Photo World Asia 2018 photography trade show successfully launched Thursday, February 1, at the Glorietta Ayala Malls in Makati. The trade show, participated in by camera makers and photography suppliers who offer big discounts on their products, will run until Feb 6. The event is a yearly undertaking of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) which has been holding it since 1987. It is a celebration of the National Photography Week as mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 2156 signed on January 20, 1982.

The trade show at the Glorietta is open to the public for free. The other component of the event, the international photographers’ conference at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati, Feb 2-5, requires registration.

On hand to inaugurate the photography trade show were Photo World Asia 2018 Chairman Manny Inumerable, center, flanked by Director Cynthia C. Lazo of the Medical Travel and Wellness Tourism of the Department of Tourism, Marah Munoz, Miss World Philippines 2016 2nd Princess, and officials from Canon, Nikon, Sony,Fujifilm, Manfrotto/Sigma, media partners, and FPPF officers.

Director Cynthia C. Lazo of the Medical Travel and Wellness Tourism of the Department of Tourism addressing the crowd at the photography trade show.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Photoworld Cup photo exhibit. This is at the Mossimo lane of the Glorietta Ayala Malls in Makati. The gallery will be on display until Feb 6. On hand for the ceremony is Photo World Asia 2018 Chairman Manny Inumerable and Miss Marah Muñoz, Miss World Philippines 2016 2nd Princess, together with Photoworld Cup and FPPF officers.

Entertainment was provided by the Pub 40’s band of Aries Espinosa, Yugel Luzorata, Vincent Borromeo, Jason Aji, and JR Villabrille.

Manila Bulletin Picture Perfect editor Ronald Jayme receiving his plaque of appreciation from Chairman Manny Inumerable.

Mr. Robenson Ong Lo of CameraHaus receiving his plaque.

Fujifilm Philippines president Tomoyuki Fukura receiving his plaque.

Roby Sibal and Nits Volante of PictureBooks receiving their plaque.

Kazuhiro Ozawa, President of Canon Marketing Phils., receiving his plaque of appreciation. The FPPF has issued plaques of appreciation in recognition of the support by camera makers and photography suppliers to Photo World Asia 2018.

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