With the theme “Promoting Regional Development Towards Prosperity For All,” the Mission will highlight a Trade & Investment Forum on March 8 at the Richmonde Hotel aimed to facilitate a dialogue between the government and private sectors and present business opportunities in Iloilo and the Visayas as a whole.
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.”