There is no doubt that Food Businesses are booming in Manila specially the Baking and Food Service Industry. Knowing the new flavors and new trends is crucial in taking advantage of this boom.
I had the privilege of asking Mr. James Chua, Director of Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association (FCBAI), the group organizing the biennial Bakery Fair, about the Bakery Fair 2013 and why you should not miss it?
Question #1: What is the story behind the Bakery Fair and what makes it unique?
The Bakery Fair is a non-profit event organized by the Filipino-Chinese Bakery Association, Inc., with the participation of its members and allied industry players.
It is designed to provide a forum where suppliers, small- and large-scale bakers, and buyers of baked goods as well as baking implements and equipment can all meet on common ground and share information, ideas and products.
It seeks to improve in the quality of exhibitors and learning experiences for bakery operations, trade visitors and baking enthusiasts alike.
Its goals have always been to invigorate the baking and foodservice industry, and to provide professional competence and better service to it for global competitiveness.
The Bakery Fair is now on its 7th biennial year, having started in 2001. It is held during every two years to keep things fresh and to showcase new trends and advances in baking technology. It is held during the first quarter of the year, usually after Chinese New Year in coordination with and with respect to the international exhibit season, so our schedule does not clash with other exhibit events. Also, this is because businesses are always on the lookout for something new or to expand in the first quarter, when all the holiday rush is done with.
Bakery Fair is unique because its primary focus is on baking. We are still the only large-scale Philippine exhibition that has focused and specialized on baking and bakery technology.