The Philippines participated at the 14th Hotel Show 2013 which was held last October 28-30 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The participation was organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and featured ten (10) of the Philippines’ best design-forward manufacturers. Shown here with the Philippine delegation are Ambassador Grace R. Princesa, Consul General Frank Cimafranca, and Commercial Counselor Paisal D. Abdullah. The Philippine Pavilion branded, “Design Philippines” , was able to showcase to the Middle East buyers and visitors the wide array of Philippine contemporary and classical indoor and outdoor furniture and furnishings for hotels, restaurants and similar projects. The beautifully-designed Philippine pavilion stood out especially with the display of our products with distinct design and innovative use of indigenous and industrial materials. The participation at the event (based on partial reports of 6 exhibitors) resulted in sales (under negotiation) of US$5.07 million.