Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bicol Business Month 2015 kicks off

Bicol Business Month 2015

Bicol’s grandest annual gathering of business leaders and entrepreneurs returns this year with activities that last not just seven days but for the whole month of November. A wide range of trade, business and social events will give full focus to new opportunities in business, employment and livelihood. The event also aims to bring together various industry sectors and players in a bid to forge new partnerships, learn from the industry leaders and game changers, and explore exciting paths for the enterprising Bicolanos.

With Naga City as center for trade and commerce, the Bicol Region is one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

Composed of six provinces, Bicol is an amalgam of localities which are endowed with a full spectrum of agricultural, marine, mineral and forest resources. As a region, Bicol is also known for its wide offering of tourist attractions - rich cuisine, white beaches, mountains, caves and islands, whale shark interaction, and more that are yours for the taking.

Hot as chili and sweet as the region’s delicacies, Bicolanos also top the list in terms of hospitality, industry and warmth.

Below are the activities for Bicol Business Month 2015:

Nov. 5 – 9
BBM TRADE FAIR/EXHIBIT – SM City Naga
Be part of the biggest showcase of the best products in the region. The BBM Trade Fair and Exhibit is a venue where buyers and investors meet, where the business community discusses opportunities, issues, trends, and more!

FEATURED ACTIVITIES include: Investment Fora, Agri-Aqua Fairs, Banchetto (Food Fair), Ms. Bicol Business Month Contest, ICT Exhibit, Bicol Culinary Showcase, Arts and Culture Events.

Nov. 12 – 15
ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK – Naga City Hall Grounds
Without arts and culture, there can be no civilization. Thus, along this thesis, Bicolano artists are coming together to celebrate their craft and invaluable contribution to Bicol’s growth and development. This will be articulated through an arts summit and audio visual exhibits, cultural and performing arts presentations, public film showings, seminars and workshops. Incidentally, the month of November is National Book Month that in Naga will be feted with book launchings, book sale, and lectures from resource persons from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Nov. 12 – 15
REAL ESTATE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION/INVESTMENT, BANKING AND FINANCE FAIR – Villa Caceres Hotel
Four-day exhibition of the real estate industry, showcasing the latest and the trendiest in the real estate, engineering and construction sector. It shall also feature special products and services from various real estate, engineering, furniture/interior design, landscaping, and home safety and security companies.

At the same time, buyers will have the chance to avail of the special banking and financing deals related to homes, real estate and other construction purchases. They will also be updated on the latest services in the local banking and finance scene.

Nov. 18 - 21
EDUCATION & ICT FAIR AND ENTREP WEEK – SM City Naga
Touted as one of today’s busiest sectors, the ICT Industry is featured in this four-day event, along with education and consulting services. Don’t miss the different educational and learning institutions, their services and their impressive exhibitions and seminars being presented for the public’s information and appreciation.

Nov. 24-25
RENEWABLE ENERGY DIALOGUE – Avenue Plaza Hotel

Nov. 25-30
HEALTH & WELLNESS, BICOL CULINARY AND TOURISM FAIR – Avenue Convention Plaza
The last salvo of the BBM features Health and Wellness, Bicol Food & Beverage/Bicol Cuisine, Hospitality, and Tourism sectors with a twist. Get to know the Tourism Industry’s biggest tour attractions and success stories. Be trained by the most celebrated chefs such as Chef Boy Logro and our very own Junior Master Chef Louise Mabulo. Avail of the great travel deals and tour packages by the various travel agencies while tasting the varied culinary treats at the open space banchetto.

BBM SOCIAL EVENTS

Nov. 27
INAUGURATION OF GO NEGOSYO CENTER
Go Negosyo Center will serve as a one-stop-shop for small and medium entrepreneurs in the province.  It will have the following functions: business registration assistance, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation of business processes for MSMEs.

Nov. 27
HALYAO AWARDS NIGHT – Avenue Plaza Hotel
A special gathering of the Bicolano businessmen and entrepreneurs to celebrate business leadership and management and recognize the outstanding entrepreneurs in the region.

Nov. 28
BBM SOCIETY BALL – Avenue Plaza Hotel
A new event to cap the month-long celebration by gathering the Bicolandia’s finest – for a noble cause as the proceeds of this event shall be dedicated for the MNCC’s community program. This glitzy and glamorous night shall be topped by social dancing, special awards and recognition.
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