The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has decided to postpone the 2020 National Food Fair to a later date in compliance with Proclamation 922 declaring a state of health emergency due to the COVID-19 threat.
The National Food Fair 2020 was originally scheduled to be held from March 12 to 15, at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Organized by the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion in partnership with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, the National Food Fair had lined up over 300 exhibitors from the country’s 16 regions, with product offering ranging from processed food, beverages, halal products, cooking ingredients, health and wellness products, as well as the best regional cuisines.
Last year, the National Food Fair attracted almost 44,000 visitors and generated revenues of PHP 73.64-M for the participating MSMEs.
According to Director Marievic Bonoan of the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, “We regret that it is necessary to cancel the original schedule to safeguard public health and safety. However, we are optimistic that once the crisis is over, we will be able to fulfill our mandate to help our food entrepreneurs achieve greater market presence.”