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EKO FEST: celebrating Cebu as the sustainable hub of the country

Apart from being the design destiny of the Philippines, CEBU is the sustainable hub of the country! Find out why! DON’T MISS EKO FEST Exhibition on June 15 – 19 at The Northwing at SM City Cebu.

For details please call Hannah Trias Cusi at 032 266-1883 l 253-3387 l 253-3389 or send email to

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Experts from the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) are the speakers of the first TECHTALK session of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) on January 17, 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Conference Room 1 of DOST 7 in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

TECHTALK is a series of discussions on energy efficiency and cleaner production under the SMART (SME’s for Environment Accountability, Responsibility, and Transparency¬) Cebu Project currently implemented by ECCP. The project aims to promote cleaner environment and crease competitiveness of Cebu’s lifestyle sector represented by Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Cebu Gifts Toys and Housewares, and Cebu FAME Foundation.

The first of the series of sessions for TECHTALK is dubbed Electricity 101: Understanding the Electricity Bill.

Topics will include basic concepts on consumer services, components of electricity billing, efficient energy usage, energy saving tips, system enhancement, and demand management.

Henry Schumacher, ECCP Executive Vice-President, emphasizes: “A sustainable approach to doing business promotes a combination of resource efficiency and cleaner production… thus leading to increased savings.”

ECCP is a bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines as well as Philippine interests in Europe. It is a business service provider that assists its member companies in trade fairs, trainings, business consultancy and business matching and, events management. It is also a strong advocate of ethical business practices and sustainable development.

Electricity 101 speakers are Louie Collera and Dennis Verallo, Power Systems and Planning Department Officer-in-Charge and Utility Economics Supervisor of VECO, respectively.

The event is open to everyone interested in understanding the electricity bill and how energy savings would contribute to total profitability of business.

A minimal fee of P350 for ECCP member companies and P450 for non-member companies is charged to cover cost of the event. Heavy snacks will be served.

For queries or more information, please call Hannah Cusi at 254.3765, 254.3767, or 253.3389 or send an email to

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EKO Lifestyle Magazine Launched

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) launched the maiden issue of EKO LIFESTYLE Magazine on November 20 at The Loft Cebu.

The maiden issue of EKO Lifestyle Magazine highlights sustainable products along with designers and companies from Cebu’s furniture, home furnishings and fashion accessories sectors supporting “green” lifestyle and development. It also features an export marketing guide useful for exporters interested in venturing into the green markets, particularly in Europe. The guide presents tips on how to prepare sustainable production processes, the general movement and behavior of green markets and some green credit financing programs available for manufacturers of green products.

The best way to travel the path of sustainability is by sporting it as a lifestyle. PHOTOGRAPHY Patricia Kyle Gillera Mendoza

The best way to travel the path of sustainability is by sporting it as a lifestyle.
COVER PHOTO BY Patricia Kyle Gillera Mendoza

The publication is an initiative resulting from SMART Cebu, a Switch Asia Project co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. It stands for SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency and promotes sustainable consumption and production that contribute to a cleaner and sustainable environment.

SMART Cebu is being implemented by ECCP and aims to promote cleaner environment in the island of Cebu and increase competitiveness of the Cebu home and lifestyle industries represented by Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Cebu Gifts Toys and Housewares, and Cebu FAME Foundation. It also aims to promote sustainable consumption through green lifestyle.

EKO Lifestyle Magazine is circulated to selected 5-star hotels and resorts in the Philippines, coffee shops and business lounges of international airports and Philippine embassies in Europe.

It is also available for sale in the following Fully Booked stores:
Ayala Center Cebu (The Terraces),
Bonifacio Global City (Bldg. 6),
Greenbelt 5 (Space B1-12)
Glorietta 3 (G/F Glorietta 3), and
Edsa Shangri-la Plaza (Ground Floor West Facade)

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