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Manila FAME (Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers’ Exchange) was founded in 1983 by by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and is one of the longest running trade shows in the Asia-Pacific.

Since its founding, the show has been featuring the latest creation and design trends in furniture and furnishings, holiday and gifts and fashion. Through the years, Manila FAME has been nurturing Philippine creative manufacturers and producers and continues to promote them in the global market.

It is the only event in the Philippines approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers.

In October 2011, Manila FAME and three other major sourcing events in the Philippines — manila nowCEBUNEXT andBijoux Cebu — merged into a single event in order to bring even more products to more buyers, serve more markets and showcase Philippine design and artistry. The show highlighted products set in a retail concept and developed under three global trends: Naturalist, Mood Indigo and Graffiti. It also featured skilled artisans demonstrating their craft in creating products with the use of indigenous materials such as capiz, buri and rattan. Read more at  THECITEMBLOG.

The successful collaboration continues for Manila FAME’s 55th edition in March 2012.

Fair Dates : 14 – 17 March 2012
Fair Hours/Venue: 09:00 am – 06:00 pmSMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City


An exciting collection of home products developed by Michael Cleghorn and Linda Simpson under CITEM’s Merchandise Specialist Program, reflecting three global trends: ParadisoStone Age, and Tribal Fusion.

The brilliant colors found on the shores of the Mediterranean inspire this signature collection, Paradiso. Painting our palette are resident bougainvillea, sunflowers, striped espadrilles, and Sicilian hand painted tiles. Boldly checkered rattan and painted metal bistro sets and basketry prevail along with boldly painted tableware modeling fish and flower illustrations. Folkloric embroidery taken from French peasant blouses finds its way on to fashion accessories, table linen, and pillows.

Stone Age
A contemporized architectural style with its minimalist design aesthetic is signatured here. Texture plays a major role in this thematic position mirroring reptiles, refracted crystals, sea shell fragments, granite, and natural woven materials. Our palette uses shades of gray which continues their emergence as today’s new black stippled with peridot, aquamarine, and topaz as sophisticated accents.

Tribal Fusion
Our richly woven tribal aesthetic conjures up  a warm country lifestyle retreat for the soul. Recycling, and repurposing raw materials into treasured home furnishings  take the stage.  This position is populated with Ikats, tanned leather,  rustic  basketry,  beaded pillows , hand-carved furniture — all carrying a warm vegetable-hued palette accented with indigo and chestnut.

See Exhibitor’s List  HERE.

For more information:

For more information, please contact:Manila FAME International Secretariat
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Golden Shell Pavilion, ITC Complex, Roxas Boulevard corner
Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City 1300, PHILIPPINES
Telephone : (Home Lifestyle) 632.833.1258 / 831.2201 Local 240 / 243
(Fashion Lifestyle) 632.831.1265 / 8312201 Local 203 / 226
Fax : 632.834.0177 / 832.3965
E-mail : manilafame@citem.com.ph
(Main email address for all sectors for general communications.)
(Main email address for all sectors for submission of online applications only.)
Events Management Arturo C. Dimaano 831-5001 artdimaano@citem.com.ph
Clients Management Maria Rita O. Matute 833-1258 / 832-5033 rmatute@citem.com.ph
Overall Project Manager James Rodney Romana 832-5039 jromana@citem.com.ph
Special Events Rowena Mendoza 832-5039 rmendoza@citem.com.ph
Exhibitor & Client Services Doris U. Gacho 831-1265 dgacho@citem.com.ph
Venue Design & Management Arch. Manny Benigla 832-3956 ebenigla@citem.com.ph

Are you going to attend the invite? I might be going there so I hope to see you.