Robert Blancaflor & Groups Inc. – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

Robert Blancaflor
President & Managing Director


Robert Blancaflor
www.robertblancaflor.com


If there’s anything to be said about artists, it’s that their view of the world is truly rare and unparalleled. Whether they are painters, sculptors, decorators, or musicians, their unique vision is what makes them a cut above the rest. Robert Blancaflor is a visionary and artist in his own right. His keen eye for design and hand at creating breath-taking spaces and events is what makes him and Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc. the most sought-after events company in the Philippines and even around the globe.

Before founding Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc (RBGI), Robert, being a certified public accountant, worked as an Operations and Government Infrastructure specialist at Citibank Manila and Asia. He was first catapulted into the world of event styling when his brother requested his help to style his wedding. Without a bat of an eye, Blancaflor bought all the necessary supplies and styled the entire wedding himself. Styling came naturally to him so after the success of his first “project,” he started to curate supplies to bring back to the Philippines to start what is now known as the industry giant Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc.

With now more than 20 years of experience and 4,000 events under his belt, Robert is now the Managing Director of the company with a team composed of a creative staff, floral stylists, graphic artists and production managers. His love for styling has grown to serve a total of more than twenty years in the events industry, engineering many more firsts for the local industry; breaking new ground with unforgettable floorto- ceiling eventscapes while concentrating on styling, floral and non-floral arrangements, production design, coordination, and management.

Facts and Achievements of the Company
Since their beginning, Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc. has become a trusted name in the events industry with an extensive portfolio of exceptional events. Blancaflor himself is recognized as the “Original Event Stylist” for redefining the events industry as a business of making unforgettable experiences. Year after year, no listing of the country’s most beautiful events is complete without his name in it. His clientele ranges from local and international celebrities and personalities, prestigious companies, and organizations of world leaders such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

His work also encompasses non-floral decor, but Blancaflor’s distinct and uncompromising style began with flowers. Today RBGI is the one of the very few local event styling company currently in business still using real flowers in all their events, be it Ecuadorian roses or Holland Hydrangeas. “Real flowers are a non-negotiable,” according to Blancaflor.

The RBG name has been attached to countless celebrity weddings, starting with the nuptials of Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales and including the famous Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo wedding in Paris. The total number of events RBGI has designed has exceeded 4,000, counting projects in the Philippines and abroad, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, the USA, and Paris, France making RBGI the Philippine Events Styling company with the most number of overseas and foreign designed events. Through all of this, RBGI is the first and only Weddings and Events professional awardedas a finalist in the 2017 Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Philippines. Blancaflor was also one of the Philippines representatives to the 2018 Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur Summit in Monaco last June.

A Creative Visionary
Robert Blancaflor has helped organized and designed vastly different events such as the APEC Summits, the annual ASEAN summit, and many more. All these events have beared the signature elegance, grandeur, and uncompromising quality of a Blancaflor event.

In fact, the creative visionary has a distinguished track record of consistently going above and beyond expectations. This is true for him now as an event stylist, just as it was when he was a successful banker. After graduating from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas with a degree in Accountancy, he moved to Manila, holding key positions in the local offices of notable global banks. At 26 years old, he became one of the youngest vice-presidents at Citibank’s local office.

Robert Blancaflor walked away from a successful career, took the leap into an unknown industry, and thrived as a trailblazer in event styling. He remarks that his signature style is his precise grandeur. “I know when to stop,” he shares, but with his still-growing company, he isn’t about to stop anytime soon.

Vision, Mission, and Future Plans
In 2015, Blancaflor established Eighteenth Floristry and Event Rentals Company, offering a sought-after collection of event materials for other event stylists and companies in the Philippines and becoming the largest Events rental Company in just one year after its operation. In 2017, after being distinguished as an event stylist at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines, Blancaflor wrote, “Receiving this award is indeed an honor, but I view it as the best incentive to work even harder and to strive to reach even new heights in my career and business. I am humbled to have achieved so much with my amazing team, but we are only just getting started!” He proved this immediately the year after when the industry giant expanded RBG to New York and Los Angeles in 2018.

Blancaflor is currently working on an online platform to be launched in 2019 which will be the first of its kind in the World. As a company specializing in one-of-a-kind events, RBGI can accommodate everything from initial conceptualization to custom fabrication of event fixtures and accessories for both personal and corporate needs.

“We want to do what others can’t do,” is what Blancaflor describes as his constant goal.

