Calgary, 11 July 2022 – The Philippine Trade Expo Roadshow in Alberta and Saskatchewan, a joint project of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary and the Edmonton-based not-for-profit organization Filipino Canadian Trade Expo and Mission (FCTEM), will kick off on 15 July 2022 at 10:00 AM at West Edmonton Mall (WEM).

WEM, the largest mall in Alberta and second most visited mall in Canada, will be the site of the three-day trade exhibit that will feature high quality handicrafts and other products of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Philippines.

Philippine handcrafted products, such as Christmas decor ornaments, Capiz parol (Christmas lanterns), wooden nativities, ladies fashion jewelry and accessories, purses, are among the items that the public will see at the trade exhibit. It will also showcase Filipiniana dress, Barong Tagalog (traditional and coat), tops, gowns, seasonal wear, handmade bamboo and wood products, abaca footwear, home decor, and other specialty food products.

The Philippine Trade Expo’s grand opening in WEM will also feature a fashion show and cultural performances.

The complete schedule of the trade exhibit is as follows:

· 15 to 17 July 2022: West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta

· 22 to 31 July 2022: K-Days, Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

· 5 to 7 August 2022: Philippine Consulate General, Calgary, Alberta

· 12 to 14 August 2022: Cornwall Centre Mall, Regina, Saskatchewan

The Philippine Trade Expo Roadshow in Alberta and Saskatchewan is part of the PCG’s economic diplomacy program to promote Philippine exports to Canada and support the Philippines’ small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The public is invited to visit and support the Philippine Trade Expo Roadshow. END.