Flora Filipina 2012

The Philippine Orchid Society is pleased to let you know that the time has come for the restaging of our highly successful “FLORA FILIPINA EXPO” on February 24 to March 5, 2012 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Philippines.

As you may know by now, the Flora Filipina Expo is the Philippines’ biggest Floriculture event that continues to promote the Philippine Floriculture Industry to the International market with the support of the country’s top garden societies and the Department of Agriculture. It is also the event that gives our local growers the opportunity to learn the latest information and technology to make them globally competitive in the field of floriculture.

Since its first inception in 2006, our local floriculture industry has observed a steady rise in the demand for locally grown high value crops by foreign buyers. More foreign buyers have been seen steadily coming in to tap  our local growers as sources for their floriculture requirements confirming the potential of this industry to be one of our country’s dollar earner like our neighbors Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

poster of Flora Filipina 2012 expo

As in the 1st & 2nd  Flora Filipina Expo this event aims to:

  • Launch the Philippine Orchid and Horticultural industries to the world market as a viable source of new and unusual quality plants.
  • Unite all local plants producers and organizations and link them up to a par with international trade and help uplift the economic state of the local plant industry.
  • Bring in new technology that is needed to advance and sustain the domestic plant industry.
  • Keep the local industry updated on new trends and demands in the foreign trade of plants.
  • Inform our foreign counterparts of what the local industry has to offer in terms of industry innovations, new breeding directors, scientific studies, new finds, etc.
  • Promote awareness and interest in the field of horticulture and for it to be recognized as a viable income generating industry.

Towards this goal, we have several activities lined up.

  1. An International Flora Festival, showcasing the rarest and most spectacular plants from the country in magnificent landscape displays. The show will also feature foreign exhibits from other countries, with foreign judges participating in the awards selection.
  2. A 2-day conference o horticultural interest, with foreign and local speakers and delegates.
  3. A trade show of 150 booths of plant and flower companies, for commercial display and sale.
  4. Horticultural tours to private nurseries, tourism areas and collections, available for the delegates to the show. We are also working towards developing horticultural tours that we could make available to tourists on a year-round basis.
  5. Special events to drum-up interest in the show. Concert, flower-arranging competition, floral painting, workshops for plant enthusiasts, painting sessions, etc.
  6. Social events for the delegations to feature Philippine cuisine, music, dances, and entertainment.

The show features an orchid and landscape competition from among the country’s top collectors, breeders and landscape experts at the sprawling open space exhibition area of Quezon City. The commercial section boasts of about 150 suppliers carrying the widest assortment of plants and garden supplies, as well as other specialty booths from the Society’s partners. Entrance fee is only PhP50.00 for adults and PhP40.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID. Group discounts will also be available.

This momentous social event is also intended to enhance current or prospect linkages and cooperation among domestic and foreign guests and tourists, government attaches, and visionary garden enthusiasts.

This momentous social event is also intended to enhance current or prospect linkages and cooperation among domestic and foreign guests and tourists, government attaches, and visionary garden enthusiasts.

If you have any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to call me at mobile phone +63917.8431150 (Evangeline Go), +63906.272.0161 (Kelvin Neil B. Manubay) or the Flora Filipina Secretariat at telephone number (02) 929.44.25 and look for Ms. Dhonnah Masaoy.

Press released by : Philippine Orchid Society

Website: http://www.philippineorchidsociety.com/

Brazil World Stamp Exhibition- Brasiliana 2013

logo of Brazil World Stamp Exhibition to be held in 2013

WORLD STAMPS EXHIBITION – It will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 11th to 17th November, 2013. It will be organized by the Brazilian Posts & Telegraphs Enterprise (ECT) and the Brazilian Federation of Philately (FEBRAF), with the patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).

Rio de Janeiro ,  one of the largest city in Brazil  was chosen to host  this momentous event  . Brazilians philatelists will be  celebrating the 170 years of the bull’s eyes (the first Brazilian stamps) and the 350 years of the creation of the Brazilian Posts.

The Bull’s Eye ( Portuguese  Olho-de-boi) postage stamps  were the first stamps issued by Brazil  on 1 August 1843, having face values of 30, 60, and 90 reis. Brazil was the second country in the world, after Great Britain , to issue postage stamps valid within the entire country (as opposed to a local issue). Like Great Britain first stamps, the design does not include the country name.

Brazil first set of stamp issue

The unusual name derives from the ornamental value figures inside the oval settings and the arrangement of the stamps in the sheet permitted se-tenant pairs that looked like a pair of bull’s eyes. The unusual naming of Brazilian stamps continued with the later issues of smaller, but rectangular design, were nicknamed snake’s eyes, and the smaller but similar design to the Bull’s Eyes were called goat’s eyes (blue colour) and cat’s eyes (black colour).

There were 1,148,994 30 Réis stamps printed, 1,502,142 of the 60 Réis value and just 349,182 of the 90 Réis stamp.

This stamp issued on July  6, 2011 tribute to Brazil’s Tijuca National Park with the logo of  World Stamp Exhibition dubbed as Brasiliana 2013 logo on the upper right side of the stamp. only 200,000  souvenir sheets were printed

Green in different tones was used to create a harmonious effect by overlapping the elements portrayed in the stamps, which represent typical fauna and flora species: the violet-capped woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis), the green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), the hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou insidiosus) and the orchid (Hadrolaelia lobata), which is the symbol of the Tijuca National Park, an endemic species threatened by extinction. On the upper left corner, one can see the logo of the International Year of Forests and the logo of the World Philatelic Exhibition Brasiliana 2013.

Source: http://www.worldstampnews.com/tag/brazil/

Collecticon 2011

poster of the event

Watch out for the 4th Annual Collecticon 2011- October 8 & 9, 2011 -Robinsons Midtown Mall

Hobbiworx Inc. and Pinoytoykolektors.com in cooperation with Robinsons Midtown Mall brings you on it’s 4th year…

Date : Oct. 8 & 9, 2011
Venue: Robinsons Midtown Mall Atrium, Ermita, Manila
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE

Event Highlights:

Bandai Gundam Gunplay Building Contest
Collectors Display & Exhibit
Toy Auctions
Customizers Clinic & Workshop
New Statues Unveiling
Trivia Contests
Life Size Display
Photo Contest
Superhero Costripper of the Day

For more details and inquiries about Collecticon 2011 or plans to set up a booth exhibit please contact Mr. Dennis Go at: 363-86-43 or 0917-8929768

AGRI-LInk 2011

18th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars
12th International Food Processing, Packaging and Products Exhibition
7th National Fisheries Exhibition and Seminars

Trade Fair Dates: October 6-8, 2011

Venue: World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Philippines

Important Dates:

Ingress: October 5, 2011 – 8am to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: October 6-8, 2011 – 10am to 6pm
Egress: October 8, 2011 – 6pm to 10pm

Dress Code: Business Attire

Website: http://www.agrilink.org/html/2011/fair-info.html

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