18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX 2019

The 13th edition of  International Food Exposition or ( IFEX-Philippines 2019) from May 24 to 26, 2019 at the iconic World Trade Center along Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Avenue) in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

exhibitor listing

Hundred of local and international companies are located within the exposition site.

people line-up at a buffet station ( Flavors of the Islands)

There are also buffet station which are located within the exposition site. There is also several talks, cooking demonstration and business matching activities.

18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX-Philippines 2019

free taste of mushroom chicharon and drinks

18.) Province of Quezon booth offers different products from homemade nuts to lambanog and pastries.

17.) Heneleban Farm of Northern Mindanao – Federation of dairy farmers.

16.) CDO Food Corporation – Several well known canned food items like Highland corned beef, Ulam burger, San Marino canned tuna, beef patties, tocino, hotdog, Danes cheese among others.

pita bread with angus corn beef

15.) Century Pacific Food– With several well-known canned food products like bagoong, sardines and coconut based products. The booth also offers some free sampling of their dishes prepared by local celebrity chefs.

14.) Universal Canning Inc. – The company specializes on Masters sardines and other well-known canned foods in the market.

13.) Merzi Bread and Pastries – Specializes on traditional biscuits. They are open for resellers and ideal for coffee, bakeshop or pasalubong centers.

Company:  MC & Sons Food Products, Inc. – Merzi Bread ad Pastries

Address; Hervias Village II, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Telephone: (034)435-4444/(034)707-4444 local 140

Mobile : +63-917-7196544

Website:merzci.com.ph

12.) W.L. Foods – The company is best known for their corn snacks, biscuits, candies, powdered juice and instant coffee mixes.

The commercial stalls sells a lot of affordable snack packs which only cost Php 50 per pack.

11.) San Miguel Food Corporation– The booth is one of the biggest at the exposition site. Aside from the canned goods, biscuits, ice cream, margarine, milk products and beverages.

canned beefs, meat loafs were neatly arranged

10. Mama Sitas – is a legacy that spans five generations of fine Filipino cooking. Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, the woman who inspired the pioneering line of Filipino sauces and spice mixes, had a vision to bring Philippine flavors to the world.

Mama Sita’s booth

The company is known for their spices mix, condiments and popular Filipino recipe books are for sale at their booth.

9.) Philippine Confectionery , Biscuit and Snack Association – Several well known brands in the market are members of this association.

promo packs

8. ) Mega Sardines – Their booth is known for their sardines, corn kernels and mushroom in cans. They also have promo packs with freebies.
 

7.) Momilo Mio and products from Rizal province -Original cheese pie since 1985 they are from the town of Rizal province.

6.)  Dean & Deluca organic coconut juice. The natural coconut juice in attractive packaging is also best partner after a workout, attending yoga classes or brisk walking.

5. ) East West Seed Corporation– Beautiful booth the new flowering varieties of vincas, marigold, petunias, vegetables are displayed.

Department of Agriculture -Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

4.) Department of Agriculture – The government had several booth which promotes small, medium and regional products.

fresh vegetables for sale

Philippine cacao

Philippine Cacao by Great Women Project – Different kinds of Philippine cacao are process at are sold in the local and international market.

3.) Charito’s Delight – Products from Samar province which offers Hopia de Pili, Corioso among others

2.) Tentay Food and Sauces– The company was founded in 1949, Ruperta D. Javier, an enterprising housewife concocted a fish sauce (patis) and fish paste (bagoong) from the fish hauls in the part of Navotas. Aware of the delicious taste of her sauces and proud of it, she simply named both “Tentay” which was how she was popularly called.
1.) Jeverps Manufacturing Company– The company is known for their condiments and other products .

IFEX Philippines 2019  is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and co-presented by the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc (PhilExport).

There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 100.00 at the IFEX Philippines 2019.

FREE Agriculture Seminars for 2019

Good News to those urban gardeners, young hobbyists, millennials, the young at heart in the field of agriculture and those who wanted to engaged in agricultural entrepreneurship.

Agriculture-Seminar-2019

These seminars are open to all interested individuals. These will be conducted at the Agricultural Training Institute Central Office, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. Session starts at 8:00AM to 5:00PM, but come early for the registration and for better seats!

Attendees are encouraged to bring clean, empty 1.5-liter plastic bottles which will be donated to the ATIng Gulayan ng DA garden.

For more information, Please try to visit the Department of Agriculture FB page.

Landline : Metro Manila 982-24-74 / Provincial 1800-10-982-2474

Cellphone : 0920-946-2474

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ATIngGulayanngDA/

Department of Agriculture Schedule of Free Seminars

Department of Agriculture– Agriculture Training Institute will be hosting a series of free seminars. This will be held at  Serrano Hall , ATI Building , Elliptical Road , Diliman in Quezon City.

For more information , Please call 929-85-41 to 49 or visit the Websitehttps://www.da.gov.ph/

Agrilink 2015 Highlights

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Philippines

Agrilink 2015 , the country’s longest agriculture, fisheries , livestock , food sector. The 3-day event started with the ribbon cutting ceremonies by Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. This year’s theme: Regional Agribusiness Development : Cornerstone for Inclusive Growth .

East West Seed Corporation

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/en/index.php

Facebook Page: EastWest Seed Company

Unlike other trade shows, There is no entrance fees – however due to the high volume of foot traffic at the iconic World Trade Center , It is advisable to pre-register several months or weeks prior to coming to the event as long lines at the lobby .

