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CITEM, TPB Partner for Manila FAME Luxe Escape Raffle Promo


The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has partnered with the Department of Tourism’s Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) for the former’s Manila FAME Luxe Escape raffle promo.

This covers the Manila FAME shows in April and October this year. For the April show, TPB has organized a five-day vacation around the beautiful islands of Cebu and Bohol that include a tour to these tourist destinations and cultural sites, as well as visits to the workshops of some Cebu-based Manila FAME exhibitors.

As the major prize of the Luxe Escape raffle promo, this will include round-trip airfare, transport, and 5D/4N hotel accommodation. From a tour in Mactan Island, Olango Island, the San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, and Nalusuan Island in Cebu to the Chocolate Hills, Man-made Forest, and Tarsier Sanctuary in Bohol, the Luxe Escape program promises its winner with an exciting experience in the heart of the Visayas region.

“Manila FAME is a multi-functional platform that promotes the Philippines as both a sourcing and a tourist destination. Our partnership with TPB further bolster our efforts in promoting the Philippines to trade buyers and visitors alike,” said DTI Undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotion Nora K. Terrado.

The Luxe Escape raffle promo is open for all Manila FAME April 2018 overseas trade buyers who are, at least, 21 years old and are based outside of the Philippines.

Featuring the best of Philippine lifestyle and design industry, the 67th edition of Manila FAME will be held on 19-21 April 2018 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City. This biannual trade show will feature more than 200 local lifestyle artisans, exporters, and manufacturers from all over the country.

The Center for International Trade expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the proud owner/organizer of the Manila FAME – the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by Union des Foires Internationales, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Italy.

Manila FAME is a bi-annual business sourcing platform of export ready and finely crafted furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories. It showcases the best of Philippine design and craftsmanship. For more information, please visit




palawanPhoto: Kayangan Lake by Eric Beltran

October is the much-awaited time of the year when the bi-annual Manila FAME, one of Asia’s oldest among its leading trade shows and also the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event, rolls out its red carpet welcome for the world’s top buyers and excellent hunters of furniture, furnishings, accessories and artisanal crafts. The incredible crowd-drawing diversity of products in Manila FAME on 20-22 October 2016 is plushly laid out in four venues of invitingly walking distances to each other.

While on the lookout for premium products for trendy global buying seasons and demanding retail shoppers, catch intriguing lore on the origins, how and where on our exotic Philippine islands your next exciting product discoveries and design inspirations may spring from! Among these 7,100 islands is Palawan where an overseas trade buyer and a companion will get a chance to win a free and exclusive Luxe Escape package.

Let Palawan Island- voted Readers’ Choice Awards as “Best Island in the World” in 2014 and 2015 by Conde Nast Travel Magazine readers, preferred world’s best island 2013 and 2015 by readers of Travel and Leisure. Cap your buying visit! Overseas trade buyers are invited to simply register online or upon arrival at the Manila FAME to be immediately eligible for the raffle count. Get those bags packed for a quick buying visit, make your orders, and be sure you don’t miss this chance of a dream vacation getaway.

Sun, sea, sand – yes! Dive into clear waters everywhere reflecting exciting rock formations and the awesome tropical green splendor of lush forests. In the capital Puerto Princesa runs the world’s longest Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage site and latest addition to the Seven New Wonders of the World. In the evening, ford placid waters for a glimpse of bats rushing out at sundown and fireflies lighting up the darkening islands.  Swim and snorkel, bask in the awesome beauty of reefs and stretches of white beaches. Wander into the El Nido marine reserve, the Tubbataha Reef, and the prehistoric site of the Tabon Caves.  Hop around the islands and feast on a choice of fresh seafood and island fiesta fare or sophisticated continental cuisine. Feel satisfied and sated in your own private adventure. Discoveries abound and await.

The Luxe Escape raffle promo consisting of two (2) free roundtrip tickets for a dream vacation to the lush tropical splendor of Palawan is open to all Manila FAME 20-22 October 2016 Overseas Trade Buyers who are at least 21 years old and not based in the Philippines. To register for Manila FAME and know more about the Luxe Escape raffle promo, log on to

The October 2016 show edition of Manila FAME runs from 20-22 October in the World Trade Center Main Area and its Tent, the Philippine Trade Training Center and HallOne, all contiguous venues in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Australian buyer wins Manila FAME dream vacation raffle promo sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) sponsored the Luxe Escape Raffle Promo of Manila FAME April 2016 edition organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. awards Luxe Escape Dream Destination Raffle Promo winner Pru Ellen McMillan of Community Projects Worldwide (CPW), an Australian company.

Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. awards the Luxe Escape Raffle Promo prize to Australian winner Pru Ellen McMillan (left).

The winner, Pru Ellen McMillan, from the Australia-based company Community Projects Worldwide (CPW) received a trip for two to Donsol, Sorsogon, Bicol Region during the Manila FAME Welcome Reception at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on April 21, 2016.

McMillan, a first-time visitor to the Philippines, plus one companion will get to enjoy complimentary flight arrangements, a 4-day/3-night stay at the deluxe Siama Hotel, and a tour package in the beautiful province of Sorsogon.

The Luxe Escape Raffle Promo is an incentive program for international buyers aimed at promoting Manila FAME as a prime sourcing event, and the Philippines as a home of wonderful island destinations.