10 Days of Activities and Learning Opportunities at the 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair

10 Days of Activities and Learning Opportunities at the 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair

As part of the year-long series of events for the 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair, the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau od Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP), in cooperation with the DTI-Regional Operations Group is formally opening the National Food Fair Digital Mall hosted on the UnionBank GlobalLinker e-commerce platform. The virtual opening ceremony to be streamed on the BDTP Facebook page on September 17 at 9:00 AM. 

This will then be followed by a 10-day program of activities and learning opportunities. Food enthusiasts, culinary artists, wine connoisseurs, and entrepreneurs will surely find something of interest in the line-up of online events which will be livestreamed daily from September 17 to 26, beginning at 10:00 AM. Registration is free, and open to the general public. Simply visit the BDTP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DTI.BDTP) to join any of the events.

Among the highlights of the cooking demos are featured halal recipes by Chef Shamil Kandang from the Center for Culinary Arts, as well as the regional halal delicacies prepared by featured chefs from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). These include a Tausug dish from Sulu, a Yakan dish from Basilan, a Maranao dish from Lanao, and favorite Maguindanao dishes. A Philippine wine mixing show will also spice up the daily activities.

For MSMEs who want to level up their business, there are topics on how to leverage their social media presence as well as the latest technologies in food packaging and sustainable materials. Government agencies such as the Philippine Trade Training Center and the Design Center of the Philippines, among others, will also offer business talks on various subjects. 

Below is an overview of what’s in store daily:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Webinars

  • Food Photography for Social Media Marketing
  • Making Meaningful Connections Online

Cooking Demos

  • Tofu & Mushroom Sising
  • Grilled Pork Belly with Peanut Sauce
  • Halal: Chicken Tikka Skewers 
  • Favorite Tausug dish from Sulu: Tiulah Itum 

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Webinars

  • Wrapped & Woven: Natural Materials as Packaging for MSMEs
  • Creativly Studio: Food Packaging & Labelling Services

Cooking Demos

  • Heirloom Rice Kits: Paella Adlai & Champorado
  • Cabbage Roll Express
  • Halal: Chicken Pianggang
  • Favorite Yakan Dish from Basilan: Fish Kaliya

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Webinars

  • Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Food Technologies
  • How to License RTE Technologies
  • Food Packaging Technologies You Need to Know

Cooking Demos

  • Vegetable Salads: Jicama Papaya Slaw with Glazed Pili Nuts & Cucumber Salad using Coconut Nectar Vinegar
  • Surf N Turf Kare-Kare
  • Halal: Fried Lumpiang Ubod
  • Favorite Maranao Dish from Lanao: Chicken Pyaparan

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Webinars

  • Trade and Market Development of Coconut Food Products
  • Protect Your Brand and Gain Competitive Edge

Cooking Demos

  • Dessert: Bibingkrep with Fruit Syrups
  • Inihaw sa Gata
  • Halal: Beef Rendang
  • Favorite Dishes from Maguindanao

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Digitalizing for Virtual Trade Fairs

Design Center of the Philippines Webinar

  • All Wrapped Up: A Rundown on the Local Waste Problem & Food Packaging 

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Post Trade Fair: Following Business Leads

Design Center of the Philippines Webinars

  • Bio Building Blocks: Cassava Biobags, its Capacities, Requirements, and Limitations 
  • Going Bio-Based: Active Steps for Enterprises and How to Achieve Circularity in Packaging

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Social Media Marketing

Design Center Philippines Webinar

  • Circularity Through Returnable or Circular Material Handling Systems

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Content Development Strategy

Design Center of the Philippines Webinars

  • First in Colors: A First-Hand Experience with Sustainable Materials 
  • Innovative Sustainable Packaging Solutions

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Webinars

  • Philippine National Trade Repository
  • Eats More Fun in the Philippines
  • Good Food in Sustainable Packaging
  • Mindanao Halal Culinary Travel Destinations

Raffle Draw

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Webinars

  • Access to Technology and Innovation: Shared Services Facilities
  • Updates on Modified e-Portal: Food & Drug Administration
  • Export Marketing Bureau Services and Programs for Exporters
  • Food, Travel & Lifestyle on Tik-Tok

Raffle Draw

To attend any of the events, simply visit the BDTP Facebook page. The livestreams start at 10:00 AM daily, and will then be available to view on demand. 

To join via Zoom, register using this link: https://forms.gle/owz5PtiSN2CrBVzH9. To watch the daily shows, use the Zoom meeting link: 

https://zoom.us/j/94344995784?pwd=d0lHQWV4ZmJUM0NFMzFOeFh4Uk04Zz09. Sign the daily survey forms for a chance to win fabulous prizes at the daily raffle draws.

For more details about the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, please follow their social media accounts on Facebook (DTI.BDTP), Instagram (dti.bdtp), and Twitter (@DTI_BDTP). You may also email bdtp@dti.gov.ph.

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