One of the country’s longest running annual provincial trade fairs will unroll the first output of the Materials Research and Development Project on July 21-25 at the Island City Mall.
Sandugo Trade Expo 2010 not just highlights the region’s unique products and services but also makes use of local ingenuity. Spotlight will be shown on locally made crafts using mixed media and new design patterns, a result of the Materials R&D Project which assists raffia weavers in
By mixed media applications, the weavers have experimented with recycled materials, buri, abaca, old plastic twine mixed together with raffia and other indigenous materials.
From these hand-wovens, select exporter companies convert them into actual products.
More than 80 exhibitors coming from the tourism, food, fashion accessories, crafts, Gifts, Toys and Housewares in
Craft producers in
The fair will also feature a raw materials gallery to afford buyers and product designers with a plethora of materials to use, and this will be complemented with craft demonstrations for the interested public.
Emerging tourist destinations in the region will likewise be showcased with packaged tours to be made readily available at the booths.
National and international buyers are expected to be present during the fair, including exporters, buying agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and subcontractors.
Booths will also be set up at the Island City Mall to display the wealth of natural wonders and the related adventure and fun activities that are available for tourists and visitors who wish to explore the following destinations on the rise.
Several government initiated or assisted programs geared towards highlighting our culture and heritage and making our local products and services globally competitive will be showcased during the trade fair.
As in the past, there will be guest exhibitors from other regions during the Sandugo trade fair.