Food is as basic as air and water. Love for food is a great equalizer and unifier of many worlds and cultures. It also foments friendship and understanding among nations. Furthermore, the scent and taste of flavors soothe and energize both body and soul.
MAFBEX gathers gastronomists and players in the food and beverage industry around the country and the region
Happening again this June for the eighth straight year is the most exciting kaleidoscope of offerings for everyone’s taste buds – the Manila Foods and Beverage Expo or MAFBEX.
For the first time in the ASEAN region, global food marketplace SIAL (Salon International de I’Agroalimentaire), the world’s largest food innovation observatory, is happening simultaneously with MAFBEX at the World Trade Center from June 11-13, 2014.
This spicy Bicol Express was one of the favorites of local food enthusiasts last year
ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations is composed of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
This synergized event gathers 500 exhibitors from 20 countries showcasing the best and the latest in the food and beverage industry with international pavilions from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Japan and Korea – equipment, cooking implements, ingredients, processed food and all other gastronomic-related items.
There’s no doubt Malaysian fare attracts Filipino food lovers and tasters
MAFBEX and SIAL ASEAN offer more than just a taste of the finest flavors, as it brings together the big and small-time players in the food and beverage industry with organizer WSI’s (Worldbex Services International) recipe of good trading opportunities.
Hurom Juicer demo by Chef Kel Zaguirre
Cooking demonstrations by esteemed (not steamed) chefs, ethnic delicacies, regional dishes and global ingredients are mixed and stirred evenly with interschool and professional contests to spice up palatable daily servings.
After Manila for its ASEAN leg, SIAL is scheduled to happen in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 24-27 dubbed as SIAL Brazil 2014; Fine Food Australia 2014 on September 15-18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia; SIAL Paris 2014 in Paris, France on October 19-23, 2014; IFEA (Africa’s International Food & Drink Event) in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 5-7, 2014; SIAL Middle East 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 24-26, 2014.
Grilled Prawns always a favorite in any local or international gathering
Year 2015 starts with PRODEXPO 2015 in Moscow, Russia on February 9-13, 2015; then FOODEX Japan 2015 in Tokyo, Japan on March 3-6, 2015; IFE 2015 in London, England on March 22-25, 2015; SIAL Canada 2015 in Toronto, Canada on April 28-30, 2015; SIAL China 2015 in Shanghai, China on May 6-8, 2015; SIAL Brazil 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 22-25, 2015; Fine Food Australia 2015 in Sydney, Australia on September 14-16, 2015; IFEA 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 4-6, 2015; and SIAL Middle East 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 22-24, 2015.
Photos from MAFBEX and Yahoo Search