Mastering the Pivot
How to Reshape Your Business to the New Normal
Everyone's talking about the “pivot," the new model that can keep your business afloat through the storm. You'll hear from food entrepreneurs that have tested out a wide range of business models, including meal kits, pop-up grocery stores, and merchandise to help you decide which option works best for you.
Kristen Brillantes (Sarap Shop, San Francisco)
Ailynn Santos (Yelo'd, Edmonton)
Augee Francisco (Kabisera, New York)
Anna Swann (Ulam, Texas)
Savor Filipino Everywhere
Authentic Filipino Producers to Partner With Today
It's time for Filipino restaurateurs to join forces with the manufacturers of high-quality Filipino food and beverage products.
By partnering with the right producer, you can both help support fellow Filipino entrepreneurs and stand out in the competitive post-pandemic market. In this session, speakers from the Philippine Department of Trade & Industry will showcase producers worth your notice, from familiar brands making waves in new markets to the fresh faces revolutionizing the industry.
Soleil Tropicales (Philippine Dept. of Tourism)
Celynn Layug (Philippine Dept. of Trade & Industry)
Open Conversation Room
If you’re not sure where to go or need a different vibe - head on over to The Kitchen. It’s an open conversation room hosted by the Filipino Food Movement. Check in, share your thoughts and share ideas on how we can power forward together. Or just come for the chismis. The Kitchen is where it all begins.
Moderated by: Wennie Conedy
Making Tech Work For You
Solutions Between Technology and the Food Industry
Among the businesses that are holding their own through the pandemic, one throughline is clear: they all know how to leverage technology to reach their customers. In this session, speakers with experience in technology and food business will give you a rundown of the tools that are available for food business owners and easy ways to apply them.
Tim Quirino (Facebook, Carb Your Enthusiasm)
Mike Ang (Planet X, Tanduay)
Yobie Benjamin (PA Consulting)
Finding the Funds
How to Access and Activate
The federal government's Payroll Protection Program is far from the only aid out there. All around the country state and local governments, nonprofits, and other organizations have pooled resources to help businesses in need. This session will help you identify what resources are available in your area, how to put together your applications and how to ensure your loans qualify for “forgiveness."
Claudia Pierson (Lendio)
Titi Khile (Working Solutions)