MANILA, Philippines—The 7th Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (Mafbex), touted as the Philippines’ biggest and most-awaited food expo, is on its last day today (Sunday) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Over 500 booths are exhibiting the food and beverage industry’s best offerings.
The thrust of this year’s Mafbex, “Glocal Flavors,” draws attention to an up-and-coming trend in the worldwide food and beverage industry that calls for the creation of local culinary masterpieces that meet international standards. It challenges food experts to keep up with the constant influx of new ideas, technologies, and products from the global market while preserving Philippine food culture at the same time.
The food and beverage expo presents a wide range of choices of consumables, ingredients and equipment catering to the growing needs of food enthusiasts, suppliers, distributors, entrepreneur and retailers.
Joseph Ang, founding chairman of Worldbex Services International, the organizer of Mafbex, said, “I am happy to have received positive feedbacks that Mafbex has helped a lot of businesses in the food industry
Sunday’s activities starts with a Market Basket Competition (interschool) at 10 a.m. Another competition on chocolate pralines/truffles starts at 1:30 p.m.
Maftex is being held in cooperation with De La Salle-College of St. Benilde and for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
It is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Office on Muslim Affairs Philippines, Filipino International Franchise Association, Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Hotel and Restaurant Chef’s Association of the Philippines Inc., Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association Inc., Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Inc., Hotel and Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental, and Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc.