For the first time in the world, an official ceremony is being held under the patronage of the French Embassy in the Philippines for the exhibition of the Original Eiffel Tower staircase. Taking place from September 7th till January 15th, the artefact will be on display in Manila before travelling to Tokyo, Japan. By transporting this unique historical piece, the Parisian tea house Janat Paris and Ayala Group, the oldest business house in the Philippines, are collaborating to inspire the vision of making an extraordinary, impossible mission possible in each one’s life.
“It is a great honour to share a piece of the French history and innovation with our Filipino friends this year on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines,” declared the French Ambassador in Manila.
Reflecting on the important and strong symbol of the Eiffel Tower all over the world, Mr. Dores, the President of Janat Paris and a descendent of the founder, expresses his admiration for this historical achievement: “In 1889, more than 2 million people discovered a 300 meters-tall tower, lit in the middle of the darkness, and their mind was expanded and enlightened”. This monument was the most innovative feat of design and engineering of the time. Today, the Eiffel Tower stands in Manila to communicate the values of France and capture the imagination of the people in the Philippines
“Ayala Malls is elated to be the exclusive partner of Janat Paris for such a historical event,” says Joseph Reyes, Ayala Malls Assistant Vice President, and Area Head of Central & South Malls. “We, at Ayala Malls, have always strived to deliver new, exciting experiences, and now, we’ve pushed that even further by bringing the worlds/countries together. This unique and rare opportunity celebrates not only the enduring friendship between France and the Philippines, but also our shared vision and values.”
This project is a great reminder of the vision and future inspiration for people of both countries and of the entrepreneurship of both companies. Janat Paris wants also to share humanity and has a strong commitment to women empowerment. As 90% of the workers in the tea plantations are women, the Parisian tea house Janat Paris collaborates with the Foundation Femmes du Monde to empower women working in Janat plantations and wishes to share this spirit globally. JANAT PARIS wants to share its precious heritage and sustainable project to leverage such unique event as well as establish a sustainable presence in Malaysia with a local partner and distributor. JANAT PARIS aims to expand its activities in South-East Asia and considers Malaysia a priority.