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8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

WorldBex 2017 is one of the biggest construction , architecture and supplies trade show in the country. The event started with an impressive opening ceremonies held last March 15, 2017 at the iconic World Trade Center ,  PTTC and SMX Convention Center in Pasay City , Metro Manila.

World Trade Center

Every year, there is an estimated between 90,000 to 120,000 people who visits this annual show. Due to limited time, The author was only able to visit WTC and PTTC . There was a shuttle service provided by the organizer. The annual trade exhibit would attract more than 1,000 booth . More than 60% are Filipino owned companies and about 40% are Foreign Multi-National companies .

L-R Jill Ang (Managing Director, WSI); Albert Fan (Manager, Taiwan Trade Center); Nizelle Sy (Representative, French Embassy); Henry Lee (President, Philippine Hardware Association); Benjamin Ziga (1st Secretary, Czech Republic Embassy); Rene Ramos (Director of WSI); Sewwandi De Silva (2nd Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka); Joseph Ang (Founding Chairman, WSI);Khanka Nit (Commercial Councilor, Thai Embassy); Sec. Mark Villar (DPWH) ; Kok Li Peng (Ambassador of Singapore); Usec. Ruth Castelo (DTI); Dir. Nick Ni Teco (Taiwan Economic Cultural Office); Senate Secretary Atty. Lutgardo Barbo representing Sen. Koko Pimentel; Archt. Francisco Flameno (Executive Director WSI); Daniel Ching (VP-External Affairs); IDr. Tessa Prieto-Valdez; Hero Yu (PESA President); Levi Ang (Co-Founder, WSI); Tessie Roque (Director, WSI); Stephen Wong (President of PHFI); IDr. Archt. Rogelio Caringal; Marjorie Aguinaldo-Muñoz; JR Ang (Marketing Director, WSI) Photo courtesy : WorldBex2017

Here are the 8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

8. Sustainable Forest Management –Arctic Forest Products had been in the country for several years , The company uses sustainable forest products which are harvested at the average age of 70 years for high density (hard texture) and beautiful wood grain in Finland . This is just one of the companies which exhibit their sustainable forest timber products at the expo.

Address: 22 Tandang Sora Ave., Brgy. Sangandaan
Quezon City 1116, Philippines
Telefax :       (02) 453-7746
Telephone:   (02) 453-0367
Mobile : (+63) 917-824-9878
Email : infoarcticforestproductsinc@gmail.com

Websitehttp://www.arcticfp.com/

7. Myriad of Colors -This is an example of a colorful booth , This is not surprising coming from a paint company.

6. Creative Arts –Prado is an example of Filipino Artisan is a world renowned manufacturer / exporter of hand crafted home and garden décor, lighting and furniture.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pradofilartisans/

Address: Greenwood Executive Village, Cainta , Rizal province

+63 8802528

5.Technology – There are a lot of innovative technologies to be seen at the event . There are also daily lectures and talk from leaders within the industry .

4. Cosplayer and Mascot – There are a lot of exciting , mascot which attracts the crowd

3. International Companies -Several international companies made their present at the trade fair.

2. Interior Design and Concept -Stylish , Modern and Chic designs are also exhibited at the PTTC building , They are designed by well-known architect, interior designers and professional companies.

Akari Lighting 

1.Sales and Promos – There are a lot of companies which offered a limited sales and promos . Since this is a trade show event , Visitor should not come home empty handed.

WorldBex 2017 is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm until March 19, 2017 Sunday

Note: the author pre-registered few weeks ago at the website . Walk-ins are accepted and proper dress code must be observe.

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.

Largest Serving of Sauteed Jolly Mushrooms Record Attempt at the History Con 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat , Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Mushrooms have been part of the human diet and are known for their healing and nutritional attributes. Fly Ace Corporation which distributes Jolly Mushrooms in partnership with History Channel is all stage to set the largest serving of the dish will make use of more than 250 kilos of Jolly Mushrooms and will involve the country’s top coking contingent composed of youth participants from the brand’s long-running learning advocacy , Jolly University ( JU) , and the chef -students from the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila) . The cooking team will be led by one of the young chef entrepreneurs in the country , Chef Winston “ Wix” Luna of the Chefwix Catering Services .

