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SMEs show innovative designs at the 59th Manila FAME

A group of emerging designers and promising SMEs in the country have collaborated to present to local and international community what Filipino craftsmanship is all about. Their outputs are featured in One Town, One Program section of Manila FAME, which is now being held at the SMX Convention Center.

by Press Release  | March 14, 2014 08:00:00
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The design for exports program

Read about design excellence through product innovation.

In line with its mission to promote design excellence and collaboration among emerging designers and top local manufacturers, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its ...

March 18, 2013 01:00:00
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Trend watching at Manila FAME 2012

March 2012 edition of Manila FAME

Part of every entrepreneur\\\'s job is to keep abreast with the latest trends that affect their industry. At the home and fashion front, Manila FAME reveals the latest global trends this season: Paradiso, Tribal Fusion and Stone Age.These trends will reflect the ...

March 06, 2012 01:00:00
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Christmas decor trends feature eco-materials

And no, it\\\'s not all about hollies and mistletoe

Christmas is definitely one of the most anticipated holidays of Filipinos. And it is not only shown with the length of Christmas celebrations in the country but even how well the economy performs during the holiday season.Not only do Filipinos shop most ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 24, 2011 01:00:00
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Manila FAME: An exhibit that inspires

Be inspired

If there is one word that can best describe the way the Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' team felt when they left the SMX Convention Center last Tuesday, it was awe.Visiting the exhibitions of Manila FAME International always gives the same feeling for us and ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 20, 2011 12:00:00
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7 Christmas decor trends

Filipino ingenuity for the most anticipated season of the year

It\\\'s the first day of September and it only means one thing for Filipinos, the countdown to the Christmas season has begun. With 115 days left before Christmas, the start of the \\\'ber\\\' season also heralds the start of the Christmas entrepreneurial ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 01, 2011 12:00:00
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3 most innovative products at the International Food Expo Philippines

The 2011 Trendy Awards go to...

The International Food Expo Philippines 2011 has proclaimed the three most innovative products showcased during the three-day event last week with the conferment of the Trendy Awards.The Trendy Awards is a competition among newly-developed Philippine food products and applications that epitomize innovation ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | May 17, 2011 02:00:00
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3 seminars entrepreneurs must catch at the 2011 International Food Expo Philippines

And the business opportunities that await you abroad

The 8th International Food Expo Philippines (IFEX) is not just about exciting food finds that cater to the global palate. For four days starting May 12, it will also serve as a hub to Filipino entrepreneurs who are constantly searching for business ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | May 10, 2011 04:00:00
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Product focus: The Philippine-made designer chair

And 10 reasons for its high demand abroad

The most recognizable pieces that represent Filipino design in the international arena are usually chairs, sofas and lounges. And when it comes to furniture pieces, there are two places in the country that are leading the pack--Cebu and Pampanga. These days, there ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 19, 2011 02:00:00
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5 traits of a successful lifestyle-product exporter

Tips from a trade expo director

Filipino design has received acclaim and accolade all over the world. Each year more local designers and entrepreneurs are looking at the export market. But what does it take for a neophyte in the home and fashion lifestyle export sector to make ...

April 18, 2011 02:00:00
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Manila FAME International unveils new designs

Trade show runs until April 19

Filipino artists and craftsmen catering to the global market will soon have a unified brand for Philippine design to improve the marketability of locally-made products, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said at the opening of the 53rd Manila F.A.M.E. International over the weekend.“It ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 18, 2011 10:00:00
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Filipino ingenuity shines in convertible-bed design

Filipino ingenuity in product development is showcased with multi-functional bed

In today’s world, where houses are smaller and condominium units are more and more compact, the need for versatile household items is even greater. But can you imagine living in a nine-square-meter unit, sans the bathroom, and still be able to have ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 18, 2011 09:00:00
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International Food Exhibition slated in May

Exhibition will run from May 12 to 14 at the SMX Convention Center

The Philippines\\\' biggest food brands like Goldilocks, Saranggani Bay, Monde Nissin, Mama Sita’s, and KSK Food, together with 400 local and foreign exhibitors will be joining the 8th International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines in a bid to boost the country’s food exports. ...

April 05, 2011 05:00:00