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DTI to boost startups in the Philippines with SlingshotMNL2015


 SlingshotMNL2015 is a conference featuring top International figures in the field of startups and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is banking on this featured event which hopefully will encourage more startups in the country. This is in line with the advocacy to bring small businesses in the front center of global and regional trade. SlingshotMNL will take place on July 6 and 7, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. it will be a two-day event conference that will feature discussions with leading figures in the International startup community like Startup Chile founder Nicolas Shea, Hugh […]


Robinsons Supermarket opens Island Favorites section to cater for your pasalubong cravings


 Robinsons Supermarket relaunches the Island Favorites section at Robinsons Supermarket Ermita in Manila. The relaunch highlights Philippine products from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao under Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) One Town, One Product (OTOP). DTI and Robinsons Supermarket partner for the DTI-led program for locally made products of Philippines‘ finest delicacies. OTOP was inspired by Japan’s government program popularized in the 70s. OTOP-Philippines is a priority program of the government to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs by promoting patronage of products using indigenous raw materials and local skills and talents. Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. President and COO Robina Gokongwei-Pe and DTI […]

IFEX Philippines 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex (James T. Austria)

IFEX Philippines 2015 opens at the SMX Convention Center in SM MOA


 The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines gathered different exhibitors around the world in one venue in SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia this Thursday (May 21, 2015). Featuring leading food exporters from the APEC economies including Russia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and many more, IFEX offered these markets an opportunity to highlight their very own specialties and ethnic food products. Along with APEC top brands, another major highlight of the exhibition that features ethnic and traditional food products and cuisine of the APEC member-countries is the “Summit of Flavors @ The Kitchen” where chefs and […]

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair

DTI SikatPinoy Nat’l Handicrafts Fair features items by Filipinos SMEs, APEC member-economies


 Indoor and outdoor furniture and handicraft items are highlighted in the recent opening of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair on Wednesday (May 6) at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall. Products made by Filipino small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are showcased together with those of the APEC member-economies. The Filipino exhibitors came from 16 regions that have been carefully selected among over a hundred participants. With the theme “Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino” and also in relation to the country’s hosting of the annual APEC meeting, the fair was formally opened with a ribbon cutting with the assistance […]