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Central Visayas showcases Green Products in Trade Expo
Monday, July 9, 2012
More than 80 Filipino exhibitors will participate in the 2012 Sandugo Regional Trade Expo at the Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol on July 25-29, 2012.
The trade fair banners the theme “Greening Products, Winning Markets” and will feature innovative creations from micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Visayas as well as other neighboring provinces of the region.
A major highlight of the trade expo will be the special settings which will feature three different perspectives – Green Technologies for Tourism, the Raffia Country Branding Program of DOST and a Showcase of Crafts and Processed Food in the Visayas Region.
Unique products in Central Visayas, including those under the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines that make use of indigenous raw materials and local ingenuity, will also be highlighted.
Region 7 producers will be presenting world-class quality prototypes of their work after a series of trainings and one-on-one consultations with expert designers.
Side activities of the trade fair will include a Green Forum on July 26 and an MSME Caravan on July 27, both of which will be held at the Bohol Metro Centre.
National and International buyers are also expected to be present during the fair, including exporters, buying agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, and subcontractors.
Booths will also be set up at the Island City Mall to display the wealth of natural wonders and the related adventure and fun activities that are available for tourists and visitors who wish to explore the destinations on the rise.
The Philippine government is currently encouraging economic growth with an emphasis on environmental and social concerns. Green growth in the Philippines is important because risks to development are rising as growth continues to erode natural capital. Adopting green growth is a worthwhile venture for the Philippines because this enhances opportunities for everyone most especially the poor to participate more fully in society and thus improving their quality of life.
The OTOP, another program of the Philippine government, is all about developing local skills, using indigenous materials and promoting entrepreneurship and partnership.