BAHANDI Eastern Visayas Trade Fair, brings the “BAHANDI” – treasures and wealth, of Region 8 to the heart of Metro Manila at SM Megamall. The 5-day exhibit and fair runs through October 4-8, 2018.
The event provides a marketing platform for big buyers to meet and source products that are high-quality and uniquely Eastern Visayas. This year’s Fair shall treat buyers and visitors to handcrafted fashion accessories, housewares, decors, furniture, and artisan food honed from island-living lifestyle of Region 8’s locals, yet increasingly becoming part of trendy items in domestic and world markets.
To date, a total of 134 producer-exhibitors from the Homestyles and Wearables and Processed Food sectors are participating in the Fair. On exhibit will be prototypes of newly developed products and food innovation resulting from product development assistance under DTI’s One Town-One Product (OTOP) and Go Lokal! Programs. The producers include those who are currently supplying Go Lokal! Stores in Rustan’s, SM, Glorietta, Robinsons Place, City Mall, Duty Free Philippine Fiesta Mall, selected Shopwise Stores, Enchanted Kingdom theme park, and in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Bahandi 2018 is an avenue to forge long-term partnerships with buyers in the local and global market. It aims to increase the visibility of MSMEs in the domestic, as well as global market, and build-up buyers’ confidence on their reliability, dependability and consistency as suppliers of quality goods.♦
Date of release: 12 September 2018