The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) brings in 10 of the country’s leading manufacturers of world-class décor, furniture, homeware, and lighting in the first-ever digital edition of Philconstruct Virtual Expo (Philconstruct VX), happening from 24-30 March 2021.

The 10 brands–Acento Colleccions, E. Murio, Enpekei International, Goltrio, Junk Not, La Galuche, Mejore, Obra Cebuana, Prizmic & Brill, and Stonesets International–will showcase the best of nature-inspired pieces at

CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan shared that the Philippines’ rich tradition of artisanship, particularly the way local designers and artisans relate to nature, is one of the hallmarks of Philippine design.

“Mastery and the various manipulation techniques of our country’s designers and artisans result in unique and contemporary pieces that will enliven the modern Filipino home,” Suaco-Juan noted. “We’re excited to share the ongoing story of the country’s rich tradition of craftsmanship in this year’s Philconstruct, by way of the timeless elegance of our 10 exhibitor’s creations,” she added.

Suaco-Juan also said that CITEM’s participation in Philconstruct aims to introduce FAME+ to a wider audience segment.

Launched in October 2020, FAME+ is CITEM’s response to the evolving and rapidly digitizing demands of trade and export. The digital trade platform improves the searchability and discoverability of its over 200 exhibitors from the home, fashion, and lifestyle (HFL) sectors to buyers and design enthusiasts across the globe.

All 10 participating brands at Philconstruct are also housed in FAME+.

Organized by the Philippine Constructors Association, Philconstruct VX is the association’s way of living up to its promise of serving its stakeholders regardless of the circumstances. In this case, the sourcing platform goes virtual to make for borderless connections among trade and specialty contractors, construction-material and equipment suppliers, and other allied professionals. ♦

Date of Release: 30 March 2021