IFEX Philippines 2015: The Prestigious 10th ASIA's Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show

10th IFEX Summit of Flavors

The much-awaited prestigious International Food Exhibition (IFEX) celebrates its 10th anniversary in the country last May 21-24 at the SMX Convention Center, showcase the ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and functional food products in Asia. 

This food trade show is a parallel activity of the APEC Philippines 2015.

“With over 700 exporters from different countries across the globe and more than13,000 international buyers and visitors, IFEX Philippines will serve as an excellent opportunity for business matching, sourcing, and B2B transactions for buyers, manufacturers, and exporters,” - Rosvi Gaetos, executive director of CITEM
Top-notch young chefs showed their culinary flair in the event. 
  • Chef Hoang Minh Nhat - from Hanoi, Vietnam, she's the youngest female MasterChef in the world.
  • Mr. Suppalock Petchplook - Thailand's pride barista and bartender, known for his herb-infused coffee and exotic drinks he prepare.
  • Junior Chef Kyle Imao - Philippines' First Junior MasterChef, concluded in 2012.
  • Junior Chef Philip Amarillo - Cebu's pride and 2nd placer of the Junior MasterChef 2012 Philippines 

We also spotted Chef Michie Sison from the famous culinary 2015 show, Ka-Toque at the adorable Tasty Singapore exhibit booth.

Chef Mich cooking at the Tasty Singapore Exhibit Stand

Chef Mich at the Tasty Singapore Exhibit Stand
Exhibit Design and fabrication by Benew Designs 
The company behind the Filipino favorite flavored corn snack "Boy Bawang", KSK Products Corporation also promotes their other new Filipino-inspired snack products under a sophisticated exhibit booth painted in their red and white brand color.  

KSK / Boy Bawang Trade Show Booth

KSK Food Products commissioned Benew Designs for the design and construction of their exhibit booth. 

Front of KSK / Boy Bawang Trade Show Booth

Market Reach International Resources, a trusted product broker joins IFEX 2015, showcasing the some of their clienteles.

Market Reach Exhibit Stand
Exhibit Design and fabrication by Swedish Designs 
Barrio Fiesta Trade Show Booth

Some known Filipino brands are also present like CDO Foodsphere Inc., Rebisco Corporation, Goldilocks and Mama Sita's. 

CDO Trade Show Display

CDO Foodsphere Trade Show Stand

Rebisco Exhibit Booth

Goldilocks Exhibit Stand

Mama Sita's Trade Show Display

Cake styled in American flag

Exhibitors from Russia, Australia, Taiwan and Korea share sample of the food products they proud of. 

Russia Exhibit Stand

Australia Unlimited Exhibit Stand

Taiwan Exhibit Booth

Korean Food Pavilion

Natural Health Organic Exhibit Stand

Inside this tall and long exhibit pavilion is the Grocers' Exchange Mart (G-MART). This serve as an exclusive business place for top grocersget to meet with elite Philippine food manufacturers for private labeling arrangement, according to the IFEX Philippines website.

GMart Food Pavilion

Below are few of the inviting delicious food products.

My Pink Wasabi Chocolate Sushi Cakes

Adorably colorful food displays at the Pink Wasabi exhibit booth. 

Set of sushi cakes by My Pink Wasabi

Voila Old Fashioned Jar Cakes

Japanese Tangerine and Strawberry chips

King Sue Ham for free tasting

Delimondo Spicy Tinapa in Tomato Sauce

Delimondo Sundried Tomato, Peperoncino and Basil Drizzling Oil

Navarro's Crab Paste

Jida's Bangus in Corn Oil

Ridad Fruits and Vegetables

Lastly, in this glamorous black trade show display - the Manila Gusto Gallery: Food for the Soul - is a curated presentation by Detlef Klatt, a German master florist and designer, showcasing some of the Philippine specialty and artisanal food products.

The Manila Gusto Gallery

Inside the The Manila Gusto Gallery

The Castillejos Agrifarms Products

Cold Brew Coffee Beans

Cheers to the organizers and supporters of IFEX 2015. See you all again in 2017!

Thank you for visiting IFEX Philippines 2015!