With barely a month to go and already, expectations are high for the return of Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, as it showcases the best of the country’s lifestyle and design scene.
Asia’s second-longest running trade event will showcase the best of Philippine designs and craftsmanship in a show built upon the intertwine of design and culture. For its 66th edition, Manila FAME promises an even bigger show with more exhibitors and special scenography featuring renowned creative directors like Tony Gonzales and Nelson Sepulveda.
As we wait with anticipation for October 20, here are some brands to look out for when you visit Manila FAME October 2017: (more…)
Considered as the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship. It showcases export-quality products crafted in the Philippines for the global market and provides an exclusive platform for business matchmaking between select exporters and buyers from all over the world.
Manila FAME, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, is set to return bigger and better with more than 350 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in a showcase of Philippine design culture and ingenuity.
With more emphasis on the Philippines’ vibrant and multi-layered cultural heritage, the trade show will spotlight homegrown brands and craftsmen from regional groups and grassroots communities across the country.
“The crafts of a country are reflective of its culture. Today, we are at a crossroads between innovation and tradition, but it does not have to be one or the other,” said CITEM Executive Director Clayton Tugonon. “Through Manila FAME, we want to nurture the cultural identity of our exhibitors and encourage forward thinking as they develop new products.”
Two agencies of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) — the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Center of International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM) – support the vision of the Creative Economy Council of the Philippines (CECP) to put the country in the top five creative economies in Asia Pacific alongside South Korea, Japan, China, and India by 2030.
“A creative industry that generates jobs and new entrepreneurs is among the priorities of the Philippine government for the benefit of the economy,” Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado said during the recent media conference held to formally present the upcoming CREATE Philippines.
October is the much-awaited time of the year when the bi-annual Manila FAME, one of Asia’s oldest among its leading trade shows and also the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event, rolls out its red carpet welcome for the world’s top buyers and excellent hunters of furniture, furnishings, accessories and artisanal crafts. The incredible crowd-drawing diversity of products in Manila FAME on 20-22 October 2016 is plushly laid out in four venues of invitingly walking distances to each other.
While on the lookout for premium products for trendy global buying seasons and demanding retail shoppers, catch intriguing lore on the origins, how and where on our exotic Philippine islands your next exciting product discoveries and design inspirations may spring from! Among these 7,100 islands is Palawan where an overseas trade buyer and a companion will get a chance to win a free and exclusive…