MATA EXPO Connects the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Sign Language Community to the Mainstream Society in a One Day Big Expo

by - January 22, 2017

This February 4, 2017 the largest multicultural expo that merges the Deaf community to the mainstream society will be held at the One Esplanade. It will be one big event that will showcase products that only MATA Expo can pull off and will put you in direct contact with a large audience of global diverse participants, entertainers, sign language users, government agencies, organizations, corporations, friends and families who are looking to improve their productivity, business results and services among others in the diversified industry.This year the proceeds from the expo will go to Manila High School.

This one-stop expo will be unlike any other expo you’ve been to as this will showcase products and services featuring the latest in closed captions services and other products as well. Those in the organization belonging to Sign Language users, government agencies, corporations, friends and families looking to widen their business opportunities and productivity and services towards the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community can largely benefit from this expo.

Established in 2004 in Los Angeles, CA by Deaf Asia USA founder and Green VAS Communications Corp. CEO George Taylor, MATA EXPO has become the largest multicultural expo that merges the Deaf community to the mainstream society in the USA.

In California, the annual 2 day MATA EXPO held every November has an average of 7,000 to 12,000 attendees per day and has emerged into a full on visual entertainment event that showcases ent. Wrestling, Cosplay, Fashion shows, Lolita Competitions and a variety of games, raffles and rides.

Since then, MATA EXPO has branched out in other countries such as Japan and the Philippines.

In 2014 the 1st MATA EXPO was a huge success in Kyoto, Japan which had around 3,000 attendees.

The next MATA EXPO Japan which will become a 2 day event will be held on April 15 and 16, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan.

In February 2012, the 1st MATA EXPO was held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. 3,000 people attended this event that showcased local bands, merchandise booths, and a cosplay contest.

Then in February 2014 & 201,5 MATA EXPO Manila were much bigger events that had had an average of 4,000 attendees in One Esplanade, Pasay City and catered to a larger more mainstream audience which showcased attractions such as Cosplay, Lolita, KPOP dance contests, Live entertainment wrestling featuring Deaf wrestlers from Japan, US and the UK, merchandise booths and rides.

In February 2016, MATA EXPO was held for the 1st time in Mandaue, Cebu City which had around 3,500 attendees and added a Tattoo competition, parlour demo and toy / gaming exhibits to the usual attractions in the past years.

The upcoming MATA EXPO will be on February 4 2017 which will be held in One Esplanade, Pasay City, will definitely be a larger event tapping into the Gaming community with a League of Legends Tournament, Cosplay and Lolita contest, KPOP Catwalk and Toy / Pokemon Go lure party, KPOP dance groups, Extreme sports and Visual arts.

Funds gathered from these events go towards communication access and empowerment projects for the Deaf and hard of hearing. (Video Relay Service & Live Captioning Services) in cooperation with GreenVAS Communications, Deaf Asia foundation and Telecommunication Service Network for the Deaf.

If you want your fill of anything and everything, all under one roof, then head on over to the MATA Expo at the One Esplanade!

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