Los Baños Flower and Garden Show 2012

Flowering Plants , Exotic Flora and Rare Plants will be exhibited in the annual Los Baños  Flower and Garden Show 2012 t o be held from March 23 to April 1, 2012 at the Senior’s Social Garden within  the campus of the University of the Philippines in Los Baños,  Laguna.  This bi-annual event is being organized by the Los Baños Horticulture Society Inc. (LBHS) in cooperation with Department  of Trade and IndustryLaguna  and together with various commercial plant and garden suppliers.

poster of the event

The show is adopting a theme dubbed, “Gardening: A Lifestyle.” The event will showcase delightful and elegant arrangements . In most private home particularly in the provinces , there are still a lot of plant enthusiasts  which gardening has certainly been a part of the Filipino lifestyle .

Arranging and tending plants are both a relaxing and stimulating activity. It also makes vacant spaces functional and aesthetically beautiful and orderly.   Unfortunately most of the private  gardens  have are slowly loosing to development and lack of interest  among the present generation.  Fast phase lifestyles have led to people not to concentrate on gardening  and choosing the right plants that are suitable to the right environmental conditions.

Mr. Vicente  Chin,  Mr. Carlos Valeriano C. Lazaro, Ms. Angelita Ibarra of Gintong Talulot, Mrs. Mable Chua of  Flower Box,  Dr. Ben Vergara of Exotica,  Malvarosa Orchids of Dr. Hernando Perez  and Mr. Tony Pajaro are just a few of the leading industry landscape architects , plant propagators and plant breeders will also be on hand to present their landscape designs at the exhibit areas and also sell their  well-cultured flowering and foliage plants to visitors.

The  show will feature a series of free lectures to be given by some of the society’s  top  landscape designers. The show will also highlight their landscape exhibits and as well as the current trends and styles in landscaping.  Lectures  will be conducted  on March 24, 2012  to be conducted by Mr. Carlos Valeriano C. Lazaro  and  March 31, 2012  at 2:00 pm.

The show’s ribbon-cutting ceremony happens on March 22, with the new UPLB Chancellor Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz as the guest of honor .  In addition to the usual commercial booths , landscape and individual plant competitions  ,there will also be section where native handicrafts, native kakanins ,  agricultural produce  and publications will also be available.

For further information, you could send an email to the Los Baños  Horticultural Society or  Dr. Benito Vergara

bsvergara@gmail.com

Manila FAME 55th edition

Design Week from March 11 to 17, 2012

Manila FAME was founded in 1983 by by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and is one of the longest running trade shows in the Asia-Pacific.

Since its founding, the show has been featuring the latest creation and design trends in furniture and furnishings, holiday and gifts and fashion. Through the years, Manila FAME has been nurturing Philippine creative manufacturers and producers and continues to promote them in the global market.

It is the only event in the Philippines approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers.

Banner poster of Manila International F.A.M.E 2012

Join the organizers this coming March 14 to 17, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City  for the 55th Manila International F.A.M.E.  There will be an exhibit area showcasing Philippine made export quality items ranging from custom jewelry, toys, decor, furniture, art, novelty, natural and organic materials, components,  home furnishings and among others.

There will be over 300 exhibitors , design competitions , fashion shows .

Manila FAME Secretariat:
Tel: (632) 833 1258 / 831 1265 • Fax:  (632) 832 3965 / 834 0177 • Email:  manilafame@citem.com.ph

53rd Manila International F.A.M.E. 2011

Manila International FAME is an acronym for Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers’ Exchange the country’s trades’ show for top-notch artistry and craftsmanship, continues to become a popular destination for best designs in home and fashion lifestyle products in Asia.

The organizer of the show is the Center for International Trade Expositions Trade and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

This Christmas decor from Kriks Enterprise won the Katha designer award

Company : Kriks Enterprises
Address: 242 Balubad Bulacan, Bulacan

It remains one of the favorite sourcing destinations of famous brands such as Pier 1 Imports, Crate and Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Ballard Designs, Kalalou, Roost, Lawrence of La Brea, Hermon & Hermon, Papaya, Samaco, Lane Crawford, Li & Fung, El Corte Ingles, Hollander, Konert, Impressionen, Asplund, Etoile Kaito, itokin, Euro Diwan, BML, Kontekas, DK Home, Haans Lifestyle, and Briefing Collection.

This bag by Yvette’s Bag and Beads Collection from Davao won the Katha designer award

Contact Information : YVETTE’S BAGS AND BEADS COLLECTIONS- 09323281440; 09189129173

This is one of the much sought after event by international buyers, exporters, and designers from home made furniture’s, accessories, jewelries, components, raw materials, clothing, Christmas decors, bags, leathers, shell crafts, natural materials, recycled materials, natural and organic products from different companies and trading houses all over the country. This bi-annual event is a venue for trade buyers from all over the world who are looking for quality materials for their business.