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Metro Manila

The event started past 11:00am with students of CCA-Manila , Fly Ace Corporation employees, students volunteers from Jolly University partners like Far Eastern University , La Consolacion College and staffs weighting -in the mushrooms at the grounds of the World Trade Center.

 

official weight-in of Jolly mushroom

The sauteed mushroom dish is selected for the world record attempt because of how easy it can be prepared and cooked , while showing how versatile mushrooms are as an ingredient.

 

student volunteers

History -making has never tasted this healthy and delicious . Jolly and Fly Ace Corporation , together with our event partners , are extremely honored to initiate this ground -breaking attempt . We are hoping to set a first world record , and of course to successfully spread the news of mushrooms’ health benefits all over the Philippines and the world “, said Fly Ace Corporation , President Mr. Jun Cochanco .

 

Health Advocacy :

In a recent studies by scientists around the world underscored the importance of antioxidants as these protect the cells from within , thus boosting one’s immune system and helping prevent future diseases such as cancers. As per tests of SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company , Jolly Mushrooms contain an impressive 14mg of L-ergothioneine per 400g can.

Aside from A+E Networks, the Jolly Mushroom world record attempt was made possible with the following partners: Gomeco, Petron , Masflex, Fuji, Kitchen Scales, Good Life Oyster Sauce, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, students from center for the Culinary Arts-Manila, Jolly University contestants from La Consolacion and Far Eastern University

For more information about the products : http://www.flyacecorp.com

9 Historical Moments That Comes Alive at Historycon 2016

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

History Con 2016 is the biggest history and entertainment convention in this side of the world.  History buffs , students , collectors and enthusiasts trooped to the iconic World Trade Center yesterday .  The event is dubbed ” Manila Makes History ” .

Saint Jude Catholic School students 

O.B. Montessori students

The is the channel’s “way of connecting to their audience; allowing them to feel, live, and see history come alive in an entertaining way,” as said by Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, distributor of History Channel among others.

local and international celebrities 

 The star-studded line up of History Channel’s on screen personalities including Ancient Alien’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; Storage Wars’ Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz; Gangland Undercover’s Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan; Photo Face off’s Justin Mott; and Celebrity Car Wars’ local celebrities include  Mr. KC Montero, Ms. Joey Mead -King, Mr. Marc Nelson, and  Ms.Gabby Dela Merced, have fun with the interactive and/or educational booths featured at the convention.

Gangland Undercovers Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan

There is a minimal entrance fees for those  who wanted to visit the show. Here are some of the important historical moments at the Historycon 2016:

Mr. Justin Mott of Photo Face Off 

9.) Local and International Celebrities in Person – There is a big chance to meet and see the invited celebrities at the event.

8.) World War 2 and Vietnam War Cosplayer – There are a lot of local and international cosplayer around the HistoryCon. One can see the replica of World War 2 uniforms and outfits .

7.) Presidential Cars –  Presidential cars used by General  Emilio Aguinaldo, Jose P. Laurel, and Ramon Magsaysay are part of the exhibit. The exhibit is mounted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) .  They are planning to have them exhibited on permanent display on a museum to be built in Quezon City .

6. ) Vintage Sarao 1950’s Jeepney – Before the large jeepney with a sitting capacity of 18 to 20 people , There is the more colorful , flamboyant and elaborately designed jeepney from the 1950’s.

MD Juan -The company is known for their jeeps 

 MD Juan Enterprises and the business enterprise was featured several years ago . The company is celebrating another milestone , their golden or 50th anniversary .

5.) Collectibles Items- There were a lot of old , vintage and antiques for sale

Filipino Picker booth

collectibles items

 These are Jollibee character toys made from plastic in the 1980’s 

vintage soft-drink and beer bottles from the 1970s and 1980’s

4.) Embassy Tour – Got to learn a lot of new things , Australian embassy, Mexican embassy , Israel embassy . It is like around the world experience .

