The Department of Trade and Industry Region 4-A CALABARZON, in cooperation with its Provincial Offices, will execute its 6th KALAKAL CALABARZON 2019 on December 4-8 at the Mega Trade Halls 1 and 2, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City to continue to find opportunities in expanding the market of new and existing products of the region’s micro, small, and medium enterprises.

This year, with around 180 expected exhibitors, the fair will focus on showcasing the products of the MSMEs that have undergone DTI’s various product development programs and interventions. Several new features are added in the fair like the “Choco-Cafeteria Pavilion” featuring the region’s coffee and tablea. There will be a Food Alley as well featuring the cooked food sector. Five boot-campers under the Homegrown Brands’ Acceleration Franchise Formation Inception (HAFFI) Program will also showcase their products, services, and franchise packages. Moreover, several training sessions will be provided on various topics co-sponsored by partner government agencies.

KALAKAL is an annual event by the DTI-4A to promote the products of CALABARZON MSMEs through showcasing and order-taking activities and to create, sustain, and strengthen the network and linkages not only with government stakeholders but also with other private entities. For this season, DTI-4A partners with the Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism, Department of Science and Technology, City Government of Mandaluyong, One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines, and SM Megamall.

DTI-4A invites everyone to visit KALAKAL CALABARZON 2019 and choose from a wide variety of personal gifts, consumer goods, handicrafts, home décor, textiles, fashion, and other local and design driven goods. For more details about the fair, kindly contact the Office at (049) 834-2715.♦

Date of Release: 19 November 2019