Locsin International exhibit booth
Roberto M. Locsin established Locsin International in 1979 , a Philippine manufacturer and exporter of furniture and lamps, together with his wife, Cindelyn B. Locsin. The formidable partnership led to what is now known as a trusted name in the international furniture market.

Today, after twenty-five years of commitment to service excellence, Locsin International continues to flourish as one of the leading makers of premium quality home furniture. Diversity, functionality and innovation drives this company to distinction, as it performs and ensures consistent year-round product research and development initiatives. By continuously exploring and infusing unconventional themes and design concepts into practical living area pieces, this company succeeds in producing and impressive collection to showcase regularly in various exhibitions and fairs here and abroad.

Contact Information:
Office Address : LOCSIN INTERNATIONAL , 2nd Flr. Unit 209 LRI Design Plaza , 210 Nicanor Garcia Street,
Bell-Air II Village, Makati City , Philippines – 1200
Tel. Nos. +632-846-1498
Fax Nos. +632-899-7468
Email : locsin@locsin.com
Website :www.locsin.com

Philippines top designers, exporters, furniture makers, artists; students would showcase their creative designs. Held at the SMX Convention Center within the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City last March 14 to 17, 2011 this trade fair is internationally recognized. This trade fairs not only attracts local buyers but a multitude of international buyers from all over the world.

Christmas decor on display

Manila F.A.M.E. International is one of the longest trade shows for lifestyle products in Asia Pacific and the only accredited event in the Philippines by Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers.

Daniel Latorre -Cruz- furniture and product designer from London, Stanley Ruiz – industrial furniture and product designer based in New York, Jinggoy Buensuceso a sculptor based in Singapore and Wataru Sakuma a paper artist based in Manila . Their latest works are exhibited during the 53rd edition of Manila FAME

53rd edition, this event has evolved into more than just an exhibition for home and fashion lifestyle products. It also provides buyers and visitors the one-stop venue in sourcing products made by Filipino craftsmen, who now enjoy the reputation of being among the best artisans in the world.

furniture exhibit circa 1980’s to 1990’s

The show’s curator, Maja Olivares-Co, found inspiration in our country’s rich resource of traditional raw materials in creating the show’s concept – TM/New Directions.

These are some of the modern innovative furniture styles in the 2000’s – a lot of which are exported abroad

There are fashion shows, reception cocktails, katha awards, best exhibit booths and design contests.

The fair is open to local and international buyers during the first 3 days where pre-registration is highly encourage while the last day is usually open for the public for a minimal entrance fee of Php 500.  Sketching and taking of pictures is highly discouraged in order to avoid copyright and intellectual property rights violation.

Catalina Trade Exhibit – their product are different  kinds of lampshade

” The country ( Philippines) had a good number of designers which may even surpass some of the other international trade fairs , we have gone”  . We simply loved the quality and styles. This was according to one of the international trade visitor who wanted to remain anonymous.

For more information :

www.manilafame.com/

4th MARPE Health and Wellness Exhibit

poster of the event

Last October 22 , 2010 the Opening Ceremonies as our Special Guest of Honor DOH Usec. Alex Padilla with some of CHIP Officers and Board Members cutting the ribbon to officially start the program.

Front Row L-R:  Dr. Rosario R. Austria, President of Philippine College for the Advancement in Medicine Foundation (PCAM), Albert M.G. Garcia, President of the Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (CHIPI), Department of Health Undersecretary Alexander A. Padilla, Teresa E. Santos, CHIPI Treasurer and  4th Marpé Health Expo Overall Chairperson, Lito M. Abelarde, CHIPI Chairman, Dr. Tito E. Contado, CHIPI VP-Food Supplements, Ms. Evangeline Orejola, CHIPI Trustee.
Back L-R:  Mr. PJ Manalo, Ms. Ma. Concepcion and Jonathan Ong, CHIPI Members, Mr. Leonard Benesa, CHIPI PRO, Mr. Lim Heng Moh of Malaysian Council for Traditional Medicine Industries, Mr. Chaatchavan Pongboriboon of Thailand Herbal Product Association.

CHIPI organized the MARPÉ Health Expo, an annual event held during the Traditional Health Month in October, which aims to promote health and wellness through the use of natural health products and alternative healing therapies. It brings together under one venue the country’s leading brands of consumer products that are produced by member-companies of CHIPI and selected members of allied industry associations who share the common goal of providing our people with safe, reliable and affordable natural health products and healing modalities.

