International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition, promoting all kinds of food offered by the Philippines and other countries. It showcases ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, as well as natural, organic, and healthy food products.

Since its establishment originally as the Asian Ethnic Food Festival from 1999 to 2003, IFEX Philippines has provided a business-to-business platform from local and international food companies to discover new markets, launch new products, and transact with the world’s biggest buyers and investors.

The latest IFEX Philippines event was held from 19th to 21st of May at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila. It was organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Agriculture.

In keeping with the PFDA’s goal to expand its clientele and promote the Regional fish port facilities and services, the PID Staff collaborated with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Support Services Unit and represented the PFDA in the said event. During the three-day exhibit, the PFDA gained publicity among foreign and local investors alike who may be interested to avail of the offered facilities and services. The agency’s representatives in the event effectively disseminated information to further promote the PFDA’s services and assistance in the fishing industry.