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National Trade Fair puts spotlight on sustainable and green products

Published Aug 19, 2023 11:00 am

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)–Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) will host the 2023 Hybrid National Trade Fair which opens on Aug. 23 at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. The fair runs until Aug. 27.

The event, which will be attended by DTI officials and guests from partner agencies, will showcase sustainable, green, and eco-friendly materials and products, as well as digital innovations for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

“The 2023 Hybrid NTF is aimed at accelerating the development and production of products based on the principles of eco-friendly manufacturing and sustainable consumerism,” said BDTP director Marievic Bonoan. “We believe that this event will be a great opportunity for MSMEs to showcase their sustainable products and services, and to connect with potential customers and partners.”

Organized in partnership with the DTI Regional Operations Group, the five-day event will feature over 250 MSMEs from the country’s 16 regions. The exhibitors will showcase and sell a rich selection of non-food products such as furniture and furnishings, woodcrafts, metalcrafts, leathercrafts, home décor, houseware, apparel made of indigenous textiles, modern and traditional formal wear, fashion accessories and wearables made of eco-friendly materials, gift collections, souvenir items, holiday décor, personal care, and health and wellness products.


Fairgoers will also be able to experience various special settings and pavilions, including:

  • Philippine Sustainability Pavilion featuring bamboo, coconut, natural fibers, and grass
  • Innovative Coconut-based Products cluster
  • Other Innovative Products cluster
  • Rural Agro-enterprise Partnership for Inclusive Development and Growth Project (RAPID) special setting
  • KAPEtirya: Coffee Pavilion
  • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Project Beneficiaries special cluster
  • Philippine Green Living and Holiday Décor Pavilion
  • #FlexPHridays photo corner

In line with the DTI’s digitalization strategy, the 2023 National Trade Fair continues to expand the market access of participating MSMEs through e-commerce platforms and social media channels. All NTF exhibitors will be featured in the upcoming edition of Sisidlan: The Official NTF 2023 digital product catalog, which includes the product information and contact details of the exhibitors. Buyers outside Metro Manila can follow live updates of the physical show through online streaming on the BDTP Facebook page.

The 2023 National Trade Fair is organized in collaboration with the DTI regional and provincial offices.  

To know more about the 2023 National Trade Fair and other programs of the DTI-BDTP, follow its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or email BDTP Director Marievic M. Bonoan at [email protected].

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by BDTP.