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5 Reasons To Get Excited About Manila Fame 2019

5 Reasons To Get Excited About Manila Fame 2019
IMAGE Courtesy of Manila FAME/ CITEM
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Manila FAME, the country's premier lifestyle and design trade event is back with another edition which is set to open this October 17 and run until October 19 at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila. Manila FAME is known for its mission in showcasing the best of Filipino craftsmanship and design ingenuity.


Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) kicks off the 70th Manila FAME through a media preview featuring local exhibitors. From left: Larone owner Jennifer Lo, Cyprea owner Janice Chua, JB Woodcrafts owner Leslie Bituin- Mendiola, DTI-CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan, Acento owner Gerard Morales, and Shell Arts owner Meyte Chan.
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Manila FAME/ CITEM


That said, this year's theme takes a retrospective look into our Filipino design heritage with an onward and modern interpretation to ride today's time and lifestyle. "There has been a surge of nostalgia and reimagining of iconic and heritage design pieces in recent years. It is through this yearning for creative rebirth that we highlight the inherent beauty and distinct creativity of Filipino culture,” says Pauline Suaco-Juan, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). 


Below, we list down five things to look forward to at this year's Manila FAME edition:

1. This is Manila FAME's 70th edition.

"Featuring over 300 home and lifestyle brands, Manila FAME prides itself as the second longest-running trade show in Asia Pacific and the only Filipino trade event recognized by the Union des Foires Internationales, a Paris-based group of the world’s leading trade show organizers."

2. Design Commune takes center stage.

Under the creative direction of Vince Uy, the merchandise development program and curated exhibition space is back to highlight the best of the best. This is done with the support from seasoned design consultants such as Stanley Ruiz, Andrè Chang, Nix Alañon, Kitty Bunag and Mia de Lara.


Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) previews the 70th Manila FAME’s Heritage Reimagined designers commune. From left: Manila FAME Home & Lighting Consultant Stanley Ruiz, CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco- Juan, Manila FAME Creative Director Vince Uy.
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Manila FAME/ CITEM
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3. Artisans Village returns.

Artisan Village "highlights regional distinctive products from Antique and Marawi."

4. You can keep shopping online.

Fashion E-Tailers continues to be a mainstay in the trade show. Get ready to shop for classic and current styles from emergent online fashion retailers at the comfort of your home!


The 70th Manila FAME gives its taste of their exhibit during the media preview featuring local design, fashion, jewelry and handcrafted furniture businesses’ products. The displayed handicrafts are made by Larone, Cyprea, JB Woodcrafts, Acento and Shell Arts.
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Manila FAME/ CITEM


5. Manila FAME presents Eco-Lifestyle Pavilion

This "houses goods inspired by the country’s rich environment as well as a variety of beauty and wellness products. "

For tickets and other information on Manila FAME’s 70th edition, visit and follow its social media accounts at @ManilaFAMEofficial on Facebook, @TheManilaFAME on Twitter, and @manilafame on Instagram. 

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