The International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) exhibit at the IEC Pavilion will be open to the public starting on Monday, February 1, and will run until February 7.
There are 93 exhibitors in 126 booths at the basement of the IEC Pavilion. The exhibit opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Among the exhibitors is Alesandro Valzani, who owns the 600-year old Antica Fonderia DePoli, a bell-maker based in Italy. Their DePoli bells are all over Italy, including one cast in 1481 for the Vittorio Venete Cathedral that is still working until now.
One of their recent bells was dedicated to Pope Francis, who also blessed them.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Unit of the Archdiocese of Cebu also has an exhibit for its livelihood program of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda from San Remigio. They sell bags, beads and bracelets and average sales of P3,000 to P4,000 a day.
“Our materials for our bags come from the ‘backing paper’ of IPI, a waste product,” said Leo Vincent S. Tan, the Program Office of RRU-Cebu.
Another exhibitor is Aurum Patella, a Bulacan based company that sells religious items like chalices, ciborium and reliquaries.
Green Mango Solutions is another exhibitor. The company just recently opened its office in Cebu.
“We are very selective in giving out our collateral. We target priests but we are happy to get a good number of inquiries since Day 1 of the exhibit,” said Nonoy Espeleta of Green Mango Solutions.
Green Mango Solutions is a provider of High Volume Low Speed fans at the IEC Pavilion.
“This is our way of support to IEC. We lent them 4 units. We have to bring in the units by land and installed it for 5 days,” said Espeleta.
Espeleta said the IEC Pavilion has 24 air conditioning units and by using their fans, it allows organizers to save up to 40% in electric consumption. “Instead of using all 24 aircon units in one time, they can use 12 to 15 units at a time, reducing power consumption but still the venue is very cool.”
Green Mango supplies fans to churches, gymnasiums, factories, and warehouses.