Category Archives: GULFOOD

The Philippines Highlights Halal-Certified Power Fruits at Gulfood 2014

The Philippine’s known power fruits — banana, pineapple, coconut, mango and papaya, in fresh and value-added forms, is the product focus at the Philippines Pavilion in the 19th Gulfood at the World Trade Center Dubai on February 23-27, 2014.

The Philippines participation is spearheaded by the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in the Middle East.

At Gulfood, our aim is to increase the market share of Halal-certified products, from 3.45% to 5% which is valued at US$118,500.00 total Philippine exports to the Middle East. And with our new line of healthy food products, we will position our country as a reliable source of high-quality food products in the MENASA market. – CITEM Executive Director Ms. Rosvi C. Gaetos

Part of the country’s objective as well is to increase awareness of the country’s collective brand Food Philippines, which carries the power fruits and other healthy, natural and organic food and beverage Philippine products.

The Gulfood or the Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire, has established itself as the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show. From its four day editions in previous years, Gulfood 2014 will be running for five days, with an increased space for its local, regional and international exhibitors.

The location of the Philippines Pavilion is at Hall 8, Booth Numbers F 8-9, E 8-10 of the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.

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Philippine Food: Giving the World Appetizing Textures and Flavors

People world-wide have been sampling and savoring Filipino staples for years and with the growing Philippine exports and Overseas Filipino Workers, the demand for such staples from different parts of the world have increased. Tropical fruits like bananas, mangoes, and pineapples have become the country’s top selling export products and are internationally available as processed food items or raw ingredients.

The increase in demand for Filipino foods in the international market has done well for Philippine food manufacturers. Food companies get to join various international exhibitions, fairs, and selling missions, gaining knowledge from international food market.

With productive and lucrative results during GULFOOD 2011, the Philippines – with its contingent of 20 exhibitor-companies and five institutional exhibitors – is getting ready for GULFOOD’s 16th edition this 19 – 22 February 2012 at Dubai.

Philippine Food and manufacturers will also be showcased in other international food fairs like FOODEX Japan 2012 (6 – 9 March 2012) and SIAL Paris (21 – 25 October 2012), and selling missions to various other countries.

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