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Neg. Occ. Producers to
join Manila biz fair

The Technology and Livelihood Development Center of Negros Occidental is all set for the trade fair in Metro Manila that kicks off Friday, at SM Megamall Mandaluyong, TLDC marketing officer Gerard Tupas said yesterday.

The products will be sent to Manila either today or tomorrow to display and set up  everything in advance, Tupas said.

Among the products that they will display are bags from Calatrava town, organic cookies from Bago City, turmeric from Mabinay town, placemats, tissue holders and other houseware products, he said.

The Technology Resource Center invited TLDC to be a part on its 34th anniversary that will highlight the importance of entrepreneurship even to small producers, Tupas also said.

Joining the trade fair with big companies from Metro Manila is a challenge and opportunity for local producers of Negros Occidental to compete with them, he added.

There will also presentations and introduction to new technologies and innovations that will help business people promote and improve their products and services, seminars and fora on how to expand and start a business, and discussions of the open source technology, Tupas said.

“Micro, small, medium enterprises like we have in TLDC are a great opportunity for us because the learning and the strategies that we can impart to our local producers will surely help them grow their business,” Tupas also said.*LTG



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