The 5th Philippine Real Estate Festival has been slated on July 28-30, 2011, at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Philippines. This event has become a yearly tradition for me, which is why I really look forward to attending the Philippine Real Estate Festival 2011. After all, this is the fifth iteration of the Real Estate Festival and it should only get better each year.
But what’s in store for visitors this time around? Continue reading to find out!
The Philippine Real Estate Festival or PREF for short, is probably the biggest annual property festival in the Philippines. I suppose the only other event that comes close would be the Philippine Housing Fair. Anyway, the PREF 2011 theme is “Real Estate, Tourism and Media : A Tripartite Collaboration for National Progress”
What to expect from the Philippine Real Estate Festival 2011
During PREF 2011, expect real estate industry leaders to showcase the most up-to-date technologies, trends, and product innovations, while the latest issues, and topics, are to be discussed by real estate industry experts during various talks and seminars that are to be held throughout the 3-day event.
The topics I am particularly interested in would be:
- Atty. Eulalio Diaz III’s talk on “How can you check the Authenticity of your land title?”. Atty. Diaz is the current Administrator of the Land Registration Authority or LRA
- Arch. Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr.’s talk on “Global Trends: Best & Worst Urban Planning, Architecture & Real Estate Development”
- Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service (PRB-RES) Chairman Dr. Eduardo G. Ong’s talk on “The Impact of RESA Law on the Real Estate Industry”
- BIR Commissioner Atty. Kim S. Jacinto-Henares’ talk on “Tax Assessment and Exemption on Acquiring Real Estate Properties for Development”
Actually there are a lot more topics that might interest you, just refer to the PREF 2011 program of activities below to see all of them along with their respective schedules.
The real estate festival also promises to help buyers find a property that not only fits their lifestyle, they can also choose from a variety of properties that matches their budgets, from the low-end to the high-end.
Updated listings of bank foreclosed properties
Of course, visitors will also see a lot of participating banks where real estate investors can get updated listings of foreclosed properties and acquired assets for sale. Licensed real estate brokers can also get started with their accreditation.
Free entrance for all!
Don’t forget, admission is totally free! Yes, this event is free for all to attend, and it doesn’t get any better than this!
Philippine Real Estate Festival 2011 Program of Activities
DAY ONE (Thursday, 28 July 2011)
FORMAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL EXHIBIT
|10:00am||Ceremonial Opening by His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino|
|Welcome Remarks By Rosemarie C. Basa, PREF President & CEO|
|Keynote Address by His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino|
|Tour of the Exhibit and Design Showcase Display|
|12:00pm||Luncheon Speaker |
Hon. Vice President Jejomar C. Binay
Topic: “The Present State of Philippine Housing”
|Emcee: Dr. Eduardo C. Zialcita |
Co-Emcee: Ms. Lianne de Leon
|Presentation of the “Sandaang Bahay Bawat Bayan” Concept Paper to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and the various Leagues|
|Remarks from the LGU Development Partners|
|Afternoon Session |
Moderator: Dr. Eduardo C. Zialcita
|2:00 – 2:30pm||Ms. Charo Santos Concio |
President, ABS-CBN Corporation
Topic: “Strategies for Effective Communication and Boosting the Impact of TV Promotions”
|2:30 – 3:00pm||Mr. Miguel C. Enriquez |
SVP, Radio Operations Group, GMA Network
Topic: “Effective Promotions via Radio Advertising”
|3:00 – 3:30pm||Ms. Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez |
President & CEO, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Topic: “Maximizing your Real Estate Space in Print”
|3:30- 4:00pm||Hon. Alberto A. Lim |
Secretary, Department of Tourism
Topic: “Promoting the Philippines thru Property Tourism”
DAY TWO (Friday, 29 July 2011)
Moderator: Mr. Efren “Choy” L. Alas & Ms. Grace Palma-Tiongco
|10:00 – 10:30am||Atty. Eulalio Diaz III, Administrator, LRA |
Topic: “How can you check the Authenticity of your land title?”
|10:30 – 11:00am||Atty. Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, Commissioner, BIR |
Topic: “Tax Assessment and Exemption on Acquiring Real Estate Properties for Development”
|11:00- 11:30am||Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, Pres/ CEO , Pag-ibig Fund Topic: “How the Self-employed can avail of Pag-ibig Housing Loan?”|
|11:30 – 12:00pm||Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos,Jr. |
Chairman, Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlements
Topic: “Formulation of the Department of Housing and its Benefit Potential”
|12:00 pm||Raffle Galore/ Intermission Numbers|
|Afternoon Session |
Moderator: Mr. Antonio S. Lopez
|2:00 – 2:45pm||Mr. Lindsay John Orr, COO, Jones Lang La Salle Leechiu |
Topic: “The Trajectory of Real Estate Properties”
|2:45 – 3:15pm||Mr. Peter Wallace, President, The Wallace Business Forum |
Topic: “Financial and Economic Drivers and Linkages of the Real Estate Industry”
|3:15 – 3:45pm||Dir/Gen Cayetano W. Paderanga Jr., NEDA |
Topic: “Investment Promotion through the Property Sector”
|3:45 – 4:15pm||Sec. Gregory L. Domingo, Department of Trade and Industry |
Topic: “Consumer protection in the Real Estate Industry”
DAY THREE (SATURDAY, 30 July 2011)
Emcee/Moderator: Mr. Ed B. Lunas
|10:00 – 10:30am||Dr. Eduardo G. Ong, Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service, PRC |
Topic: “The Impact of RESA Law on the Real Estate Industry”
|10:30 – 11:00am||Sec. Mary Ann Lucille Sering , Climate Change, Commissioner |
Topic: “National Climate Change Action Plan”
|11:00- 11:30am||Arch. Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr., President , MAP |
Topic: “Global Trends: Best & Worst Urban Planning, Architecture & Real Estate Development”
|11:30- 12:00pm||Gov. Jose Clemente “Joey” S. Salceda, Albay |
Topic: “The Element of Disaster Risk Management”
|12:00pm||Open Forum |
Entertainment Numbers/ Raffle
|Afternoon Session |
Emcee: Mr. RJ Ledesma
|1:00 – 3:00pm||Design Showcase- An Inter- School presentation on planning |
& architectural design of facilities & amenities
Presentor: Philippine Institute of Architecture
|3:00 – 5:00pm||PREF Excellence Awards |
Announcement of Awardees & Presentation of Awards
Presentor: JC Leaders International, Inc.
If you are participating in the PREF 2011, please leave a comment below so people can drop by your respective booths.
See you there!
Happy hunting, and learning!
To our success and financial freedom!
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