Some womentrepreneurs (WMEs)from Regions 1, 2, 3, and CAR recently participated in a Product Development training and one-on-one coaching on 21 July 2017 at La Jenns Hotel and Resto Grill, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

For Region 02, Ms. Thelma C. Galutera, President of the Karigo Corn Husk and Fashion Accessories, was the sole representative in this event.

The activity aimed to equip WMEs with innovative and creative designs to make their products internationally market-ready.  It served as the initial preparation stage of WMEs for the Manila Fame 2017 on October 20-22, 2017.

The event has three components, namely: (1) the GREAT Women Orientation led by Mr. Hubert Par from DTI-PMT; (2) the Manila Fame Orientation headed by Ms. Wind Añonuevo and Ms. Bea Hernandez from CITEM; and (3), the Product Development Coaching Session which was conducted by the renowned designer and consultant of DCP, Mr. Pj Arañador.

Among the organizers of the event were the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), and the GREAT Women Project 2 through the Department of Trade and Industry—Planning Management Team (DTI-PMT).