|Mindanao Comes to Manila through Mindanao ONE Expo|
DAVAO CITY— The first annual trade exposition showcasing the best of the Mindanao island-region’s gift and houseware products, furniture, fresh and processed food, and travel and leisure services is being held in Manila.
Mindanao ONE: A Showcase of the Island’s Abundance, will run from October 14 to 17, 2001, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
The products being featured at the expo range from finely-crafted and environmentally-friendly wood, leather, fiber and textile items to agri-marine products and electronics.
Mindanao ONE will also focus on the region’s expanding services sectors, which include healthcare and wellness, information technology and communications, energy, tourism, and transportation.
“We want to launch an image of Mindanao that is not about conflict but focuses on its business potential, from small and medium entrepreneurs to its biggest companies,” noted Ann Pamintuan of the Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc., organizer of the event.
Mindanao ONE is supported by PhilExport 11-Davao; the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA); the Export Development Council; the departments of agriculture, interior and local government, science and technology, and trade and Industry (through CITEM, the Center of International Trade and Expositions); and the U.S. Agency for International Development through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program.
The event will also feature Mindanao’s top eco-tourism destinations and investment opportunities in the different subregions.
Published in Philippines Star, October 15-16, 2011; Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 14, 2011; Business Mirror, October 6, 2011; Malaya, October 6, 2011; Manila Bulletin, October 5, 2011; Manila Times, October 6, 2011; Mindanao Daily Mirror, October 5, 2011; Mindanao Times, October 4, 2011; Sun Star Davao, October 4, 2011