Philfoodex Sets 8th Food Expo
The Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization(Philfoodex), the country’s biggest food organization will be holding the 8th Philippine Food Expo at the SM Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City from March 5-8, 2009.
With the theme “Strategic Regional Cooperation Towards Food Self-Sufficiency,” the Expo will showcase over 200 exhibitors which will exhibit new food products, technologies, raw materials and services.
Realizing that a competitive food industry relies on high-quality and affordable ingredients, it will also feature a supply-based food fair featuring home grown raw materials in the co-located event Food Source Philippines.
According to Philfoodex president Roberto Amores, the 22-year-old Philfoodex as the leading organization in the food sector should draw up a strategic framework to help the government in its pursuit of food security.
Moreover, the first Asian Buyers Forum will be held simultaneously with the four-day expo where foreign buyers from Malaysia, China and Thailand are invited to see the products of the exhibitors.
Organized in cooperation with he Philippine Agriculture Attache in China and the Department of Trade and Industry, the forum will tackle important issues on cooperation between Asean importers and local food manufacturers, growers, farmer groups and exporters.
Amores said the Philippine Food Expo also includes consultative workshops and business matching among the exhibitors, and other relevant sessions.
He added that awards will be given to participating regions that will showcase the best processed marine, fruit and meat products, best fresh produce and the most innovative production and ingredient.
The event is supported by the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Trade and Industry, SM Megamall, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport), and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry.