With the globalization of the food trade, the challenge of keeping up with the changes in consumption and demand due to economic growth rises equally.
Discover this and more in the 14th Philippine Food Expo the country’s “Only All-Filipino Food Show” set on April 20-22 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
With the theme “Emerging Trends in Food Trade”, the three-day event Expo is organized by the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization (Philfoodex) Inc. which will gather some 300 leading firms involved in food manufacture, growing, export, equipment, packaging, ingredients and additives.
According to Philfoodex president Roberto Amores, the rise in spending power in countries in the Asean region results in greater demand for a variety of new diets which are nutritious and affordable.
He added that the Philippine Food Expo will help its members to become more competitive in facing the challenges that the Asean Economic Community might present.
Just like in previous editions, the event will be an excellent venue for business matching between and among suppliers and food processors across the country.
Seminars include ASPIRE for Agripreneurs: agribusiness support for investments promotion in regional expositions, franchising opportunities, application of the TRAIN Law to the food industry, impact of DOST Set Up Programs to SME adaptors
Other topics include trends and business opportunities in the Asean food and beverage industry, threats to food business, financial assistance for SMEs, productivity and innovation, adapting GS1 barcodes, renewable energy, and packaging and logistics services.
Co-organized by the Philippine Exporters Federation (Philexport), the Deparment of Agriculture, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Export Marketing Bureau, the expo will also include the Choco, Coffee and Tea Festival.
Spicing up the side event is a display of concoctions of a variety of brews and blends, a culinary showdown for college students and faculty, and a barista challenge.
The Philippine Food Expo is a must-visit event for everyone, from the everyday Filipino consumer to international traders and importers of food products.
The event is also supported by Philippine Okra Producers & Exporters Association, Philippine Mango Exporters Foundation Inc., the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines, and National Food Authority, with media partners The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Franching PH, Appetite, Malaya Business Insight, Breakfast Magazine, Travelife, ClickTheCity, WhenInManila.com and Take Off Philippines.