Ortigas Library ,2nd Floor Seminar room- Ortigas Avenue corner Meralco Avenue , Pasig City
The author saw an on-line advertisement inviting bloggers and media to join the FREE seminar about financial market and staying fiscally sound. I quickly singed-up for the event .
Ms. Lilybeth Sia
I arrived at the Ortigas Library shortly at around 7:45 am. I thought that the seminar will be at around 8:00am . I was later notified by the security guard on duty that the seminar schedule was at 9:00am . Never-least , avoided the early morning rush hour and squeezing with a lot of people at the MRT station.
I was greeted by Mr. Shyan Lim who arrived shortly after 8:30 am . He is very warm and friendly person. He is from Singapore and now living in the Philippines for almost 5 years. He used to work for a multinational financial company but decided to have his own business and trains people for financial literacy .
Our group swell from less than half a dozen to more than 30 people by 9:00am . There were all sorts of people, from students, to yuppies, professionals , retirees, bloggers and some financial experts . We were told by the SECRETARIAT to register at the counter.
Mr. Amar Chandnani and Mr. Shyan Lim
Mr. Amar Chandnani presented data that showed that 43. 8% of the Filipinos spend more than they earned, 51. 5% spend all their income, 4.6% spend less than their income.
It was an eye opener for almost all of the participants of the seminar.
Mr. Amar Chandnani
Then a short game was ” WIN as Much as You Can ” was played by the participants forming group A ( X) and group B ( O) . Everyone assumed it was the popular game of TIC TAK TOE because of how it appeared to look like, we failed big time! We never really understood the instructions given and just relied on our stock knowledge. Nobody got the total of 8 points. They are funny and hilarious too .
then a short mid-morning break which consists of club house sandwiches , coffee was served to all the attendees. The company (Top Meat ) is Rated ‘AAA’ by the National Meat Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture. It is the Highest International Standard given by the department, to companies that strictly comply with their hygiene and product quality requirements.
AAMI Food – Top Meat – Clubhouse sandwiches
The company accepts bulk orders and franchising opportunities.
Address: 88 Iglesia ni Cristo Street , Santa Rosa 2, Marilao- Bulacan province
Contact ( 044) 769-88-88
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
imported coffee from Malaysia
Seri -Asia also raffled-off some interesting products and skin moisturizers.
65-D Scout Borromeo St., South Triangle, Quezon City.
Phone:+632 709- SERI (7374)
Fax: +632 709-0717
Email Address: email@example.com
Ms. Tin Gonzaga won a GLOBE tattoo kit
After the brief mid-morning snacks, there was a short ice breaker where some items from the sponsors and donors were raffled-off to the lucky attendees.
Here are some of the POINTERS
1. Now an exciting time to start investing.
2. Filipinos are happy people despite not having much.
3. You don’t need to be a boss to be a millionaire
4. You don’t need tons of money to start with your own investments and savings.
5. Be financial literate and reward yourself before helping others
She won a GLOBE Pre-paid load worth Php 500 pesos
It seems that almost everyone got something from the raffle portion.
Then , Mr. Shyan Lim recounted some people tend to spend personal money on a famous coffee chain instead of saving the money in other financial instruments like banks, insurance, stock, mutal funds and even real estate properties.
Mr. Amar Chandnani talked about FOREX trading
Manila, The capital city of the Philippines had been cited as one of the top 5 real estate booming spots in Asia. Which means that there is still room for potential investors in the property sector.
PTV channel 4 host -Mr. Jeorge Bandola interviewed Mr. Ross Del Rosario
Sponsors were present in and out of the seminar room. (PhilamLife – Quintin Paredes , Binondo branch ( Tan and Associates ) The Ritz. who setup their tables inside the seminar room while there were more who had their mini booths outside where food were also served during snack and lunch time. Brands like Globe Telecoms, Meet U Black White coffee, Serve the Goddess Spa, Muz Facial Sheet Mask, Top Meat, Snakim, SeriAsia, Ritz Food Product Corporation, Clinica Manila, Harbour Springs Resort and Spa Village
Finnex Sales International, Inc. – Coffee and brownies.
After the seminar, all the attendees ate lunch buffet.
Money Expo 2014 event happening on February 15 and 16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
“Discover more opportunities in trading stocks, forex, commodities, and ETFs and get the hottest on mutual funds, insurance and real estate in the Philippines” – at the Money Expo 2014!
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