CREATE Philippines the 1st international creative industry trade event

CREATE Philippines the 1st international creative industry trade event

I never expected that my passion for creative industry will flourished over the years. Back in college, I always dreamed of being in the corporate world and live a comfortable life. However, as years have passed my views have changed and now am enjoying these two worlds! I decided to pursue my passion in creative (aside from content creations, I also do arts and crafts usually for my personal use which saves me a lot!).

I’ve also grown my passion in advocating and promoting creative talents, especially the locals located in the remote places, to showcase their passion and let the whole world know how dramatically talented they are.

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CITEM Deputy Executive Director Maria Lourdes Mediran, DTI Usec. Nora Terrado, together with CREATE Philippines’ industry partners: BBDO Guerrero Chairman David Guerrero, Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Rhea Matute, Creative Economy Council of the Philippines Founder Paolo Mercado, CITEM Department Manager  Arturo Dimaano, CREATE Philippines Project Manager Leah Ocampo, Endeavor Philippines Managing Director Manny Ayala, ACPI President Miguel Del Rosario, and Brand Guerilla PH CEO Nato Agbayani shares a toast at the launching of the event.

Filipinos are known to be one of the most talented race in the world, and excels in almost all the industry. Our country, the Philippines is among the countries in Asia Pacific that are rich not only for natural resources but also rich in creative talents.

2017 is said to be the year for most creative talents – in music, arts, content and digital – and this multi-billion industry is so huge that there is no sign of stopping.

That’s why the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), is set to take advantage of this multi-billion industry through CREATE Philippines, the country’s first international creative industry trade event.

This event will showcase the different sectors of the country’s creative industry in a bid to advance the Filipinos creativity as one of the key drivers for economic growth.

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“As a country, we want to take part in making crestivity a key component for economic prosperity by intensively advocating and promoting its role in the future of the ASEAN economic community.” Ms. Nora K. Terrado, Undersercretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG), and Chairman of ASEAN Committee on Business and Investments Promotion (CBIP) under the ASEAN National Organizing Council (NOC).

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Talented independent band Ben & Ben

CREATE Philippines will feature the best and brightest in the Philippines’ creative scene and will serve as a developmental platform where all artists, professionals, content creators, and developers can showcase their work and vie for business opportunities.

As a content creator myself, this is an exciting opportunity for the people in my industry as we will have a huge opportunity to enhance our creative skills and this platform will open doors for some more positive opportunities both locally and international.

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This trade event will run together with this year’s 66th Edition of Manila FAME, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event this coming October 20-22, 2017 at the Philippine Trade and Training Center and HallONE, Pasay City Philippines.

CREATE Philippines will serve as an idea hub, pitching events, master class venue, and trade fair, highlighting four (4) high-potential creative sectors: advertising content and production, digital games and apps, film and animation, and performing arts.

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Students, young professionals and veterans of the creative industry will have an opportunity to gather around and present their best and brightest works!

CREATE Philippines will also highlight four specific sectors of the creative industry.

A. The Creative Hub and Talks (CHAT) – With the theme “Developing an International Market for Filipino Creative Content and Creative Services,” CHAT is an information and knowledge-sharing venue where creative professionals and practitioners can exchange ideas, update knowledge and explore collaborations. This will also serve as a platform for industry leaders & influencers to present their respective vision & initiatives towards a globally competitive Philippine and ASEAN Creative Economy.

B. ARTALIVE – A showcase of the Philippines’ creative heritage featuring;
(1) The pre-conquest artistic expressions and crafting traditions
(2) The contemporary products of creativity as featured in Manila FAME, and
(3) The modern global influences in the fields of design, visual communication, music, animation and film.

ArtAlive will include three touchpoints:

CREATION  STATION – Live demonstrations of traditional arts, textile and basketry weaving, instrument making and other forms of creative expressions that aim to give visitors and buyers a glimpse of the rich heritage of the “Archipelago of Creatives” and the work that is put into each Philippine hand-crafted product.

ART INSTALLATIONS – Exceptional work by students, young artists, and industry experts will punctuate the various areas within the exhibition ground, adding creative energy to the whole CREATE Philippines.

