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5 reasons to attend the 3rd Philippine Real Estate Festival (2009)

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I believe that all aspiring real estate investors should attend the 3rd Philippine Real Estate Festival (2009) which will be held on July 23-25, 2009 at the World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd. corner Buendia Street, Pasay City, Philippines. I learned a lot each time I attended the Philippine Real Estate Festival during the past two years and I’m quite sure I’ll be learning much more this year.


For those of you who may still be thinking of whether to attend or not, here are my top 5 reasons to attend the Philippine Real Estate Festival and I hope it’s more than enough to convince you to attend.

1. You can build  your network.

The Philippine Real Estate Festival is a venue for real estate companies, finance institutions, suppliers, contractors, and professionals from all over the country to converge in one place. This is a perfect opportunity for any real estate investor to build his network! Make sure to visit the booths of all participating banks that offer foreclosed property listings and leave your calling cards  or register so that they can include you in their mailing lists. Also visit the booths of  contractors, suppliers, or anyone who offers services that real estate investors would need. Here’s a tip: bring lots of calling cards.

2.  You can increase your knowledge on real estate investing.

The Philippine Real Estate Festival will be having a Housing & Real Estate Investment Forum which aims to educate participants on a wide array of topics. The topics that interest me as a real estate investor and the respective schedules of the talks are as follows:

  • Investment outlook in the Philippines

2:15 – 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2009

Speaker : Sec. Margarito B. Teves of the Dept. of Finance

  • Emerging concepts & approaches to real estate investment for diverse markets in the Philippines

3:00 – 3:45 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2009

Speaker : Mr. Antonino Aquino, President of Ayala Land

  • Land title fraud detection

10:30 – 11:00 am, Friday, July 24, 2009

Speaker: Dr. Jaime Cura, President of CREBA Land, Inc.

  • Housing loan procurement

11:00 – 11:30 am,Friday, July 24, 2009

Speaker: Mr. Jaime Fabiana, CEO of the Home Development Mutual Fund

  • Recent development in real estate taxes

11:30 – 12 Noon, Friday, July 24, 2009

Speaker: Atty. Sixto Esquivias, Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

  • Philippine investment incentives & dis-incentives

1:00 – 3:00pm, Friday, July 24, 2009, Panel discussion

*-Please refer to the 3-day program below for the complete program schedules.

3. You can attend a public auction of foreclosed properties.

On the third and last day of the event, there will be a public auction of foreclosed properties. If you haven’t been to an auction before, this is your chance to observe without the need to bring show money to register. You can refer to my post about the Subastahan sa Festival for more details about the auction. As I have mentioned before, I was a bidder in last year’s auction and won. Unfortunately, I ended up NOT buying that property due to an issue with the mother title.

4. You can have a chance to win a house and lot!

Of course it wouldn’t hurt to have a chance to win attractive prizes which will be raffled off on an hourly basis during the 3-day festival! Who among you would not like to win a house and lot, lot only, appliances, resort destination, gift checks and other attractive products?

5. The Philippine Real Estate Festival is free of charge and open to all.

This also applies to all the seminars that are to be held throughout the 3 day event. Need I say more?!

Please see below the complete program for the 3 day summit:

3rd PHILIPPINE REAL ESTATE FESTIVAL (2009)
World Trade Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
July 23-25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Morning Session

OPENING PROPER

10:30 : Ceremonial Cutting of the Ribbon
National Anthem
Invocation

Welcome Remarks : Ms. Rosemarie C. Basa
Chairman
Phil. Real Estate Festival

GUEST OF HONOR & SPEAKER:

HER EXCELLENCY GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO
President, Republic of the Philippines

Awarding of Certificate from the HDMF Pag-Ibig Fund to the first 100 housing beneficiaries of the Phil. Transport Workers Foundation. To be awarded by Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Represented by : Mr. Mar Garvida – National President
Mr. Orlando Marquez – Secretary General
Cong. Vigor Mendoza – Party List Rep. I-UTAK

Assisted by : Mr. Jaime Fabiana , CEO, Pag-Ibig Fund
Rosemarie C. Basa
(This project was spearheaded by the
Phil. Real Estate Festival)

LUNCHEON SPEAKER : Hon. Joseph H. Durano, Secretary,
Department of Tourism

Topic: “Philippine Property Tourism – An Irresistible Magnet for the Global Tourist”

HOUSING & REAL ESTATE INVESMENT FORUM

OPENING PROPER

THEME : PROPERTY TOURISM “WHY SHOULD SMART GLOBAL INVESTORS TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PHILIPPINES?”

