Die and mold industry sets 10th expo to mobilize the Philippine manufacturing industry towards global excellence

Die and mold industry sets 10th expo to mobilize the Philippine manufacturing industry towards global excellence

PDMA, Inc., the leading group in the tool and die industry will unveil new machineries and state-of-the-art technologies as it holds the 10th edition of PDMEX, the country's largest, focused, and solely recognized machinery exhibition.

Also known as the Philippine Die and Mold Machineries & Equipment Exhibition, the biennial event is set on August 23-26, 2023 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, the first since the Covid-19 pandemic.

“PDMEX will bring together hundreds of exhibitors from several sub-sectors of the industry including metal stamping, plastics, rubber and packaging, die casting and forging, electronics and semiconductors tooling, technological resources, and machining and equipment fabrication. World-class machineries and equipment with highly advanced technologies will be showcased and demonstrated,” says PDMEX chairman Hector Villanueva Jr.

He added that the 4-day event will be a comprehensive platform to promote the modernization of the local die and mold industry, and provide a convergence point for the industry, the government, and the academe to consolidate efforts in mobilizing the national manufacturing industry towards global excellence.

Acknowledged as the backbone of vital industries including manufacturing, agriculture, electronics, automotive, aerospace, and construction, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) recognizes the die and mold industry's importance in the special economic zones that it governs. 

L-R: PEZA Board Member Mr. Robert Lester Aranton, PDMA Inc, Trustee Mr. Jimmy Chan, PEZA Director General Tereso Panga, PDMA Inc. President Mr. George Ong, PDMA Trustees Mr. Ian Mabini, Mr. Lino Yu, and Mr. Tony Mangubat

 “The inclusion of manufacturing zones, information technology centers, and agro-industrial economic zones in PEZA ecozones proves that the die and mold industry continues to be a crucial component in modernizing Philippine manufacturing to meet the demands of export standards,” Villanueva noted.

The Expo will also highlight the promising opportunities within the industry to encourage Filipinos and college students to pursue careers in the industry. A series of seminars and technical sessions presented by participating exhibitors Computrends, Backje Philippines, Guhring, LFK Corporation, and Teknologix are scheduled throughout the 4-day exhibition.

The first post-pandemic exhibition, PDMEX is incorporating several related industrial expos, such as the 8th Autocorp (Automation, Controls, Robotics, Accessories and Services), 8th Engineering and Outsourcing, the 10th Machinetools (Machine Tools Machineries, Equipment, Accessories, Products and Services), 7th Metfin (Metal Finishing Equipment, Tools, Accessories and Services), and 8th Metrology (Measuring Tools, Testing and Laboratory Equipment).

Other co-located events are the 7th Philplas (Plastics, Machinery, Equipment Tools, Accessories, Raw Materials, Products and Services) 7th Philweld (Welding Equipment Tools and Accessories, 10th Sheetmetal (Sheet Metal Machineries, Equipment, Accessories, Products and Services) and the first-ever Philippine Agri-Fisheries Machinery Expo.

 PDMEX will also welcome international delegates from the Federation of Asian Die and Mould Associations (FADMA) which will hold their office bearer meeting during the event. Composed of nine die and mold associations representing China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taipei, the Philippines, and Hong Kong respectively, FADMA is currently chaired by the Philippines through PDMA Past President Hector Villanueva Jr.

The Expo is presented in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology - Metals Industry Research and Development Center, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Metalworking Industries Association of the Philippines, and the Hong Kong Mold and Die Council.

Media partners are Inquirer Group of Companies, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer.net, Mega Mobile, BusinessMirror, The Manila Times, International Metalworking News Asia, Chinese Commercial News, Digiboards Inc., Exhibits Today, and Everest Appliances.  

Pre-Registration to the expo is now open. Visit bit.ly/pdmexprereg or log on to www.pdmainc.com. For more information, contact the exhibition manager at 8363-5192, 8363-4900 or 8362-2266, email cut.eventsph@gmail.com or follow the PDMEX Facebook page.

Upcoming Manila Events in May 2023

Upcoming Manila Events in May 2023

Manila, the vibrant capital city of the Philippines, is known for its rich cultural heritage, bustling nightlife, and diverse entertainment scene. As the city continues to grow and evolve, it continues to attract visitors from all over the world who are eager to experience its unique charm and energy.

In May 2023, Manila is set to host an exciting lineup of events that are sure to delight locals and tourists alike. From cultural festivals and music concerts to sports events and trade shows, there's something for everyone in this bustling metropolis.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a foodie, a traveler, a car enthusiast, or simply looking for a fun and memorable experience, the upcoming Manila events in May 2023 promise to offer a diverse and exciting array of activities that are not to be missed. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience the best that Manila has to offer!

PHIL SME Business Expo

When: May 5-6

Where: SMX Convention Center Manila


When: May 11-14

Where: SMX Convention Center Davao

Travel and Leisure Expo Davao

When: May 11-14

Where: SMX Convention Center Davao

Pet Expo

When: May 12-14

Where: Legazpi City, Albay


When: May 15-16

Where: SMX Convention Center Manila

TransSport Show

When: May 18-21

Where: SMX Convention Center Manila

Philippine Airport Modernization and Expansion Summit

When: May 24-25

Where: Sheraton Hotel

WOFEX Mindanao

When: May 26-28

Where: SMX Convention Center Davao

International Food Exhibition Philippines (IFEX)

When: May 26 - 28

Where: World Trade Center Metro Manila


When: May 19-21

Where: Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall

Emerging Trends and Exciting Flavors at the 15th Philippine Food Expo


Brace yourselves for the return of the only All-Filipino Food & Beverage expo in the country! Supporting local growers and entrepreneurs while featuring native delicacies and gourmet offerings, the Philippine Food Expo makes a much-awaited comeback with its 15th edition this April 28-30 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

Organized by the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, (Philfoodex) Inc., the 3-day exhibition will bring together over 300 micro, small, medium and large exporters involved in food manufacturing, growing, export, equipment, packaging, ingredients, additives, and allied services and industries.

Home-grown medium and small enterprises born out during the quarantine period will also exhibit their products and produce for the first time in this unique gastronomic event. As Philfoodex president Ruben See enthuses, “Exhibitors are putting their best foot, and best food, forward as we try to regain our global competitiveness in the post-pandemic era.”

Co-presented by the Department of Agriculture, the 15th Philippine Food Expo is in conjunction with the culminating activity of the Filipino Food Month, an annual celebration of the country’s rich culinary treasures and traditions. Get a taste of the regional flavors our country has to offer while also learning new recipes and skills through the series of simultaneous cooking demos, beverage preparations, and technical seminars that await visitors of the event.

Spicing up the expo is the Culinary Challenge competition where participants can flaunt their expertise in the following categories: Food Styling and Photography, Philippine Regional Table Setting, Kitchen Masters, PINASarap Breakfast, Healthy Pasta, Modern Filipino Dessert, and Mystery Ingredient. Over 30 schools will be engaging in friendly competition to showcase the skills of their respective students and faculty members – future frontliners of our food service and tourism industries.

Experience all these flavorful affairs at the 15th Philippine Food Expo – a must-visit event for everyone, from the everyday Filipino consumer to international traders and importers of food products. The 3-day event will be open to the public from 10am to 7pm. Pre-register now to get your event pass at a discounted rate.

For more information, visit www.phillippinefoodexpo.ph, follow its social media channels, or contact event manager Cut Unlimited at direct lines (02) 8 363 5192 / 8 363 4900 / 8 362 2266 or cut.eventsph@gmail.com. #philippinefoodexpo2023