FAIR INFORMATION

FACT SHEET

Manila FAME, The Design and Lifestyle Event, is a trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.


SHOW INFORMATION

FAIR DATE: 16-19 October 2014
FAIR HOURS: 09:00am - 06:00pm on first 2 days | 09:00 - 07:00pm on last 2 days
VENUE: SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines


PRODUCT COVERAGE

  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Home Accents
  • Gifts
  • Holiday Decor
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Apparel & Textiles


CONTACT INFORMATION

The Manila FAME Project Team
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) Golden Shell Pavilion, ITC Complex, Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City 1300, Philippines

Tel: 632.833.1258 | 831.1265 | 831.2201 loc. 203 | 240 | 226 | 243
Fax: 632.834.0177 | 832.3965
E-mail: manilafame@citem.com.ph
Website: www.manilafame.com

EXHIBITOR PROFILE           

Direct and Indirect Exporters, Manufacturers, Traders and Trade Associations


BUYER PROFILE                   

Foreign buyers and local importers, wholesalers, distributors, trading firms, merchandising agents, buying offices, department stores, mail-order houses, architects, space planners, interior designers, etc.


ORGANIZERS                        



HISTORY

Manila FAME, The Design and Lifestyle Event, is the country’s premier trade platform for exports and design, providing opportunities for small and medium scale entrepreneurs to showcase their products in the world market. Manila FAME is one of the longest running trade shows in the Asia-Pacific, featuring the latest Philippine-made creations from artisans and manufacturers and is the only trade event in the country approved by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

CREATIVE DIRECTORS

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BUDJI LAYUG

Budji Layug is an international furniture and interior designer and the first Filipino to open a showroom in the U.S. He studied architecture at the Sto. Tomas University in Manila and Interior Design at the New York School of Interior Design.

His designs incorporate traditional methods and indigenous raw materials like bamboo and other Philippine hard woods. His holistic approach to design, from exterior to interior, has earned him the reputation as an extraordinary interior designer. His fame as a furniture designer stems from his ability to transform organic materials into modern yet timeless designs.

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KENNETH COBONPUE

Kenneth Cobonpue is an industrial designer internationally known for his signature pieces constructed from natural fibers and materials, such as abaca, bamboo, buri, and rattan. He completed his degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute, New York and he was also a scholar in Furniture Marketing at the Export Academie Baden- Württemberg, Germany. He also managed Interior Crafts of the Islands, Inc., a company founded by his mother, Betty Cobonpue.

His designs have earned him numerous awards and accolades, including 12 Mugna and 4 Katha awards for design excellence and Asia’s highest award, the Design for Asia award of Hong Kong.

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JOSIE NATORI

Josie Natori is a renowned international designer and CEO of the Natori Company. Born in the Philippines, she left Manila for New York and studied economics at Manhattanville College. Following graduation, she worked at Merrill Lynch as the first female Vice President of investment banking and became a rising Wall Street star.

From Wall Street, Natori ventured into fashion and founded Natori Co. After more than three decades, the company has grown into a lifestyle brand that includes lingerie, ready-to-wear apparel, home accents, fragrance, and eyewear, selling to upscale department stores in the US, and to at least 15 countries internationally.

VENUE

SMX Convention Center

Strategically located at the heart of the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, Philippines, the SMX Convention Center is five kilometers away from the domestic and international airports. There are also several deluxe and luxury hotels within a three-kilometer radius of the Complex, and SMX has partnered with the best of the array to extend special rates to all our guests. The Manila Bay, world-famous for its picturesque sunset, is immediately behind the SMX.

Within the Mall of Asia Complex are two key public trasport terminals with different means of transportation that cover the entire Metro Manila are. In addition, the Mall of Asia Complex is less than two kilometers away from the central train stations of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT).

With a dramatic glass facade and an elegant main lobby, the SMX Convention Center is arguably the most beautiful facility of its kind in the Philippines today. And in addition to aesthetics, a green sensibility is incorporated into the design philosophy of the 46,647-square meter building making it one of the most environment-friendly convention centers in the Philippines.

Conveniently located beside SM Mall of Asia, the world's fourth largest shopping mall, and within close proximity to prestigious hotels and key public transport systems, the SMX Convention Center has made itself one of the best flagship establishments of the Philippine meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry. Complementing the facility's functionality and flexibility is its highly-trained and dedicated service professinals - always ready to assist clients with their needs to ensure the success of all events held in SMX.

With ongoing developments for office spaces, residential condominiums, and a 15,000-seat arena, as well as a luxury hotel integrated with the SMX expansion project, the SMX Convention Center and the rest of the Mall of Asia OCmplex is set to become a premier convention destination.