Madrid Fusion Manila will no longer happen this April

Sherry Tadeja
PUBLISHED March 16, 2018 10:55 am
Photo from Madrid Fusion Manila/Facebook

(Inside Manila) Fans of the much awaited Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), may need to hold down their plates for a while as the event is indefinitely on hold, according to reports.


The famed gastronomy congress supposed to happen this April 19 to 21 at SMX Convention Center will no longer push through. In a report by Business Mirror, government sources said that the event will still happen, however, "the dates are still being negotiated,"


It also revealed that this time the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB), the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism, will solely handle the event and not just its promotions like before.


In another report by Singapore-based media company, TTGmice, there are complications regarding the availability of the foreign chefs who will participate this year's event, which concerns both TPB and Foro de Debate, the company that owns the Madrid Fusion franchise.


Furthermore, if the event will be held in July or August it may go in conflict with another major event, the World Food Expo.


Madrid Fusion Manila, which has been going on for the past three years, showcases the joint culinary history of Philippines and Spain.

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