Thursday, December 25, 2014


Friday, December 5, 2014, the 2nd BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES (BFEP) 2014 – “Shop + Learn “+ Play”, the biggest family event of the year, was officially launched at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Hall 1, Pasay City. On its second year, the best baby, kids, pregnancy and parenting products and services were all gathered in one place.
 Gracing the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony was Department of Health Assistant Secretary,Dr. Eric Tayag, who shared guidelines on building happy, healthier families. Johnson & Johnson’sDr. Tricia Subido shared with parents how to choose what’s best for your babies. Also, present during the event were Joana Marie Benitez of Sun Life Financial; Mark Salecina of Tupperware Brands Philippines; and Juan Carlos Villacis, Strategic Development Director of Wilkins, Dr. Maria Melanie Liberty Alcausin, Director of New Born Screening Reference Center; Bien Delgado, National Director of SOS Children Villages; and The Voice Philippines’ Thor Dulay and many more.

Highlight of the opening ceremony was the Baby and Family Expo Philippines Best Brand Awards, a recognition of distinguished brands who continue to manifest excellence in the baby, kids, pregnancy and parenting industry.  Included in the roster of awardees for Innovative Product Awards were: Mustella (Best Maternity Products), Federated Distributors Inc.  (Best Baby Care Products), Tula Baby (Best Baby Travel Gear), Miss Space Maker (Best Baby Bedding and Furniture), Learning Way (Best Educational Product), and St. Patrick (Best Baby and Children Apparels and Accessories). Special recognitions were given to the top eight brands for providing quality, child safe and innovative products. Top Brand awardees include: Baby Mama (Maternity Products), Johnson & Johnson (Baby Care Products), Fursys (Baby Bedding and Furniture),Bebecom (Baby Travel Gears), AKA International Limited (Baby and Children Apparels and Accessories), Fatty Brain Toys (Baby Toys), Grolier International (Educational Products), andStabilo (Arts and Crafts).
From December 5-7, 2014, the whole family can avail of exclusive promotions from over 100 exhibiting stores and brands. Baby and Family Expo Philippines (BFEP) is providing parents and expecting parents tips and trends from industry experts on various topics such as pregnancy, newborns, infants, toddlers, kids and parenting in the form of seminars, workshops, company presentations and interactive activities. One of the highlights of the event is the Philippine Family Summit, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The summit will focus on the four pillars that will help build a happy family home – financial wellness, good health, excellent education and lasting relationships. Moreover, children can enjoy interactive activities, exciting games, as well as the various attractions inside the hall, including the Toy Museum, World of Science, Arts & Crafts Studio, Face Painting Station, Wonderland Playground and many more.
“ This 2014 we are glad to showcase 10 international exhibitors with more innovative products and services, as well as educational seminars, games, magic shows and a large playground area to be enjoyed by all the kids. We are looking forward to further promote and grow the industry and provide quarterly educational parenting events in 2015,” said David Abrenilla, founder and managing director of Baby & Family Expo Philippines and CEO of MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS, INC.
Baby & Family Expo Philippines is organized by MEDIACOM SOLUTIONS INC., a specialized trade marketing, business community building company and a professional exhibition and convention organizer in the Philippines. The event is supported by the Department of Health, New Born Screening Reference Center, Philippine Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, SOS Children Villages Philippines; and sponsored by Wilkins Water, Tupperware Brands, Johnson & Johnson, The Medical City, Sun Life Financial, Philippine Airlines and Manulife. 
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