The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair will be held from August 22 to 26 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
Since it was first launched as the brand for national domestic trade fairs in 2013, the yearly stagings of Sikat Pinoy fairs have gained a loyal following among Metro Manila consumers as well as institutional buyers who eagerly look forward to discovering the best products from the regions.
In the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, the Sikat Pinoy fairs have attracted nearly half-a-million visitors and generated almost P400 million in retail sales as well as booked and negotiated orders.
Sustaining the renewed focus on the One Town, One Product (OTOP) priority stimulus program, the 2018 edition of the Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair will showcase OTOP Next Generation products such as gifts, houseware and decor, fashion accessories and wearables, furniture, specialty food, and health and wellness products. Highlighting the products of about 250 MSMEs representing the best products from 16 regions of the country, these will be offered for retail sales to consumers and will also be available for order-taking from institutional and corporate buyers.
Green, organic, eco-friendly, fair trade compliant, and halal-certified products will also be given their own special area, in response to the growing demand for sustainable consumer products.
To serve the needs of MSMEs to access reliable sources of good quality and affordable materials, a section will be devoted to supply chain solutions featuring: (1) raw materials such as yarns, threads, buttons, dyes, zippers, fibers and textiles; (2) intermediate goods like packaging materials, boxes, baskets, ribbons, straws, etc.; and (3) equipment and tools to improve productivity.
The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in cooperation with the DTI’s Regional and Provincial Offices. It is one of the key programs to promote efficient marketing and distribution of local products and services; to expand and strengthen linkages among MSMEs through information exchanges and market matching; and to create awareness of domestic marketing opportunities for new projects, new technologies, and investments.
The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair is open during mall hours from August 22 to 26. Admission is free.
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