IFEX Philippines | The Best of the Seas | 25 - 27 May 2018 | World Trade Center Metro Manila

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.

Learn the latest trends from top food experts.


Top Global Exporter:

  • 2nd in Pineapple
  • 2nd in Banana
  • 2nd in Coconut
  • 4th in Canned Tuna
  • 9th in Mango
  • 12th in Fish Products

Lucrative Economic Prospects

  • Fastest-growing country in ASEAN region
  • World’s Highest Score inConsumer Confidence Index
  • Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN Nations, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand
  • Covered by EU GSP+ Preference Scheme

Booming Food Industry

  • Over 12,000 food processing establishments
  • Fast-developing Retail Industry with 13% growth rate
  • Food Retail seen to account for 1/5 of PH’s GDP in 2025
  • Food Service Industry amounts to US$7.2 Billion with an estimated 15%-20% annual growth
  • Robust expansion in the tourism and hospitality sector

Globalized Demand-Driven Population

  • Consumption-Driven Economy
  • Booming BPO sector seen to drive Food Sales
  • Snacking Culture favors Packaged Food and Beverages
  • Multicultural tastes and preferences that drive food trends, e.g., ready-to-eat meals, premium labels, healthy and functional food

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.

FoodPHILIPPINES Microsites

Winter Fancy Food
San Francisco, USA

Dubai, UAE

Makuhari Messe, Japan

Taipei International Food Show
Taipei, Taiwan

Paris, France

Seoul, South Korea

IFEX Philippines Partners