DTI supports coastal communities through int’l food expo

Usec Terrado at IFEX Philippines 2018
In photo (from L to R): DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado, Food and Agriculture Organization Representative Jose Luis Fernandez, DA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol and Venezuelan Ambassador to the Philippines Capaya Rodríguez González.
THE Department of Trade and Industry through its Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) featured the ‘best of the seas’ as it welcomed buyers for the 12th International Food Exhibition Philippines (IFEX) 2018 on May 25 to May 27 2018 at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City.
“Marking its return as an annual event, IFEX Philippines 2018 will highlight the country’s finest seafood to fulfill the growing global demand for marine product and coastal cuisines,” said DTI Trade and Investment Promotion Group Undersecretary and CITEM Officer-in-Charge Nora K. Terrado.
Participated in by over 450 Philippine micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) including those from coastal communities from Northern Luzon and Mindanao, the trade show is composed of four major exhibition halls: Food Philippines Hall, International Hall, Food Artisans Hall, and the Marketplace.
“This is also our way of supporting the promotion of agribusiness sector in the country that provides employment opportunities especially in the regions,” added Terrado. Read more
Date of release: 25 May 2018
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