“Organizing the 26th Negros Trade Fair at Rockwell, Makati, is not just to create a shopping venue, but to continually seek and tap new domestic and international markets and bolster inter-provincial and international linkages,” Doreen Alicia Pena, VP for Trade Fair & Marketing emphasized.
The 26th Trade Fair at Rockwell is a major ANP project which aims to showcase the best creative output of our Negrense producers – models of productivity, industry and ingenuity. We hope to compete globally, as our products are highly marketable internationally as proven over the years” ANP President Jojie Locsindeclared. The ANP has reached out worldwide to include markets in the United States, Europe, Japan, Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavian countries andSingapore.
The 26th Trade Fair in Rockwell, Makati, which will be participated in by 73 ANP producers aims to gather the Negrense community in Manila and be cause for pride and celebration in what Negros can offer to the world.
The annual trade fair, which exclusively features Negros-made products, are held in Metro Manila venues and have gained wide acceptance as indicated by sales returns showing dramatic increases from year to year and the volume of visitors.
The Association of Negros Producers is one of the oldest and largest groups of micro and small entrepreneurs in the Western Visayas. It has currently ninety six (96) member producers, specializing in local design and manufacture of indigenous products – Gifts & Houseware, Furniture & Furnishing, Fashion & Garments and Food.
The ANP was started by 14 Negrense housewives and a gentleman back in the 1980′s who put up the first trade fair in Manila as a response to the sugar crisis that befell the Negros economy during that time.