Northern Mindanao is a proud producer of quality products and services that celebrate the creativity and heritage of its people. These products will be showcased at the “Kahimunan Northern Mindanao Regional Trade Fair 2009” at the Rotunda, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, from August 24-30, 2009.

The “Kahimunan (Creations of Northern Mindanao) Regional Trade Fair 2009” is an annual event organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Region 10.

The one-week fair will feature products and services of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME’s), One Town One Product (OTOP) products, and the exporters of the region – from fresh to processed food, home style and living, beverages, fashion accessories, condiments and spices, health and organic products, to local tourism development.

As a side event during the fair, a Raw Material Showcase will be featured. This exhibit will highlight the intensive raw material development and product manipulation of indigenous materials like romblon and cogon grass to mats, bags, handmade paper and furniture upholstery materials.

Institutional buyers from Manila will grace the affair and conduct product assessment, business matching and one-on-one consultation with the local producers.

The trade fair is a marketing event to enable MSME’s to promote and access new markets for their products. Series of pre-trade fair seminars and product development are organized as part of the preparatory activities.

The fair is organized by DTI and is a component activity of the 2009 Cagayan de Oro City Fiesta Celebration.

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