8 Fantastic Exhibits at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show

Manila International Auto Show 2017 ( MIAS 2017) opens its  doors to the general public . The opening ceremonies started a bit late past 10:30 am with a ceremonial opening and a modern dance production.

This year’s theme  “Beyond Performance”, MIAS aims to serve as a venue to highlight the various feats automakers have done to further enhance their vehicles to be able to deliver to the driver and passenger that exhilarating experience they so deserve.

MIAS 2017 opening

invited guests of honor

There are several thousands of visitors and participants at the opening , which never failed to amaze first timers. There are something new to see at the exhibition site.  There are nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair gathered about 110,000 participants.

MIAS 2017 poster

There are hundreds of exhibit booths at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) located within Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia).

Here are the 8 ( Eight) Fantastic Exhibits at the MIAS 2017

Mr. Lance Mosley -(Managing Director -Ford -Philippines) together with models

8.) Ford Philippines had their Ford Island Conquest program launched a few minutes after the opening ceremony. They are the first car company to host their project. The public had also a chance to test-drive the latest models.


7.) Subaru launched the 2017 Impreza is the first of upcoming Subarus which will ride on a new architecture platform called the Subaru Global Platform, set to underpin all future Subaru models. Subaru also adds that the new platform focuses on economy, comfort and safety rather than overall performance. The platform also promises to bring “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind“.

Die Cast Collectors Philippines exhibition gallery

6.) DieCast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) members exhibited some of their miniature die cast car collections and limited edition at a gallery of at least half a dozen glass display stand. Their exhibit is located in between World Trade Center and PTTC walkway. Although the collection is not that many compared to the past editions of MIAS.  The collectible die cast cars gallery still attracts considerable number of people.

 They can also join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Driftbox go-karting with friends and family.

.5.) Motolite  Aside from free coffee and freebies items . Motolite had been revolutionizing Filipino lives by having a futuristic theme at their booth.

sales and marketing staffs of Jetti Petroleum

4.) Jetti Petroleum had exciting games in store for the visitors . One can throw 3 pieces of ball and try to shoot them at a traffic light . Lucky ones can win prizes like gas or diesel coupon . Their booth is locates at  East Wing A which is in between WTC and PTTC.

a participant throws ball at the traffic light

3.) Chevrolet exhibit draw some time warp and nostalgia among visitors. Its neon lights, vintage dinner appeal and free coffee.

Chevrolet -We Care Cafe

There are vintage car photos and friendly staffs would greet each visitor to their exhibit booth.

2.) Police Community Relations Group( PCRG) – Philippine National Police (PNP) booth had their customize tricycle like those in MAD MAX Fury movie.  Friendly police officer will greet and give some handouts .

Volkswagen Fastback 1968

1.) Car Gallery – Aside from several car companies , The entire Philippine Trade Training Center building had a car gallery which features The MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition, aspires to honor some of the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops.

The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), on the other hand, stages their annual Driver of the Year gala awards night, which distinguishes the  country’s top drivers in various motor- sport disciplines.

There are also daily activities like talks , car test driving and exciting competition .

MIAS 2017 is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm will run until April 2, 2017 . For those planning to visit, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 100 for the general public and Php 80 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s .


Interesting Exhibit Booths at the Agrilink Expo 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia ) , Pasay City -Philippines

The annual Agrilink Expo 2016 opens their doors to the general public and several hundred of exhibitors from different  agriculture companies were at the World Trade Center to showcase the advancement in their technologies , new plant cultivars , poultry , fisheries , orchids, fruit trees ,  product innovations, home grown products, process foods, plastic ware, machinery  products among others .

World Trade Center 

World Trade Center in Pasay City is the venue place for the largest agriculture , fisheries and livestock event in this part of the Asia.

Allied Botanical Corporation with flowering annuals 

Allied Botanical Corporation with vegetables and fruits

Allied Botanical Corporation with a lot of clients 

new varieties of violet-colored corn 

Aside from flowering annuals , ABC is also known for their quality seeds and fertilizers.

Mr. Yohei Hisashi 

Mr. Yohei Hisashi is from Sakata Seed Corporation from Japan .

L-R Mr. Frisso Klok, Ms. Rowena Bienes, Mr. Gerard Hulisz and Mr. Aldrin Bassit

Salanova – quality lettuce varieties examples are butter, oak, crispy ,batavia and mello

Website : http://consumer.salanova.com/wps/portal/SalanovaGeneral/

Ms. Dorry Fadriquela -NCR Sales Manager 

Contact Person : Ms. Dorry Fadriquela

Area Sales Manager -National Capital Region ‭‭+63 939 910 8924‬‬

Harvest Company

Harvest Company is known for their agriculture implements and greenhouse technology  in July 1997, the company is the exclusive distributor of  Known-You Seeds Co. Through the years, the product product lines have expanded to include plastic materials like mulching film, seedling tray, irrigation and greenhouse systems, hand tractors, power sprayers, testing tools and many more.

