ABOUT THE SHOW
The Philippine participation in the 18th International Exhibition of Food and Drinks (Food Asia 2012) promotes the Philippines as a major quality supplier of Halal-certified food products; fresh and processed fruits; organic, healthy and natural food products; frozen and canned seafood; beverages and fruit juices; fruit preserves and nata de coco; ethnic food; mixes and condiments; ready-to-eat meals; and a variety of food snacks.
Food Asia 2012 is one of five specialised events of Food & Hotel Asia 2012 (FHA 2012), a Singapore-based trade platform catering to the sourcing needs of Asian buyers in the food and drinks sector.
Come and connect with top Philippine food brands loved all over the world at the Philippine Pavilion, Hall 9 M2-01 of Food and Hotel Asia 2012 Singapore, 17-20 April 2012.
Featuring a wider selection of Fresh, Natural , Halal-certified and Quality Food products IFEX Philippines will embark on an ASEAN Roadshow to Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia inviting exhibitors and buyers to attend IFEX Philippines 2013: Asia's Ethnic Food and Ingredient Show on 16-19 May 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila Philippines.
Join this opportunity to be featured in Asia's feast of flavors. Visit www.ifexphilippines.com for more information.
AGRINURTURE, INCOffice Address : Penthouse A, Washington Tower, Asia World Complex Marina Bay E. Aguinaldo Boulevard, Paranaque City, 1703 Philippines
Factory Address : 54 National Rd., Dampol 2rd A, Pulilan Bulacan, 3005 Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 879.3256
Fax No. : (+63 2) 879.3215
Mobile No. : (+ 63 917) 826.4808
Website : www.ani.com.ph
Contact Person : Eliza P. Guinto, Export Manager
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Products : canned juice (fruits and coconut), fresh fruits and vegetables ( Cavendish banana , mango , pineapple), frozen fruits and vegetables , tetra juice and dried fruits.
BRANDEXPORTS PHILIPPINES, INC.Address : 2121-G A. Luna St., Pasay City, 1300 Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 551.3652
Fax No. : (+63 2) 833.2495
Mobile No. : (+63 920) 962.9780
Website : www.brandexports.com.ph
Contact Person : Tomas B. Medina, President & CEO
Email : email@example.com
Products : Dried Mangoes, Coffee, Suchero Coconut Sugar, Tropical Fruit Cocktail in Cans, Tropical Fruit Juices and Purees, Canned Coconut Milk/Cream, Dessicated Coconut, Coconut Milk Powder & Filipino Food Assortment
GREEN HEIGHTS AGRICULTURAL CORPORATIONAddress : 4277 Emilia St., Palawan, Makati City, Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 551.8822 | 215.0454
Fax No. : (+63 2) 833.8981
Mobile No. : (+63 918) 939.7663
Contact Person : Michael Anthony Mapa, Director
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Products : Mt. Fuji-brand Japanese Rice, Koshihikari Variety
HI-LAS MARKETING CORPORATIONAddress: Avocado Road, FTI Special Economic Zone Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No.: +632 838 4941-42
Fax No.: +63 838 4940
Mobile No.: +63 9207080302
Contact Person: Ms. Nina Paula O. Amores, Marketing Executive
Products: Fresh mango, Frozen Mango, Frozen Puree, Dried Fruits, Fresh Okra and Mango Concentrate
MARIGOLD MANUFACTURING CORPORTATION (MAMA SITA)Address : Bldg. B3 538, Jenny's Avenue, Maybunga, Pasig City, 1607 Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 643. 8776 | 643.8777
Fax No. : (+63 2) 643.8777 | 643.8775
Mobile No. : (+63 917) 855.2696
Website : www.msita.com
Contact Person : Frank Aguba, Director of Sales and Marketing | Jane R. Taguinod, Export Sales Manager
Email : email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Products : Mama Sita's Mixes and Sauces
MARKET REACH INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES CORP.Address: 839 Romualdez St., Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines
Tel. No.: +632 516-8536
Fax No.: +632 516 8537
Mobile No.: 0917 6233871
Contact Person: Jiten Lalwani, CEO/President
Products: Noodles, Preserves, into brand development and consolidation, trading of Filipino food and non-food products
MEGAFISHING CORPORATIONOffice Address : 1076 M. Naval St., San Jose, Navotas City, Philippines
Factory Address : Calle Segundo, Ayala Zamboanga City, Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 282.3368
Fax No. : (+63 2) 282.5455
Website : www.megasardines.com
Contact Person : Michelle Chan, VP for Exports
Email : email@example.com
Products : MEGA Sardines (Jitney Can/Club Can/Dingley Can/Pouch), Bottled Sardines, Dried Fish
PHILIPPINE GROCERS FOOD EXPORTS, INC.Address : 401 F. Legaspi St., Maybunga, Pasig City, 1607 Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 642.4653
Fax No. : (+63 2) 643.7995
Mobile No. : (+63 917) 896.0790
Website : www.philippinegrocers.com
Contact Person : Arun R. Mirpuri, President
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Products : Assorted Consolidated Products
TBN FOOD PRODUCTSAddress : 27 21st Avenue, Cubao Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No. : (+63 2) 216.3457
Mobile No. : (+63 918) 808.0528
Contact Person : Jenny Serrano | Linda Alianan
Email : email@example.com
Products : Assorted Food Items
UNIVERSAL CANNING CORPORATIONOffice Address: 14 Duhat Rd., Potrero, Malabon City, Philippines
Tel. No.: +632 355 9033
Fax No.: +632 362 3023
Contact Person: Leonicio L. Kaw, Managing Director
Products: Canned Seafood, (Master, Family’s Brand, Atami, Mikado) Dried Fish, Frozen Fish, Private Labeling
The Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands covering a land area of 115,739 sq. m. (299,764 sq. km.). Main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Capital is Manila. Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.
