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.

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