Unfolding Narratives

by Devi De Veyra

The Philippine exhibition for AMBIENTE 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany promises to be a strong and intriguing show. Presented by Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM) through its industry brand, Lifestyle Philippines, the Philippine Pavilion in AMBIENTE pays homage to the unseen hands that have heroically preserved the country’s artisanal traditions despite the threats of modernity, competition and global disruptions.

14 companies from 7 regions around the country will take part in this poignant paean. In splendid collections for home interiors and decor, the participants exploit a wide range of materials such as hard wood, shell, plant fibers, carabao horn, bone and metals, as well as diverse techniques to illuminate the Filipino artisan’s virtuosity. (more…)

IFEX Philippines 2017, 19-21 May

Join the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines 2017
on 19-21 May at the World Trade Centre 
and the Philippine Trade Training Center in Manila, Philippines

ifex-philippines-e-card-1The IFEX Philippines: Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition for food products. It features specialty food, processed tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy options. (more…)

PTIC London supports Department of Tourism for WTM 2016

London, United Kingdom DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo led a delegation to London to promote the Philippines at the World Travel Market at ExCeL London on 7-9 November 2016. The delegation included Senator Maria Lourdes ‘Nancy’ Binay, chair of the Senate Committee on Tourism and Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Tourim, as well as other Filipino lawmakers who oversee government’s support for the Philippine tourism industry.

PTIC London showed full support and provided assistance to the Philippine Department of Tourism in London (PDOT) in their efforts to promote the Philippines as a travel destination. (more…)

BCCP Trade Mission to the PH 2016

The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) organised a trade mission to the Philippines for British companies, which was held from 18 to 20 October 2016.

The mission’s aim was to help UK companies – especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and individual entrepreneurs – to explore potentials for business in the Philippines.

A number of companies came to the Philippines to explore business opportunities and meet relevant contacts. The participants came from the aerospace, energy, food and drink, skincare, furniture, ICT,  and tech industries. (more…)

Risa Chocolate makes its sweet debut in London


Filipino entrepreneur Pam Cinco shows-off their products to exhibition goers (photo by Michael Needham)

London, United Kingdom – Philippine chocolate brand Risa Chocolate joined the The Chocolate Show London on 14-16 October 2016 held at Olympia National Hall in Kensington. For the first time in the recent years, a Philippine SME has participated in a chocolate trade show in London. Risa Chocolate is also the only Philippine exhibitor to participate in the show this year.

The exhibition is recognized as United Kingdom’s biggest celebration of everything chocolate, which is joined by popular fine chocolate British brands like Hotel Chocolat, Rococo Chocolates and Paul A Young, to name a few. (more…)