. Last year’s attendees have applied what they learned from the talks presented by putting up small businesses including food stalls, franchising and direct selling, Mrs. Villar added. The summit will have exhibit stalls and booths, thus attendees will get first hand information from various 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.
Like last year, one of the main highlights of the event is the raffle prizes. The Villar Foundation will again raffle off a Camella house and lot. 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.
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.
Corporate sponsors of the 2nd OFW & 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.
Register to join the 2nd OFW & Family Summit 2012 by visiting Villar Foundation’s website through this link: http://ofwsummit2012.villarfoundation.org. FREE ADMISSION![important]As of November 21st, 7:08pm, the online registration is already finished, but you can still register at the day of the event (November 22, Thursday) at the World Trade Center. Be ready with the following requirements:
Photo copy of the valid passport of the OFW and any of the following documents:
- Remittance Slip
- OWA/POEA Registration
- Seaman’s Book
- Allotment Certificate or Employment Contract
If attending in behalf of an OFW, please submit birth certificate (for child of OFW) or marriage certificate (for spouse of OFW). Your registration will not be accepted unless the foregoing document requirements are attached.[/important]