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3 Must-Visit Events on March 14 and 15

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Drop by Manila FAME, Philippines International Furniture Show, and WORLDBEX!

Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

What are your plans this weekend? If you want to find decorating ideas for your home and support the local design industry, here are three events that you should visit:

Manila FAME

  • WHEN: March 13 to 16
  • WHERE: SMX Convention Center

Considered as the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products.

It features finely selected furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.

Manila FAME is the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and is the only trade event in the country that is approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI)the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Philippines International Furniture Show

  • WHEN: March 13 to 16
  • WHERE: SMX Convention Center

The Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS) showcases our local furniture designers’ exquisite craftsmanship and impeccable designs. International trade buyers from different countries such as the United States of America, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Turkey, and India will be present at the event.


  • WHEN:  March 11 to 15 
  • WHERE: World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center

With almost 500 exhibitors from various sectors of the industry, the 20th Worldbex is a one-stop shop for professionals and enthusiasts that are looking for new products and services. 

If you plan to go to WORLDBEX, you can attend "RL Talks: The Economics of Design: How to Look at Things Differently" on March 15 (4 to 5:30pm) at the World Trade Center lobby. 

You can also visit the Real Living Lounge. Drop by to learn more about the brand, the magazine, and the website. 


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