Friday, November 16, 2007

Creativity and Innovation

quirky and playful Yo-Yo daybed made from the humble lampakanay,
designed by Carlo Tanseco

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), the Philippines will host the 1st AHPADA International Arts and Crafts Expo at SMX Convention and Exhibition Center at the SM Central Business Park on 22-25 November 2007.

With the theme "Creativity & Innovation: A Renaissance ", this four-day event will highlight the culture, lifestyle and arts & crafts of the different participating countries. This will provide great awareness about the significance and the beauty of arts and crafts in each country's cultural roots and economic growth. This interactive event affords us an opportunity to capture prospective suppliers, forge possible joint ventures, and expand your business network, among others.

Participating countries includes Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, USA (Hawaii) and Vietnam either through their government or the private sector.

The Expo will give us a chance to see the products and skills of ASEAN craftsmen and the rest of the world.

This is an opportunity for us to witness a sensory celebration of life, as AHPADA showcases the best of international arts and culture.


3 comments:

Senor Enrique said...

Where exactly is the SM Central Business Park?

This seems a wonderful event to attend. Thanks for sharing :)

luna miranda said...

The SMX Exhibition & Convention Center is the new building beside SM-MOA...it's across the supermarket.

There's going to be a lot of creative synergy in this exhibit.

Senor Enrique said...

Wonderful! Now I have a reason to go to MOA :)

A friend just told me that there is an art exhibition going on now in there. A friend of hers who is a potter has a booth.

Thanks, Miranda!