FoodPhilippines returns to the 2nd CIIE for a “New Era, Shared Future” with China

The 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) opened its doors to the public this week to welcome visitors to a bigger and better import expo with more than 3,000 foreign companies from 150 countries and regions. This year’s theme, “New Era, Shared Future,” reinforces China’s efforts to transition towards a more open economy to better accommodate exporters the world over.

The Philippine participation for the 2019 CIIE is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM) together with the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), the Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC), the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in China, PhilExport and the Department of Agriculture.

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L-R: EMB Officer RD Velasco, Bureau of International Trade Relations Officer Michelle P. Pontillas, Ms. Lang Eng Kee of Tropicana Food Products Inc., Mr. Jimmy Tang of Team Asia Corporation,  CITEM Project Manager Rowena Mendoza, Bureau of International Trade Relations Assistant Director Angelo Salvador M. Benedictos, DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, CITEM Executive Director Pauline-Suaco Juan, PTIC Shanghai Commercial Vice Consul Mario Tani, EMB Assistant Director Agnes Legaspi, PH Agricultural Counsellor Anna Abuejuela, PTIC Beijing Commercial Counsellor Glenn Peñaranda, PTIC Guangzhou Commercial Vice Consul John Paul Iñigo.

DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, joined by DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman and CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan, led the Philippines’ government representatives as they surveyed the Philippine pavilion prior to the event’s public opening.

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L-R: EMB Assistant Director Agnes Legaspi, Philippine Franchise Association Chairman Dr. Alan  Escalona and President Richard Sanz, PTIC Guangzhou Commercial Vice Consul John Paul Iñigo, CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan, MOFCOM General Office Deputy Director General Jin Yuan, DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, MOFCOM Asia Affairs Director General Gang Peng, Consul Conrado Demdem from the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai, Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Junibert De Sagun, PTIC Beijing Commercial Counsellor Glenn Peñaranda, PTIC Shanghai Commercial Vice Consul Mario Tani, PH Agricultural Counsellor Anna Abuejuela

Representatives of the Philippine delegation were joined by Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Asia Affairs Director General Gang Peng and General Office Deputy Director General Jin Yuan for a group photo after DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman formally opened the FoodPhilippines Pavilion.

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Crowds flock to the FoodPhilippines Pavilion as exhibitors showcase high-quality food and beverage products including various healthy and organic options.

Companies exhibiting under the FoodPhilippines banner feature a wide range of top-notch export products like fresh fruits, canned seafood, snack foods and various fruit-based products.

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Food sampling activities at the FoodPhilippines Pavilion

Onsite food sampling activities will also be held throughout the show to give visitors a taste of the featured Philippine products at the trade show floor.

 

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.