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What you need to know about this year's Negros Trade Fair (2021)

MAKATI, Philippines - The Association of Negros Producers will be holding the 35th Negros Trade Fair this year, 2021. 

It's been 36 years since the first Negros Trade Fair happened at the now demolished car park behind the Hotel Intercontinental at 1 Ayala Avenue.  It was 36 years ago but the Trade Fair this year will be on number 35 because there was no Negros Trade Fair last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

So here are the changes happening in a nutshell.  :

  • There will still be an on-site event but it will not be in Makati.  It will be in Bacolod at the newly constructed ANP Hub near the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.

  • The dates of the 35th Negros Trade Fair will be May 29 to June 30, 2021.

The 35th Negros Trade Fair is a step for Negros Producers towards embracing The Digital Age

The Negros Trade Fair is proudly the country’s longest running provincial trade fair happening each year in Metro Manila. It has been 36 years since the first Negros Trade Fair was held in Makati, Metro Manila in 1985. This year, the Negros Trade Fair is going online with the launch of the Negros Trade Fair online marketplace and e-commerce site which will run from May 29 to June 30, 2021. The online marketplace is an e-commerce website created by the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) featuring the best products and services that Negros has to offer will highlight the culture, lifestyle, land, history and stories behind many of its traditions.

The e-commerce site, 
www.shopnegrostradefair.com, will be a platform for small to medium scale businesses to showcase a selection of products created with skilled craftsmanship and a taste of renowned Negrense cuisine. Sellers from various sectors such as natural and organic food, garments, fashion accessories, furniture, décor, houseware, agriculture and tourism represent the industries which provide for and sustain the people of Negros.

The Negros Trade Fair will also launch an on-site selling event in Bacolod City at a new location  aptly named The HUB. The on-ground trade fair will be open to the public from May 1 to June 4, 2021. The HUB will showcase quality Negrense-made products and will serve as a center for entrepreneurship for the province.

The Negros Trade Fair also celebrates the dynamic partnerships formed over the years with the Provincial Government of Negros, Governor Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, Association of Negros Producers, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, private business sectors, sponsors, and media partners, who collectively share the common goal to promote the province and strengthen small and medium enterprises in Negros.