Introducing The 33rd Negros Trade Fair
A luncheon hosted by Nena Vargas-Tantoco and Chef Tonyboy Escalante was held at Antonio’s Tagaytay for a preview of the 33rd Negros Trade Fair. The country’s longest running provincial trade fair presents some of the best products Negros has to offer, care of the Association of Negros Producers. The trade fair celebrates its 33rd year with the theme “Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice,” which pays homage to the province’s sugar industry. This industry has created a refined Negrense lifestyle that is evident in its rich local culture.
A wide range of booths that offer natural and organic food, garments, fashion accessories, furniture, décor, houseware, agriculture, and tourism represent the alternative industries which provide for and sustain the people of Negros. The 33rd Negros Trade Fair runs from 26-30 September 2018, at the Glorietta Activity Centre in Makati City.
Banj and Michael Claparols of Creative Definitions
Ina and Joey Gaston of Hacienda Crafts
Mariel San Agustin of Tilia
Table setting and cocktails by Antonio’s Tagaytay
Negros Trade Fair Exhibit curated by Nena Vargas Tantoco
Cata Ereñeta-Manaloto, NTF Chairwoman Catherine Lobaton, and Merry Ann Colmenares
Joey Gaston, Banj Claparols, Mariel San Agustin, Nena Vargas Tantoco, Ina Gaston, Merry Ann Colmenares, Cata Ereñeta-Manaloto, and Michael Claparols
Mrs. Nena Vargas Tantoco was the curator of the 33rd Negros Trade Fair products that were showcased during the media luncheon held at Antonio’s Tagaytay
Joey Gaston, Merry Ann Colmenares, Ina Gaston, Mike Claparols, Treena Tecson, Cata Ereñeta-Manaloto, NTF Chairwoman Catherine Lobaton, Banj Claparols, Mariel San Agustin, Chef Tonyboy Escalante, Isabel Lozano, Francis Esteban, and Ynez Reyes
Guests and organizers at the 33rd Negros Trade Fair Media Luncheon held at Antonio’s Tagaytay
The 33rd Negros Trade Fair Organizing Committee
Nena Vargas Tantoco
Chef Tonyboy Escalante and Nena Vargas Tantoco