Top ASEAN food firms to participate in IFEX Philippines 2017
The Philippines’ biggest international trade exhibition on food and food-related products rounds up the leading companies, manufacturers, and distributors all over Southeast Asia for one of the official events in the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
Malaysia-based QL Foods Sdn. Bhd., one of the biggest producers of surimi-based products in Asia and now Southeast Asia’s largest egg producer, is one of the top exhibitors coming to IFEX Philippines 2017.
Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry-Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), the 11th edition of International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines will showcase the most exciting food products, trends, and innovations in Southeast Asia from May 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).
Kampot Pepper, often referred as the “King of Spice” since ancient times, is one of the exciting ingredient in IFEX Philippines. It is recognized as the best pepper in the world following the award of Protection Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2009.
According to DTI-CITEM Executive Director Clayton Tugonon, “CITEM is currently intensifying its campaign to gather more international exhibitors as part of the Philippines’ commitment to lead ASEAN nation towards partnering for change and engaging the world with the region’s globally competitive industries and vibrant economy.”
Turkey-based Tamek Gida Ve Konsantre San Ve Tic. A.S is bringing bottled fruit drinks nectar, as well as sauces and breakfast products.
With the theme ‘Taste ASEAN,’ IFEX Philippines will be the main food export platform for ASEAN Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to capture the demand for oriental flavors and drive up trade opportunities. To be highlighted in this event are the 110 international companies including Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam, with the participation of 31 companies in the ASEAN.
Source: DTI-CITEM Press release
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