Save The Dates: 6 Big Business Events to Look Forward to in 2020


A new year is upon us, and 2020 is looking to be jam-packed with business events happening left and right. The new decade will see new trends and changes in entrepreneurship, franchising, and investing, so it would be wise to stay up to date on the latest practices by penciling in these 2020 business events in your calendar:

Filipino Franchise & Business Expo 2020

Date: February 28 to March 1
Location: World Trade Center, Pasay City
Ticket price: P0 to P150

Made specifically for franchising entrepreneurs, the Filipino Franchise & Business Expo is an annual event held by the Philippines’ leading franchising organization, Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. The event includes booths, seminars, and networking opportunities for those looking to start a franchise or to expand their knowledge.


Financial Fitness Forum 2020

Date: March 28
Location: JY Campos Hall Bayanihan Center, Pasay City
Ticket price: P524.95

Designed to be the country’s leading personal finance event, the Financial Fitness Forum is chock full of golden nuggets when it comes to savings, which can also be applied to your business. Experts will share practical and powerful tools that will show entrepreneurs how to properly save and invest.

Traders Fair 2020

Date: May 23
Location: Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Ticket price: $0 to $199

If you’re looking to be updated on everything stocks, forex, and cryptocurrency, the Traders Fair 2020 will be happening in May next year, bringing some of the best trading experts in the region to Manila. It’s also an opportunity to converse with top traders, trading companies, banks, and brokers.

10th Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference

Date: May 28 to May 29
Location: World Trade Center, Pasay City
Ticket price: Free

Made for small- and medium-sized enterprises, this event was designed to empower local businesses and startups through talks, presentations, and networking. The expo will include a technological innovations village, as well as growth opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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7th Entrepreneur & Franchise Expo

Date: July 3 to July 5
Location: Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Ticket price: Free

This free franchising event brings together around 500 businesses and franchises in the food, telecommunications, and even energy sectors. Each day will be full of talks from professionals, as well as talks between entrepreneurs, so bring your business cards.  

11th Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs’ Expo 2020

Date: September 4 to September 6
Location: Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City  
Ticket price: Free

Also designed for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises, this three-day event aims to nurture the growing MSME industry. Expect to see local brands encompass the hall, which will be home to hundreds of booths for the duration of the expo.

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