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The 23rd Graphic Expo 2018, a resounding success

The event featured: creative imaging, signs, and printing technologies
10:23 AM June 13, 2018

A resounding success! The 23rd Edition of Graphic Expo 2018. The Opening Ceremonies hosted by Benedict Jude Thaddeus T. Odina, Fiera de Manila, Inc.; Norelyn T. Babiera, Vice President, Fiera de Manila, Inc. leads the Ceremonial Toast, joining her are: Steve Albano, Vice President, Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines, Iris Chen Cheng of Guangzhou CN Intl. Exhibition & Plot Co. Ltd.; IdN Club Members – Angie Viterbo, Harvey Chua, G-nie Arambulo; Cynthia Pagdilao, Board Director, Zone V Camera Club, Alex P. Montanez, OAAP President, Tomoyuki Fukura-san, Country President, FujiFilm Philippines; Board of Judges of T-shirt Design Contest are: Ian Garvilles, Tees and Prints Enterprises, Mario H. Babiera, President, Photosynthesis, Inc., Marlon Doplon of PrintPlus, Rod Zuniga of KNM Uniprint; Mon Corpuz, Founder, Black Pencil Project gives Inspirational Message to ‘Design Matters’ as this year’s theme; Fiera Project Managers, Kevin Abaquin, Jeffrey Tornea, and Maricor Tornea.

Truly, the Graphic Expo is an institution, a trade exhibition on creative imaging, signs and printing technologies in the Philippines. This year’s edition was successfully staged with disruptive technologies and innovations that can change the world of business last May 31-02 June 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, PH.

Fiera de Manila, Inc. (https://www.fmi.com.ph), as the Organizer of the 23rd Graphic Expo 2018, launched ‘Design Matters’ in an exhibit spanning 7,500 sqm. with 250 booths and 100 Exhibitors displaying the latest state-of-the-art technologies in one marketplace of graphics, creative imaging (photo and video), printing and publishing, signs and out-of-home, multimedia, and many more. These are business solutions that help entrepreneurs and business owners grow, scale and expand their businesses.

The 23rd Graphic Expo 2018 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, PH

Disruptive technologies at the trade show floor as ‘pivots’ or engines of growth for Innovation

The Wedding Gown Fashion Show by Wedding and Portraits Photographers of CALABARZON (WPPC)

Various special events were rolled out for 3 days

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The Opening Ceremonies which was participated by various camera clubs, print sponsors, local and international exhibitors, trade visitors and guests; awarding ceremonies for the winners of the Graphic Expo T-shirt Design Contest and Drone Photo-Video.

The 23rd Graphic Expo 2018 honored the heroic experiences of veteran photo journalist, Linus Guardian Escandor II, for photo documenting the Marawi siege and special tribute to the pioneering advertising photographer in the country, John K. Chua (†).

The 7 Winners of the Graphic Expo T-Shirt Design Contest 2018 during the Awarding in the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Graphic Expo 2018.

Out of 130 Entries, 22 Entries from professional and amateur graphic designers made it as Finalists. The Board of Judges awarded 7 winners with a cash prize of PHP10,000.00 each and Plaque of Appreciation in the Graphic Expo T-Shirt Design Contest 2018. The winners are: Alice Bland Murro, student from Miriam College, Quezon City; Mary Ann Cuevas from Sta. Ana, Manila; Daisy Ann Sabornido Cipre from Matungao, Bulacan; Jeffrey Salut from Mabini, Batangas; Roel Robert Aquino from Mandaluyong City; Katrina Blanca Antonio from Rodriguez, Rizal; and Pauline Villapando, student from Miriam College, Quezon City.

The winners of the Drone Photo-Video Exhibit 2018 in the 23rd Graphic Expo 2018.

The annual Graphic Expo featured the stunning, breath-taking images and videos of talented Filipino Photographers and Videographers
who submitted their photographs and videos taken using drones.

3 entries for each category for Drone Photo and Video were chosen and awarded by the Review and Selection Committee.

The winners for Drone Photos are:

‘Fisherman’ by Mark Jerome Saquing, Rank 1st
‘The Memory Lane’ by Kim Elexis Delos Reyes, Rank 2nd
‘Sierra-Bulones, Bohol’ by Miguel Lorenzo L. Calo, Rank 3rd

The winners for Drone Videos are:

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‘City of Gentle People’ by Adel Mikhael Tulio, Rank 1st
‘The Beauty of Bohol’ by Angel A. Baldapan, Jr., Rank 2nd
‘Landscapes of New Zealand’ by Jose Luis Partoza, Rank 3rd

Trade Visitors were inspired by the creative photographs of the 8 Camera Clubs in Photo Galleries: Digital Light Philippines, Neutral Ground Reborn, Photomarket Philippines, Prima Camera Club, Zone V Camera Club, Wedding and Portrait Photographers of CALABARZON (WPPC), Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP) and Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP).

Body Painting photo session at the 23rd Graphic Expo 2018

Photographers and hobbyists were all participated in the photo sessions in Body Painting

The Wedding and Portrait Photographers of CALABARZON (WPPC) showcased gorgeous and elegant gown designs by Maestro Ramon Santiago in Wedding Fashion Show; and a sexy photo sessions in Body Painting.

Watch the 23rd Graphic Expo 2018 highlights:

The 23rd Graphic Expo 2018 was visited by 12,000 trade visitors for 3 days.

For more details, please contact: +632-8960639, 8960637, email: norelyn@fmi.com.ph
visit website: www.fmi.com.ph

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