Zark’s burger record challenge

3.) World Record Attempts – There are several contest which will attempt breaking some world records from burger eating contest, largest serving or sauteed mushroom to no sleeping challenge.

longest movie marathon 

2.) World History in Photos and Relics– Philippine Veterans Bank and the Veteran Association of the Philippines mounted a photo exhibit of the Second World War  entitled ” War of our Fathers”   . This exhibit shows the horrors of war and the courage that our forefathers that endured fighting the enemies.

old vintage bombs on display

Philippine Air Force 

Ancient Aliens

1.) Learn More History Channel Exciting Programs –There are different History Channel programs including Pawn Stars, Vikings, Alone, and Storage Wars . There are also autograph signing opportunities .

life-size Viking ship

There are dog fashion shows , air-soft challenge among others during the 4- day run of the convention.

The History Convention 2016 is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For ticket inquiries and more information, Visit www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016.

HistoryCON Invades Manila !

 Tomas Morato corner Eugenio Lopez Sr. Street , Quezon City -Philippines

History buffs and fans from all over the country , Southeast Asia and followers of History Channel will be very happy to know that HistoryCON 2016 is coming to the country . There will be over 100 exhibit booths and special events .

A+E Networks and History Asia announced that Manila is chosen as the venue of the first History Con that will be from August 25 to 28, 2016 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

This convention promises not only to be educational, but also fun and exciting on an epic scale. Despite the name, History Con shall cover a wide range of genres or themes that are related to history which are inspired by the shows that appear on the History Channel – paranormal/science fiction, survival and adventure, motoring and a host of others.

According to Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, “History Con reinvents the way we connect with our local audiences…whether they’re our loyal fans who just can’t get enough of History, or they’re curious onlookers who are new to our brand.” He further said the goal of History Con is to create a unique experience, engaging visitors, allowing them to feel, live and see history come to life in an entertaining way rather than the traditional academic lecture approach often associated with history.

The organizers have invited several organizations and companies to put up booths where they can strut their wares. Besides a series of lectures, there will be displays of limousines of past Philippine Presidents in cooperation with National Historical Commission of the Philippines ( NHCP ) , historical reenactors will recreate battles of World War II, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations of weaponry and martial arts. There will also be a Cosplay contest where visitors can dress up like their favorite characters from the shows in History Channel. There is going to be a History’s Digital Host Talent Search, aimed at looking for prospective hosts for upcoming shows.

There will be an inter-school History Bee, a quiz contest that pits teams from various schools and universities in Metro Manila. The History Con shall also have 3D Experiences, interactive booths that allow visitors to explore worlds in virtual space.

There will also be World Record Week where History will attempt to break world records such as the longest TV-watching marathon, most number of Quarter Pounder hamburgers that can be eaten in one minute, and the largest serving of Garlic Mushrooms.

There will also be a 1 day pass, 2 day pass, 3 day pass and 4 day pass with meet and greet with celebrities during the 4-day event .

The organizers are expecting at least 100,000 visitors to the event and there will be a fun -filled activities at the venue place.

In addition, there will be a Talent Line-Up with the personalities from History Channel’s shows gracing the event; personalities such as Giorgio Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens, Brandi Passante Jarrod Schulz of Storage Wars, Damon Runyan and Ian Matthews of Gangland Undercover, and Celebrity Car Wars which will feature Bobby Tonelli, Joey Mead King, KC Montero, Marc Nelson and Gabby Dela Merced.

For information on how to get tickets, visit the website on : http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016

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.

Agrilink 2015 Highlights

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Philippines

Agrilink 2015 , the country’s longest agriculture, fisheries , livestock , food sector. The 3-day event started with the ribbon cutting ceremonies by Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. This year’s theme: Regional Agribusiness Development : Cornerstone for Inclusive Growth .

East West Seed Corporation

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/en/index.php

Facebook Page: EastWest Seed Company

Unlike other trade shows, There is no entrance fees – however due to the high volume of foot traffic at the iconic World Trade Center , It is advisable to pre-register several months or weeks prior to coming to the event as long lines at the lobby .

Allied Botanical Corporation

Simply called ABC or Allied Botanical Corporation. This company is among the largest distributor of quality brand condor seeds, annuals, herbs and fertilizer brands like Osmocote , Peters and Klasmann

Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Trade Fairs opens from 8:30am until past 5:30pm

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

Try or call 09175888799 or email frld.agrilink@gmail.com.

Visitors can also pre-register their attendance through http://www.agrilink.org

Note: I suggest people visiting the trade show to be extra cautious in handling their belongings, there are report of pickpocket incidents .