By JAMES TABABA
After a temporary break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Food Expo is finally making its grand return. As the only all-Filipino food show in the country, it is expected to be one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year, attracting a diverse range of attendees, including everyday Filipino consumers, food industry professionals, and international traders and importers.
Held last April 28-30, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines, the PHILIPPINE Food Expo is a celebration of the country’s rich culinary heritage and vibrant food industry. Organized by the Philippine Food Processors & Exporters Organization Inc. (PHILFOODEX) and Cut Unlimited, Inc., this food show promises to showcase the best in Filipino food products.
Attendees were treated to an array of food and beverage displays, and participated in technical and business sessions, product demonstrations, and culinary competitions. Moreover, the event is held in conjunction with Filipino Food Month and is supported by the Department of Agriculture. In addition, young farmers challenge awardees and DA-assisted MSMEs will also showcase their products, providing visitors with an opportunity to support local businesses and discover emerging products in the industry.
The Philippine Food Expo is a must-attend event for food enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. The expo offers opportunities for business, networking, and culinary discovery. With the event’s successful return, it is expected to continue being a must-visit event for everyone interested in the food industry for years to come.