IFEX Philippines | 24 - 26 May 2019 | World Trade Center Metro Manila

IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition for 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.

The three-day event is reputed as the premier 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.

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), co-presented by the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS).



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
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