2018 makes waves with exciting seafood edition
February 23, 2018
PASAY CITY – Global
buyers are up for an exciting showcase of the Philippines’ premier
seafood and other food segments in the International Food Exhibition
(IFEX) Philippines, the country’s biggest export-oriented food show,
on May 25-27 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City.
Organized by the
Department of Trade and Industry‐Center for Trade Expositions and
Mission (DTI-CITEM), IFEX Philippines 2018 will stage its first
special edition featuring “The Best of the Seas,” focusing on the
fast-growing seafood market in the Philippine regions and other
“Now an annual event, IFEX
Philippines continues to be the largest and widely anticipated food
trade event in the country,” said Nora K. Terrado, DTI
Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group and CITEM
“For its 12th edition, we
will highlight the Philippines’ finest seafood to satisfy the
growing global demand for marine product and coastal cuisines, along
with other exquisite food products across the globe”, added Terrado.
As one of the official
business events during the country’s hosting of ASEAN in 2017, last
year’s IFEX Philippines opened more trade opportunities and
innovations around the world with the showcase of Philippines’ best
and overseas participation of the European Union (EU), China, South
Korea, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore,
Thailand and other countries.
The three-day event was
attended by nearly 11,000 international and local visitors,
including 2,057 high-profile trade buyers from top global retail
giants and supermarkets. These buyers came from different regions
across the globe, such as Europe, China and SARs, Middle East, East
Asia, America and Southeast Asia.
For its 12th edition, the
IFEX Philippines will excite buyers with the country’s top and
emerging food export companies to promote Philippine food products
and strengthen links with buyers, importers, and retailers in the
global market. Meanwhile, the event will also put up an
International Hall to host the top seafood and non‐marine products
of leading companies and manufacturers from other participating
Making a flavorful splash
in its seafood edition, IFEX Philippines will also stage the
Regional Seafood Pavilion, a regional showcase of world‐class
seafood products and ingredients locally sourced from the coasts and
diverse marine environments across the Philippine archipelago.
“We are tapping the
country’s most marine-abundant coastal regions from Luzon, Visayas
and Mindanao. This is where we will bring key suppliers to make it
easier for buyers to source in one pavilion the best fish and marine
products, such as tuna, milkfish, prawns, tilapia, and other seafood
from the Philippines,” said Terrado.
The Coastal Culinary
Cuisine will then complete the culinary journey in a dynamic
presentation of the Philippines’ most iconic and distinct regional
seafood cuisines from top international and local experts to give an
exquisite experience of the country’s heirloom flavors and
The Marketplace is also
open for a one‐stop retail experience of premium food products
ranging from seafood products, fruits and vegetables, meat and
poultry, processed foods, homemade regional delicacies, and many
For those in want of much
more inspiration and adventure, visiting buyers and exhibiting
companies can also attend export and investment seminars to get new
ideas and updates on the latest regulations, trends, and innovations
in the food industry from renowned experts, researchers, lecturers
and members of the academe.
The 12th edition of IFEX
Philippines is supported by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and
the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
companies/exhibitor may contact Ms. Alex Lucas at 831-2137, or send
an inquiry at email@example.com.