A growing ecosystem in the Philippines and around the world has become the main source of jobs for an increasing number of people. Know in other parts of the world as the gig economy, in the Philippines, approximately 1.4 Million are part of this community. These individuals proudly call themselves freelancers.

In November 19, 2016 at The Tent, Acacia Estates, Taguig City, Manila Workshops (the leading events management company that creates lifestyle learning events) 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.

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The Freelancer Fair 2016 is a brainchild of Ginger Arboleda, CEO of Manila Workshops and COO of Taxumo and Evan Tan, CMO of Taxumo.

“We have supported the freelancing community since 2013. We have created events like Talino Talks, Work at Home Expo, Raket Remedies together with our partner brands. We have seen that through these events and meetups, the community became stronger and each individual in the community stood as a support for another person. Building alliances is an apt theme for this year’s event. From a connected environment, new ideas and partnerships are formed,” Arboleda said.

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 complete program for the EXPO Talks is in this link: http://TheFreelancerFair.com

Aside from these amazing talks at the Main Hall (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, 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, PayMaya, Payoneer, and Taxumo. Uber will be giving out free rides (up to Php 150 credits each) to new users from now until November 19, 2016. The code is TFF2016! Thanks too to our minor sponsors Ideaspace, A Space, Evolve Yoga and Bean & Barley.

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

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For sponsorship and booth inquiries, please contact Charis.Villamin@ManilaWorkshops.com

For more details about the expo, please contact Rhea.Buenavista@ManilaWorkshops.com

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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