The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Aklan is gearing up for its 19th Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival at the Trade Hall, Capitol Grounds in Kalibo, Aklan on April 21-26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Themed “Greening Local Products towards Competitiveness”, the trade fair will showcase various products of Aklan, especially environment-friendly products of local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), such as natural dyed abaca and pina fabrics, mood lamps made of scrap woods and coco shells, virgin coconut oil, etc.
At least 77 MSMEs and local government units (LGUs) will participate in the trade exhibit which officially starts at 2 p.m.
The fair will feature products from different sectors such as processed food, home style and wearables, bamboo, coconut, health and wellness, among others. This year’s trade event aims to generate P5.250 million in sales.
Aside from the local consumers in Aklan, members of various industries such as the tourism sector and institutional buyers are invited to visit the trade fair.
Alongside the Fiber Festival, DTI has lined-up a series of programs and activities through its Negosyo Center:
a) One-on-one consultation with national government agencies, business development service providers and industry associations;
b) Product Development Clinic and skills demonstrations;
c) Orientation seminar on Branding;
d) Business Financing Fair;
e) Training Workshop on Souvenir items and Fashion Accessories; and
f) Cacao Techno Forum. These activities will run in the duration of the fair.
This marketing event is a public-private partnership project of DTI-Aklan, Provincial Government of Aklan, Hugod Aklanon Producers Association, Inc., Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority and Aklan Piña and Indigenous Fibers Manufacturers and Traders, Inc.
Participating MSMEs with Most Innovative Product, Best Product Collection, and Best Booth will be recognized during the trade fair.
DTI enjoins all Aklanons to visit the Fiber Festival, and avail of the programs and services of the Negosyo Center.