Last year, my friend, Evan and I thought of a way to help the freelance industry in the Philippines. During that time, we were creating pocket and intimate events. Freelancers would gather and talk about their Freelance profession. It’s so nice to notice that nowadays, the individuals in this ecosystem are uniting and more and more entities seem open to supporting this economy. We then thought of creating The Freelancer Fair, an event that would gather all freelance professionals, licensed professionals, and small business owners in one roof.
In November 19, 2016 at The Tent, Acacia Estates, Taguig City, Manila Workshops and the Department of Informations, Communications and Technology will be holding the biggest freelancing event in the Philippines called The Freelancer Fair. The Freelancer Fair will be a whole day gathering of freelancers, professionals, business owners and brands that truly support this growing ecosystem.
Please do come and make the most out of it. Build alliances, start collaborations and make new friends. A big part of creating and sustaining a successful freelance career is the support that each one will lend you as you grow your business.
What to Expect during The Freelancer Fair
During the event, there will be that will talk about different topics that will introduce the community to new concepts, teach aspiring freelancers and newcomers what freelancing is all about and several tips to improve their skill to effectively deal with clients.
The specific topics that will be discussed are the following:
– Building Alliances: Freelancing in the Philippines
– Government’s Role in Building Alliances with Freelancers
– 7 Steps to a Successful Freelance Business
– How to Stand Out: Branding 101
– Simple Taxation for Freelancers
– Art of Pricing
– How to Get International Clients
– Government Benefits for Freelancers
– Receiving Cross-border Payments
– Local Payment Transfers with Paymaya
– 7 Tools that Multiply your Freelance Earnings
– Business Correspondences and Maintaining Key Relationships
Aside from these amazing talks at the Main Hall / Expo Area (The Tent, Acacia Estates), we will be having more in-depth talks at CASA REAL, which is just a stone’s throw away from The Tent. In this venue, the more advanced freelancers can take a pick or attend all of the Premium Talks available.
Here are the tracks that are available:
MARKETING TRACK (10:00 AM to 12:00 NN)
Learn more about creating digital marketing plans and social media from Mr. Rey Baguio of Zarangola Media.
CONTENT TRACK (1:00PM to 3:00 PM)
Learn more about how to create effective content that will sell and get the message across from Ms. Ana Santos of Writer’s Block Philippines.
DESIGN TRACK (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
Learn more about design thinking and the basics of user experience with Mr. Philip Smithson, Director of On-Off Design & Technology.
Apart from the informative talks mentioned, there will be around 50 booths of different freelancers and brands that support the community. The different communities that will be present are Freelancing.ph, OnlineJobsUniversity.com, Freelance Blend, Tycoon.ph, Ideaspace, Work in Freedom, Online Filipino Freelancers, The Virtual Nomad, Zarangola Media, Bloggers ng Pinas, Graphic Artists Philippines and Raket.ph.
This event is made possible with the help from these sponsors:
Uber: Uber will give out free rides (up to Php 150 credits each) to new users from now until November 19, 2016. The code is TFF2016!
PayMaya: Paymaya will be giving out Free Paymaya cards
Payoneer: Payoneer is inviting all of us to come to the Freelancer Forum. You can sign up here: http://register.payoneer.com/register-payoneer-forum-manila-29nov-kat/
Taxumo: Taxumo is inviting everyone to sign up in their system http://taxumo.com. They can process your tax payments for you in this simple system!
Thank you to our minor sponsors!
Thank you, too, to our media partners, When in Manila, Inquirer POP, Yuneoh, Manila Bulletin, Voice of the Youth Radio, Creativoices and MommyGinger.com.
Tickets to The Freelancer Fair is just at Php 500. This includes access to the talks at The Tent and access to the booths. For those who want to attend the Premium Talks as well, each Track is at Php 1500 and Php 3000 to attend all three tracks. Premium tickets have access to the Expo area, as well. Tickets are available at: http://TheFreelancerFair.com
For sponsorship and booth inquiries, please contact Charis.Villamin@ManilaWorkshops.com
For more details about the expo, please contact Rhea.Buenavista@ManilaWorkshops.com
Hope to see you there!