PHILSME Business Expo returns in-person for first time in three years

PHILSME Business Expo
The 12th Philippine SME Business Expo (PHILSME) was held at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City from November 25-26, 2022. Photos from PHILSME Business Expo.

The Philippines’ biggest business expo, conference, and networking event for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, and entrepreneurs, was held in-person successfully for the first time in over three years at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The 12th Philippine SME Business Expo (PHILSME), organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc., returned as a face-to-face event following two virtual editions that inspired businesses to thrive in the new normal.

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Over 90 exhibitors showcased 130 business solutions and opportunities from November 25 to 26, 2022, to empower thousands of entrepreneurs looking for new services and products to grow and scale their businesses.

The two-day event gathered more than 7,000 visitors from all over the country, who were there to network and discover new business opportunities and solutions. Keynotes and presentations were delivered by industry experts, who shared their knowledge with attendees.

This year’s event focused on digital transformation as many businesses adopted new and innovative business solutions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In our twelfth edition, we really focused on digital transformation as many businesses were struggling during the pandemic. Now is the time to look forward and to transition to the digital age,” Philippine SME Business Expo’s Founder and Managing Director David Abrenilla said.

The exhibition featured companies from industries such as e-commerce, digital marketing solutions, logistics, finance, insurance, healthcare, HR & recruitment, payroll solutions, franchising, telecommunications, and many more.

This edition’s co-presenter and Diamond sponsor is Philippine Airlines while this year’s Platinum sponsor is Spenmo. Gold sponsors include AutoCount, Shell, Converge, Maxicare, Odoo, 917Ventures and Lenovo Philippines. Silver sponsors are Inquiro, Canon, Maya Business, Airspeed and Finest Media Ph.

Here are some views from companies that exhibited at the 12th PHILSME Business Expo:

ByteDance Philippines Inc. (TikTok Philippines)
Gregorio Gabriel Jr., Business Development Manager

“It was a fruitful experience. The expo was a good opportunity to promote TikTok Shop Philippines. We also want to join the next edition in May 2023,” Gregorio “Gorio” Gabriel Jr. of TikTok Philippines said.

Investree Philippines
Mee Maiza Fernandez, Marketing Manager

“We got so many leads, including leads for potential investors. It was a wonderful event!” Mee Maiza Fernandez of Investree Philippines said.

Security Bank Corporation
Paul Jagger Salvador, Campaigns and Analytics Manager

“Everything went smoothly…the turnout was good. We’re very keen on joining the next edition of the PHILSME Business Expo,” Paul Jagger Salvador, Campaigns and Analytics Manager said.

The 12th Philippine SME Business Expo (PHILSME) organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc. is the Philippines’ biggest business-to-business trade show empowering thousands of SME Business Owners, Start-Ups, and Entrepreneurs across the country.

The 13th edition of the business expo, conference, and networking event is set to return on May 5-6, 2023. Take advantage of the limited-time early-bird package offer to be announced soon and visit https://www.philsme.com/ for more updates.

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