Consul General Zaldy Patron (top left), Ms. Sherrill Quintana, Chairperson of the Philippine Franchising Association (top right), and Trade Commissioner Benedict Uy during the webinar “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan: Franchising Opportunities for Filipino Canadians” held on 18 November 2022. (Calgary PCG)

Calgary, 23 November 2022– As part of its economic diplomacy program, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary successfully organized the webinar “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan: Franchising Opportunities for Filipino Canadians” on 18 November 2022.

The PCG held the webinar in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – Toronto and the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA).

The PCG also collaborated with the following business groups which assisted in promoting the webinar among their members: Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA), United Filipino Entrepreneurs Association (UFEA), Philippine Business Council of Calgary (PBCC), Philippine Entrepreneurs Society of Saskatchewan (PESOS), and Saskatoon Association of Filipino Entrepreneurs, Inc. (SAFE Inc).

Speakers and panel members during the webinar (Calgary PCG).

“We would like to open another door of opportunity for our Filipino Canadian entrepreneurs by providing them with information on franchising Philippine brands, so they will have more options for expanding or starting a business,” said Consul General Zaldy Patron in his remarks during the webinar.

Ms. Sherill Quintana, PFA Chairperson, talked about the PFA and explained why franchising Philippine brands could be a viable and better option for Filipino Canadian entrepreneurs. She highlighted that the expansion of Philippine franchises could also serve as a powerful tool for Philippine economic development and nation building.

Mr. Joph Tan of Francorp Philippines shared some pointers on how to invest wisely in the right franchise.

Mr. Hipolito Alibin then gave a testimonial about his company’s positive experience in franchising Max’s Restaurant in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Four Philippine companies, namely Caffe La Tea, Famous Belgian Waffles, Nail.Glow, and Oryspa, gave presentations about their respective businesses. These firms are among the Philippine franchisors looking for franchisees in Canada.

The public can view the webinar from this link - https://fb.watch/g_k19vM8hx/?mibextid=qC1gEa.

This latest webinar was a follow up to the Webinar on Setting Up Businesses in Canada that the PCG organized on 19 October 2022.