Show Highlights | IFEX Philippines | Asia's Ethnic Food & Ingredients Show | 19 - 21 May 2017 | World Trade Center Metro Manila & Philippine Trade Training Center

Exhibition Halls

Food Philippines Hall

The Food Philippines Hall at IFEX Philippines is the premier venue for top and emerging Philippine food export companies to promote the country’s food products and strengthen links with buyers, importers, and retailers in the global food market.

International Hall

The International Hall showcases in one trade platform the top food products and ingredients of leading companies and manufacturers across the globe.

With the theme ‘TASTE ASEAN’ for its 11th edition, IFEX Philippines spotlights the top brands from ASEAN member states and its Regional Dialogue Partners. It will also highlight the premium selections from European countries with the European Union as the event’s first international regional partner.

Food Artisans Village

The Food Artisans Village recreates the vibrant and colorful market environment of local artisan communities featuring terroir products and artisanal delicacies from the different regions of the Philippines presented by the Department of Agriculture through its Agribusiness Marketing and Assistance Service (DA-AMAS).

It features food products from the province of Negros Occidental and some provinces in Mindanao. The pavilion also showcases the country’s high-demand export commodities, such as seafood, coconut, coffee, cacao, and processed fruits and nuts.

The MarketPlace

The MarketPlace is a one-stop retail shop of premium food and food-related products ranging from fruits and vegetables, to meat and poultry, seafood products, processed foods, homemade regional delicacies, as well as personal care and wellness products and other allied products and services.

Show Features

ASEAN Pavilion

In line with the 50th founding anniversary and 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), TasteASEAN@IFEX Philippines presents the top food from 10 ASEAN member states as one of the official events in the ASEAN 2017 Business and Investment Program held in partnership with the Committee on Business and Investment Promotion (CBIP).

This exhibit hopes to capture the immense global demand for oriental flavors and drive up more trade opportunities between ASEAN and other countries—streamlining the region’s aspiration towards ‘Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.’

ASEAN Top Brands Showcase

The ASEAN Top Brands Showcase spotlights the leading food products and ingredients of top companies from 10 ASEAN countries through each of their own dynamic and visually enticing food presentations of native and iconic delicacies.

The exhibit is a showcase of the diverse flavors of Southeast Asia to highlight ASEAN as a model of regionalism and a global player in the food industry.

ASEAN Top Grocers Program

The ASEAN Top Grocers Program rounds up the major decision-makers of leading food retail chains, such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, supercenters, and wholesale clubs, across Southeast Asia.

The program serves as a link between ASEAN retail giants and food manufacturers to generate more trade opportunities within the region.

Negros Occidental Pavilion

IFEX Philippines rounds up local companies, communities, and cooperatives from Negros Occidental to expand its export opportunities through the presentation of new and innovative products of the Negrenses under the Food Artisans Village.

In collaboration with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, the Negros-based groups offer premium and artisanal products which include dried and processed fruits, seafood, noodles, sweets, native healthy and organic options, and other delicacies.

Mindanao Pavilion: The Food Basket of the Philippines

Taking the spotlight at the Food Artisans Village, this highly curated exhibit features the top food brands of Mindanao, the Southern region of the Philippines, as part of efforts to protect, preserve and promote the country’s heirloom flavors and culinary tradition.

Seafood Pavilion

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) teams up with 13 Philippine export companies in showcasing various export-quality seafood products to highlight the country’s premium seafood selections, such as shrimp, milkfish or bangus, canned tuna, canned sardines, frozen tuna, live lobsters, groupers, and other high-value seafood products.

Food Artisans Village / Commodity Pavilion

In collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, IFEX Philippines lines up the hottest and most in-demand export commodities from different provinces across the country under the Food Artisans Village.

In this Pavilion, visitors can sift through a prime selection of globally competitive products from six different food sectors, namely vegetable, seafood, fruits, meat and poultry, grains and cereals, coffee, cacao, and healthy, natural and organic products.

TASTE PHILIPPINES by FCAP

IFEX Philippines collaborates with the Food Caterers Association of the Philippines to serve iconic dishes and heirloom delicacies rooted from the rich artisanal and culinary tradition of the Philippines.

TASTE PHILIPPINES offers a gustatory fete of food fusions and concoctions that had evolved from the unique lifestyle and preference in different Philippine provinces, such as Ilocos, Batangas, Negros and many more.

Bread Alley

Local companies line up their tasty and flavorful bread, pastries and other confections in a delightful showcase of the Philippines’ rich bread-making culture.

From the Philippines’ ubiquitous pan de sal and ensaymada to its ube jam offerings—this exhibit emphasizes on the significant role of bread as a staple food in the ever-evolving Filipino culture and lifestyle—highlighting its support towards our rich food history and empowerment on small-scale community bakeries.

Food Innovation Gallery

Food Innovation Gallery showcases the rich array of innovative food product prototypes developed from indigenous raw materials by the Food Innovation Centers (FICs) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) using DOST-developed and locally fabricated food process equipment.

The FICs were established nationwide as support to MSMEs to help move their up to the value chain and boost their productivity towards global competitiveness. Serving as hub for food product development and innovation, concepts are transformed into tangible and new products that have high potential in the global arena.

EU Pavilion

In celebration of the ‘EU Month’ this May, the EU Pavilion highlights the economic relationship between the Philippines and the European Union (EU) since the 1980s. The pavilion will feature the top brands and products from EU states, including Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and The Netherlands.

The pavilion aims to give more opportunities to the EU in penetrating Asian markets and to further boost its position as the Philippines’ fourth largest trading partner. The EU is IFEX Philippines’ first official partner region, in collaboration with the EU-Philippines Business Network, the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines.

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IFEX Kitchen

In partnership with COOK Magazine, IFEX Philippines presents the Summit of Flavors @ IFEX Kitchen featuring celebrated international and local chefs.

It presents a series of visually dynamic cooking demonstrations to serve exquisite cuisines and dishes from iconic recipes, fusion ideas, and latest trend—showcasing the distinct culinary heritage and tradition of different participating countries.

GMART Program

The G-MART (Grocers Exchange) Program is an exclusive business-to-business matching platform that connects international retail giants with Philippine manufacturers and distributors.

For its third edition, the program promotes the Philippines as a top sourcing destination for premium private labeled products, maximizing the networking potential to create more private label opportunities for local food producers with the onset of the growing global preference towards private label brands.

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RIPPLES Plus

The RIPPLES (Regional Interactive Platform for Philippine Exporters) Plus Program presents the export-competitive products developed and upscaled by local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), and its Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG), and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).

The exhibit highlights the products of MSMEs that underwent capacity-building training, packaging design workshops, product development, and market research to make them globally competitive.

Halal Pavilion

IFEX Philippines partners with the Philippine Halal Board to elevate the export-competitive and halal-certified Philippine products in the international market.

To capture the immense demand in the global Halal market, this exhibit hopes to spread awareness of the availability, quality, and integrity of Philippine halal products to help cement the Philippines’ position as an international Halal processing and manufacturing hub.