The Panubli-on, a Regional Trade Fair of Western Visayas

The Department of Trade and Industry Region VI in partnership with SMEs in Western Visayas mounted the 9th Panubli-on Trade Fair at the Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Malls Makati City from Aug. 4-6, 22014.

Panubli-on

This is the 4th year that we have mounted the Trade Fair in Ayala Malls in Makati with different venues for the main fair.  We have maintained our mini fair however at the Groundfloor of the Greenbelt 1.  This year, we were lucky to get the old activity center where we were able to mount the 6 provincial booths in one area.

Antique Set upThe Antique exhibitors waiting for CENTREX for finish setting up the booths.  This year CENTREX was so slow in the set up, with only four staff to haul and mount the booth systems.  We have no choice but advise our exhibitors to come early the following day for the set up of the products.  We were there up to almost 2AM and not one booth had been mounted.

guimaras MangoGuimaras mangoes all stringed and ready for mounting into a mango chandelier.

Set Up (Antique)Setting up of products still on going while the mall is already open to the public.  This has to be improved next year.  Maybe we have to explore other providers of booth systems.

Special setting set-upSpecial setting being finalized in the stage.

Panublion Special Setting

The special setting ready for the Opening….

Antique boothAntique booth displaying bags, placemats, wine holders (made of bariw and abaca, nitocrafts, muscovado sugar and confectioneries, handwoven (hablon) shawls and handerchiefs, taro and banana chips, roasted coffee and herbal teas.

Guests & DTI6 officialsSpecial guests and DTI-6 officials ready for ribbon cutting and opening of the Trade Fair.

Opening flowers and ribbons

 

Ribbon CuttingRibbon-cutting.

beverage area...local coffee brewsBeverage area where we are serving local coffee brews (organic coffee), herbal teas and juices paired with our local delicacies.

Piaya of Ronnie GuancePiaya of Negros Occidental made on the spot by Ronnie Guance.  It was a big hit as the piaya is still warm from the grill and samples are available for free taste.

Doves by Jojo SonilloNew product from Aklan, handmade doves by Jojo Sonillo of Jojo’s Christmas Cottage.  The doves are handmade Christmas decors made of pina cloth.

View from the Escalator 2View of our Panubli-on Trade Fair from the escalator going to the second floor of Glorietta 3.

View 2nd floor right sideAnother view of our Trade Fair…right side, second floor.

We are optimistic that we can mount a bigger Fair next year.  We need to bring the products of our SMEs to urban centers so that more sales will be generated.

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