March to May is hot and dry. June to October is rainy, November to February is cool. Average temperatures: 78°F / 25°C to 90°F / 32°C; humidity is 77%.
There is a total of 76.5 million Filipinos as of the latest national census in May 2000. Population growth is estimated at 2.36% annually. Luzon, the largest island group, accounts for more than half of the entire population.
Two official languages: Filipino and English. Filipino, which is based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education.
Eight (8) major dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense.
Filipino is used nationally as the language of communication among ethnic groups. Like any living language, Filipino is in a process of development through loans from Philippine languages and non-native languages for various situations, among speakers of different social backgrounds, and for topics for conversation and scholarly discourse. There are about 76 to 78 major language groups, with more than 500 dialects.
Some 83% of Filipinos are Catholic. About 5% are Moslem. The rest are made up of smaller Christian denominations and Buddhism.
UNIT OF MEASURE
The Metric System is used in most trade and legal transactions.
220 volts a/c is the common standard. 110 volts a/c is also used, especially in major hotels.
The Philippines' monetary unit is the peso, divided into 100 centavos. Foreign currency may be exchanged at any hotels, most large department stores, banks, and authorized money changing shops accredited by the Central Bank of the Philippines. International credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club, Bank Americard, Master Card, and American Express are accepted in major establishments.
Source: www.wowphilippines.com.ph (Department of Tourism)
THE PHILIPPINE FOOD INDUSTRY: ASIA’S FOOD MARKETPLACE
The Philippines is an excellent year-round source of high-quality fresh, processed, organic, Halal and value-added food products. The country's diversified food sectors include fruits and vegetables, fish and marine products, meat and poultry, flour and bakery products, beverage and confectionery, dairy food, food condiments and seasonings, food supplements, bottled water, and snack food.
The Philippines is the world’s eighth top fish-producing country, ranking second in world tuna landings and fifth in canned tuna production. Its tropical climate and fertile soil also yield major fruit exports such as coconut, banana, pineapple, mango, guyabano (soursop), papaya, guava, calamansi (Philippine lime), dalandan (orange), jackfruit, tamarind, and kaong (palm fruit).
Industry reports show that the emerging Philippine market for organic goods is estimated to grow at a rate of 10-20% annually. The major domestic organic products are rice, virgin coconut oil (VCO) and other coconut products such as coconut water and milk. Other products include papayas, traditional wines, herbal supplements, fresh bananas, muscovado sugar, coffee, and asparagus.
The demand for Halal-certified food products in the Philippines has also been gaining ground in recent years. Halal, a religious standard that prescribes the preparations of a product according to Islamic Law, currently has a food market worth US$632 billion, 5representing almost 17% of the global food and drink industry.
In February 2010, Republic Act (RA) 9997 was signed in accordance with the 2011-2013 Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP)'s Halal Development Project which aims to "promote and develop the Philippine Halal Industry and accredit halal-certifying entities/bodies for the utmost benefit of Muslim Filipinos and in partnership or cooperation with appropriate agencies, individuals and institutions here and abroad." (Item h, Section 8, Article II)
To date, there are seven (7) Halal-certifying bodies in the Philippines, the biggest and most prominent being the Islamic Dawa'h Council of the Philippines, Inc. (IDCP). IDCP has certified an estimated 10,000 products from almost 400 companies in the Philippines alone. As a member of the World Halal Council, IDCP has accredited slaughterhouses and certified Halal products in Japan, China, Turkey, India, Pakistan, South Korea, the US, Brazil, and Argentina. Other companies from Israel, Mexico, Honduras, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Poland, among others, are also already applying to be IDCP-certified.
The Philippine island of MIndanao is a potential Halal supplier with its production centers for several Halal raw materials such as corn for animal feed and chicken meat. The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a Muslim-majority province which has expressed its interest in exploring the Halal market, is expected to receive a US$ 1 million grant from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost its Halal capabilities.