November 28, 2023
    Marriott Manila

FoodTech Philippines Conference 2023

As one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, the Philippines boasts a vibrant food and beverage (F&B) sector, characterized by a rich culinary heritage and a growing demand for innovation in food technology. Yet, like any industry, it also faces its unique challenges, from ensuring food safety to navigating a complex supply chain, making the need for continuous learning and dialogue more critical than ever.
The FoodTech Philippines Conference 2023 #FTP 2023 is set to be an unparalleled platform that brings together over 300 senior executives from F&B manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, food retailers, foodtech disruptors, food distributors, consulting firms, regulators, and many more stakeholders from across the F&B value chain.
With a stellar lineup of 60 expert speakers, our conference will navigate the industry's most pressing topics, from agritech investment and supply chain innovation to marketing innovation and food safety. We aim to tackle both the unique challenges and opportunities in the Philippine market while also shedding light on the broader Asian context.
Join us for this enriching, exciting exploration of the future of F&B. Together, we can shape the future of food technology in the Philippines and across Asia!

Delegate Breakdown




10+ countries represented


30+sponsors partners


10+country represented




200k+ media coverage


Speaker Lineup

ongoing updates


Arnel Cabungcal

AVP ManufacturingUNILAB


Rene Ledesma Jr

Chief Innovation Officer
Mercato Centrale Philippines, Inc.


Stephen Co

Founder and CEOWorth The Health Foods (WTH Foods)


Nick Cooney

Managing PartnerLever VC


Joshua Emmanuel De Leon

Division Head
Department of Agriculture


Ian Invierno

Business Operations Unit Head
Healthy Options Corp


Katherine Mae Lugtu



Reymund Erwin Rollan

Chief Executive Officer and Co-FounderGrowsari


Marietta Feliciano

Supply Chain DirectorFrieslandCampina


Elly Felizarta

Business Development & Planning LeadSariSuki


Monica Manalo

Science Research Specialist 1 Industrial Technology Development Institute


Rico Sarmiento

Technical ConsultantMaplecrest Group Inc


Maria Clarissa Manabat

Science Research Specialist IIIndustrial Technology Development Institute


Mike Maté

Vice PresidentKickstart Ventures


Rory Jay Dacumos

OIC - Assistant DirectorNational Economic and Development Authority


Paul Vandenberg

Principal EconomistAsian Development Bank


Sayam Arora

Business HeadFoodpanda Philippines


Ronald Onquit

Quality and Food Safety ManagerCoca-Cola Far East Company Limited ( Coca-Cola Company)

Draft Agenda

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Welcome Remarks from the Organizer

Agritech Investment Track

❖ (KEYNOTE) Investment Opportunities in High-Tech Agri and Incentives under CREATE
Speaker:Raquel B. Echague, Director of Philippine Board of Investments (BOI)

❖ (PANEL) The Future of Agritech: Trends and Predictions
Panel Discussion:A foresight into the future of Agritech, discussing the key trends and predictions that are shaping the sector
Moderator: Mike Maté, Vice President of Kickstart Ventures
Panelist: ● Brian Cu, CEO and Co-Founder of SariSuki● Paul Vandenberg, Senior Economist of Asian Development Bank● Rory Jay Dacumos, OIC - Assistant Director of National Economic and Development Authority

FoodTech Innovate

❖ (KEYNOTE) The Great Protein Upgrade: Opportunities and Risks of Global Shifts in Meat, Dairy and Plant-Based Protein Production
Speaker: Nick Cooney, Managing Partner of Lever VC

❖ (KEYNOTE) Looking for Commercial Partner

❖ (PANEL) Leveraging FoodTech for a Healthier Planet

Panel Discussion:
Delving into how FoodTech innovations can contribute to a more sustainable and healthier planet.
Panelists:● Kay Calpo Lugtu, Chief Operating Officer of Hungry Workhorse● Ricard Basora, Managing Director of Engkanto Brewey

