30th Negros Trade Fair culminates today at Glorietta
THE best of Negros Island is once again in the spotlight as the five-day 30th Negros Trade Fair culminates today at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.
Hailed as one of the top three fairs in Makati and the longest running trade fair in the Philippines, the Negros Trade Fair showcases the ingenuity and creativity of the Negrenses in terms of art, design and culture.
The Negros Trade Fair is a non-profit program of the Association of Negros Producers, Inc. (ANP), an organization that represents and promotes the interests of producers and entrepreneurs based in Negros Island. The ANP is also behind Bulawan Awards, an annual product design and competition that recognizes the outstanding products of its members.
With the theme “Truly Negros,” the 30th Negros Trade Fair featured over 80 selling booths that displayed the creativity, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium enterprises.
Throughout the weeklong fair, attendees were able to taste the island’s best cuisine—from the renowned chicken inasal to sweet delicacies, to pasalubong goodies—that has made Negros famous.
Many visitors were also able to take home beautiful handicrafts, natural and organic products, paintings, furniture finds and home accessories, as well as fashionable pieces produced by talented Negros entrepreneurs.
Bigger and better
Promising a bigger and better celebration, the Negros Trade Fair this year also put together a series of exciting events and special activities to impart a “Truly Negros” experience.
There were the interactive art wall, sugar photo exhibit and installation, an hourly electronic raffle, and the launching of Kabalo Ka? Mobile Game App, among others.
This year’s fair kicked off with Arima! The Governor’s Night where a select group of government leaders, industry partners, sponsors and media were treated to a special night of music, art, and food. The night also celebrated proud Negrense chefs: Chef Margarita Fores, Chef Tonyboy Escalante, Chef Fernando Aracama, Chef Cyrille Soenen, and Chef JP Anglo.
Another highlight was the mini MassKara celebration that presented the colors and the rhythms of the most famous festival from the City of Smiles.
For more information, visit www.negrostradefair.com.