“This event signals the comback of the bakery fair since the pandemic,” said Royce Gerik L. Chua, Filipino Chinese Bakery Association, Inc. (FCBAI) President. He was referring to the traditional international exhibition on bakery, confectionery, and foodservice equipment and supplies.
Chua added, “Ito po malaking maitutulong sa industry.” The event signals the revival of the Philippine baking industry. In case you missed it, the Philippine baking industry contributed around US$988M to the local economy in 2019. This was according to a report shared by Wilson Lee Flores, FCBAI Vice-President.
Chua and other officers announced that FCBAl’s much-awaited “Bakery Fair 2023” will be held from March 2, 3 and 4, 2023 at the World Trade Center in World Trade Center at Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City. It is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. All baking, pastries, and food enthusiasts and the public are invited.
The “Bakery Fair” is the biennial (once every two years) civic project of the FBAI to promote and uplift the Philippines bakery industry and support socioeconomic development. The biggest and most star-studded Philippine bakery event, Bakery Fair 2023 has 136 exhibitors covering 10,000 square meters or one hectare of the World Trade Center. There shall also be many educational technical seminars by different top bakery industry-related companies, bakers, chefs and experts.
New trends and innovations to be introduced
“Isa sa mga highlights namin ngayon ay paano patatagalin ang produkto without preservatives,” Chua shared. He cited an example of new trends and innovations that will be introduced at the bakery fair. A lot of suppliers will also be present as exhibitors at the event.
One of the exciting events of Bakery Fair 2023 is the “FCBAI Bakers Cup Wedding Cake Competition 2023,” which is a comeback after the pandemic and it shall showcase exciting and awesome wedding cake creations of “Kasalang Pinoy” theme. Be mesmerized with the bakers’ amazing creations using fondant, royal icing, gum paste and many more. This is one of the most awaited events of the year, wherein the first prize winner will have a chance to receive a prize worth P80,000 pesos.
Another event in the Bakery Fair 2023 is “Angel Cup 2023”. The Angel Cup-Bread Display Competition highlights the making of Bread Showpiece, Artisan Bread, Healthy Bread and Sweet Dough with dough filling.
The FCBAI is part of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCI), the umbrella business and civic organization of 170 Filipino Chinese chambers of commerce and trade organizations from Aparri to Tawi Tawi.
To pre-register to enter the Bakery Fair 2023, follow the online link http://www.bakeryfair.ph.