Already successful in holding the largest indoor gathering of Filipinos in the northeast, Fiesta in America is marking its 17th year with more exciting ways to enjoy its annual expo, food and cultural festival on Aug. 15 and 16 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.

Here are 10 ways for you and your entire family to enjoy the Filipino event of the year.

1. Get some business ideas.

Mainstream brands will have great offers alongside Filipino brands and other Asian brands.

Attendees are expected to get some ideas, deals and giveaways.

2. Take your sweet time.

Other cultural events are mostly packed and hectic outdoor affairs, but Fiesta in America will holds its event as a business-oriented trade show, but without neglecting its hugely popular food, travel and culture showcases.

3. Watch, learn and reinvent yourself.

Learn from inspiring leaders, marketers and successful entrepreneurs on how to better understand your market, build a website, make money online, invest in the Philippines and more.

4. Experience the Philippines in two days.

Feel like you’re in the Philippines as you enjoy the expo, food and entertainment Fiesta in America has in store for you.

Expect airfare and travel packages and discounts from exhibitors.

5. Network like you’re having a reunion with family and friends.

People say it’s easier to network at Fiesta in America, because of its business yet friendly setting.

Connect like never before with both our young and old audience.

6. Filipino food for everyone.

Beyond home-cooked meals and the treats offered by exhibitors, Fiesta in America should have your favorite Filipino desserts and delicacies.

If you want us to hold a fun cooking or eating contest, let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You don’t have to be a pro!

7. Capture the $120-B market.

If you’re an exhibitor, you’ll learn how to capture the $120-B Filipino market in the States.

It will give you a new sense of understanding how to target Filipinos.

Also, you’ll learn how to better understand the $770-B Asian-American consumer in one of our talks.

8. Kids’ indoor playground is peace of mind for you.

When you have kids, an indoor event just makes more sense.

You’ll have more peace of mind at Fiesta’s indoor children’s playground while you enjoy the two-day festivities.

9. Free healthcare screening.

It’s free during the two-day event for seniors 62 years old and up.

Entrance is also free for these seniors (and kids six years old and below) who come at Fiesta in America’s opening day, Aug. 15, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. only — no exceptions.

Please bring ID.

10. More exciting live shows.

Top talents will be presented by ABC-CBN-TFC Direct from the Philippines via Philippine Airlines — Vina Morales, Edgar Allan Guzman and Maxene Magalona who will perform in concert for two days.

They’ll also be guests at the dinner-dance gala, People’s Ball, on Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., at DoubleTree by Hilton, Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

It’s not too late to exhibit, sponsor or advertise, please call 212.682.6610.

As attendees, bring your family and friends and buy tickets at fiestainamerica.com.

Fiesta in America is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

Your attendance is your support.

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