Sri Lankan jewelry firm joins trade exhibit

AIMING to establish markets overseas on the strength of craftsmanship, quality, and designs, Premadasas Gems & Jewellery of Sri Lanka will be showcasing its products in the 2nd Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibition (PRBFEX) on Oct. 21-24 at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City.

This was revealed by Honorary Russian Consul Armi Lopez Garcia, who said that Premadasas is the only foreign company in Southeast Asia participating in the Trade Exhibit.

While maintaining its position as Sri Lanka’s ardently-sought brand of quality gemstones and innovative jewelries, Premadasas hopes to achieve a higher level of recognition as a gems merchant and jeweler in the global arena by joining in this four-day event.

Premadasas, after its inception in 1956, experienced unprecedented growth and earned global recognition as it continued to attract an elite international clientele. Half a century later, it effortlessly reached the envied level of being in the top ranks for fine gemstones and jewelry.

A philosophy exclusively focused on customer satisfaction has led to constant staff training and upgrading manufacturing quality standards that maintained the status Premadasas is renowned for.

Premadasas is expected to portray its global strength in the industry by showcasing breathtaking arrays of Sri Lanka’s fine gems and jewelry in the 2nd PRBFEX.

The Trade Exhibition will serve as an educational point of exchange of cultural and economic backgrounds of both the Philippines and Russian Federation. It will showcase the various trade opportunities in both countries.

“We hope to generate more trade opportunities and strengthen relations between Russia and the Philippines through this exhibition,” Garcia said. “This will be a good entry point for the Russians not only to the Philippine market but to the ASEAN and even the rest of the world, and vise versa.”

Lined up for exhibition are products and services related to tourism and wellness; trade promotion and development; mining and energy; education and culture; labor, placement services and outsourcing; and retirement facilities and real estate development.

A Philippine-Russian Art Show, Photo Exhibition, and Cultural Dances are also featured in this event.

The 2nd Philippine-Russian Business Forum is organized by the Philippine Russian Business Assembly Inc. and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Province of Cebu and the Department of Tourism.

The Philippine Exhibits and Themeparks Corp. is co-organizing the event in association with the City of Mandaue, Department of Trade and Industry, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Business Club, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu FAME, Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, and the Cebu Gifts, Toys and Housewares (GTH).

Supporting the four-day affair are the Cebu Energy Development Corp./Toledo Power Corp., CHI/Cebu Property Ventures & Development Corp., Hongkong Express, PLDT-SME, Smart, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Pascual Consumer Health Care Corp.,Epson, Globis Inc., GNM Printing House/SciTechs Digital Solutions, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Be Resorts Mactan, Ng Khai, Pelagos, Olimpe Capital, Gorizont Consulting Corp., Milkfish, Legwork Production & Promotions, Neo Manufacturing Services Inc./Glee Electronics, and San Remigio Pensionne Suites/Primemovers and PRWorks.

Sun.Star Online, Sun.Star Cebu, Business Mirror, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, GMA-7, Philippine Graphic Magazine, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Alcordo Advertising, and Amazing Cebu G Channel, Kommersant, Luxe Magazine and PhotoTravel Magazine are the media partners of the 2nd Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibition.(PR)

Russian vice-guv in Cebu today to keynote trade forum

Russia’s 30-member official delegation arrived in Cebu yesterday to attend the 2nd Philippine-Russia Business Forum and Exhibition, which formally opens today at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City.

St. Petersburg vice governor Igor Metelskiy heads the delegation composed of Russian government officials, private travel group leaders, and members of the press.

Metelskiy is expected to give the keynote speech today and specifically lay down the trade opportunities between the two countries more particularly between Cebu and St. Petersburg.

The two provinces signed a sisterhood partnership last September. Cebu is the only province in the Philippines to have successfully forged a sisterhood agreement with St. Petersburg, which is the second largest and progressive city in Russia next to Moscow.

About 400 local and international delegates are expected to attend the business and exhibition forum, which is also participated by two other major cities in Russia namely Moscow and Vladivostok.

“This year’s event promises to be a useful venue for prestigious business groups to network and explore opportunities that will expand trade and investments between the two countries,” said Russian ambassador to the Philippines Vitaly Vorobiev.

The business forum will have business sessions and roundtable discussions on mining and energy; education and culture; tourism and wellness; labor, placement, and outsourcing; retirement facilities, and real estate development; and trade promotion and development.

A one-on-one business matching and meeting between exhibitors and investors will also be conducted.

Exhibit

In cooperation with major export business groups, the four-day event will throw a grand exhibition of Cebu’s best products rangng from ranging from accessories and housewares to designer clothes and furniture pieces.

The groups include the Cebu Gifts, Toys, and Houseware Manufacturers and Exporter Foundation Inc. (Cebu-GTH), the Cebu Fashion Accessories Manufacturers and Exporters Foundation (Cebu FAME), the Fashion Council of Cebu (FCC), and the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. (CFIF).

Aside from the trade exhibition, an art show, photo exhibit, and cultural dance presentations will also highlight the event.

The art show will display masterpieces from Gregory Pototsky of Russia and his students while the photo exhibit will have 160 pictures of “Philippines and Russia Insights” from 20 Russian photographers, four photographers from Manila, and six from Cebu.

The 2nd Philippine-Russian Business Forum is organized by the Philippine Russian Business Assembly Inc. and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Province of Cebu and the Department of Tourism.

The Philippine Exhibits and Themeparks Corp. is co-organizing the event in association with the City of Mandaue, Department of Trade and Industry, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Business Club, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu FAME, Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, and the Cebu Gifts, Toys and Housewares (GTH).

Supporting the four-day affair are the Cebu Energy Development Corp./Toledo Power Corp., CHI/Cebu Property Ventures & Development Corp., Hongkong Express, PLDT-SME, Smart, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Pascual Consumer Health Care Corp.,Epson, Globis Inc., GNM Printing House/SciTechs Digital Solutions, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Be Resorts Mactan, Ng Khai, Pelagos, Olimpe Capital, Gorizont Consulting Corp., Milkfish, Legwork Production & Promotions, Neo Manufacturing Services Inc./Glee Electronics, and San Remigio Pensionne Suites/Primemovers and PRWorks.

Sun.Star Online, Sun.Star Cebu, Business Mirror, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, GMA-7, Philippine Graphic Magazine, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Alcordo Advertising, and Amazing Cebu G Channel, Kommersant, Luxe Magazine and PhotoTravel Magazine are the media partners of the 2nd Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibition.(PR)