Tagged: Export

Trip to Palawan Up for Grabs for Manila FAME Overseas Buyers

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Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event, is set to open its doors to global buyers of Philippine-made artisan products for the home, lifestyle, and fashion industry on April 21 – 23, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. As one of the oldest trade shows in Asia, the bi-annual event offers a vast selection of exquisite products, such as furniture, home accents, and fashion accessories from the country’s best artisans and designers.

As part of the event, all Manila FAME April 2017 overseas trade buyers who are at least 21 years old and based outside of the Philippines are eligible to join the Luxe Escape raffle promo for a chance to win the ultimate four-day, three-night vacation at the lush tropical paradise of Palawan!

Voted as the World’s Best Island for Beaches and Natural Attractions in Travel + Leisure magazine for 2015 and 2016, Palawan features crystalline waters, lush forests, unique rock formations and a number of exciting spots for everyone to enjoy, including the Puerto Princesesa Subterranean River National Park, El Nido Marine Reserve, the Tubbataha Reef, and the prehistoric Tabon Caves.

The Luxe Escape raffle promo will include two (2) roundtrip flight tickets and accommodations for two (2) in Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Don’t miss out on your dream destination, pre-register now for Manila FAME at manilafame.com/en/Registration/Buyer.

Manila FAME is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Visit the upcoming 65th edition of Manila FAME on 21-23 April 2017 for a chance to discover emerging talents from the Philippines, and find out more about the country’s rich artisanal heritage.

Manila FAME the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, is organized by CITEM, the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). For more information, log on to http://www.manilafame.com.

Manila FAME likes design-forward products!

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), exhibits high-quality and design-forward products at Manila FAME developed through its Design for Exports program. These products are displayed at the Millennial Home, a special setting that explores what tomorrow’s home will be like.

Here are the products curated by our design experts:

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Manila FAME is now open! See Philippine ingenuity at the 57th edition of Manila FAME on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. For more information about the show, visit www.manilafame.com.

Message from the Project Director: Unique by Design

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james-booth-photoManila FAME-the Design and Lifestyle Event of Asia is ‘not just another Trade Show. It is indeed unique. And it is DESIGN PHILIPPINES that defines it and makes it unique. You will only see product that is Designed, Developed and Manufactured in the Philippines.

From its beginnings  DESIGN PHILIPPINES  has been about looking inwardly as well as outwardly. Inward from the point of view of nurturing, protecting and evolving ‘The Art of the Craftsman’ which is the very ‘Soul of the Philippines’. Outwardly – from a very worldly point of view. A vantage point that has carefully and thoughtfully considered and utilized natural and indigenous materials; a vantage point that has established leadership in the Global Community of Design. In so doing, ‘DESIGN PHILIPPINES as a movement’ has taken shape and now speaks with recognized authority in the world of Design.

This Movement includes Designer Brands such as NATORI, Kenneth Cobonpue, DEDON, and Vito Selma – successful international brands that not only have their ‘origins’ but their manufacturing base in the Philippines.  Others such as Ralph Lauren, Barbara Barry and McGuire have travelled to the Philippines specifically to manufacture collections within their brands. As well, countless retailers and wholesalers have come to the Philippines for the design and manufacture of their own Private Brands and/or Private Labels. It is this same manufacturing base that forms the core of Manila FAME – the Design and Lifestyle event of Asia.

The 57th edition of Manila FAME on  14-17 March 2013, once again puts DESIGN front and center. A group of nine designers in collaboration with nine world-class manufacturers under the creative direction of Budji Layug and Kenneth Cobonpue will be featured. The main feature of the show – The Millennial Home – will explore today’s new consumer – The Millennials – exploring how they live and the product that connects with them. Take a look at the sketchbook below – a glimpse of what to expect from three new designers being featured in this edition of Manila FAME:

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See new and exciting show features at the 57th edition of Manila FAME on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Design Excellence and Innovation Through CITEM’s Design for Exports Program

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“CITEM’s Design for Exports program is just one more example of DESIGN PHILIPPINES at work.  This movement, under the auspices of CITEM, nurtures and celebrates cutting edge product design making Manila FAME Asia’s leader in Design.”

