ZAMPEX 2013 to showcase Zampen’s champion products PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 July 2013 14:24

Zamboanga Peninsula’s six champion products – rubber, coconut, seaweeds, abaca, mango and processed fish will take centerstage in the upcoming trade event in Zamboanga City dubbed as ZAMPEX 2013.

Trade and Industry  Regional director Nazrullah Manzur disclosed that ZAMPEX (short for Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Exposition), will take advantage of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October as a marketing venue for the said products.

The region’s champion products according to Manzur, had been identified as such through RDC resolutions in 2005 and 2011. They are at the same time the region’s priority industry clusters. Their selection is based on certain criteria such as their contribution to the regional economy, comparative advantages, and potentials for further development.

“ZAMPEX 2013 will be both a marketing and promotional event for these industry clusters as we plan to put up a special setting that will showcase the various products derived from the six and also the numerous business and investment opportunities along their respective value chains – from production, to processing to marketing,” Manzur said.

“There will of course be other products that will be up for sale during the event mostly coming from the SMEs that we have assisted through product development. These include various food products, jewelry and fashion accessories, gifts and housewares, handicrafts, among other from all over Region 9,” Manzur said.

“We also expect exhibitors from other regions in Mindanao to participate in this trade event and we allocated several booths for them,” Manzur said.

ZAMPEX 2013, according to Manzur, will be held at the spanking Centro Latino building in Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City on October 10-13.Entrance to the trade grounds is free and is open from 10:00 in the morning up to 10:00 in the evening.— LOWELL S. VALLECER