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MANILA, Philippines – Philippine wedding planners will formally open an exposition in Singapore to showcase world-class Filipino talent and promote the Philippines as a prime international wedding destination.

The event, dubbed “Philippine Weddings @ Singapore,” is a two-day expo opening on July 27 at the Raffles Convention Center in Singapore jointly organized by Destination Events & Business Solutions (DEBS) and the Philippine Association of Wedding Planners (PAWP).

DEBS president Giselle De Leon said they are grateful for the support the Philippine government is extending to the expo.

 “Since his appointment in May, Philippine Amb to Singapore Antonio Morales has been aggressively pushing for stronger economic ties between the Philippines and Singapore. His presence at the expo is a strong sign that our government now sees a lot of economic potential in the wedding industry,” De Leon said.

For her part PAWP president Liza Alviedo said: “By going international, we are sending a strong signal that the Philippine wedding industry is now ready to provide services at the highest level.  There is a large of pool of talent in the country that is just waiting to be tapped.”

The expo, the first in a series of international roadshows stretching to January next year, will feature more than 50 companies involved in the wedding industry that are currently providing services across the country.

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Among the participating companies include those in fashion design, photography, catering, jewelry, hotels, and resorts.

De Leon said the companies they are bringing to Singapore are those with proven track records in the business.

 “We are going to Singapore with leading companies and suppliers.  This is important because just as we want to have our countrymen working abroad to have their weddings in the Philippines, we also want foreigners to strongly consider having their marriage vows here in the country,” De Leon said.

After Singapore, the expo will next be staged in the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Canada.

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