MARPÉ is also an opportunity for the general public to learn about new developments and avail of natural products and services at special discounts and packages and the exhibitors’ way of rewarding their loyal customers for their continued support and patronage.

Aside from providing a venue where companies can interact directly with the public, this event also serves as training ground for new companies in preparation for participation in bigger and more sophisticated overseas trade shows.

The event is supported by the Department of Health (DOH), the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Now on its forth  year, the MARPÉ is being groomed to be an international event and showcase for the Philippine natural, health and wellness industry which is expected to attract buyers from all over the world.

The 4th MARPE Health Expo 2010 is managed by premier events manager and organizer Mildred B. Caballero of Trade Advertising Exhibitions and Conventions international, Inc. (Tradecon, Inc.).

There were over 100 booth selling traditional herbal products to some of the industry well-known brand . Some of the innovative products includes malunggay noodles, herbal chocolate drinks , virgin coconut oil and different organic produce from different parts of the country. Aside from the daily lectures, demonstrations , product samplings and innovative alternative medicine which can boost the industry.

Among the participating member companies in the exhibit are Herbs and Nature Corp., ABS Gen Herbs Int’l Corp., Herbcare Corp., Pascual Laboratories, Whealth Inc., Prosource International, Splash Corp., Philippine Morinda Citrofolia, Inc., Goldware Essential Products Corp., Rainiers Research & Development Institute, Inc., Herbanext, Inc., Northfield Laboratories, Inc. Psalmstre Enterprises, Davenben Ent. Cor., Agri Aqua Network Incorporated  ( AANI)  and YSA Skin Care Corp.

12th Likha ng Central Luzon

Likha ng Central Luzon regional trade fair is a yearly event organized by Department of Trade and Industry and Philexport with the full support of the regional development council and Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. with the 7 governors of the regions as members. This is considered as one of the major trade promotions activity that promotes the products, services and tourist destination sites of each member province.

This year’s theme “ Likha ng Central Luzon ” Alay sa Kalikasan at Kinabukasan , the fair is being held on an annual basis.

Capability building seminars were conducted before the fair to develop the technical capabilities of the micro and small enterprises and eventually develop them to become exporters.

Product development activities were also undertaken to develop new products and product designs.

bamboo products ” Special feature of the exhibit “

Now on its 12th year, this trade fair had proven to be an effective venue to promote the products of the region to institutional buyers and exporters based in major urban centers like Metro Manila. It is also a venue were foreign buyers could buy direct from these exhibitors.

This is one of the most awaited trade events in Metro Manila because of the distinctive and the quality products that the region may offer.

The event was held from October 20 to 24, 2010 at Mega trade Hall 2, 5th Floor Building-B , SM Megamall , Mandaluyong City. The seven governors of the region are member of the Central Luzon growth corridor.



products from the province of Tarlac

Modern bags use  native bamboo  on display

This is considered as one of the major trade promotions activity that promotes the products, services and tourist destination sites of each member province.

This year’s theme “ Likha ng Central Luzon ” Alay sa Kalikasan at Kinabukasan , the fair is being held on an annual basis.    Capability building seminars were conducted before the fair to develop the technical capabilities of the micro and small enterprises and eventually develop them to become exporters.

The province of Tarlac promotes their natural produce and organic lifestyle as part of the provincial slogan ” Natural Tarlac”

Good Earth Products from Tarlac province – This company specializes on organic farming , herbs , home decor and accessories

” Zambales Finest” if the provincial product branding – the finest products and produce of the province were on display

 

(left) Granda’s Sansrival from the town of Bacolor in Pampanga


Now on its 12th year, this trade fair had proven to be an effective venue to promote the products of the region to institutional buyers and exporters based in major urban centers like Metro Manila.

” Taas Noo Novo Ecijano” with the best products from the province of Nueva Ecija

There are over 150 exhibitors from different parts of region 3 . It is also a venue were foreign buyers could buy direct from these exhibitors.

” Tatak Bulakenyo” products from different towns and municipalities of  Bulacan

This is one of the most awaited trade events in Metro Manila because of the distinctive and the quality products that the region may offer. Unique products are also awarded for their designs and quality .

” Vida Pampanga” products on display were made from the province of Pampanga

winner for best design and best product


Jesslyn Marie Marketing from Nueva Ecija with their wooded lamp products and dolls

various array of native barongs and embroidered clothes from Bulacan

Special showcase on engineered bamboo products , This showcase aims to heighten awareness on the significant contribution of the bamboo to environment   protection, poverty mitigation and disaster management .

Bulacan Bamboo Craft specialties in various bamboo products such as frames,   baskets, accessories,  pot holder,  wall decor among others.  According to one of the sales staffs , most of their buyers were balikbayans and foreigners.