King Louis Farm

King Louis Farm exhibit booth never fails to impress any visitor to the expo. The company is one of the largest potted flowering poinsettias , chrysanthemums, lilums and cut flower producer in the country. They have store within Quezon Memorial Circle and Dangwa.

Manila International Auto Show 2016

The annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2016 is set to return next month and will host several surprise launches from notable auto brands, along with showcasing the widest range of products and services. From April 7 to 10, the combined venues of the World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center  or PTTC will provide 30,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space.

With over 500, 000 attendees since 2005, nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000sqm exhibit area, MIAS is the biggest motoring and driving event in the Philippines held every summer.

Presented by Worldbex Services International, the country’s leading events and exhibitions organizer, the 2016 MIAS is expected to transcend its previous installments as it brings something totally new to the table. Revolving around the theme of Smart Mobility, this year’s MIAS will highlight the smart technologies that are at the core of today’s automobiles.

The show starts at past 10:00am until 10:00pm , there will be minimal entrance fees of Php 150.00 during the car show.

For more information about this year’s Manila International Auto Show, please visit www.worldbex.com.

Meeting with Fellow Postcard Collector

Isabelle Royale Hotel and Suite- Valdez Street ,Barangay Poblacion, Makati City -Philippines

Mr. Jurgen Ney at the hotel reception area

I was not able to attend the grand eyeball of fellow postcard collector held last August 31, 2015  in Cubao due to conflicting schedule and last minute client meeting in Fairview.

Scheduled a few other attempts to meet Mr. Jurgen Ney – A German postcard collector and his first time to visit the Philippines . Our time schedule seems to be different that it took  me almost 1 week before i can manage to meet him last September 2 .

I lived in northern Metro Manila where traffic is unpredictable and our place is notorious for its monstrous traffic jam and public buses is always crowded especially on rush hour . Decided to leave at around past 5:30am just to be in Makati before the rush hour began, I also pass the MRT North Avenue station and decided not to take the ride despite the short line ( I am happily watching the MAD Max Fury Road film being aired over the air-condition bus that i took ) Route -Novaliches – Baclaran via EDSA .

Buendia Avenue aka Senator Gil Puyat Avenue

( notice the large poster with the clearance )

I paid over Php 50 transportation fee going to Buendia ( aka Senator Gil Puyat Avenue) It is well worth it since the bus is not crowded and had a good movie to watch . I arrived a little past 7:30am at the Buendia Gasoline station near MRT Buendia . The main center island with a lot of decades-old trees like acacia, narras , mahogany will be cut-down in the not so distant future to pave way for road widening project . I hope that someone can save those premium trees  There are tree experts that are around and maybe instead of just cutting those premium trees , I think they must find a space to replant those trees. Let us say in Ayala Triangle or Somewhere else ? There are a lot of public parks and spaces in Metro Manila that needed trees.

Century City Mall

I leisurely took a stroll walking along Buendia and I asked a friendly Makati police who knew the street. He quickly told me the exact location and it was just a few blocks away. I walked towards Makati Avenue then pass-by Kalayaan Street ,  Century City Mall , A Venue Mall then Valdez street .I was greeted with a friendly smiles by the hotel receptionist and she got my ID and my purpose . She immediately called the room.

postcards from Germany ( love the landmarks)

When Mr. Jurgen Nes came, we did a few photo opportunity , swap some postcards , got a few autographs and have a little chit-chat.

Berlin map with landmarks

This is one of my personal favorite , This showed the map of Berlin and its famous landmarks

Vielen Dank, Maraming Salamat , Thank You , Terima Kasih and Gan Xie

Website: http://www.isabelleroyalehotel.com/

10th Manila International Automobile Show: 10 Reasons to visit the show !!!!!

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training  Center  , Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City-Philippines

Mr. Joseph L. Ang ( WSI Founding Chairman )gave Senator Franklin Drilon a token of appreciation during the opening ceremony together in this photos are Ms. Levi S. Ang , Mr. Jason Ang, Mr. Jon Richmond Ang, Ms. Tessie Roque ( WSI Director) & Architect Francisco G. Fameño , Jr.

The 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS)  celebrate a decade of automotive exposition excellence from April 3, 2014 to 6 ,2014 at the World Trade Center (WTC) and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).

