Manila, Philippines

8th Philippine SME Business Expo and Conference to open on May 02, 2019

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MANILA – Philippines’ Largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference, and Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises – the 8th Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference [PHILSME] is now all set to open its 8th edition on May 02, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The event provides growth opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through a 2-day interactive business event composed of an expo and a 2-day business conference expecting to draw over 10,000 small and medium sized business owners, business professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs. It will run from May 02-03, 2019.

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Various business leaders pose for a photo-op during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


A much bigger expo will be expected for this year featuring over 250 exhibiting brands offering various business solutions and opportunities such as IT solutions, business consultancy, logistics, financial technology, insurance, human resources & recruitment, office spaces, marketing & advertising, franchising, distributorship and many more.

Main highlight for this edition’s expo is the launching of the Innovations Village where technological start-up companies are now given the spotlight to showcase the latest technological business solutions to support SMEs.

bureau of small and medium enterprise DTI

Director Jerry T. Clavesillas, Director of the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development of the Department of Trade and Industry, expresses his support in PHILSME’s endeavor to strengthen Small and Medium Enterprises.

In this age of e-commerce, advancements in technology has been a pivotal machinery for most businesses today. This is the reason why this edition’s PHILSME is different – we invested in technology through the launching of the Innovations Village. We are excited to meet and explore a wide array of new and even more technological business solutions that will strengthen and empower the Small and Medium Enterprises here in the Philippines. 

– PHILSME Founder and Mediacom Solutions, Inc. Chief Events Officer, David Abrenilla

In addition, this edition’s business conference will feature over 20 business talks on areas of digital marketing, e-commerce, logistics, operations, finance, sales, information-technology, human resources, accounting and many more.  Negash Devata, General Manager for Cross-Border Trade from Paypal Southeast Asia and Mr. Mikey Asiddao, the Chief Information Officer of Fexco Philippines will be among the notable speakers for this year.

Regus gold sponsor philsme

International Office Space Company, Regus has been the Gold Sponsor of PHILSME for six consecutive editions.

transportify philippines philsme

Transportify Philippines has been one of the business solution exhibitors of PHILSME related to logistics.

The 8th Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference is sponsored by LBC Express, Spaces, Esquire Financing, Zoho Corporation, Easy Debit by Fexco Philippines, Epson Philippines, Canon Marketing Philippines and Benchmark Email Philippines. PHILSME is also supported by the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Filipino International Franchise Association, Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the Cassava Growers and Processors Association.

philsme exhibitors

PHILSME is a suitable platform to meet and learn face-2-face from over 120 exhibitors offering over 250 top business solutions and opportunities.

For visitor inquiries and conference tickets, contact Sunshine Sy at +632-218-9517. +632-266-0092, +63-928-732-5557, or +63-927-395-1575 or send an email to

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are about to retire from our jobs abroad and plan to settle in the Philippines. We are looking for investment opportunities in the country. Expos and seminars such as these would offer us avenues to find out possible opportunities out there. Do you have idea when will the next expo or forthcoming related conferences? Salamat.

    • Admin says:

      Various groups arrange many conferences and expos like this. We don’t have their scheds right now, but we will definitely post here once we have details on their upcoming conferences. In the meantime, you may want to search for Franchise Expo or Passive Income Conference to get you started.

  2. Carlos says:

    I hope you inform us about the expo several months in advance — or at least a year — so we can prepare to attend it.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Carlos. The organizer sends the press release to their partner websites and media so the timing depends on them. We just publish them as we receive them. Dont worry this is an annual thing.

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