INTERACTIVE PODS AND GAME STATIONS – Listen, learn and play. Show visitors will get the opportunity to interact with newly developed games and apps, watch animations, and/or listen to music through this interactive exhibit of anything and everything that is techie and creative.

C. MUSIC FEST – With music as one of the Philippines’ strongest creative assets, CREATE Philippines looks to promote music as a significant contributor to the creative economy. During the three-day event, pocket performances featuring homegrown independent and mainstream artists will showcase yet another dimension of Filipino creativity. This will serve as a prelude to an industry-led participation in international music festivals carrying the banner of CREATE Philippines as a country-branded promotion of the local music industry.

D. CREATOR360 – An event that will showcase ground-breaking and socially-relevant creative content and innovations from the industry, that celebrates creativity and innovation in the age of information and digital connectivity. The event puts the spotlights on the new generation of creative, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who are poised to make their mark on the industry.
Together with CREATE Philippines, CITEM also partnered with creative content companies Globaltronics,  Brand Guerilla PH, and Synergy 88 to re-launch and organize the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2017 with #changeisherenow as the awards show’s theme.
Winners of this prestigious competition could someday become one of the country’s greatest digital artists! The grand prize of this competition is up to Php1Million.

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NDAA2017 is open to individuals or team of students and professionals, depending on the category. Participants can choose which of the categories (Digital Art in Pint, Design/Animation/Motion Graphics, and Digital Games) they want to join. Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2017. For more information, you may visit NDAA 217 website at www.ndaa.globaltronics.net.

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A quick selfie with these wonderful and energetic ladies of DTI-CITEM, Ms. Luz and Ms. Klariz :D One of the best team I’ve worked with!

Are you excited for this year’s CREATE Philippines?

All you have to do is #Savethedate – October 20-22, 2017

I’ll keep you posted for more deeds about this event :D


xoxo, Blair




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  1. Creative industry? That sounds too spread out! But would be a good place to form business ties across industries with similar taste!

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    1. I know right! And am excited for this event!

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  2. Great initiative to create and discover more talent.This is like a gathering of all under one roof.

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    1. You betcha! This is happening and I know it will be a success. I hope many creative people will attend from all over Asia.

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  3. nice event .. best nya kalau i pun dapat ke sana waktu ini.. huhu

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    1. Thank you dear! Keep on visiting my blog for more exciting events.

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  4. There seems to be a lot of great interaction in this event. It's great to see an event that gives artists an opportunity to be seen and discovered!

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    1. Exactly! We have many talented people and its time to help them reach their dreams.

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  5. How awesome is this?! I love to see different cultures working to build up the arts and creativity in their communities!

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    1. Thank you dear! Am excited for this event :)

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  6. Oh now this sounds like an interesting event, I bet it is such a great place to meet those with similar interests and of course most importantly network.

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    1. Yes it is! A great opportunity for everybody :D

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  7. This sounds like a fabulous event! You always go to the coolest ones it seems. I always like to discover talent.

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    1. Thank you dear! This is made possible through the initiative of DTI-CITEM team :)

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  8. Looks like you had a great time at this event! Sounds like something we need worldwide!

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    1. I agree. We start here in the Philippines, and eventually hope they could open this to worldwide talents :)

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  9. When I was younger, my creativity was quashed as creative fields are nonviable. I'm so glad to see that is truly not the case! I'm sure you will discover many new talents at the event!

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    1. Yes and we are all excited for this event! Thank you for visiting!

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  10. What a great way to meet others who do the same work. Great way to network too.

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  11. Wow, getting all those creative minds under one roof will be an explosion of talent. I'm sure it will be extraordinary!

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  12. So happy to see the Philippines highlighted in tech and creative industries. And congrats to you on following your dream! I expect I will see great things from you.

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    1. Thank you Blanca! All the works and (sweat) are worth it.

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  13. I think the creative industry includes so many things, it's hard to really define it. I work in fashion and content creation where you defo need to be creative. Following your passion is what makes you happy! sounds like a great event!

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    1. This event will focus on creative digital industry and yes including content publishing and others. This is the moment for all talented creative Filipinos.

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  14. this sounds like america's got talent tv show..is it the same?

