Updated: Jun 22
This June 15, the country’s premier food and beverages expo goes back on-ground once again at World Trade Center Manila. MAFBEX brings everyone to a new world of good taste as the return was welcomed by various speakers and guests of honor at the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony was held at the World Trade Center, and started with a doxology and after that, an entertaining dance and song performance.
Along with that, WSI’s founding chairman, Joseph Ang, also gave his thanks for the continuous support for MAFBEX. Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano represented by Chief Peter Eric D. Pardo, the chief of staff of the Mayor of Pasay, also talked about the importance of local tourism and revitalizing the economy from the pandemic. Mr. Woodrow C. Maquiling, the undersecretary of the Department of Tourism, also welcomed the return of MAFBEX on-ground. Lastly, Senator Imee Marcos also discussed the importance of the logistics of food and the role of agriculture in the food industry during her speech.
Sen. Imee Marcos, Chief Peter Eric D. Pardo, Mr. Woodrow C. Maquiling, along with Joseph L. Ang, Levi Ang, Jill Aithnie Ang, and Rene Ramos initiates the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of MAFBEX.
From left to right Ms. Jill Ang-Managing Director Worldbex Services International, Dr. Ramon Yedra,
OIC Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Services (AMAS), Ms. Marie Paz Castro-Dean - School
of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management-De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, DOT UnderSecretary Mr. Woodrow Maquiling Jr., Mrs. Levi Ang Co-Founder Worldbex Services
International, Mr. Joseph Ang Founding Chairman of Worldbex Services International, Senator Imee Marcos, Mr. Peter Eric Pardo, Chief of Staff, Pasay City Mayor’s Office, Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Ms. Evelyn Lavina, Department of Agriculture, UnderSecretary Ms. Kristine
Evangelista, Department of Agriculture, Mr. Rene Ramos, WSI Director, Mr. Benhur Ong, Chancellor
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Mr. Ryan Reyes (Ninong Ry)- Content Creator/Influencer
Important figures in the food and beverages industry such as the Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary Evelyn Lavina and Undersecretary Ms. Kristine Evangelista, Dr. Ramon Yedra, the OIC Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Services (AMAS), Mr. Benhur Ong, Chancellor of De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, Dean Marie Castro of SHRIM DLS-CSB, and celebrity chef Ninong Ry also joined the opening ceremony and participated in the ribbon cutting.
This year’s 16th edition of MAFBEX brings the Chefs of the World program, Demo stages, and the Flaircup Competition on-ground once again. Besides that, there are also various zones, including the Brew District, that professionals, home cooks, and hobbyists can visit to find new and familiar products that can help elevate their cooking.
MAFBEX will have its doors open from June 15-19, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM at World Trade Center Manila. You can buy your tickets online at http://register.worldbexevents.com/
MAFBEX is organized by Worldbex Services International in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, and for the benefit of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.
For more information about MAFBEX, you can check their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/ManilaFoodsandBeveragesExpo/ or their Instagram page @MAFBEX