88 exhibitors to take part in 2022 NegOcc Trade Fair

ANP External Affairs Manager Sybel Nobleza shows some of the products that will be exhibited in the 36th Negros Trade Fair.

By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Eighty-eight exhibitors will showcase their respective products in the 36th Negros Trade Fair slated on Sept 20-25, 2022  at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

Sybel S. Nobleza, external affairs manager of the Association of Negros Producers, said the 88 exhibitors are from Negros Occidental and Oriental provinces.

“All is set for the Negros Trade Fair 2022,” Nobleza said.

She said they are looking forward to the event as it is the first time that they will go back to Glorietta for the Negros Trade Fair after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

She also said that new members will be introduced during the Trade Fair, while most exhibitors will showcase food products and native handicrafts.

One of the innovations in this year’ trade fair is the promotion of products of former rebels.

She explained that ANP collaborated with the 303rd Brigade headed by Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte and the provincial government  to provide them livelihood with the financial assistance through the Provincial Peace and Development Council.

Among these products are floor mats and basket made from indigenous materials in their area.

Nobleza said that ANP conduct the training for the group and  help in marketing these products.

She cited the mat makers in Barangay Buenavista in Himamaylan City who used to sell only a single mat for P1,000 a month. Now they are earning P20,000 a month after ANP helped market their products.

The Negros Trade Far is the longest running provincial trade fair happening in Manila that started in 1985.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed that he will be attending the  36th Negros Trade Fair  in Manila.

Nobleza said they are expecting top provincial and nationals officials to attend the Governor’s night dubbed as “Arima” that will mark opening of the event  on September 20, 2022.

This year’s theme is “Hidlaw” the Hiligaynon word for longing, yearning or missing.