Author: Gabriel H. Mercado Date: To: Philippine Linux Users' Group (PLUG) Technical Discussion List Subject: [plug] Phil IT Expo Ex Deal
Wassup people of PLUG
I'm glad things are quiet. Gives me a chance to discuss something that might
A week ago I received a proposal from a company called Firsteventsasia
They do events, and are holding one of those generic IT ones called
Information Technology Expo and Business Solutions Summit*' on Sep 30 - Oct
2 at Philippine Trade and Training Center, Roxas Blvd.
Anyway they want an ex-deal. They are giving us a venue for an EB /
gathering in exchange for plugging their event on our website.
Here's the text from their proposal:
Philippine International Information Technology Expo 2008 Information
Technology for the Enterprise "Bridging Digital Divide in the Country Today"
On Sept. 30 - Oct 2, 2008, we will be holding the Philippine Information
Technology Expo and Business Solutions Summit with a theme "Bridging Digital
Divide in the Country Today" back to back with a IT Jobs Fair at the
Philippine Trade Training Center Roxas Boulevard Pasay City. .
- Multiple Conference Tracks with top level executives speaking on the
- A plenary session geared to address technological advancements and the
digital divide in the country today
- Country Pavilions by participating countries
- Job Fair for the IT enabled services industry
In view of all these, we would like to have you as one of our supporting
associations for the event. By being one you will have the following
a. You may give your collaterals or leaflets at the venue
b. Your Logo and Company will be tagged as Supporting Associations and be
included in the event advertising materials like Posters, Magazines and
c. Your Logo will be included in the Invitation Letters sent to IT Company
Offices and Website Media Partner Pages
d. Your Company Logo will be included in the event website for 1 year with
active link linking to your website
e. Your Company will be acknowledged 10 times per day on the event
f. You may do a presentation at the stage area (this is on a first come
first serve basis)
If you need a booth/E. B Station in our event, you can request to us as
early as possible so that we can arrange it as early as possible also.
In exchange for all these we will only ask to place a banner ad to be
prominently displayed at your website months before the event and usage of
your organization logo.
You will greatly honor us with your support in this endeavor. We believe
that this ambitious undertaking would be more possible to happen with your
company at our side. Please don't hesitate to call me in our numbers below
for any inquiries. We would like to thank you for your time and more power
to you and your company!
I'm particularly interested in the 'presentation at the stage area' and
I'm thinking this is a good chance for us to hang out and get together,
while checking out the other stuff going on at the event, and maybe hold a
nice conference or two, where people can just talk about stuff they're doing
(like topics we discussed in an earlier post). I'm not really interested in
promoting PLUG - instead we can use this event to get a chance to meet and
greet, do a show and tell, and if someone has a prepared topic to talk
about, discuss stuff there.
I'm willing to 'man' the booth (if we'll get one), and help sched an
activity or two. We can be very informal about this, and just work out stuff
as we go along. In other words, no stress sana (who wants that?)
The good thing about this is that there is *NO COST* on our part. Pawis
lang, 'ika nga.
what do you think guys? I wanna get some 'yeah looks good' votes before
saying yes, or if there's an argument against doing such a thing, let's hear