Senator Franklin M. Drilon is one of the special guests of honor and a keynote speaker

 Ms. Samantha Purvor ( Miss Philippines- Earth -Water 2012) emcee the event

Chery Ladies

Foton Ladies

Ferelli Models

10. ) Beautiful Ladies – Aside from  leisurely stroll on the nice cars, visitors can meet and greet lovely ladies from different booths and have some time taking photos !!!!!

Kia Motors- Fifa World Cup mascot

9.) Interesting Mascots– Each booth had some sort of come -on ! An interesting company mascots are sure a crowd delight.

fellow writers and media friends enjoying the show

8.) Bonding Time– Going to the 2014 MIAS with the entire family, friends, love-ones is definitely worth the time .

Top Gear and Bridgestone gave away magazines and leaflets

7.) Freebies, Discounts, Company Promos and On- the Spot Raffles !- You will surely miss this type of exciting games and discounts being offered only during this event.

Die- Cast Car Philippines – Mike Dy collection

6.) Die -Cast Car Toy Exhibits– Children and Children at Heart will surely missed the opportunity to see the neatly arranged die-cast car models and different car models being displayed.

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Back in the Future customized car

5.) Vintage and Period Cars– There are at least 100 vintage or period era cars . It is like being time warp in a different time era.

Bogart the Explorer and  Mr. Prudz Castillo posing at Ford’s Eco Sport  (FORD  Philippines AUP Marketing -Cars)

Mr. Jake Señeres together with the other finalists and Ford Philippines executives

Mr. Jake Señeres- grand winner of  the grand prize in the Eco-Sport Urban Discoveries competition . A 60-day Eco-Sport Urban Adventure. Very lucky guy !!!!! Congratulations !!!!!

Ms. Thea Gloria -one of the finalists in the contest

Ms. Thea Gloria an artist and a regular performer at the Mabuhay Restop . She is one of the lucky finalists

Ford Philippines : http://www.ford.com.ph/

Food Philippines Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordPhilippines

Ms. Jodilly Pendre– 2nd Season ( Asia’s Next Top Model) together with Subaru-Philippines executive.

Ms. Jodilly Pendre together with Subaru -Philippines executives and employees

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theonlyjodillypendre

Website: http://www.motorimage.net/PH/home/

Website: http://www.subaru-global.com/home.html

Mr. Russ Swift

4.) Celebrities and VIPs spotted – I personally saw internet and you tube sensation celebrity ” Bogart the Explorer” ,  World-renowned precision driver Mr. Russ Swift,  Mr. Christian Monsod , Mr. Albert Martinez , Beauty Queens and VIPs  enjoying their time at the show.

Vic Auto

Volkswagen collectible items

Volkswagen mugs, die-cast toy cars

Website: http://www.volkswagen.com.ph/en.html

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/volkswagenPH

3.) Collectibles and Items for Sale –  One must admit that the urge to shop for toys, accessories, collectible items, magazines are handy. So do  try to bring enough cash and credit cards !!!! There are a lot items which are for sale.

 2.) Helping Advocacy – Since 2005, MIAS has been partners with various organizations such as the AAP, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), and TRS (Tuason Racing School) these organizations promotes safety and responsibility in driving and awarding notable car manufacturer which are exceptional in their fields. The show hours is from 10 am to 10 pm with Php 100 entrance fee and Php 80.00 for students and senior citizens . This year’s beneficiary the ABS-CBN Foundation .

In 2013, there were more than 95,000 people who went to the car show !!!!


Volkswagen – Touareg

Volkswagen – Touran

Showroom: Volkswagen Bonifacio Global City -938- 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City 1634- Philippines

(+632) 556-98-67

Service Center: Volkswagen Greenfield District Service Center

833 Sheridaan Street, Barangay , Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City 1552-Philippines

Peugeot 208 GTi

This car model was formally launch in the Philippine market early afternoon,  but was already available in other parts of the world for at least 2 years.

Link: http://www.motoring.co.uk/car-news/new-peugeot-208-on-sale-next-summer_36467

mini-coppers with colorful stickers

Yamaha Motor-Philippines

1.)  Cars – Since this is a car show, The objective of every visitor is to see new cars models, motorcycles , parts, accessories . Expected debuts at the show are the Rolls-Royce Wraith, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Kia Soul. Newcomers BYD Auto and Tata will be making their brand debuts at the event as well.

You will be amazed with the number of new car models that you will see in the show. More power to the organizers !!! The show will run until this sunday !

Worldbex MIAS: http://www.worldbex.com/Event/Mias

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