50 MSMEs to join 3-day Trade Fair at Jaro Plaza

The Iloilo City Government in partnership with Produkto Lokal will hold a Trade Fair at Jaro Plaza Bandstand starting 4pm on May 25-27.

“Mayor Joe III Espinosa’s Pag-Ulikid program aims to bring social services closer to the people. He also advocates for ‘Invest, Invest, Invest’ to strengthen the business climate in the city as well as promoting micro- entrepreneurs. That is why the City Government partners with them for this three-day Trade Fair,” Local Economic and Investment Promotions Office (LEIPO) head Ritchel Gavan said.

Produkto Lokal is being run by the Youth First Initiative which gathers micro-entrepreneurs and provides them with venue where they can display their products for selling.

The activity will gather 50 exhibitors who belong to food, non-food, and farm sectors.

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“Through the LEIPO, we expose these micro- entrepreneurs to the market, then link them to the suppliers, provide assistance to them by helping them how to register their business and link them with financial institutions for them to become part of formal economy,” Gavan said.

She noted the City Government plans to conduct the Trade Fair every month.

Gavan encouraged those who underwent the City Government’s product labeling and packaging workshops previously to participate and apply their learning. (Merianne Grace Ereñeta/Iloilo City PIO)

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