I’m Excited for the Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013

Yesterday, Baby Fashionista Zeeka and I went to the press conference of the Baby & Family Expo at Fun Ranch. I wanted to know more about this expo since it sounded very interesting. The Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 is entitled Welcoming Life, Love and Care.

We arrived at the venue pretty early. The press conference was at 10:00 am and we got there at 9:45 am. I didn’t expect that the taxi ride from BGC to the Tiendesitas area would be that fast. When we got there, we saw Maricel Cua, co-founder of MedelaMoms in the Philippines. Maricel is a good friend and I got to know her because I used to frequent Medela House when I was pregnant. I still do frequent that place though since we offer workshops for first time parents called the First Time Parents Series!

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We got to chat and she then introduced me to David Abrenilla, a German-Filipino Entrepreneur and the Co-founder and CEO of Mediacom Solutions, Inc. He was a very nice guy and he excitedly told us about the vision and the advocacy behind Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013. He told us that this event is really to help families learn together. It’s not like a bazaar where the main focus is buying stuff from the concessionaires. Yes, they do have more than 200 booths but aside from that, there are other activities that the moms, dads and kids can participate in. Through all of these activities, David said, “our partners and sponsors want to nurture family development and raise the awareness on responsible child care.”

The host of the program was Bb. Pilipinas-Universe winner and celebrity mom, Nina Ricci Algao-Flores. They also had a panel of speakers who were willing to share with the crowd some insights about their field of expertise. These panelists were Mr. Edric Mendoza, ANc’s On the Money host and The Master’s Academy President, our friend, Maricel Cua, co-founder of Medela Moms, Huiying Tan, Director of Cordlife Philippines and Dr. REgine Santiago, OB specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology, Menopause and Infertility at The Medical City.

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Baby Zeeka was intently listening to the speakers!


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The Baby and Family Expo will be on December 6-8, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. It covers the stages of family growth from pregnancy to early childhood with seminars from Medela Moms, The Medical City, Mercato Founder RJ Ledesma, ANC host Edric Mendoza, MTRCB Chairman Atty. Eugenio Villareal, Azkals Coach Michael Weiss, DigitalFilipino.com founder Janette Toral, Beauty Queen Nina Ricci Alagao-Flores and actress/entrepreneur Regine Tolentino, actress Jade Lopez and many more.

It was a fun press conference with a lot of games and surprises! It was supported by FM Group Fragrance Philippines, Evian, Attipas, Unimom, Bebebocas, Jeweltone, Urban Ashram Manila, Absolute Distilled Drinking Water, Consumer Care Products (Guard Insect Repellent), Ever Bilena, De La Salle University Medical Center, Perfetti Van Melle, Cuppu Cakes, Fernando’s Bakery, Metro Deal, harpie Mongol, AMSPEC, Island Rose and CordLife Philippines.

check out these cute cupcakes from Cuppy Keyks!

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See you there!