Allied Botanical Corporation

Simply called ABC or Allied Botanical Corporation. This company is among the largest distributor of quality brand condor seeds, annuals, herbs and fertilizer brands like Osmocote , Peters and Klasmann

Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Trade Fairs opens from 8:30am until past 5:30pm

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/agrilinkPH

Try or call 09175888799 or email frld.agrilink@gmail.com.

Visitors can also pre-register their attendance through http://www.agrilink.org

Note: I suggest people visiting the trade show to be extra cautious in handling their belongings, there are report of pickpocket incidents .

4th Flora Filipina 2015 Expo : An International Flower and Garden Show

The  4TH Flora Filipina Expo on February 26 – March 9, 2015 at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) of Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City. Through the leadership of the Philippine Orchid Society (POS), the country’s various garden clubs and the major key players of the ornamental plant industry will convene in this prestigious event at the iconic heart of Quezon City. A special opening for special guests and invited vips will be held on February 25, 2015 at the Flower Garden .

The event aims to boost the morale of the country’s horticultural industry, with the blessings of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism, and the Quezon City government and Quezon Memorial Circle administration. Some of the minor sponsors includes Del Monte, Philippines,  Allied Botanical Corporation – distributor of Peter’s Fertilizer , Department of Science and Technology ( DOST ),Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCARD)  and Manila Bulletin

The Flora Filipina Expo has become a major Philippine tourism event, and it aims to create awareness among Filipino horticulture enthusiasts and also foreign plant growers about the beauty and value of Philippine plant species. This is also an event wherein inviting foreigners to visit our islands and see our wide collection of flora species.

History Timeline

The  1st Flora Filipina was held in cooperation with Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated in 2006 at the iconic San Ignacio Church ruins in Intramuros,2nd Flora Filipina 2009 was held at the Sunken Garden beside the Quezon Cityhall,  3rd Flora Filipina was held in 2012 at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) , Quezon Memorial Circle .

The Flora Filipina 2015 Expo is proud to have about 90 commercial booths who will be trading to the public selected and rare orchids, ferns, bromeliads, aroids, palms, flowering annuals, hoyas, epiphytes, bonsai, tree seedlings, seeds, including garden accessories, fertilizers, and pesticides.

The event will be having as many as 30 exhibit booths at the flower garden area.

A 2-day Scientific Conference will also be staged at the Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City on February 26-27, 2015. Topics includes: Taiwan Floriculture & Orchid Industry; Urban Gardening, Cool House Technology for Growing Plant, Ornamental Plant Variety Registration, Import and Export Guidelines, Reclassification of Orchid Genera, Breeding Methods in Floriculture, Potential of Philippine Native Trees for the International Bonsai Market, Edible Ornamental Vegetables, Tillandsia, Terrarium Making, Dish Garden and Flower Arrangement.

Farm Tour

There will be scheduled farm tour on February 28, 2015

Pet Expo

There will also be a pet expo from March 7 and 8 , 2015 – Some of the highlights of the pet expo will be bantam chickens , reptile breeds from all over the world, dogs and cats.

There will also be a free-daily lecture at the exhibit site. With this, the event is expecting more than 25,000 visitors. Foreign delegates and participants from the provinces will be arriving on the last week of February to attend the opening of the event, the conference and the special organized tours.

The Philippines is certainly is a rich plant habitat and is truly an ideal place to grow both tropical and semi-temperate crops. Some of the rare orchid species that can actually be found in the country include the majestic Waling-Waling (Vanda sanderiana), which is the “Queen of the Philippine Orchids,” Vanda luzonica, Phalaenopsis amabilis and other Phalaenopsis species, the Black orchid (Trichoglottis brachiata), various Lady slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum species), just to name a few. This season is the flowering of the Dendrobium anosmum (Sanggumay) and the Butterfly Orchids (Phalaenopsis species and hybrids). For ornamentals, we have the jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), various Alocasia species, an assortment of fern species and allies, Hoya and Discidia vines, palms and cycads, and about 27,000 species more of ornamental plants.

Aside from species, the country can grow and mass produce a lot of introduced or imported ornamental plant hybrids like Euphorbias, Hibiscus, Aglaonema, Alocasia, Cacti, Succulents, and Cattleya orchids. With this, the Philippines certainly has much to offer in terms of diversity of garden plants for trade.

The country has a high potential of mass producing and exporting plants abroad, however, we just need to identify problems in marketing which are causing barriers in the expansion of the Philippine plant trade export industry. With this Flora Filipina event, the organizers hope to unite the local ornamental plant industry, provide technical assistance and market opportunities, and in a larger picture push forth the positive growth of the industry.

For further information about the FLORA FILIPINA EXPO, please contact the Philippine Orchid Society Tel. +(632) 929-4425, mobile +63 09178485468 or visit the website at http://philippineorchidsociety.com or Facebook: philorchidsociety@gmail.com

Office Secretariat : Ms. Jenny Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre

Website links:

DOST -PCCARD : http://www.pcaarrd.dost.gov.ph

Quezon City : http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/

Del Monte- Philippines  : http://www.delmonte.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Department of Tourism :http://www.tourism.gov.ph

It’s More FUN in the Philippines : http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/

Department of Agriculture : http://www.da.gov.ph/

The Great Eastern Hotel : http://www.greateasternhotelmanila.com/

Note” The Flora Filipina Expo site ( Flower Garden )  will have daily lectures and workshop, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 senior citizens and students with valid Id’s and Php 30 general public – This is based on the entrance fees of the orchid show last year .

* Subject to change