AFTERNOON SESSION ( 1:30 – 5:15PM)

Guest of Honor * Speaker : Vice President Noli de Castro
Concurrent Chairman – HUDCC
1:30 pm TOPIC:     “HOW THE PHILIPPINES ESCAPED THE
SUBPRIME MORTGAGE DEBACLE”

2:15 – 3:00 pm * Speaker : Sec. Margarito B. Teves
Dept. of Finance
TOPIC:     “INVESTMENT OUTLOOK IN THE
PHILIPPINES”

3:00 – 3:45 pm *Speaker : Mr. Antonino Aquino
President, Ayala Land
TOPIC :    “EMERGING CONCEPTS & APPROACHES
TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FOR
DIVERSE MARKETS IN THE PHILIPPINES”

3:45 – 4:30 pm *Speaker: Hon. Edgardo Aglipay
Chair, Phil. Retirement Authority (PRA)
TOPIC :   “LURING THE BABY BOOMERS OF THE
WORLD PRA PROGRAMS & PROJECTS”

4:30 – 5:15 pm *Speaker: Director/ Gen. Lilia De Lima
USEC, Phil. Economic Zone Authority
TOPIC :   “WHY ECONOMIC ZONE LOCATORS STAY
ON IN THE PHILIPPINES”

6:00 pm : WELCOME COCKTAILS

Friday, July 24, 2009
Morning Session

(10:30 – 12noon)

10:30 – 11:00 am *Speaker: Dr. Jaime Cura
President, CREBA Land, Inc.
TOPIC:     “HOW TO DETECT FAKE TITLES”

11:00 – 11:30 am *Speaker: Mr. Jaime Fabiana
CEO, Home Development Mutual Fund
TOPIC:    “HDMF – PAG-IBIG FUND HOUSING
LOAN PROGRAM”

11:30 – 12 Noon *Speaker: Atty. Sixto Esquivias
Commissioner-Bureau of Internal Revenue
TOPIC:    “RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN REAL
ESTATE TAXES”

Afternoon Session:

1st PANEL DISCUSSION
(1:00 – 3:00pm)

TOPIC : “PHILIPPINE INVESTMENT INCENTIVES &
DIS-INCENTIVES”

Moderator: Mr. Mike Enriquez –Senior Vice President GMA Network Inc.

Panelists:

1. Amb. H.E. Kristie A. Kenney

-Ambassador, United States of America to the Philippines

2. Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson

-President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry

3. Mr. Hubert D’ Aboville

-President, European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils.

4. Mr. Alfonso A. Uy

-President, Federation of Filipino Chinese of Commerce & Industry, Inc.

5. Mr. Austin Chamberlain

-President, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

6. Mr. Ram Sidaldas

-President, Indian Chamber of Commerce Phils. Inc.

7. Mr. Henry Ortiz

-President, French Chamber of Commerce of the Phils.

2nd PANEL DISCUSSION
(3:00pm – 5:00pm)

TOPIC:   “SOURCING FUNDS FOR REAL ESTATE & TOURISM DEVELOPMENT”

Moderator – Mr. Antonio  Lopez – BizNews Asia  Editor/Publisher
Panelists:

1. Usec. Elmer Hernandez

-Usec & BOI Managing Head

2. Mr. Aurelio  Montinola, III

-President – Bankers  Association of the Philippines

3. Sec. Romulo L. Neri

-President & CEO, SSS

4. Mr. Alfonso L.  Salcedo

-President   BPI Family Bank

5. Mr. Arthur  V. Ty

-President, Metro Bank

6. Mr. Trent  M.  Frankum

-General Manager, CB Richard Ellis

Saturday, July 25, 2009

10:00 am-6:00 p.m.
SITE TOURS
PROPERTY AUCTION – “Subastahan sa Festival”

For more details, you may contact the Philippine Real Estate Festival organizers through the following:

Office Address:          U-1802 Westgate Plaza, 120 H.V. Dela
Costa Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact Number:       (632) 864-0024/ (632) 819-2058 /
(632) 510-3833/ (632) 692-0114
Email Address:           pref_eventsmgt@yahoo.com

Office Address:  U-1802 Westgate Plaza, 120 H.V. Dela  Costa Salcedo Village, Makati City

Contact Number:       (632) 864-0024/ (632) 819-2058 /(632) 510-3833/ (632) 692-0114

Email Address:           pref_eventsmgt@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.prefestival.com

To our financial freedom!

Jay Castillo
Real Estate Investor
REBL#: 20056
Blog: https://www.foreclosurephilippines.com
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E-mail: ph.investor@gmail.com

Text by Jay Castillo. Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved.




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