Monday, September 6, 2010

Negros trade fair turns 25!

The Philippines' longest-running provincially organized trade show, the 25th Negros Trade Fair, will be held on Sept. 8 to 12, at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City.

The fair will showcase furniture and furnishings, lighting, garments, and bags and fashion accessories, including specially designed jewelry. Goods made by Gawad Kalinga residents in a Bacolod village, enlisted in the Enterprise Development Program of the ANP, will be on offer as well. Some of products on sale are exported globally.

The tiangge will also feature traditional Negrense food favorites: inasal, fresh lumpiang ubod, piaya, mango tarts, napoleones, and puto.

The occasion will be marked by the launch of Silver Tiangge, a coffee-table book depicting Negros Occidental’s story of entrepreneurial success. Written by 11 authors and design consultants including furniture designer Debbie Palao and fashion designer PJ Aranador, the book features chapters on weaving, wood furniture and lamination, lighting, fashion, souvenirs, gifts, and wellness and eco-friendly products. Two chapters highlighting Negrense cuisine and desserts were written by restaurateur Margarita Fores and Vince Groyon, scriptwriter for the film Namets (colloquial Ilonggo for "yummy").

Source: BusinessWorld,

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