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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.

Manila FAME Highlights: Day 1


KATHA AWARDS.  In the recently concluded 63rd edition of Manila FAME, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) recognized exporters and designers through the Katha  Awards, considered as the most prestigious award in the Philippine design scene. The Katha Awardees for April 2016 are Console Table by Schema (Best Design for Furniture); Henesius Floor Lamp by Vito Selma (Best Product Design for Home Decor); Ladies Fans by Casa Mercedes (Best Product Design Award for Holiday Décor and Gifts); Adlaw necklace and Buwana clutch of Maskara Collection by Joanique (Best Product Design Award for Fashion); Ito Kish (Best Booth Display); and Binhi by Ito Kish (Special Citation: Eco-Design Award). In photo are (from left): CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos; Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., Celia Jiao of Schema, a Vito Selma representative, Ito Kish, Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Malou Romero of Joanique; Jun Balderrama, representative of Casa Mercedes; and Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado of the Industry Promotions Group (IPG) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).



UAP CONEX 2016 DELEGATES AT MANILA FAME. The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Convention Exhibits (CONEX) 2016 delegates visit the 63rd Manila FAME. The UAP architects from the different regions of the country graced the opening day of Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event to support the Philippine design industry. UAP CONEX 2016 is a partner event of Manila FAME, which runs at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City until April 23.



DTI OFFICIALS AT MANILA FAME. Award-winning designer Ito Kish tells the story behind his curated special setting, Spring Forward, to Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado of the IPG, and CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos. Spring Forward is Kish’s visual take on the ‘season of renewal’ featuring handpicked local creations from the country’s craftsmen, artisans, and young designers. Ito Kish won the Best Booth Display Award and Special Citation: Eco-Design Award for Binhi in the recently concluded Katha Awards at the 63rd edition of Manila FAME.



LUXE ESCAPE RAFFLE PROMO. Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr. awards the Luxe Escape Raffle Promo prize (a roundtrip ticket to Donsol, Sorsogon) to Pru Ellen McMillan of the Australian company Community Projects Worldwide (CPW) during the Manila FAME Welcome Reception at the World Trade Center. McMillan is the co-owner of CPW, a wholesale distributor of jewelery, gifts, and houseware that aims to assist individuals and groups to gain empowerment through employment. Sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Luxe Escape Raffle Promo is an incentive program which promotes Manila FAME as a foremost sourcing destination and the Philippines as a home of beautiful island destinations.



SLINGSHOT PHILIPPINES 2016. Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr. addresses over 500 delegates at the opening day of Slingshot Philippines 2016 held at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) just recently. Slingshot Philippines is DTI’s startup and innovation ecosystem development program and a government-initiated platform for public dialogue and partnership, which aims to build and nurture the innovation ecosystem as an enabling environment with policies and programs for the startup and innovation sectors. The two-day conference provides an opportunity to gather in one venue  young minds with big ideas; innovators in constant pursuit of new things to benefit their community; supportive investors who fund startup ideas; and the policymakers whose role is to provide an enabling business environment.

Manila FAME buyers get a chance to win a holiday experience in the Philippines like no other

An extraordinary Luxe Escape dream destination holiday awaits one lucky overseas trade buyer of Manila FAME’s April 2016 show edition.


At Manila FAME, foreign trade buyers get to source artisanal, green crafts, and luxe products for the home, holiday, and fashion sectors. Buyers are assured of full assistance by Manila FAME organizers, from online pre-registration to pre-arranged business meetings with on-site exhibitors, after-show transactions, and year-round sourcing of the finest of Philippine products, thus, ensuring a satisfying buying experience.

On top of these benefits, Manila FAME—through its Luxe Escape raffle promo—offers overseas trade buyers a chance to win a dream vacation in an exquisite tropical island paradise in Donsol, Sorsogon province, the southernmost part of the Bicol Peninsula in Luzon. The province is home to the planet’s largest fish: the magnificent and gentle “butanding” or whale sharks.

The captivating Sorsogon holiday experience includes round-trip flight arrangements and accommodation—a four-day/three-night stay at a luxurious and distinctly Filipino island resort hotel.

Sorsogon offers a wide range of exciting and meaningful activities, which the Luxe Escape winner can take pleasure in. These include the opportunity to go swimming with the “butanding” in Donsol; go sunset cruising and firefly-watching in Donsol River; and get a glimpse of the past by visiting Barcelona’s St. Joseph Church and Juban’s Spanish stone houses dating back to the Spanish colonial era. The winner can also take a relaxing dip into Irosin’s natural hot and cold springs, and trek up to the summit of Mt. Bulusan and marvel at the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and West Philippines Sea. In this dream vacation, they can discover Tikling and Calintaan Islands’ pink sandy coasts and Bacon district’s pristine beaches, and take a plunge into the Manta Bowl dive site, the Philippines’ Manta Ray Capital, which is also rich in rare marine life. The possibilities for exploring other eco-tourism sites such as rainforests, caves, waterfalls, and lakes are endless, and the winner gets to indulge in the scrumptious seafood and local delicacies of the province.

The Luxe Escape raffle promo is open to all Manila FAME April 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 www.manilafame.com/en/index.php?idpg=luxe-promo.

The April 2016 show edition of Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, will be held on April 21-24, 2016 at the World Trade Center, 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).