IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA | JULY 2021 |

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).

Savor the next big thing in
Asian food!

Philippine Food Industy

Opportunities in the
Philippine Food Industry

No other region today excites industry leaders more than the Philippines.
Here’s Why:

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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