ZAMPEX. Mayor John Dalipe (center) and Department of Trade and Industry regional director Al-Zamir Lipae (2nd from right) pose for a photo as they check the products from one booth during the opening of the Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition on Thursday (Oct. 6, 2022). The activity aims to showcase the best products of micro, small and medium enterprises in the region. (Photo courtesy of Zamboanga CIO)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor John Dalipe underscored Friday the significance of the ongoing Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (ZAMPEX 2022) here in showcasing the “best of the best products” of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

“Through this, the MSMEs are given the platform to make contact with potential buyers and suppliers to strengthen their existing partners, distributors, and suppliers,” Dalipe said in a statement.

Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the October 6-9 ZAMPEX 2022 aims to facilitate the promotion of locally-made products of MSMEs in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Grace Aduca, the city’s DTI director, said this year’s exposition features the investments and tourism potentials of the region.

“The products, both food and non-food, for this year’s ZAMPEX are competitive since the quality and packaging were improved through a series of training we conducted,” Aduca said.

Anchored on the theme “Rediscover, Rise, and Reap”, this year’s ZAMPEX forms part of the October 1-31 Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. (PNA)