Treasures Of SOX
Come and discover the Treasures of SOCCSKSARGEN as we celebrate convergence of various government agencies in Region 12 in the Southern Philippines.
The 3rd Regional Showcase of SOX Products and Services held last November 16-20, 2016 at SM City, General Santos City showcased the delectable fresh and processed food, the artistically crafted Gifts, decors and handicrafts (GDH) and the beautiful tourism destinations in SOCCSKSARGEN Region.
The said expo was participated by our seventy micro, small and medium enterprises, of which their products are representative of the talents and bounty of the region.
Component events during the event include:
- the Regional Agri-Aqua-Trade Fair,
- Pavilion of SOX Destinations,
- Craft Emporium, Special Settings of SOX Products for ASEAN (BIMP) Market,
- S.U.P.E.R. Consumers Showcase,
- Treasures of SOX Trade and Travel Show,
- Forum on Doing Business in Indonesia, and
- various Trainings and Seminars.
Treasures of SOCCSKSARGEN, 3rd Regional Showcase of SOX Products and Services
Oks sa SOX!
November 16-20, 2016,
The Department of Trade and Industry Region XII in partnership with other regional offices such as the Department Of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department Of Labor and Employment and SOCCSKSARGEN Local Government Units converged for the conduct of the TREASURES OF SOCCSKSARGEN: 3rd Regional Showcase of “SOX” Products and Services at the Event Center of SM City General Santos.
The event was a showcase of delectable fresh and processed food, artistically crafted Gifts, Decors and Handicrafts (GDH) and the beautiful tourism destinations in SOCCSKSARGEN Region.
Now on its third year, more than 70 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from all over SOCCSKSARGEN actively participated during the trade fair. Their products has served as representative of the talents and bounty of the region.
The ASEC of the DTI – ROG during his keynote speech emphasized the importance of the SMEs in our economy; asked the community to support, to patronize, and to help promote the businesses for the success of our SMEs.
To make the stay of the visitors more productive, component events such as the Regional Agri-Aqua-Trade Fair, Pavilion of SOX Destinations, Craft Emporium, S.U.P.E.R Consumers Showcase, Treasures of SOX Trade and Travel Show, Forum on Doing Business in Indonesia and various trainings and Seminars were organized and conducted.
Towards the end of the event, the exhibitors expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the assistance given by the DTI. The said assistance provided a significant boost in growing their businesses. Exhibitors thanked the organizers as well for conducting an income-generating event. Some exhibitors shared their experiences during the 5-day event and encouraged other SMEs to join similar events such as this. (Interviews)
With the outpour of support shown by the residents of the region, through buying the different products displayed, the organizers of the trade fair were very happy and thankful. Constant visits and purchases by the people helped them surpass their target total sale of 10M. (Interview)
As agreed during the MOA signing of different agencies, the Treasures of SOCCSKSARGEN (TOS) will be institutionalized and Department of agriculture gladly received the key for the hosting of the next TOS.
The diverse products and services that was shown during the 3rd Treasures of Soccsksargen are a proof of regions economic potential. The showcase of unique talents and exceptional skills through crafts and other products is a manifestation that region 12 is a home of talented and business-minded pople. By boosting our local SMEs through providing them trainings, financial supports, and network buildup, we can go forward to the next level. Expanded market reach and constant cash flow will not only benefit our SMEs, it will also help showcases the best we can offer – our products, our tourist destinations, our skills, our culture.
May kalidad ang tatak Pinoy. May kalidad and tatak SOCCSARGEN. Let us patronize our local and high quality products. Let us share our MSMEs’ stories. Let us influence fellow consumers to buy our own. In turn we are helping for a better and prosperous SOCCSARGEN.
Oks sa SOX, diba?