BOI, garments, textile and leather stakeholders partner to further strengthen local industry.The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), the country’s lead industry development and primary investment promotion agency, teamed up with the Philippine Exhibitions and Trade Corporation (PETCO) and CP Exhibition Ltd. Hong Kong to promote the country’s garments, textile, and leather goods sector through the Philippine Garment and Leather Goods Industries & Fabric Expo held last August 23-26, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
Being the first-ever trade event in the Philippines to focus on promoting the wearables, textile, and leather sectors, the Expo served as a venue where 11 local and 70 international companies can showcase export-quality products, and connect with investors to discuss business opportunities. The Expo also arranged a series of factory visits for investors, business matching, and forums which were open to the public.
One of the highlights of the Expo is the Philippine Pavilion, which showcased products from promising local enterprises.
In his message during the Opening Ceremony of the Expo, Trade Secretary and BOI Chairman Ramon M. Lopez mentioned the many reforms that are being done by the administration to ensure sustainable economic growth in the Philippines that will support the growth of many industries, including wearables and textile. He also emphasized on the Department of Trade and Industry’s commitment to assist stakeholders from the garments, textile, and leather goods sector, through the Manufacturing Resurgence Strategy and other initiatives underway.
Top photo shows Secretary Lopez (second from right) with CP Exhibition Ltd. Managing Director Mr. Andrew Kay (third from right) and Marketing Manager Mr. Jason Chow (right), talking to exhibitors from DKY Machinery Co., Ltd. Bottom photo shows Secretary Lopez (second from right) examining a large leather shoe display at the booth of Applied DB Industrial Co., Ltc, one of the exhibitors which participated in the event. Joining them are BOI Industry Development Services (IDS) Executive Director Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa (first from right), Garment Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (GARMAP) Member Nestor Tan (first from left), and Mr. Reynaldo B. Medina of Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office (MASIDO).♦