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.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) led by its Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Nora K. Terrado, is all set to showcase the different sectors of the Philippine creative industry in a bid to advance Filipino creativity as one of the key drivers for economic growth.
“As a country, we want to take part in making creativity a key component for economic prosperity by intensively advocating and promoting its role in the future of the ASEAN economic community,” said Terrado, who also chairs this year’s ASEAN Committee on Business and Investments Promotion (CBIP) under the ASEAN National Organzing Council (NOC).
Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, is set to make waves again among international and local buyers as it returns on October 20-22 with a range of new show features and artisans in a showcase of the country’s rich cultural heritage and design ingenuity.
The 66th edition of Manila FAME will strip down to its roots to present a show built upon the intertwine of the country’s rich cultural heritage and design excellence and the promotion of Philippine products. Artisans from across the country will showcase their best products at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City across the three-day event.
“For this edition of Manila FAME, we put focus on how our culture has influenced generations upon generations of Filipino artisans. Manila FAME has always stood as a canvas to which the best of Philippine lifestyle and…