Feature: 4 of 6 Caraga producers who qualified for NTF 2009 are first timers
Butuan City (17 February) -- The local producers who will feature their products include Adolph Coco Beads and Helping Hands from Agusan del Norte and Butuan City, Sunrise Corn Coffee and Sinai Sibagat Weavers Association from Agusan del Sur, Bislig City Integrated Coconut Processing Plant and De Lara Agsam Novelites of Surigao del Sur. They will be joined by 200 other exhibitors from all over the country.
Dubbed as " A Tour to Filipino Creativity," the 2009 National Trade Fair is an exhibit of a variety of indigenous materials crafted into functional and creative pieces. NTF is a subcontractor's fair which serves as a meeting point for small and medium enterprise exporters and local as well as international large buyers.
Alex Tan of the Philippine Chamber of Handicrafts, Inc. and Socrates Apollo Botictic of the Center for International Trade Exposition and Mission came to Caraga to evaluate the Department of Trade and Industry's endorsed producers.
All of DTI's endorsed producers passed the evaluation and will be preparing for the NTF in SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex.
The so-called Regional Merchandise Trips done last January 19-20, 2008 gave producers the final go signal for the National Trade Fair [NTF] 2009. From the usual product development activities conducted for each region in preparation for the NTF each year, this time, Regional Merchandise Trips were conducted instead.
The NTF is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and the Department of Trade and Industry's Regional Operations Development Group (RODG) together with the Bureau of Domestic Trade (BDT). (DTI-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]