|DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap, on separate occasions, visited the Official Philippine Pavilion at the Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2018 show and gave their support to Filipino food entrepreneurs.|
The Official Philippine Pavilion, through the support of the DTI Export Marketing Bureau and DTI Singapore, successfully featured 10 Filipino food companies who proudly exhibited artisanal, organic and premium quality food products at the recently concluded Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2018 show held at the Singapore Expo.
FHA visitors including dignitaries and special guests were treated to Philippine’s fresh and preserved fruits, fruit jams and marmalades (ranging from mango, pineapple, guava, papaya, santol, tamarind, calamansi, etc.), high-grade choices of banana chips, coconut products (coconut water, coconut sugar, balsamico, virgin coconut oil, etc), Filipino traditional snacks (peanuts, cashew, crackers, biscuits, etc.), and canned fish products (sardines, tuna, mackerel). There were food samplings and live cooking demonstrations on site that everyone enjoyed.
This year’s FHA saw 81,896 attendees from more than 105 countries/regions, an increase of 14 per cent from 2016. From first time exhibitors to decades-long partnerships, FHA played host to 3,500 exhibitors from 76 countries/regions and 71 international group pavilions including the Philippines.♦
Date of release: 07 May 2018