• Three-day investment expo seen boosting real estate, tourism sectors


    The Real Estate Hub (ReHUB) and Tourism Expo 2014, touted as the country’s first property investment expo and the biggest trade show-cum-seminar for real estate professionals, opened Friday, September 5, at the World Trade Center with the theme “Asean Integration in Real Estate and Tourism To Go Glocal with Global and Local Opportunities.”

    Real estate and tourism industry exhibitors will be making their pitch to local and foreign investors as the country prepares for next year’s Asean economic integration. The expo is slated from September 5 to 7.

    “We are giving players in the real estate and tourism sectors the right venue to showcase and promote investments in the country, as well as boost the exposure of Philippine projects, services and products to further attract possible ventures,” Real Estate Hub (Rehub) president Dr. Mary Gaw So said.

    “This expo is designed as a business to business set-up for the international and local developers, contractors, practitioners, industry leaders, investors, trade associations and organizations, manufacturers, suppliers and other allied industries, as they start to build their networks and match businesses based on their mutual interests on property and tourism investments,” So added.

    Rehub 2014 is organized with extra programs and activities that offer a timely opportunity to create awareness and promote directly to the right market.

    So said they are expecting over 10,000 buyers and investors from 200 local and international exhibitors to troop to the three-day expo, which offers more than 3,000 square meters of exhibit space.

    Rehub Expo 2014 has seminars on the Asean Integration Gains and Challenges for the Philippines, Foreclosure, Philippines 2021.phil@500, PAG-IBIG Updates, HLURB update, property auction, fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, mutual fund, estate planning and the regional financial market outlook.

    It will also have travel fair, job fair, free legal consultation, accreditation sessions with banks and developers, and seminars for brokers, appraisers and consultants.

    Senator Cynthia Villar, guest speaker at the expo, said: “Real estate, particularly housing, agriculture and the tourism sectors are among the five sectors cited by the National Economic and Development Authority that are critical in further reducing poverty in the country.

    The other two sectors are information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) and manufacturing. The projects and programs involving the five sectors are among the highlights of the updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP)”.

    “The possibilities in real estate, agriculture and tourism are really endless and exciting. Those will really boost the livelihood, business and income potential in rural communities, most especially,” she said.

    Commenting on the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC), Villar said: ”The key is preparedness and enhanced competitiveness.

    This is why the government, the private sector, particularly the business leaders have come up with our own blueprint and strategies on how to take advantage of the single Asean market as the region is on track to meet its goal of economic integration by next year.”


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