Food Philippines is the premier venue for top Philippine food brands with strong market presence in the world market, and for Philippine food export companies of the country’s Premium 7 Export products (Banana, Cacao, Coconut, Coffee, Mango, Pineapple, Seafood/Tuna) and the next rising stars in Philippine food (Calamansi, Pili, Ube, and various fruit- and vegetable-based beverages). Along with local consolidators, and associations representing Philippine food exporters, these Philippine food champions will take centerstage at Food Philippines.
International food exhibitors are expected to converge at the Asian Food Champions hall to showcase their diverse, unique, and flavorful food offerings originating from various parts of Asia. The spotlight on Asian food will be complemented by the Asian Noodles and Pickles Section, where noodles in every shape, color, and flavor and a mouthwatering selection of pickles will be displayed.
Exhibitors and buyers are expected to come together at the IFEX Connect and G-Mart, the event’s primary business matching platform. Exhibitors and buyers can take advantage of the G-Mart Private Label Matching Program for top global and local grocers while IFEX Very Important Buyers (VIBs) are expected to hold pre-arranged business-to-business meetings through the IFEX Connect.
The IFEX Islands on a Plate will delight buyers and visitors with a unique food tasting experience in a festive setting featuring home-grown food brands and best-known delicacies originating from various regions in the Philippines with culinary heritage. Get a preview of the latest in fruit- and vegetable-based alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, juices, wines and spirits at the Beverage Lane where Filipino home-grown beverages and top local brands will be featured. Visitors will be pleased with the range of featured food products that will be available for purchase on retail. Experience the best in Filipino food and Filipino hospitality that have charmed the world at the IFEX Islands on a Plate.
The Flavors and Spices Garden is an IFEX attraction where the art and science of making tea from herbs and spices will come to life, demonstrating how herbs and spices can be carefully crafted to ease digestion, stabilize overall physical health, and enhance well-being. An herbalist-tea sommelier will show how herbs and spices could be made into not just delicious but also healthy concoctions.
The Cold Room will display on exhibit various Philippine seafood like tuna, seaweeds, prawns, octopus, and other high-value marine food products in an actual cold storage facility. Buyers and visitors will have the chance to taste and sample fresh tuna sashimi, a selection of ceviches, and shrimp cocktails. Discover the freshness and superior quality of Philippine seafood at the Cold Room.
Get ahead with the latest market trends and tools of the trade in the food exporting industry at the IFEX Food Export Conference where the latest trends, innovations, best practices in the food exporting and servicing sector will be discussed by industry experts and practitioners. Seminar tracks like Trade Fair Readiness, Market Compliance, Food Packaging Technology, Global Marketing will give ample learning opportunities to food SMEs that aim to succeed in the industry.