Biggest-ever FoodPhilippines participation returns to the Taipei International Food Show with 17 companies
Manila Economic and Cultural Office Chairman and Resident Representative Angelito Tan Banayo (in Khaki Suit), Vice Chairman Gilberto F. Lauengco (to Chairman Banayo’s right) and Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei Trade Representative and Director for Commercial Affairs Michael Alfred V. Ignacio (at Chairman Banayo’s left, in blue suit), led company owners and representatives at the simple opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting of the FoodPhilippines Pavilion at the Taipei International Food Show 2018 in Taipei.
27 June 2018, Taipei - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and its representative office in Taiwan, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office look to drive up more export oppor- tunities in the international food market as it returns to the 28th Taipei International Food Show (TIFS), popularly known as FOOD Taipei, on June 27-30, 2018, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei City, Taiwan.
Taipan Lucio Tan’s Tanduay was named the best-selling rum in the world, edging out rival Bacardi and slew of other international brands.
The liquor firm, which undertook high-profile marketing initiatives including a partnership with National Basketball Association team Golden State Warriors, said its newfound status was based on a ranking released by think tank Drinks International.
“We have a great product to offer the world and the world finally recognized it,” said Lucio Tan, Jr., president and CEO of Tanduay Distillers Inc.
Officials held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the milestone, which was part of Drinks International’s “definitive ranking of the world’s million-case rum brands.
MANILA, Philippines — A group of Filipino start-up companies excelled this year at Asia’s largest and longest-running tech trade show, COMPUTEX 2018, held from June 5 to 9 in Taipei, Taiwan, showing off their tech innovations to potential investors, suppliers, and consumers from around the world.
The Philippine contingent was the first-ever organized by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), through the effort of its commercial affairs section, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Taipei (PTIC), under the banner of Slingshot Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) flagship annual national start-up event initiative aimed at fast-tracking the development of Filipino start-up companies.
The Slingshot Philippines Pavilion opened at the InnoVEX event at COMPUTEX 2018, where start-up companies from all over the world were gathered to showcase their products and innovations to around 40,000 visitors from the global market. MECO Chairman and Resident Representative Angelito Banayo opened the booth to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 6.
“Taiwan is a global hotbed of high tech, leading-edge innovation and a global production hub for
ICT and we deem it very important for the Philippine startup community to be well-represented at InnoVEX and COMPUTEX in Taiwan this year. MECO fully supports our tech entrepreneurs and our startup community and will continue to organize a series of sustainable events that will be valuable for development and market success,” said Banayo.
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The Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Taipei is the Commercial Affairs Section of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and the representative office of the Philippine Department of Trade & Industry in Taiwan