IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition on the Philippines’ and Asia's ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products.

Since its inception originally as the Asian Ethnic Food Festival from 1999 to 2003, IFEX Philippines has provided a business-to-business platform for local and international food companies to discover new markets, launch new products, and transact with the world’s biggest buyers.

The Katha Awards Food (formerly known as Trendy Awards) pays homage to newly developed Philippine food products and food applications that satisfy three major criteria: Packaging Design and Innovation; Product Innovation, and Market Demand and readiness.

Food Philippines Microsites

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Gulfood 2016

Foodex 2016


  • 89% of world aquaculture output
  • 86% of the world’s fish farmers
  • 42% of world fruit production

Asia produces...

  • 69% of the world’s mangoes
  • 46% of the world’s pineapples
  • 20% of the world’s papayas


  • 3rd largest intra-regional trade bloc
  • US $4.9B volume of intraregional Food & Beverage Trade
  • 50% of total Asian trade is intraregional
  • Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN nations, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand


  • Over 18 Muslims and emerging Halal market
  • 43% of expected wordlwide consumption from Asia’s middle class by 2030
  • Multicultural tastes and preferences that drive food trends - e.g., convenient and ready-to-eat meals premium labels, healthy and functional food

IFEX Philippines 2015 Partners

Government Partners

  • Agribusiness Marketing and Assistance Services
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • Bureau of Plant Industry
  • Export Marketing Bureau
  • Philippine Trade Training Center
  • Foreign Trade Service Corps
  • Philippine International Trading Corporation
  • Board of Investments
  • Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
  • Town of Lucban
  • National Commission for Culture and the Arts
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Department of Tourism
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Negros Occidental
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Tourism Promotions Board Philippines
  • Visit Philippines

Industry Partners

  • Brandexports Philippines Inc.
  • Agri Aqua Network International Inc.
  • Philippine Biscuits Group
  • Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines
  • Integrated Food Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines for Productivity
  • organic producers trade organization
  • Philippine Association of Meat Processors, Inc.
  • Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc.
  • The SM Store
  • Philippine Franchise Association
  • Philippine Kalamansi Association

Media partners

  • Appetite Magazine
  • Watch Appetite
  • Business and Commerce Asia
  • Business Franchising PH
  • Business Mirror
  • Business world
  • Cook Magazine
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hospitality News Philippines
  • Interaksyon
  • Malaya - Business Insight
  • Manila Bulletin
  • Mindanao Gold Star Daily
  • Philippine Graphic
  • Philstar
  • Travel update Philippines
  • VIEW Travel and Lifestyle Magazine
  • What's New Out There

Partner Cities

  • Dagupan City
  • Pasig City
  • Quezon City
  • taguig