SLAM Event Production Team at Blogapalooza 2018: CONNECTED at City of Dreams Manila
Slam Event Production team had the honor of attending Blogapalooza last October 27. This is not my first time to experience attending the event but it is my first time to attend it with a team. I enjoy attending this kind of event as it is always an opportunity to lean new, have fun, and possibly meet other bloggers/influencers and connect with representatives of different businesses, as Blogapalooza is is one of the largest gatherings of bloggers/influencers and businesses. The event was held at The Grand Ballroom City of Dreams Manila. City of Dreams Manila is an integrated resort and casino that features 3 luxurious hotel brands and various premium dining outlets.
What is Blogapalooza? Blogapalooza is a business-to-blogger event that aims to connect Business and Bloggers directly. This event helps optimize cost for both businesses and influencers. Businesses would present their products or services and build relationship with influencers, while influencers get to see what's new as well as network with businesses to make deals happen. It is more of a combination of forum(talks), networking, trade show, entertainment event with some games and freebies around.
Blogapalooza 2018: CONNECTED Event was already started when we got there. We already pre-registered so check in was easy. Headed by Miss Ace Gapuz and her team plus hosted by Janelle Tee, we were greeted by a number of booths inside offering their products and services.
We went around and connect with some representatives of businesses and talked about what our team offers and vice versa. Some businesses have sample and free services of what they offer.
It was indeed a happy event but compared to my past experiences attending Blogapalooza. The event was not that busy and lively with few things going all at the same time but it was still a wonderful experience as I learned many things from the talks of different respected speakers. Present were Christine Bersola-Babao (Talk: Transitioning from Traditional Media to Digital Media), Jamill, Emman Nimedez, Viy Cortez (Panel 1: Monetizing Youtube Content), Nix Eniego (Talk: The Secrets to Instagram Denomination), Nadia Montenegro and Ericka Padilla( Panel 2: Engaging Gen X/Xennials), Miko David (Talk: Data Analytics and Influencer Marketing), Rui Mariano, Matmat Centino, and Francine Garcia (Panel 3: The Queens of Social Media).
All in all, kudos to Blogapalooza team as it was a fun and educational program exclusively for bloggers, social media influencers, and online content creators as they share about Diversity as an opportunity, Digital as the bridge, and Data as the key.
City of Dreams Manila: The Garage
When we were done, Ms. Saralee Abesamis, head of SLAM Event Production team, invited us to check City of Dreams Bandai Namco VR zone and food park, The Garage. Situated in an air-conditioned space marked with grafitti artwork and modern industrialinteriors, The Garage is designed by award-winning Paris-based creative design agency, Malherbe design. It delivers a realistic experience with virtual reality games combined with food from contemporary food trucks and trailers.
The VR experiences are priced at P450 per single activity and P1,200 for all 3. For the food park area, they have stalls/trucks that serve a wide range of savory and sweet dishes as well as drinks and sweets such as Chocol8, The Bar, El Chupacabra, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Katsu Sora, Little Flour, Pink Hotdogs, Farmacy, The Roaster, Juiced, and Pizza Grigliata.
Seating capacity at seating area is good enough for 500+ people. I was fascinated by the interesting murals sprikled throughout the space. Our team tried out pizzas at Pizza Grigliata Manila, a grilled artisanal pizza that uses fresh flavors and handmade thin crust pizza. The pizzas are amazing as the thinness and subtle flavor of the crust allows you to focus on the complete goodness of the toppings on top.
The Garage U/G Level City of Dreams Manila Aseana Ave. cor. Roxas Blvd. Entertainment City, Paranaque Philippines Contact No. (632) 800-8080 Operating Hours: 10am-2am Facebook Page: City of Dreams Manila