IFEX Philippines is CITEM’s banner food event for Asian and Philippine food champions to showcase a wide and diversified array of food and ingredients uniquely Asian and a one-stop business to business (B2B) platform for leading buyers and top grocers around the world aiming to optimize their sourcing experience.
In its 13th edition, IFEX Philippines presents NXTFOOD ASIA, a three-day international trade exhibition for Asia’s top food products, flavors, and ideas, a unique marketplace to discover and showcase the next big thing in the world of food.
IFEX Philippines is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and co-presented by the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc (PhilExport).
The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is the country’s biggest export-oriented showcase of Philippine and Asian food, beverages, ingredients, and specialty food items. Food categories exhibited include processed tropical fruits, vegetables, tuna and other seafood, meat and poultry, bakery and confectionery products; while specialty food include halal-certified products, natural and organic food and ingredients, among others.
IFEX Philippines is a fast-rising Asian marketplace where sellers of unique tropical flavors, innovative food products and services are linked with international buyers, importers, and retailers thereby creating for them business opportunities and a stronger market presence in the international market.
An ideal and strategic haven for trade ventures, host country Philippines is just a few plane-hours away from most Southeast Asian capital cities, making it a suitable gateway for business and investment opportunities in the global food industry. Among the fastest growing economies in the region, it boasts of a buoyant food market driven by robust domestic consumption, a vibrant food manufacturing and service sector, and aggressively expanding retail chains of supermarkets and hypermarkets.