The 13th edition of IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA recorded a successful opening last May 24 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Inaugurated by top government officials and diplomats, the event is considered as the biggest gathering of delectable and export quality food finds.
Philippine food exporters are now enjoying the encouraging response of local and foreign trade buyers, foodies, and consumers as the event continues to attract thousands of visitors.
Beyond efforts to expand food exports, IFEX Philippines NXTFOOD ASIA also aims to pique the interest of local consumers to appreciate the exquisite quality of Filipino offerings at par with the world’s standards.
The event features the Islands on a Plate special setting that serves mouthwatering dishes prepared by Chef Bea Nitard of Via Mare, who lent her expertise in curating the use of Premium 7 ingredients such as cacao, coffee, mango, tuna, banana, pineapple, and coconut.
MAIN PHOTO: (From left) Embassy of Malaysia Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Rizany Irwan bin Muhamad Mazlan, Department of Agriculture Program Director Bernadette San Juan, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Capaya Rodriguez Gonzales, Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Cabinet Spouses Association, Inc. Executive Secretary Atty. Betty Medialdea, Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc. President Roberto Amores, and Embassy of Hungary Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dr. Jozsef Bencze.