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    1. It is not (yet) a tv show, but who knows! Maybe CREATE Philippines will have its own TV Show in the future :)

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  15. I love events like this because you get a chance to meet and be around so many like minded people and be inspired!
    Luciana, commenting as Ajulydreamer

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    1. It will be a fantastic event to inspire many to follow their passion in any creative industry.

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  16. Sounds like an awesome event! This is the first time I've heard of this, I wish for the success of it.

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    1. Thank you Hannah!
      This is the maiden event and we are all excited :D

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  17. This looks like a great event. Glad to see you were able to be apart of it. Meeting people in your industry will be a great opportunity for you!

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    1. Not only for me, but most importantly an opportunity for all creative individuals to enhance their talents and help them pursue their passion.

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  18. Filipinos are indeed talented, I agree 100% on that. Sa kahit anong larangan, ika nga, may Pinoy na eksperto. Nakakatuwa na kahit 3rd world country lang tayo, kaya natin makipagtapatan sa kanila. :)

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    1. I concur.
      Also, let's not erase the thinking of "3rd world country" because we are not anymore. We are the fastest growing economy in Asia and I strongly believe that this era is our time to shine.

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  19. This sounds great, so wonderful for you to have so much support and so many resources in one place.

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    1. Thank you Alexandra!
      This is one of the reason why living in the Philippines is more FUN!

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  20. Its very nice to see to working so hard to CREATE Philippines stronger and getting smater

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    1. What out for the Filipino creative talents soon here in my blog :D

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  21. Creative industry is right up my alley. Tons of great content, would be great to attend.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      If you happen to be here in the Philippines this October, please come and join us!

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  22. What a lovely event! We're a family of creatives so this is relevant to us. I love that there are new platforms and resources to help artists and creatives now. Tt's obviously one of our country's strengths.

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    1. That's so cool! Hope when you visit the Philippines you can also gain many ideas and inspiration!

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  23. so many platforms for the creative industry in Philippines, how i wish malaysia had them too!

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    1. Next month I'll be in Malaysia and my plan is to discover more inspiration, and travel stories :)

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  24. Nice article and I'm glad you found your passion. Keep on shining. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! But needs to continue to work and learn because its a nonstop passion.

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  25. What an initiative to get more talent and showcase them. Good to know little about Philippines as a country and its talent.

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  26. How exciting for the Philippines. It wi be nice for more people to get out and showcase their talents. I look forward to seeing more talent and creativity from here.

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    1. Thank you Rose, and definitely I will showcase more talents and creative arts here. Hope you can visit the Philippines someday :)

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  27. I had never heard of CREATE Philippines before reading your post. Sounds like a great experience to attend!

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    1. Yeah it is! Visiting here is FREE so there is no reason not to attend and learn :)

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  28. great! keep doing what you doing babe.

    xx
    Puiyeesss

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  29. What a fun and interesting event, hope you had a great time ;)

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  30. What a great event.i am into this kind of creative fields.

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    1. Hello Emi,

      If your time permits, please visit the Philippines and join us to this event :)

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  31. I love events where you not only can see what others do but actually can be seen yourself. I love how this is both a platform and an event.

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    1. Yes and we expect many participants this year. This is the time for many creative people to shine. No age limits!

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  32. Hi Blair, thank you for this article! We appreciate it. See you at the event! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so excited for this event :) Filipinos are worth promoting for :)
      Let's do this!

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  33. These trade show surely gets the attention of right people for the industry

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    1. As long as you have creative ideas, you are widely welcome!

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  34. Wow, this is such a nice event. I am not sure if the same is available in our country. This is a great opportunity for many. Are you not working in the office? Full time blogger?

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    1. Hello Anosa!

      Am still have the full-time 9-5 job , and juggling with my blogging career. Its fun living these two world :)

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  35. This sounds awesome! It will help a lot of people follow their dream and passion.

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    1. I agree and I can't wait to meet them all!

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  36. This sounds like such an interesting event! I would have loved to attend and learned about the Philippine's creative heritage and history.

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    1. Hello Paula,

      Thank you for visiting our website. If you have time this October, please visit CREATE Philippines event at Pasay City.

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  37. This looks like it was a great event for your niche. I love to find events that can further my business.

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    1. I believe everyone can enjoy this kind of event and be supportive to every talents :)

      Thanks for visiting Kelly!

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  38. Looks like a great event & can't think of anything similar in the US. You're lucky to have this venue to inspire & recognize everyone

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    1. Thank you Tina. Together with DTI-CITEM, we aim that more and more Filipinos will showcase their creativeness and talents on whatever fields they wanna go.

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  39. Sounds like a wonderful trade show event. I wish we had more creative events like this in Toronto. Thanks for sharing.

    -Alethea

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    1. Thank you Alethea, yeah hopefully! You can raise your ideas to your nearest trade groups :)

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  40. What a super fun event! I didn't realize how talented this group of people were!

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    1. Oh we have many talented people here in the Philippines, just name what you need and we will provide :)

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  41. Wow! This sounds like an incredible event! I never thought I would've ended up in the creative industry myself. I wish we had events like this near my city!

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    1. We are so lucky that our government are recognizing our talented and creative people. CREATIVE Philippines will be the avenue for all creative people and private sectors for collaborations.

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  42. Nice innovation, Am addicted to creativity I must say.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Gideon! Maybe sometime you can visit the Philippines, and share us your creative side.

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  43. Wow! This looks like it would be an amazing event to attend! I bet I could learn a lot!

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    1. All attendees will have an opportunity to learn and enhance their creative talents through mentorships and other showcases. Plus its free admission. Nothing to lose.

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  44. I also try to champion creative talent. I may not have the skills myself, but I think I have the means to promote them, and help them look for that breakthrough.

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  45. That looks like a fun event. I love the concept behind CREATE Philippines. Creativity is truly an essential element and pretty relevant in today's industries. Hope you get to attend more of these. Cheers!!

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    1. Oh yes! Especially now that I'm one of their media partners :)

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  46. What a great idea for supporting upcoming and local talent and businesses! We need more events like this around the World.

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    1. I agree! I believe on investing on creative and talented people in order to help the country to prosper, more faster!

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  47. Oh yes I totally agree that we are really known for being creative and talented especially in Singing contest. Proud to be half Pinoy too. This event sounds really exciting!

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    1. Hahaha yeah, actually I believe most Filipinos can beat anyone on singing!

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  48. This is amazing. What an amazing journey for you, coming so far. We are hispanic but I swear my husband is part Filipino at heart.

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    1. We Filipinos have also Spanish blood. I think my lineage also have from my great grandfather :)

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  49. I always feel so inspired when I get together for conferences. Seeing others in my field, learning about changes to technology, and connecting with brands all put energy back into my profession.

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    1. I agree. Same reason why I am always excited to cover events that are related to my best interests.

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  50. That is so awesome that you have a community of creators there in the Philippines. I am going to have to work on networking more but it's nice to know that there are such great people out there banding together.

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    1. In order to achieve a common goal, it is best to collaborate with like-minded group of people :)

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  51. Looks like an awesome event. Getting all these creative people together is a great way to network with them.

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  52. Aw it is lovely that you have combined both your passion for creativity and the corporate world! I like that you had a good time at the creative trade show x

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    1. I mastered the art of time management, dear :D

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  53. Great event to showcase local creativity indeed! And a good place to make connections with people who are similarly creative. :)

    Wow, you are a woman with many talents, so great that you are able to pursue your creative passion and at the same time keep your day job. :) More power! :)

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    1. Thank you Ane! Yeah I only mastered time management, and know which one needs to prioritized! :)

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  54. perfect event for the kind of blog you have... i always wanted to attend events like this

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    1. I have a habit of reading local newspapers and checking online for the events available near my city. If I find them interesting, then I will attend. Its a fun way of learning too!

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  55. Wow, this sounds great. I think it's great that this event took place and you received the recognition you deserved.

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    1. Thank you Megan! We aim to inspire and motivate our creative peers!

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  56. It's interesting to see a focus on pre-conquest art forms. Canada has experienced a renaissance of some of our own Aboriginal art forms. It will be interesting to see the same happen in many other countries around the world.

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    1. Let's bring back early art and not allow to fade old traditions.

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  57. Oh wow! I know some friends who would love to participate in this event. Thanks for the heads-up! :)

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    1. You're welcome dear! You should #SavetheDate

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  58. What a great experience. I have never heard of this event. Great way to meet others Hope it is a success

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    1. Thank you Tina! Hope you can visit Manila soon!

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  59. I love all the events that you go to! This one looks so cool. I am sure there are a million great ideas there and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition.

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    1. Hello Aireona,

      Yes, and I'm so excited! I can't wait to share you what I will learn and discover :)

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  60. Looks like a great event, I find so much value going to events, seminars, and networking events like this!

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    1. Thank you Michael! A blogger needs to network properly and not just to party.

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  61. too bad im no longer in the Philippines! would love to support and participate this initiative. www.crayonized.com

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    1. Hello Patricia,

      You can still support virtually through social media. That's why we have it, right? :)

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  62. Looks like you had an amazing time and I hope that there are more successful Create Philippine events in the future. :)

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  63. What a great event. I love being creative, so this event makes me wanna jump in an airplane and be there. I can only imagine how cool it will be for the people who will attend, so many stuff to talk about. Love the poster as well.

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    1. Oh it is still in October. You still have time to book your tickets and have an amazing vacation here in the Philippines and attend CREATE Philippines.

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  64. This sounds like it was a great event. It is important I believe for everyone to have an opportunity to showcase their creativity. This is a great thing for artist of all kinds to get there work out there internationally. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  65. wew such a nice event,
    you must be proud to join that ev
    btw this article is so cool, tx for share

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  66. Great to hear about this! Lots of talent here in the Philippines and it's about time this genre gets some attention.

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    1. I agree. So as a Filipino, I am widely supporting this advocacy!

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  67. This sounds like such a fun event! Would be amazing to meet other creatives at a place like this!

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    1. Exactly! And I know it will be a busy month for me :) I love it!

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  68. This sounds so awesome! Such a great way to meet other people and to utilize some networking! I wish we had more creative events like this here! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hello Nicole,

      Your local government should initiate it because there are also many creative people in your place.

      It will be awesome for the economy.

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  69. I am glad the government know the importance to teach the public about this topic. Many people might know what is business, but very few people really understand it.

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    1. Exactly! This is the year were I find myself getting involved to a more public event and I'm happy.

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  70. Wow this sounds like an amazing event , I wish we had it here in LA too

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  71. This looks and sounds like a great event. I havent been to one like this but I bet its very informative.

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  72. This is a great initiative, I just wish more people are aware and do something similar like you are doing.

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    1. Thank you Elena and I truly appreciate your kind words. Yes how I wish many people will help to this advocacy, because the passion here is on fire.

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  73. Looks like a wonderful event! I bet you had a great time meeting and connecting with diff people sa event. :)

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    1. More networking to do this coming October for it grand opening!

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  74. Hey! That looks like an amazing event and so glad you had fun! Wow didn't know that Philippines is known to be the most talented race in the world ~ now I know ;)

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    1. We are like country breeding of talents, LOL

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  75. Filipinos are naturally creative. Events such as this is a great outlet for such creativity.

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    1. Yes! And this is an opportunity to help them gain collaborations and inspire more.

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  76. Very interesting stuff going on! Anything which focuses on getting those creative juices flowing is right up my alley. Thanks for putting together a little post on this!

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    1. You are welcome Christopher and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  77. So great that Philippines is having this for the very first time. How awesome!

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  78. Sounds like a great event. What a wonderful opportunity for networking and learning.

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    1. I agree. And the best part is learning with support :)

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  79. IT's great to see so much awesomeness happening!

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    1. Absolutely! More awesomeness to be featured here in my blog so stay tuned!

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  80. Wow this is such an awesome hub for the light minded and creative people to share their ideas.

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    1. I agree Kelly! And a chance to network and be mentored by the experts in the industry.

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  81. This looks like such a fun and inspirational event! We have similar events in Los Angeles that I have been able to attend and I always leave so motivated and refreshed with new ideas.

    xo,

    Lisa
    www.prettylittleshoppers.com

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    1. It is amazing, right? And also a great avenue to meet new contacts and new friends.

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