PTIC-Taipei sent a delegation of Very-Important-Buyers (VIBs) from Taiwan’s various food sectors to the 2013 International Food Exhibit (IFEX) held at the SMX Convention Center, Manilaon May 16 – 19, 2013.
The Taiwanese buyers / companies who comprised the delegation were Chyau-An Commerce Co. (canned marine products), V&T International Co., Ltd. (assorted grocery products), Cityqueen International Co., Ltd. (beverage and biscuits), Cuantoo Co., Ltd. (canned products and sauces), Yu Tai Co., Ltd. (beverage and biscuits), President Group-Dollars Outlet Mall (supermarket), Realism Food Ltd.(frozen products), Yan Yi International Co. (organize products and processed fruits), and Foodopia Co., Ltd (vegetable oils). Thirteen more Taiwanese companies, separately, also visited the show. Estimated IFEX-related negotiated and booked sales from the Taiwan buyers amounted to US$1.5 million.
During the tradeshow, these Taiwanese VIBs had one-on-one meetings with Philippine exporters of snack foods, biscuits, tropical dried fruits and coconut products. As part of the itinerary, the Taiwanese buyers delegation had a local supermarket tour to see the different Philippine product assortments and for possible inclusion in their mix in Taiwan. As shown in the photo above, one of the supermarkets they visited was Rustan’s Supermarket at Rockwell. After tour, the delegation proceeded to Kamayan Restaurant in Glorietta 3 to enjoy authentic Filipino cuisine.