The Association of Negros Producers will launch the 33 rd Negros Trade Fair that will pay tribute to the sugar industry today at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.
This year’s trade fair theme, “Sweet Talk: Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice”, will pay homage to where the trade fair began and to pay tribute to the sugar industry, a press release from the ANP said.
Now in its 33 rd year, it is the longest running provincial trade fair held annually in Metro Manila since 1985. It will run from September 26 to 30 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.
The theme also encourages exhibitors to make use of sugar, its components, byproducts, and feature other complementing industries, the press release said.
The trade fair will feature booths from various sectors - natural and organic, fashion, gifts, decor and houseware, furniture, food, and tourism.
“These sectors represent the various alternative industries which provide for and sustain the people of Negros,” it also said, adding that other income generating industries rooted in Negros will also be on display during the fair.
NTF will also celebrate the partnerships formed with the provincial government of Negros, the ANP, government line agencies like the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Trade and Industry, various non-government organizations, private business sector, sponsors, and media partners.
These partners also helped promote the province and strengthen small and medium enterprises, the press release also said.
Last year’s trade fair earned P25.5 million, the highest ever in the 32 years of the ANP’s annual event.
The 6-day NTF earned P25.5 million, P6 million or 33 percent above the 2016 record, which was P19.5 million.
The top five grossers in the 2017 trade fair were the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage, Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Felicia’s, Inasalan sa Dalan, and Virgie’s Homemade Products.*MLG
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