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DTI 12 to do Trade Fair and Business Matching between pre-identified MSME Suppliers and Institutional Buyers during the Treasures of S.O.X. Travel and Trade Expo
On April 11-14, 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry 12 will be bringing in selected twenty-two Micro-Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for Trade Fair and Business Matching in the Glorietta (old) Mall of Makati, Metro Manila. This is in support to the Department of Tourism’s conduct of the Treasures of S.O.X. A Travel and Trade Expo which aims not only to showcase the region’s different Tourist Spots and Culture but more so its major and best products.
Featured MSME Exhibitors come from all over the region and are composed of Food Processors that are deemed 1) “export-ready” equipped with either a Food and Drug Administration and/or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Certifications; 2) HandiCraft and Wearable Producers that have the most outstanding designs of product prototypes in the region.
From North Cotabato are: 1) Magpet Agro Industrial Resources Cooperative (MAGIRCO) with its banana chips(first fry and second fry) 2) Don Bosco Multi-Purpose Cooperative whose certifications include Certified Organic Rice, US FDA,HALAL and is famous for its Certified Organic Rice with Black, red and brown rice, honey and ground rice(baby formula).
From Sarangani Province are 1) Cresings Food Products with FDA with its Rice and corn coffee; 2) Alsons Aquaculture Corporation, a leading aquaculture processor company in the region with FDA, HACCP Certifications that will feature its Spanish sardines; 3) Sweet Palm International with FDA, HACCP, ORGANIC Certifications that will bring along its Coconut sugar and coconut syrup that are currently being exported to the United States, Europe and Canada.
From Sultan Kudarat are 1) BROWNCUP COFFEE with an FDA License that will showcase its Arabica and robusta roasted and ground coffee; and 2) Rookie Milling Plant also with an FDA License that will feature its muscovado and muscovado rocks and black-strap molasses.
From General Santos City are two food processors and three craft producers namely: 1) 3 DELS that has joined the IFEX and many National food fairs that will showcase its famous and appetizing achara served by a famous fast food chain nationwide; 2) Rosechie Food Products with an FDA License that will feature its mouth-watering durian, mango, and langka tarts as well as luscious durian and ube candies; 3) KAYAMANAN NI JUAN, a fashion accessory producer that will feature some of its priced coconut-based necklaces, bracelets, bangles and earrings that match the fashion sense of the modern day young professionals; 4) Patwoods Processing, Inc. a famous producer of exceptional wall decors that are made out of wood trimmings and carvings, furniture, door and bamboo tiles; 5)and Mira Craft "Gandang Mais", a leading producer of cornhusk products specializing in Christmas decors and corn husk dolls.
From South Cotabato are five food processors namely 1) Kablon Farms, with an FDA license that will feature its yummy fruit jams and chocolates; 2) South Valley with an FDA License that will showcase its nutritious Calamansi Juice Concentrate/ Calamansi ready-to-drink juices, banana and taro chips; 3) Trully Natural Food Corporation with an FDA and HACCP Certification that will bring its most craved by health conscious-people’s dried pineapple, papaya, mango and other mixed dried fruits combinations. 4) Suchero with an FDA and HaCCP Certifications that will showcase its Coconut Sugar that is already marketed in the U.S. 5) Danlag Women’s Association with an FDA License, a leading producer of Turmeric Tea and Capsules that are all good for the health 6) Alice Best with an FDA license that will display its hot and spicy vinegar “Sinamak”and the appetizing bagoong that are perfect for green mangoes. Two wearable producers namely: 1) Kdatu, producer of Tnalak by products and Tboli brasswares and 2) Klowil which is also into production of Tnalak by products.
Finally, from Cotabato City is the Cotabato Brasswares Association that will feature is inaul and brasswares that are considered as the sole practitioner of the traditional way of molding brass in the country (DTI 12/VTP)
Region 12 to Conduct Investment Mission cum Investment Matching during the Treasures of S.O.X.: Travel and Trade Fair and Expo
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 12, a cooperator of the Department of Tourism (DOT) 12 in the conduct of the forthcoming Treasures of S.O.X: Travel and Trade Fair Expo at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City will spearhead an Investment Mission cum Investment Matching on April 11-14, 2016 as one of the activity’s side events. The Investment Mission cum Investment Matching will provide a venue to promote the region’s various tourism projects to potential investors from outside of Region 12, specifically those in Metro Manila.
It will involve the conduct of a Network Reception Session (NRS) on April 12, 2016 to present the various investment potentials of Region 12, as well as the different big-ticket projects to individual investors for possible joint venture arrangement, or through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) scheme. A One-on-One Investment Matching will follow where interested investors will have a chance to meet with the project proponents to discuss the project details. Company visits will also be arranged, as well as a Benchmarking Session to an identified LGU-initiated tourism project.
Project proponents will come from the region’s Local Government Units (LGUs) and the private sector. Projects range from the construction of tourism accommodation facilities such as tribal houses, villas and hotels; to the development of resorts and eco-tourism parks; golf course upgrading; establishment of shopping malls and supermarkets; among others.
Through the conduct of the activity, the DTI, with the DOT, hope to further the infusion of more investments into the SOCCSKSARGEN region, thereby impact in the creation of more businesses, the generation of more jobs, and an improved standard of living for the people of Region 12. (DTI 12/CCC)
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