In line with this year’s Balangay Festival, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga, Gifts Decors and Housewares Entrepreneurs Caraga Inc. (GDH) and One Town, One Product (OTOP) will once again launch a regional trade fair and exhibit dubbed “Buy Caraga By Caraga: Balangay Edition.”
It will run from May 15 to 19, 2019 at the Atrium, Robinsons Place Butuan. This annual trade fair and exhibit will showcase the handicrafts, wearables, beverage, fresh and processed foods, and other region’s best products.
According to DTI Caraga regional director BrielgoPagaran, it provides a bigger and better platform for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in promoting the locally produced town favorites.
As part of the event, the mall, hotel and restaurant representatives and owners will also converge in a market matching activity wherein the local suppliers will be meeting them and agreed in terms on the possible products they can offer. This gives a chance for the local producers to regularly supply the clients with their quality products.
The organizers are inviting the public to visit the trade fair and choose from a variety of food and non-food items created by local entrepreneurs coming from different areas in the region.
Pagaran is also encouraging the consumers to support the homegrown businesses to sustain the growth of the local economy.
“Join us this summer and experience a more exciting way of discovering the authentic creations of our local producers. Support the local entrepreneurs the take pride of the products manufactured in Caraga region,” added Pagaran. By Venus Garcia/PIA-Caraga