Supply Chain Innovate

❖ (KEYNOTE) Looking for Commercial Partner

Lunch Break + 1-1 Business Matching

❖ (KEYNOTE) Mayani: A Case Study in Data-Driven Agricultural Supply Chain Transformation
Speaker: Teril Siy, Commercial Director of Mayani

❖ (PANEL) Building Resilient and Sustainable F&B Supply Chains
Panel Discussion:Exploring how F&B businesses can build resilient, sustainable, and efficient supply chains in a post-pandemic world.
Panelists:● Ann Margaret Santiago, VP Supply Chain of Coca cola

Ingredient & Product Innovate

❖ (Keynote) Reserved for Commercial Partner

❖ (KEYNOTE) Alternative Proteins And How They Can Contribute to the Sustainability of Food Systems
Speaker: Stephen Michael Co, Co-Founder & CEO of WTH Foods

❖ (PANEL) The Future of Functional Foods
Panel Discussion:A dive into the growth of functional foods and how manufacturers are harnessing the power of nutrition science to provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition.

Digital Manufacturing

❖ (KEYNOTE) Innovative Demand Driven Supply Chain in Beverage Manufacturing
Speaker: Arnel N. Cabungcal, Assistant Vice President - Manufacturing Operations Services & Technology of Unilab

❖ (PANEL) Streamlining F&B Manufacturing through Digitalization and Automation
Panel Discussion:Explore the benefits, challenges, and best practices of integrating digitalization and automation technologies into F&B manufacturing processes for improved productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness

❖ (PANEL) Streamlining F&B Manufacturing through Digitalization and Automation
Panel Discussion:Explore the benefits, challenges, and best practices of integrating digitalization and automation technologies into F&B manufacturing processes for improved productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness

❖ (PANEL) Empowering the Workforce in the Era of Digitalized F&B Manufacturing
Panel Discussion:Discuss the impact of digitalization and automation on the F&B manufacturing workforce and explore strategies to upskill employees, foster digital literacy, and ensure successful workforce transitions.

Lucky Draws + Group Photo

Welcome Remarks from the Organizer

Packaging Innovate

❖ (KEYNOTE) Green Packaging
Speaker: Christine Marie Montesa, Deputy Director for Research and Development of DOST

❖ (KEYNOTE) The Revolution in Eco-friendly Packaging
Delve into the latest innovations in eco-friendly packaging, discussing their potential impact on reducing waste in the F&B industry

Food Safety Innovate

❖ (KEYNOTE) Food Security in the Philippines
Speaker: Joshua Emmanuel De Leon, Head of research and development of Department of Agriculture

❖ (KEYNOTE) Looking for Commercial Partner

❖ (KEYNOTE) Looking for Commercial Partner

❖ (PANEL) Role of Standards in Ensuring Quality and Safety
Panel Discussion:Discussing the role of standards in ensuring the quality and safety of food products in the Philippines.
Panelists:● Monica Manalo, Science Research Specialist of Industrial Technology Development Institute● Rico Sarmiento, Technical Consultant of Maplecrest Group Inc and Ex AVP Corporate Supply Chain of Zenith Foods Corp.● Paul Francis Juat, VP of A Brown Company

Morning Tea Break + 1-1 Business Matching

❖ (PANEL) Reducing Food Waste through Innovation
Panel Discussion:Discussion of the latest technologies and innovative strategies aimed at reducing food waste across the supply chain.
Panelists:● Bernard J. Gusman, CEO & President of Davao International Coffee Trading Corporation (DICTCo)● Ian Invierno, Business Operations Unit Head of Healthy Options

Sustainability & Waste Reduction

❖ (KEYNOTE) Sustainable Sourcing and Ethical Production
Speaker: Elly Felizarta, Business Development & Planning Lead of Sarisuki

❖ (PANEL) Strengthening the Farm-to-Fork Model in the Philippines
Panelists:● Eric Bataga, CEO of Pickaroo

❖ Lunch Brea + 1-1 Business Matching

Restaurant & Food Service+

❖ (KEYNOTE) The Future of Dining: Sustainable and Tech-driven
A look at how technology and sustainability are transformingthe dining experience.

