SMX Convention Center Manila sets the mood for a shopping frenzy for fashionistas, entrepreneurs and start-up online business owners when it pilots the 1st BazKet Manila: Work + Shop Local, on October 27-29, Friday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 10 PM at Function Room 5 of SMX Manila. The 3-day bazaar-market themed event highlights locally made products such as novelty and handcrafted items, food and beverage concocted by artisans and many more. BazKet Manila is a great venue for seasoned and budding entrepreneurs to promote their products and engage with the right market.


With the fast-approaching Yuletide season, the BazKet Manila event is also a perfect time to start ticking off our Christmas shopping list. Exciting and educational activities and workshops are also included to pick up tips and business ideas: Basic Crochet Workshops by DMC Philippines; Scribble Workshops by Ink Scribbler, the first Calligraphy design company based in Manila; seminars entitled “How I Started My Social Enterprise Business” by Anne Krystle Yee of Jacinto & Lirio, the innovators of plant-based, eco-chic, multi-functional and sustainable leather goods; Green Housekeeping Workshop by Messy Bessy; Paint Your Tote by Andrea Mercado and Basic Brush Lettering with Florals by Kimberly Paclibar of Rockets PH and Being an Entrepreneur in the Corporate World by Builtable.


Shopping at BazKet Manila is made even more exciting with discount vouchers and raffle prizes. Admission fee is at PhP 50. Workshops are free, pre-registration is required. The event is made possible by their sponsors Eastwest Bank, Nissan Philippines Inc., and Lugaw ni Bossing. Event partners include DMC Philippines, Ink Scribbler, Inspired Expressions Event Management Co., Jacinto & Lirio Handmade Plant Leather Goods, Messy Bessy, Rockets PH and Zalora together with media partners Discover MNL, and    


For the complete schedule of the workshops and seminars, check out SMX Manila’s Facebook event page: or call Yvonne Palaganas / Abigail Sarita at (63 2) 556 8888 local 1008 / 1009 or email


By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which led her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and music photographer.

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