The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
CITEM is committed to developing, nurturing, and promoting globally competitive micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), exporters, designers, and manufacturers by implementing an integrated approach to export marketing, in partnership with other government and private entities.
For three decades, CITEM has established the country’s image as the premier destination for quality export products and services. It continues to set the highest standards of creativity, excellence, and innovation to achieve export competitiveness in the international market.
As the prime mover in export marketing, CITEM provides export-driven programs, spearheads official participation in overseas trade fairs, and organizes signature events in the Philippines and high-profile promotional activities in key markets abroad.
CITEM undertakes design for export initiatives:
- Brand Building;
- Export Coaching;
- Product/Merchandise Development;
- Young Designer Development;
- Local-International Designer Collaboration; and
- Permanent Showroom
CITEM is the proud Owner and Organizer of the following SIGNATURE EVENTS
The country’s premier design and lifestyle event, 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.
The country’s biggest international trade exhibition on the Philippines’ and Asia’s ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products.