FRTC 2019: Franchising & Retail
An International & Domestic Event
Los Angeles, CA | Feb 15-19, 2019
Join us as we bring together both domestic and international franchise and retail businesses from several industry spaces.
Who should attend? This is the event for anyone looking for opportunities to get into business for themselves or learn more about franchise opportunities. There is a ticket package available for attending the conference ONLY.
Delegation Tour. The Philippine delegation will be participating several activities (see below) on the days after the conference. For US based delegates wanting to join in on this tour, purchase this package.
Trade Conference, Exhibits, Business Matchmaking, Networking, Educational Field Tours and much more!
A game changer for any business — This exciting conference aims to promote retail and franchise opportunities to small and to medium-sized business owners who seek to invest in both domestic and international markets. It aims to develop healthy and positive industry associations by sharing of opportunities, business ideas and solutions on common issues through a cooperative approach.
We expect to host more than 250 participants from our local business and international guest delegation from the Philippine Retailer Association (PRA) and from the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) who will have the chance to network and mingle with the local US business community from both retail and franchising sectors.
A Letter from the Consulate General of the Philippines, Los Angeles
I convey my warmest felicitations to the Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce, Inc. (COFACC) for its first-ever “Franchising and Retail Trade Conference”.
A conference like this effectively creates a platform for business entities in the Philippines and Southern California to share information, facilitate business connections and establish of widen promising networks.
I would like to welcome the members of the Philippine delegation with full confidence that they will be able to bring back to the country significant trade and investment interest and opportunities.
It is my hope that this Conference will produce a new breed of business enthusiast, who, after having been exposed to innovative ideas and an expansive network of business acumens, will be inspired to bring their business endeavors to new heights.
It is, likewise, my hope that this Conference highlights the unique importance of cutting-edge technology in keeping with the evolving trends of global trade and investment, including the ways with which we maintain connection. This becomes more significant as this Conference will certainly forge business links between the Philippines and Southern California.
I have full confidence in the fulfillment of COFACC’s mission in harnessing the skills, opportunities and support network of their fellow entrepreneurs. I look forward to working closely with the Coalition in discovering and unlocking the many untapped potential of the trade and investment relations between the Philippines and Southern California.
Mabuhay po kayo!
Adelio Angelito S. Cruz, Consul General
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
AND PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS
FRTC 2019 Guest Speakers & Panelist
Adelio Angelito Cruz
Republic of the Philippines
Deputy Mayor for Budget & Innovation, City of LA
Chairman & Founder, NDC & NAAC
Managing Director, Go Global Retail
Philippine Retailers Association
Chairman for Retail Operations,
Chairman for ASEAN, Philippine Franchise Association
The Capital Corps
Economic Development Specialist,
Director of Business & Franchise Development, 1Heart
Tickets & Packages
Main Delegate Package:
All-Access for Feb 15, 2019
Valid for February 15th ONLY, this ticket gains a single delegate access to the entire conference and Gala Dinner that evening. Recommended for our US-based delegates. This includes:
- Admission to the Exhibitors Hall
- Access to the Morning Plenary Session
- Access to the Roundtable Forum
- Access to the breakout Workshop Sessions
- Participate in the B2B Meetings — Meet & Greet
- Access to Cocktail Networking
- One (1) Ticket to the Gala
Conference Day Pass ONLY
For those only interested in attending the Day portion of the Conference and not the evening Gala festivities, select this ticketing option. This ticket will get you all-access to the plenary sessions, the workshop sessions, exhibition hall, and B2B meetings.
Add-on Golf Package:
FRTC Golf Tournament – Feb 18, 2019
FRTC has prepared for our golf playing delegates to experience and enjoy the cool breeze of playing at the Anaheim Golf Course. Everyone is invited to join us in this friendly Invitational Golf Tournament on Feb 18 (Monday) at 1 pm in Anaheim, CA. Book now w/ golf organizers Femie Cupit and Gerry Palon.
Add-on Tour Package:
Whole Day Educational Tour – Feb 19, 2019
This is an Add-on option to the Main Delegate Package, or for those who wish to purchase additional tickets for admission to the whole day educational tour on Feb 19, 2019. This tour includes round-trip transportation to the Port of LA for a boat tour, lunch, then tour of the Google Irvine campus.
Gala ONLY Ticket
Valid only on Feb 15, 2019. This ticket is for those individuals only desiring to attend the Induction Gala in the evening after the conference.
Conference/Exhibition Hall FREE Ticket
(NO meals included)
This ticket is for all who are interested in participating in the Conference and Exhibition Hall. This ticket does not include priority seating or access to the breakfast and lunch buffets. Premium boxed lunches will be available for purchase.
“A Work Hard, Play Hard Event”
The Conference day of the Feb 15th will be a full day with both the conference day program and then an evening gala celebration to cap off all the great work! But on the days following the Conference, there are ADDITIONAL activities that all are welcome to participate in. These days are a great opportunity to further build the rapport an relationships forged on Conference day! Scroll down for all the details of this extraordinary event!
Conference Day Schedule
|7:00 am – 8:30 am:||Exhibitor Ingress/Setup|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am:||REGISTRATION|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am:||Delegate Breakfast/Open Networking|
|9:00 am:||DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC|
|9:00 am – 4:00 pm:||Exhibition Hall OPEN|
|9:00 am:||Conference Program Begins
|9:35 am:||Messages from Officials
|9:55 am:||Motivational Keynote Speaker — Mr. Jeff Streader, Go Global Retail|
|10:35 am:||Coffee Break|
|10:45 am:||Panel Forum: “Trends, Opportunities & Challenges in Retail & Franchise Industries”|
|11:25 am:||Open Forum|
|11:45 am:||Workshop A: “Acquiring a Franchise Business in the US”|
|12:30 pm:||Lunch Break|
|1:45 pm:||Workshop B: “Funding Your Franchise Business”|
|2:35 pm:||Workshop C: “Supplier Diversity”|
|3:20 pm:||Workshop D: “How to Franchise Your Business”|
|4:15 pm – 5:15 pm:||B2B Networking & Meetup|
The FRTC Gala Night
Join Us for a Night of Magical Masquerade!
COFACC will celebrate the completion of a successful unified Filipino American event by topping the night off with our First Annual Gala. The founding board members of our organization will be officially inducted and sworn in, against the backdrop of an impressive assembly of dignitaries, sponsors, supporters, family and friends!
We invite you to attend as all are welcome. This is a masquerade affair, so please come dressed to impress with your mask in-hand. We look forward to seeing you there!
Additional Weekend Delegation Activities
FTRC-2019 Golf Tournament
Feb 18, 2019
Whole Day Educational Tour
Feb 19, 2019
Event Sponsorship Packages
- Exhibition Hall Table
- Recognition as Sponsor in all printed promotional items
- Recognition as Sponsor in all social media promotions
- Opportunity to distribute company marketing materials
- 2 Delegates
- Recognition on Event Day Signage
- Opportunity to include Promotional Items in Participants’ Kit
- Free Full Page Ad on Souvenir Program (back cover not included)
- 3 Delegates
- Free Workshop Session (45 mins.)
- 3 minutes Talk On Stage During Sponsor Acknowledgement
FRTC 2019 Technology: WHOVA App