The Buyers’ Night was opened by Philippine Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose L. Cuisia Jr., Commercial Counselor and DTI Special Trade Representative Maria Roseni Alvero, and Mr. Clayton Oxford of Phillips Collection.
More than 60 guests graced the “Buyers Only” event and showed appreciation for the Philippine-made home accents. Most of the attendees are members of the high-end interior design industry and furniture and home furnishings retail industry in the Washington Metro, and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland areas.
Ambassador Cuisia and STR Alvero presenting the exhibit to Japanese Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, who showed appreciation of the uniqueness of furniture design and artisanal creations from the Philippines.