38 Aklan MSMEs gather in Product Expo 2014

Some 38 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from Aklan participated in the Product Expo 2014 mounted at the SM City Events Center here.

Engr. Diosdado Cadena Jr., Provincial Director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Aklan, said the Aklan Product Exposition 2014 provided an opportunity for Aklan MSMEs to showcase their innovative products to the regional market in Iloilo City and neighboring provinces.

“The Aklan Product Expo aims to sustain the competitiveness of Aklan MSMEs in the local markets and provide opportunities for these MSMEs to increase product visibility, generate market leads and increase sales,” he said.

He said that the unique and stylish hand-woven fashion, gifts and housewares developed by Aklan MSMEs through the SME Roving Academy (SMERA) and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting will be highlighted during the one-week exposition from October 23 to 29.

“Product innovation and development activities from Aklan will also be showcased during the product expo,” he said.

Aklan’s well-known meat and bakery products are also displayed and made available for sale, as well as health and wellness and tourism-related and support products.

The theme of this year’s Aklan Product Expo is “Spreading the WINGS of Enterprise Development”.

The project is organized by DTI, Hugod Aklanon Producers Association, Inc., and in partnership with the provincial government of Aklan. (JSC/LTP-PIA Iloilo).dpuf

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