Products by more than 80 exhibitors in Central Visayas shall take center stage at the Sandugo Trade Expo 2010 on 21-25 July at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City .
Every July for 21 years, this trade event features food, fashion accessories, gifts, toys and housewares, and tourism products and services.
A unique offering this year is the first output of the Materials Research and Development Project (Materials R & D) of the Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas Office (DTI 7) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in Cebu (ECCP-Cebu).
Spotlight will be shown on locally made crafts using mixed media and new design patterns, results from experiments made by weavers with recycled materials, buri, abaca, old plastic twine mixed together with raffia and other indigenous materials.
DTI expects national and international buyers to be present during the fair, including exporters, buying agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and subcontractors.
Emerging tourist destinations in the region such as the Ecological Adventure in the town of Danao and the Abatan River Community Life Tour which traverses five towns in Bohol – are likewise offering packaged tours that are readily made available at the booths.
Several booths shall display the wealth of local culture, heritage, natural wonders that are available for tourists and visitors who wish to explore the rising destinations.
The Sandugo Trade Expo is a culmination of a series of product development initiatives geared towards improving the quality and design of the export oriented crafts and ethnic food in the region.
A raw materials gallery is set up separately for buyers and product designers to use for on-the-spot crafting.
As in the past, there will be guest exhibitors from other regions during the Sandugo trade fair.
Bohol’s annual Sandugo trade expo is one of the longest running annual provincial trade fair in the country and it has already established name recall and recognition among local and international buyers.