1st Quezon City Inventor’s Exposition and Trade Fair

The 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair was held at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden last November 15 – 21, 2010. The expo and trade fair is a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society. The event secretariat is the Sikap Buhay Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Office.

tarpaulin poster of the event

This trade fair wanted to showcase  the Filipino inventors that have  drawn on their resourcefulness to survive even the direst of circumstances. Their ingenuity has also come to the fore to provide creative solutions to persistent problems. This inventiveness is world renown- with creations that have been showcased all around the world, and even further- with the Philippine invented buggy used on the first moon landing.

In recognition of this spirit,  Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy G. Belmonte had spearhead the 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair within the Quezon City Hall grounds. This initiative intends to extend support to the country’s diverse pool of inventors, as well as the small and medium enterprises that they have established.

laminated shell blocks intended for kitchen sink

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Filipino Inventor’s Society (FIS), an organization of Filipino inventors established in 1943.  The event is in line with their celebration of Philippine national inventor’s week.

crowd attending their daily lectures

The week long exhibit  showcase more than 80  exhibitor booths from  the Filipino inventor and those who manufacture various herbal supplements , in categories ranging from infrastructure and construction, alternative energy sources, food and nutrition and health and wellness products.

Mr. Ricardo Mijares posed for his tin can flower art

Mr.Ricardo Mijares started recycling tin can several years ago as a hobby, in 2004 when people in his neighborhood notice how intricate his works started buying from him. Now , he usually makes 100 to 200 pieces  a day , a bulk of which are for export .

“It was an odd hobby,” he said. Collecting and recycling tin cans, artistically shaping them into cut flowers which he called “new species” of flower decorations. Tin cans are thrown almost everywhere , Now we had to just collect them and fashion these things into decorative items.

Despite hardships , For those who want to make a difference in any productive and income-generating ways they can, Mr.  Mijares, 48 said.

Philippine Daily Inquirer article which featured Mr. Mijares  tin can business were proudly displayed

Mijares decided to continue the business with the help of the Filipino Investors Society Inc. and other NGO groups  which assisted him in looking for local and foreign buyers.  “If you want to succeed, no matter how modest, you have to love what you are doing, leave to the back burner the profit motive, pray hard and God will take care of the rest,” Mijares said.

INVRICKS – exhibit booth of Mr. Ricardo Mijares

A number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Germany, Japan, South Korea , Hong Kong and United States  have also placed their orders.

Prices range from as low as Php 10.00 per item to as much as several thousand of pesos, depending on how intricate the tin can flower arrangement  .

The exhibit  likewise double as a trade fair, where these inventions will be marketed to potential investors and the general public.

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3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo 2010

The organizers  would like to welcome you to the 3rd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Green Living Expo (PIFGEX 3) with the theme “Gifts of Nature” to be held on July 22-25, 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

PIFGEX 2010 poster

We endeavor to bring together and educate people about the Philippine’s natural beauty, its rich yet fragile biodiversity, its endearing culture and also, its unique products.

PIFGEX is the first event that has brought together both government and private industry. It is one of the major projects that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. organizes annually.

year’s event gave an opportunity for companies, government and private groups to exhibit their products and ideas to the greater public and to special targeted groups. In past shows we have offered exhibitors a chance to talk and make presentations about their products, ideas or services. We also have special interest areas set aside such as live animal displays and provide some exhibitors a display area in the front of the venue as a secondary showcase area. This has been a very successful format allowing exhibitors to introduce new and current products in the market place. Our media partners like Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror and Business World has also extended their help and support by way of reaching our intended audience.

The exposition will also be attended by representative exhibitors from different regions of the Philippines. The participation and great contributions of these regions, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), helps to accentuate the issue of environmental awareness, as well as share visuals and informations about their place and their industries.

It is  a collaboration of major and developing companies, NGO’s and the government sector to elevate public awareness about what we have to offer, and how our companies and groups are doing their part in the urgent call to revive our land and our planet and in caring for our country’s resources. Together we can make this a crusade and our personal commitment to our country and the environment. Recent calamities have shown we need to take a more proactive role in environmental protection wherein each individual can play their part. Education is an important part of this process and PIFGEX is the only trade show that addresses this important concern.

RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. will continue to improve and innovate in future shows giving exhibitors a chance to discuss and introduce new products and ideas that could contribute to the greening of our country, and reduce industrial and consumer wastes.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund all expeditions that RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. has been organizing for the research, survey, documentation and eventually, the creation of books that will showcase the flora and fauna of the Philippines from the Batanes group of islands up to the island of Tawi-Tawi.  Let us all become a part of this urgent and worthwhile project that is of great help in upbringing further interest to study and preserve our wildlife and our country as a whole.

Should you need more information, please call Mr. Delmer Rivera at (02) 534 9826 or 0905 3538487 or email him at // events@philippinefloraandfauna.org

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We have attached an application form for you to fill up, should you wish to exhibit again in PIFGEX .

Department of Education Culture and Sports issued a DepED Advisory no . 6 series 2010 dated January 11, 2010  endorsing the event to all public and private academic institution all over the country to come and visit the event.

Articles from : PIFGEX 2010 website

Events Highlight:

CHED- This institution highly endorses this event for college and universities from all over the country. The event will draw livelihood seminars, educational information from academe , industry and practitioners .

Department Of Environment and Natural Resources – This government institution will have an exhibit and a special conference will be attended by top DENR officials.

Partner Exhibitors:
AANI – One of the largest Agriculture,Aqua -Fisheries , Environmental , Organic, Educational , Inventor  organizations  will proudly showcase their products, services and new technologies in the event.

BIOMOD- is a computer platform for ensemble forecasting of species distributions, enabling the treatment of a range of methodological uncertainties in models and the examination of species-environment relationships.

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club – One of the most dynamic stamp societies in the Philippines which popularized the FREE Postal Heritage Walking Tours around the city with the use of stamps as a guide will exhibit rare and endemic Flora and Fauna on stamps. A lecture series by Mr. Lawrence Chan (VP) on July 22 and 23, 2010 will also focus on how to start collecting stamps on thematic like flora and fauna on stamps.

Filipino Inventors Society – Will showcase distinctive and unique Philippine made inventions that are truly world class .

Flower Club Philippines- with modern and stylized art of flower arrangement , These group of young creative designers raises flower arrangement into an unique blend of modern and contemporary design fit for modern lifestyles.

Planet Earth T-shirt – Export oriented t-shirt company . These wonderfully crafted t-shirt are pioneer in environmental designs such as animal motifs , flora and glow in the dark shirt.

Earth Institute, Asia – This international research and development institute provide environmental advocate and educating the public through mass media critical issues like Climate Change, Environmental degradation among others .

Bayer Health Care- One of the leading companies in the world will provide interesting product demonstrations and innovative product lines for health and environment .

Klub Natur – will exhibit unique environmental photography and landscape settings.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office- This organization will provide selected indigent communities a livelihood opportunities in turning waste products into profitable fashion items such as recycled bags, recycled newspaper , fashion accessories, gift items among others.

Pepsi Philippines- One of the world’s most famous beverage company will sponsor the outdoor tents and product sampling during the show.

Mister cool – Philippines largest outdoor cooling de-humidifier equipment .

Rizal Technological University – One of the largest technical , tertiary universities in the country will display and showcase its mushroom and urban gardening modules.

Field Trips from various schools, colleges and universities from all over the country and the world .