Saturday, July 31, 2010

Philippine Real Estate Festival 2010 Grand Exhibit

The 2010 Philippine Real Estate Festival was held last July 29 to 31 at the World Trade Center, carrying the theme "Global Tourism and Real Estate Development - Sunrise Industries for the Philippine Economy."

The Philippine Real Estate Festival (PREF) heeds the call for a showcase of the best real estate properties to invest in as it rallies more than a thousand of the country's biggest and most trusted real estate companies and projects, finance institutions, suppliers, contractors and professionals from all over the country. Moreover, this festival also aims to provide an opportunity and venue for all significant players in real estate and tourism in the Philippines and its global partners and allies to exchange ideas and experiences in the growth and development of real estate and tourism in their respective economies.

Among the participants in the said event were fund providers, managers and investors from the Asean region and international groups, foreign Chamber of Commerce and Industry, business practitioners in the fields of real estate, housing and tourism, professional and trade or industry associations that support the real estate, housing, and tourism industries, government entities, both national and local, whose mandates and spheres of influence affect the growth and development of real estate, housing, and tourism, financing institutions, development corporations, BPO companies, hoteliers and resort operators, travel and tour operators, non-government organizations, schools, and training institutions that aim to develop a critical mass of workers all over the country in globalized tourism and real estate development and management.

The event's keynote address was delivered by his Excellency Benigno C. Aquino III, President of the Philippines. Among the other speakers were: Atty. Karlo Marco P. Estavillo, Vice President of San Miguel Corporation & General Manager of San Miguel Properties; Mr. Iliac Diaz, Founder of My Shelter Foundation; Mr. Antonio Meloto, Founder of Gawad- Kalinga; Atty. Alex Lacson, Organizer of Tuloy Pnoy Movement; and CNN 2009 Hero of the Year, Mr. Efren Penaflorida.

The successful festival was supported by the Department of Tourism, HCG, La Loma Columbaries, Garden of Gethsemane, PAG-IBIG Fund, PSBank, ACSAT, ABS-CBN, Manila Bulletin, PhilippineRealty TV, the Philippine Star, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

For more info, call (632) 864-0024, 819-2058, 510-3833, 692-0114, email, or visit


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