The DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in partnership with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices will conduct the 2020 National Food Fair on March 12-15 at SM Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th level, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Fair hours are from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily. Admission is free.

Billed as the Philippine Cuisine and Ingredients Show, the four-day retail and order-taking event will showcase over 280 food entrepreneurs from the regions featuring processed food, beverages, halal products, cooking ingredients, health and wellness products, as well as the best cuisines across the country.

Special settings and pavilions include the Rural Agro-Industrial Partnership for Inclusive Development (RAPID) Growth focusing on cocoa, coffee, processed fruits and nuts, and coconut industries; fresh produce from the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP); and the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

In addition to the KAPEtirya Coffee Pavilion, the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) will showcase a halal kitchen in conjunction with the Halal Food Plaza, while the Philippine Island Bar will feature local wines. There will also be booths promoting farm tourism and culinary tour packages, as well as on-site cooking demonstrations by featured chefs in the Kusinang Filipino.                

The Department of Trade and Industry is setting up a one-stop Negosyo Center to provide assistance with business requirements and start-up concerns for aspiring entrepreneurs. There will be representatives from various DTI bureaus and attached agencies such as the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED), Bureau of Import Services (BIS), Export Management Bureau (EMB), One Town, One Product (OTOP), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil).

Other related government offices will also have a presence, including the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health (DOH), and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) under the Department of Agriculture (DA).

To support the sustainability initiative, fair-goers are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bags. For more information, please contact DTI-BDTP at telephone numbers (02) 7751-3223 and (02) 7791- 3102, or email DTI-BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get the latest news and updates.♦

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Date of Release: 27 February 2020