“One of the big benefits of, again, partnering with Monde Nissin was that it’s headquartered in the Philippines, so it’s already in ASEAN. The 650 million people that are already there – rising middle class – that was an attractive proposition for us. And what we’ve done is that, since the partnership with Monde Nissin began, we started selling Quorn and indeed some of our other business products from elsewhere in the group in the Philippines. ”
Mr. Thakrar was one of the speakers during the ASEAN@50 Business Forum on 11 October 2017. Please find more videos from the event here.
With barely a month to go and already, expectations are high for the return of Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, as it showcases the best of the country’s lifestyle and design scene.
Asia’s second-longest running trade event will showcase the best of Philippine designs and craftsmanship in a show built upon the intertwine of design and culture. For its 66th edition, Manila FAME promises an even bigger show with more exhibitors and special scenography featuring renowned creative directors like Tony Gonzales and Nelson Sepulveda.
As we wait with anticipation for October 20, here are some brands to look out for when you visit Manila FAME October 2017: (more…)
Considered as the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship. It showcases export-quality products crafted in the Philippines for the global market and provides an exclusive platform for business matchmaking between select exporters and buyers from all over the world.
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.”