The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Thursday said it took great pride in Manila FAME as the Philippines’ premier trade platform for exports and design, enabling hundreds of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to connect to the global market.
“I was gratified to note that as in the past editions, this year is marked by exquisite artistry and meticulous craftsmanship that has come to be the hallmark of design showcase in Manila FAME,” Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo was noted as saying during last week’s Manila Fame design and lifestyle event.
He noted that through this signature event, hundreds of MSMEs in the home, holiday décor, and fashion industries are given an enduring platform to promote their products of outstanding quality to the world market.
“Manila FAME is complemented by CITEM’s campaign to showcase Philippine products abroad in premier trade fairs,” Domingo said, referring to the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions.
He also said, “The key to our success is the strong partnerships that government has forged with the private sector, of which Manila FAME is an outstanding example.”
Domingo adde d that the partnership has built an enabling business environment and continues to increase the competitiveness of Philippine-made products.
“Truly, there is much to celebrate and be thankful for. But we cannot afford to let up in our efforts. We need to sustain our momentum to realize our shared vision of inclusive growth,” he said.
Even as he thanked CITEM and all the agencies under the DTI’s Industry Promotion Group for their sterling service, Domingo also urged them to double their efforts to surpass current accomplishments.
“We also thank the Manila FAME exhibitors for their perseverance and unending support. Your creativity, passion and dedication are a blessing to our country and a most prized asset,” stressed Domingo.
Also, he thanked the foreign and local buyers. “Please continue to patronize Manila FAME. We commit to always give you the best in both quality and value.”
Domingo was also impressed by the quality of work of the young designers of Red Box, CITEM’s training ground for artists, in terms of philosophy, product design and execution.
“They are our future and our future looks bright,” he said.