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

Robert Blancaflor
President & Managing Director

If there’s anything to be said about artists, it’s that their view of the world is truly rare and unparalleled. Whether they are painters, sculptors, decorators, or musicians, their unique vision is what makes them a cut above the rest. Robert Blancaflor is a visionary and artist in his own right. His keen eye for design and hand at creating breath-taking spaces and events is what makes him and Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc. the most sought-after events company in the Philippines and even around the globe.

Before founding Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc (RBGI), Robert, being a certified public accountant, worked as an Operations and Government Infrastructure specialist at Citibank Manila and Asia. He was first catapulted into the world of event styling when his brother requested his help to style his wedding. Without a bat of an eye, Blancaflor bought all the necessary supplies and styled the entire wedding himself. Styling came naturally to him so after the success of his first “project,” he started to curate supplies to bring back to the Philippines to start what is now known as the industry giant Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc.

With now more than 20 years of experience and 4,000 events under his belt, Robert is now the Managing Director of the company with a team composed of a creative staff, floral stylists, graphic artists and production managers. His love for styling has grown to serve a total of more than twenty years in the events industry, engineering many more firsts for the local industry; breaking new ground with unforgettable floorto- ceiling eventscapes while concentrating on styling, floral and non-floral arrangements, production design, coordination, and management.

Facts and Achievements of the Company
Since their beginning, Robert Blancaflor Group, Inc. has become a trusted name in the events industry with an extensive portfolio of exceptional events. Blancaflor himself is recognized as the “Original Event Stylist” for redefining the events industry as a business of making unforgettable experiences. Year after year, no listing of the country’s most beautiful events is complete without his name in it. His clientele ranges from local and international celebrities and personalities, prestigious companies, and organizations of world leaders such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

His work also encompasses non-floral decor, but Blancaflor’s distinct and uncompromising style began with flowers. Today RBGI is the one of the very few local event styling company currently in business still using real flowers in all their events, be it Ecuadorian roses or Holland Hydrangeas. “Real flowers are a non-negotiable,” according to Blancaflor.

The RBG name has been attached to countless celebrity weddings, starting with the nuptials of Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales and including the famous Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo wedding in Paris. The total number of events RBGI has designed has exceeded 4,000, counting projects in the Philippines and abroad, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, the USA, and Paris, France making RBGI the Philippine Events Styling company with the most number of overseas and foreign designed events. Through all of this, RBGI is the first and only Weddings and Events professional awardedas a finalist in the 2017 Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Philippines. Blancaflor was also one of the Philippines representatives to the 2018 Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur Summit in Monaco last June.


Robert Blancaflor
www.robertblancaflor.com


A Creative Visionary
Robert Blancaflor has helped organized and designed vastly different events such as the APEC Summits, the annual ASEAN summit, and many more. All these events have beared the signature elegance, grandeur, and uncompromising quality of a Blancaflor event.

In fact, the creative visionary has a distinguished track record of consistently going above and beyond expectations. This is true for him now as an event stylist, just as it was when he was a successful banker. After graduating from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas with a degree in Accountancy, he moved to Manila, holding key positions in the local offices of notable global banks. At 26 years old, he became one of the youngest vice-presidents at Citibank’s local office.

Robert Blancaflor walked away from a successful career, took the leap into an unknown industry, and thrived as a trailblazer in event styling. He remarks that his signature style is his precise grandeur. “I know when to stop,” he shares, but with his still-growing company, he isn’t about to stop anytime soon.

Vision, Mission, and Future Plans
In 2015, Blancaflor established Eighteenth Floristry and Event Rentals Company, offering a sought-after collection of event materials for other event stylists and companies in the Philippines and becoming the largest Events rental Company in just one year after its operation. In 2017, after being distinguished as an event stylist at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines, Blancaflor wrote, “Receiving this award is indeed an honor, but I view it as the best incentive to work even harder and to strive to reach even new heights in my career and business. I am humbled to have achieved so much with my amazing team, but we are only just getting started!” He proved this immediately the year after when the industry giant expanded RBG to New York and Los Angeles in 2018.

Blancaflor is currently working on an online platform to be launched in 2019 which will be the first of its kind in the World. As a company specializing in one-of-a-kind events, RBGI can accommodate everything from initial conceptualization to custom fabrication of event fixtures and accessories for both personal and corporate needs.

“We want to do what others can’t do,” is what Blancaflor describes as his constant goal.