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Philippine Food Expo showcases “Better of Filipino Flavors”

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Philippine Food Expo showcases “Better of Filipino Flavors”

Experience the Better of Filipino Flavors on the Philippine Food Expo

The Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization (Philfoodex) put its best food forward over again with the holding of the recent sixteenth Philippine Food Expo, the country’s leading All-Filipino food and beverage show.

UnionBank at Philippine Food Expo 2024
UnionBank at Philippine Food Expo 2024
Lecture on the Future of Filipino Beverage by Chef Chris Carangian
Lecture on the Way forward for Filipino Beverage by Chef Chris Carangian

Themed “The Better of Filipino Flavors”, the 3-day exhibit held on the World Trade Center Metro Manila featured 320 exhibitor firms from export-ready food and beverage, local delicacies, franchising opportunities, and equipment, packaging and food technology solutions.

Guests of honor on the opening ceremonies included Senator Cynthia Villar, Department of Agriculture secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., Department of Trade and Industry undersecretary Cristina Roque, and Department of Tourism undersecretary Ferdinand C. Jumapao.

VIPs at the 16th Phillippine Food Expo opening
VIPs on the sixteenth Phillippine Food Expo opening

Co-presented by the Department of Agriculture, the Expo also featured the DA’s key programs through a pavilion exhibit representing the very best farm produce from across the country’s different regions. The DA also put the highlight on the Young Farmers Challenge, which seeks to empower young agriculturists to take an lively role in the federal government’s food security thrust.

Philfoodex is the country’s leading food association with around 250 members, and is recognized by the business sector and the federal government because the voice of food manufacturers and exporters.

Mango exporter Hi-Las Marketing Corp.
Mango exporter Hi-Las Marketing Corp.

The second expo within the post-pandemic era, the event provided a comprehensive platform for business-to-business and business-to-consumers transactions. Visitors who flocked to the event were treated to student culinary competitions, live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, product demos, interactive workshops and seminars, and product samplings, amongst others.

Organized by Cut Unlimited, Inc. as exhibitions manager, the Supported by the Department of Tourism, the Department of Trade and Industry, Export Development Council, Philippine Exporters Confederation, and the UnionBank of the Philippines.

Department of Agriculture pavilion
Department of Agriculture pavilion

Philfoodex also renewed its partnership with the UnionBank to spice up local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) who took part within the Expo. With the partnership, local food processors, exporters and MSMEs were in a position to access a wide selection of online banking services equivalent to hassle-free digital onboarding, account management, money transfer, and banking security.

The innovations prolonged to the exhibitors will enhance their efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness by helping them adapt to the local and global market trends.

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