James R. Booth, Project Director, Manila FAME

As the country’s pillar for design excellence and product innovation, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), continues its mission to bring constant reinvention of high quality and design-forward products through its Design for Exports Program.

Designers working for the Design for Exports Program are Eric Paras, Inigo Elizalde, Ito Kish, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Leeroy New, Luisa Robinson, Olivia d’Aboville, Vito Selma, and Wataru Sakuma. These experts will lend their creative expertise in providing the participating companies with technical assistance to help stir interest and stimulate demand for Philippine products in the international trade scene and help establish the country as Asia’s go-to design destination.

Witness Philippine ingenuity at the 57th edition of Manila FAME as it shapes up to bring new and exciting products on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. For more information about the show, visit www.manilafame.com.

Message from the Project Director: Millennials and Sustainability

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james-booth-photoSustainability is not just a “buzz word” for the Millennial. From a very early age – kindergarten in fact – the Millennial has been taught to recycle. They celebrated earth day in school and were taught about Global Warming from early on. They are very much involved in “cause marketing” that deals with endangered species, overflowing landfills and the large plastic waste that’s floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Millennials are an eco-friendly generation that are socially conscious and globally aware. Connected 24/7 through social networking channels across countries and cultures, they are committed to making the world a better place and intent on buying product that supports sustainable manufacturing and fair trade principles.

During the 57th edition of Manila FAME we will host a “Sustainability Forum.” A guest panel of professionals from various sectors of the industry will discuss the importance of sustainability from several different points of view. As well, the concept of Sustainability will be apparent in the show’s centerpiece presentation – The Millennial Home.Design Philippines has always been a leader in promoting Sustainability. The use of sustainable materials as well as environmentally sound practices of manufacturing are deeply embedded within the philosophy of “Design Philippines.”

Don’t miss the 57th edition of Manila FAME – The Design and Lifestyle Event of Asia. You will be able to connect with an assortment of incredible sustainable materials such as: rattan, buri, tinalak, bamboo, niyog, abaca, and nito. Come to the Philippines and see these fantastic indigenous and sustainable materials and how the designers render them into product that is unsurpassed in quality and value in the world. Your investment in time and travel will be well worth it!

Don’t miss Manila FAME on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. Come see! Come sigh! Come Buy!

James R. Booth

Project Director

Manila FAME

Message from the project director: The Millennial Challenge

Knowing one’s consumer has always been the key to success in business. Never has been this been truer than it is today.

Today every industry is faced with the coming to terms with how to connect with the new consumer – The Millennial. Millennials are digital natives; entrepreneurial, collaborative, social, confident and diverse – they are dedicated, driven and work hard to succeed. They are the keen minds behind the innovative designs of today. They have given us Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Yelp and apps too many to count. They are socially conscious and globally aware – connected 24/7 thru social networking channels across countries and cultures. Online and offline they are committed to making the world a better place. Aged 18-40 their spending power is here and in their lifetime they will spend $10 trillion US Dollars.

The 57th edition of Manila FAME – The Design and Lifestyle Event of Asia – will explore all aspects of the millennial consumer and how to connect to their spending power. The show will be all about product design that connects to and with the millennial psyche. About how the Philippines as an industry has kept the art of the craftsman alive and thoughtfully and carefully evolved that art with respect for the heritage of each craftsman into “Design Philippines” – a psyche unto itself that paves the way to connection with the new consumer and meets the millennial challenge!

James R. Booth

Project Director

Manila FAME

FAME and a promising 57th edition


On behalf of the people who have worked tirelessly for this show to be a success, I would like to thank everyone who supported and experienced Manila FAME. Expect a bigger display of unique and globally competitive products at the 57th edition of Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.

And in case you’ve missed it, here’s the recap of the 56th edition of Manila FAME last 17-20 October 2012: Manila FAME by FRAME!