PH tropical fruits, seafood headline in world’s biggest food fair

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DTI-CITEM steps up ‘Premium 7’ export drive in Anuga 2017

premium-7Coconut, banana, pineapple and mango are among the country’s ‘Premium 7’ export food commodities that wil be featured in Anuga 2017 on October 7-11 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

The Philippines’ finest tropical fruits and marine products will take center stage in the much-awaited Anuga, the world’s largest food fair, to be held on October 7-11 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

Led by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the FoodPHILIPINES pavilion in Anuga will spotlight the country’s ‘Premium 7’ food export commodities, which includes coconut, pineapple, mango, banana, coffee, cacao and tuna—all in different varieties, cultivars, and packaging presentation.

“Buyers are welcomed to visit the FoodPHILIPPINES pavilion in Anuga and sample the Philippines’ finest export food and ingredients,” said CITEM Executive Director Clayton Tugonon. “Chosen for their market versatility, global demand and export performance, the…

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A TOAST TO PHILIPPINE FLAVOURS: OPPORTUNITY FOR PH DISTILLERS IN THE UK

Destileria Limtuaco showcases their award-winning craft spirits at WSTA Annual Conference 2017

London, United Kingdom – Craft spirits from the Philippines took center stage when Destileria Limtuaco joined the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – London at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) Annual Conference 2017 on 12 September at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

The oldest distillery in the Philippines presented their line of craft spirits at the Showcase Opportunity of the largest annual conference of the UK wine and spirits industry.  Guests were treated to authentic flavors from the Philippines through cocktails featuring Manille Liqueur de Calamansi (Philippine lime), Manille Liqueur de Dalandan (Philippine orange), Paradise Mango Rum, highlighting the distinct flavors of the Philippine mango, the Amadeo Coffee Liqueur, made with four kinds of native coffee beans, and the Very Old Captain Rum sweetened by the finest molasses from the Philippines.

Destileria Limtuaco & Co. is an institution in the Philippines.  Benny Aw, the company’s Senior Vice President, described it as a quality leader in the Philippine distilled spirits industry. “The company is also known for its innovation in products, processes and systems, and this has enabled the company to export its craft spirits and other brands throughout Asia and the US,” he said.

Brand Development Manager Aaron Aw added that Destileria Limtuaco has always wanted to expand to the UK because it is a good market for rums.  “However, we didn’t have the opportunity until very recently, with the kind assistance of Commercial Counsellor Michelle Sanchez of the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre in the UK.  She broached the idea of presenting our line of Philippine craft spirits to the UK market and the perfect event to do it was at the Wines and Spirits Trade Association 2017 Annual Conference where the key players in the UK distilled spirits industry would be,“ he added.  Coming to showcase at the event, he said, “We took it as an opportunity to gauge the acceptability and appreciation of the UK market for our Philippine craft spirits.”

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Over 350 MSMEs to Showcase PH Design Culture at Manila FAME October 2017

image005Manila FAME, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, is set to return bigger and better with more than 350 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in a showcase of Philippine design culture and ingenuity.

On October 20-22, the 66th edition of Manila FAME will present the best of home, lifestyle, and fashion products from the country’s top and emerging design talents at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City.

With more emphasis on the Philippines’ vibrant and multi-layered cultural heritage, the trade show will spotlight homegrown brands and craftsmen from regional groups and grassroots communities across the country.

“The crafts of a country are reflective of its culture. Today, we are at a crossroads between innovation and tradition, but it does not have to be one or the other,” said CITEM Executive Director Clayton Tugonon. “Through Manila FAME, we want to nurture the cultural identity of our exhibitors and encourage forward thinking as they develop new products.”

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BOI and CITEM all set to push PH as among the top ASEAN creative economies

Two agencies of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) — the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Center of International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM) – support the vision of the Creative Economy Council of the Philippines (CECP) to put the country in the top five creative economies in Asia Pacific alongside South Korea, Japan, China, and India by 2030.

“A creative industry that generates jobs and new entrepreneurs is among the priorities of the Philippine government for the benefit of the economy,” Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado said during the recent media conference held to formally present the upcoming CREATE Philippines.

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DTI launches trade event for creative industries

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) led by its Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Nora K. Terrado, is all set to showcase the different sectors of the Philippine creative industry in a bid to advance Filipino creativity as one of the key drivers for economic growth.

“As a country, we want to take part in making creativity a key component for economic prosperity by intensively advocating and promoting its role in the future of the ASEAN economic community,” said Terrado, who also chairs this year’s ASEAN Committee on Business and Investments Promotion (CBIP) under the ASEAN National Organzing Council (NOC).

DTI, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), is set to take advantage of the multi-billion industry through CREATE Philippines, the country’s first international creative industry trade event.

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