WOFEX Manila 2023: Biggest food trade show in the PH is back!

Discover new products, trends, and gain valuable insights in the ever-evolving culinary world

QUEZON CITY (PIA) — The stage is all set for the grand opening of the much-awaited World Food Expo (WOFEX) Manila 2023, the biggest and most effective food trade show in the Philippines.

For over two decades, WOFEX has been a prominent fixture in the country’s culinary landscape, showcasing the best of the food and hospitality industry, providing educational opportunities, and hosting the renowned Philippine Culinary Cup.

This year, WOFEX is back and better than ever, bringing exciting new features, learning opportunities, and trade prospects to support the local F\&B industry. The 23rd edition of WOFEX will take place from August 2 to 5, 2023, with two simultaneous locations, the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, both in Pasay City, offering visitors an unparalleled experience in the world of food and hospitality.

Why visit WOFEX Manila 2023? Meet over 450 of the industry’s leading suppliers at the largest event for the food industry in the Philippines. Network with professionals, discover new products and trends, and gain valuable insights to stay ahead in the ever-evolving culinary world.

“We are thrilled to welcome all food enthusiasts, industry professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs to the grand opening of WOFEX Manila 2023,” said the event organizers, PEPTARSUS. “After the successful return of our face-to-face shows last year, we are committed to bringing even more value to our attendees through our 2023 WOFEX Nationwide Campaign. Join us as we travel around the Philippines, offering better business opportunities, continued education through WOFEX University, live demos, talks, and an ideal platform for networking and exchanging entrepreneurial insights.”

But it doesn’t stop there. WOFEX Manila 2023 has plenty of surprises in store for its attendees. Here are some of the exciting highlights you can expect at the event:

What’s New in WOFEX Manila 2023?

The Philippine Bar Scene makes its debut on the WOFEX floor, bringing the only business-focused bar expo in the country. In partnership with Drinks Be With You Inc., the event promises to impress beverage lovers and stakeholders with its diverse range of booths showcasing spirits, liquors, cocktails, bar tools, uniforms, and other bar supplies. It is an excellent opportunity for industry players to source, network, and learn about the latest trends and innovations in the bar industry.

Supporting Young Filipino Farmers

WOFEX Manila 2023 is proud to join hands with the Department of Agriculture (DA) in supporting the Young Farmers Pavilion at the World Trade Center. This pavilion will showcase regional fresh and processed products, featuring the efforts of young entrepreneurs who have ventured into agriculture with the support of the Young Farmers Challenge Program. By visiting the pavilion, attendees can meet these inspiring young farmers, see their products, and support their endeavors to bring fresh and nutritious food to the tables of Filipinos.

Sharpen Your Senses with SensoryEx
Hands-on workshops are a fantastic way to learn and master culinary skills. SensoryEx offers three unique classes under the guidance of professional chef instructors: the 3D Jelly Art Cake Workshop, Savory Bread Baking Class, and Creative Mini Desserts in a Glass. These workshops will take place at the World Trade Center on August 3 and 4, providing participants with valuable skills that can jumpstart a culinary business.

TECHtalks: Embracing Technology and Innovation

The TECHtalks at WOFEX Manila 2023 will feature free seminars on food, beverage, packaging, baking, and more. Attendees can learn about the latest technological advancements and innovations in the food and hospitality industry. The sessions will be held during the duration of the event from 11 am to 5 pm at the World Trade Center. Due to limited seating, participants are encouraged to sign up in advance to secure their spot.

WOFEX B2B: Bridging the Gap Between Producers and the Market

Bukid to Bahay, a WOFEX initiative, will facilitate dialogues between farmers, MSMEs, restaurant owners, chefs, and agri stakeholders to explore ways to bridge the gap between producers and the market. The panel discussions will be held on August 3 (Thursday) from 1-5 pm at the Joya Room of the World Trade Center.

Hospitality Updates at the Hotel Summit & Expo

The Hotel Summit & Expo is back at WOFEX Manila 2023, offering a series of discussions on the current state and future trends in the hotel industry. Esteemed industry professionals will share their experiences, provide insights, and offer invaluable advice on staying competitive in the hospitality sector. Topics will include trends and best practices, technological innovations, and marketing partnerships.

The Philippine Culinary Cup: A Platform for Culinary Excellence

WOFEX Manila 2023 will once again host the Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) on its 13th year, bringing in chef-judges from around the world. This prestigious competition will witness competitors battle for PCC glory as they impress the esteemed panel of Worldchefs judges. Attendees can watch the Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Finals Asia unfold at the SMX Convention.

“The 23rd WOFEX Manila promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees,” said the event organizers. “We invite everyone to join us from August 2 to 5 at the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center for the ultimate food show experience. Let us come together to sustain and support the food and hospitality industry and get business back on track.”

WOFEX Manila 2023 was organized by PEPTARSUS, a leading events company in the Philippines. (PIA-NCR)

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