Hailed as the country’s biggest and most anticipated food show, the Manila Food and Beverage Expo or simply MAFBEX, is back on its 13th year to host another exciting gastronomic congress. This time around, MAFBEX invites everyone to “Experience the Fusion” as it brings together the latest F&B innovations and the limitless business opportunities that abound.
More than just a flurry of delightful food and drinks, MAFBEX 2019 is set to serve up a topnotch food show that champions ingenious tastes and flavors from all over the country and beyond and also, the robust trade possibilities that may emerge from these.
As remarked by Jill Ang, Managing Director of Worldbex Services International, “Trends may come and go, but one thing remains true for all, that is, the indispensable value of experience.”
As a little teaser of what to expect at MAFBEX 2019, here are some of the reasons why you should attend the show.
1. BREW DISTRICT
An exciting new component at MAFBEX, the Brew District is a pavilion that will specifically house various suppliers, professionals, and distributors hailing from the local and international coffee and tea industry.
Find out the latest MAFBEX 2019 coffee and tea feature, the Brew District.
2. 3rd MAFBEX Culinary Cup: HOME CHEF EDITION
Dubbed as the Philippine version of Master Chef, 10 Filipino home cooks with no formal culinary background will battle it out at this year’s Culinary Cup. The semi-finals of the competition will happen on June 12, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm while the grand finals will be held on June 13, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
Watch local amateur cooks battle it out at this year’s Home Chef Edition.
3. CHEFS OF THE WORLD
Bringing together various local and international chefs, this event highlight offers attendees a chance to witness culinary genius in action. There will be three cooking demos per day from June 12 to 16.
Witness live cooking demos by local and international chefs from your favorite luxury hotels.
4. YHE CULINARY COMPETITION
A live culinary showdown among the most talented culinary and hospitality students from all over Manila, the YHE Culinary Competition categories include cake decorating, creative cocktail mixing, food styling, and food photography among others.
Watch out for a live culinary showdown among different talented students from all over Metro Manila.
5. STAGE ACTIVITY DEMO
As MAFBEX takes pride in offering show goers an immersive experience, the stage activity demo is a chance for exhibitors to carry out live demonstrations of their products and services.
Discover the latest kitchen must-haves at the MAFBEX 2019 stage demos.
6. MAFBEX SEMINARS
A productive opportunity offered for foodies and industry practitioners alike, MAFBEX Seminars features the industry’s top practitioners and professionals in a series of talks that aim to impart relevant industry knowledge and information to the community.
Gain key insights from industry experts at the MAFBEX 2019 Seminars.
7. FRANCHISING ZONE
As MAFBEX seeks to empower the F&B industry, this section is dedicated to the promotion of various franchising businesses.
Discover various F&B franchising options at MAFBEX 2019.
8. FLAIR COMPETITION
The Flair Competition is an exhilarating event where show attendees can watch in awe as bartenders demonstrate their one-of-a-kind bottle-flipping and flair skills.
Watch out for one-of-a-kind-bottle-flipping and flair skills at MAFBEX 2019.
9. LOCAL PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY
Various pavilions set up in partnership with the DA, BFAR, and the DTI will turn the spotlight on local and homegrown food crops and produce sourced from various regions in the country.
Discover for more homegrown food crops and produce sourced from all over the regions of the Philippines.
10. FREE FOOD TASTING
Dubbed as the “Ultimate Foodventure”, MAFBEX continues to offer visitors a chance to sample the various food items and ready-to-drink beverages from its exhibitors.
Sweet and savory snacks and healthy beverages awaits at MAFBEX 2019.
11. INTERNATIONAL FOOD FINDS
An event of “glocal” proportions, MAFBEX takes pride in opening up the local F&B community to the wonders of the international culinary field. This year, attendees can expect to encounter exhibitors from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy and Vietnam.
Tickle your tastebuds with a variety of international cuisines.
12. SHOP WITH YOUR FREE ECOBAG
As visitors are guaranteed to be impressed by the array of F&B goods on display, a MAFBEX ticket comes with an eco-bag for all the food shopping to be had.
MAFBEX ticket entrance comes with an eco-bag for all the food shopping.
13. EAT FOR A CAUSE
The best part about MAFBEX? Proceeds of the show will go to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.
Partial ticket proceeds will go to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.
MAFBEX 2019 is happening on June 12 to 16, from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the World Trade Center Manila. Tickets are priced at P100. For more information, visit www.mafbex.com or follow Manila Food & Beverage Expo on Facebook and @mafbex.ph on Instagram.