Agribusiness forums lead seminars at this year’s IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA

  • The 13th edition of the IFEX Philippines opens this weekend with a slew of food-tasting and knowledge-sharing activities.
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Philippine dried mango facility

MANILA, Philippines – The biggest international food fair in the country opens its doors this May 24-26 to welcome local and foreign trade buyers and food enthusiasts at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM). Featuring the Premium 7 (coffee, cacao, coconut, mango, banana, pineapple, tuna) and Rising Stars (heirloom rice, calamansi, ube, pili nut, turmeric, malunggay, muscovado sugar, tamarind, dalandan) in the Philippine food export industry, IFEX Philippines is set to delight visitors with its various components and special settings designed to highlight and showcase Philippine food, ingredients and cuisine.

Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA brings the latest in the Philippine food scene to the tradeshow floor.

Along with more than 600 exhibitors and three full days of various food-tasting activities, IFEX Philippines will also host a slew of food export seminars featuring tracks on agri-investment and foreign market entry requirements.

These free seminars will be conducted by industry experts and leading practitioners to share their insights on the latest trends, innovations and best practices in the food exporting and servicing sector.

Knowledge sharing sessions

Day one of the food fair will start things off with the Agribusiness Investment Forum by the Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS). This forum will include tracks on pig husbandry, goat production and natural farming. Together with these agri-investment forums, day one will also feature Market Entry Requirement Tracks for the UK and Chinese markets, as well as a talk on market value-adding concepts.

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Harvesting raw cacao beans

 

The second day of the show will feature another round of Agri-investment Forums covering aquaculture, agri-technologies, high-value crops and cacao production. In addition, IFEX will also be hosting an exciting forum focused on The Business of Cacao with panelists from the Philippine and European cacao industries. There will be another market entry requirement track that will discuss Australia’s Food Regulatory System and Export Requirements. To cap off the second day of seminars, there will be a track discussing how entrepreneurs can properly handle and manage their intellectual property rights.

Discover the latest market trends in the food exporting industry with these knowledge-sharing sessions on the first and second days of IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA on the 24th and 25th of May 2019 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Visitors may also visit the featured special settings and participate in the different food-tasting activities scheduled throughout the entire event. These include Food Philippines, Asian Food Champions, Islands on a Plate, Flavors and Spices Garden, The Cold Room: Seafood at Sub-Zero, Philippine Cacao and Tropical Wines and Spirits.

This year’s edition of IFEX Philippines is co-organized with the DTI’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT).

“KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSIONS”

IFEX Food Export Seminars

Get ahead with the latest market trends and tools of the trade in the food exporting industry at the IFEX Food Export Seminars where the latest trends, innovations and best practices in the food exporting and servicing sector will be discussed by industry experts and practitioners.

Seminar tracks like the Agri-Investment Forum by the Department of Agriculture-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS), Market Entry Requirement Tracks for the Australia, China and UK markets, and Market Compliance Tracks such as Kosher and Intellectual Property Rights will give ample learning opportunities to food SMEs that aim to succeed in the industry.

For more information on the schedule of seminars and activities, visit www.ifexphilippines.com.

 

BEBC Signs Up for IFEX Philippines 2013

BIMP-EAGA Business Council Joins IFEX Philippines 2013
BEBC Chairman Pg Hj Yura Kesteria Yusuf and Vice-Chairman H.A. Saman Ahmad signs MOA with CITEM’s IFEX Philippines 2013 Project Director Leah Ocampo.

The BIMP-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) has officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement to join Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show, IFEX Philippines 2013.

The ceremony was held on 24 July 2012 at the Discovery Suites, Ortigas with BEBC Chairman Pengiran Haji Yura Kesteria Yusuf and National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD), Secretary General Saman Ahmand, and IFEX Philippines Project Director Leah Ocampo.

BEBC Chairman Pengiran Haji Yura Kesteria Yusuf
BEBC Chairman Pengiran Haji Yura Kesteria Yusuf

We are excited to extend and promote BIMP-EAGA products, services and people to IFEX Philippines 2013,” said Pg Hj Yura Kesteria Yusuf.

The BEBC is tasked to promote economic growth and cooperation and foster closer relations among business organizations in the East ASEAN Growth Area. Member nations include Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

IFEX Philippines 2013 is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It is scheduled on 16-19 May 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines. For more information, visit www.ifexphilippines.com.