❖ (KEYNOTE) The Rise of Cloud Kitchens and Virtual Restaurants
Explore the rise of cloud kitchens and virtual restaurants and the implications for the traditional restaurant model.

❖ (PANEL) Harnessing Digital Disruption: Transforming Philippine Food Services with Cutting-Edge Tech Innovations
Panel Discussion:In today's digital era, technology plays a pivotal role in the food service industry. From automation of cooking processes to advanced Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, technology is reshaping the way food businesses operate, especially in the dynamic and rapidly growing Philippine market. This session will explore the current landscape of food service technology in the Philippines, the adoption challenges, and the potential for technology to drive business growth, improve operational efficiency, and deliver superior customer experiences.

Channel Innovate Track

❖ (PANEL) The Rise of Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Models in F&B
Panel Discussion:Examination of how D2C models are reshaping the F&B industry, and the opportunities and challenges they present.

❖ (PANEL) Innovations in Food Delivery Systems
Discussion of recent innovations in food delivery systems that are shaping the future of food service.
Panelists:● Sayam Arora, Business Head of Foodpanda Philippines

❖ (PANEL) Innovations in Food Delivery Systems
Discussion of recent innovations in food delivery systems that are shaping the future of food service.
Panelists:● Sayam Arora, Business Head of Foodpanda Philippines

Marketing Innovate

❖ (KEYNOTE) Marketing Innovations for F&B: Evolving Digital Presence beyond Digital Ads
Speaker: Christian Domingo, Digital Business Development Head of NutriAsia

Lucky Draws + Group Photo

❖ (PANEL) Digital Marketing Trends in the Filipino F&B Sector
Panel Discussion:An exploration of how digital marketing strategies are changing the way F&B brands reach and engage with consumers.
Panelists:● Kay Calpo Lugtu, Chief Operating Officer of Hungry Workhorse● Marietta Feliciano, Supply Chain Director of FrieslandCampina● Rene "RJ" Ledesma, Chief Innovation Officer of Mercato Centrale Philippines Inc.,

❖ (PANEL) Building Authentic Filipino F&B Brands
Panel Discussion:Discussing the increasing role of storytelling in F&B branding and how it can create deeper connections with consumers.

Floor Plan


Onsite Activities

Event APP

To Be Announced





Who Should Exhibit

● R&D Services● Analytical & Laboratory Equipment● Sustainability● Digital Transformation● IIoT in Manufacturing● Automation Technology● Processing & Packaging Machinery● Labelling● Packaging Design● Factory Operations● Food Safety & Hygiene● Warehousing and Storage● Food Waste Management● Big Data in F&B

● Logistics & Transportation● Cold-chain● Refrigeration & Air-Con Technology● Food Marketing● Beverage Marketing● Retail Solutions● AI/VR/AR in F&B● Marketing & Advertising● ERP● Big Data in Customer Insights● E-commerce● Software Development & Service● Market Analytics & customer Acquisition\● Consulting Services● Digital Marketing Services● Data-driven Personalization

● Sweeteners, Antioxidants, Thickeners● Stabilizers and Coagulants● Nutritional Supplements● Starches, Oligosaccharides● Yeast products● Soy products, Plant extracts● Functional food Probiotics

● Safety Control● Quality Management● Testing and Certification● Lab Solutions● Digital Sourcing and Tracking

● E-commerce Platforms● Digi-Driven Solutions● AI in F&B Solutions● Membership Service● Food Delivery● Fresh Food Supply

● Beverage● Infant foods● Coffee● Cakes● Processed Food● Others

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"The Food Drink Innovate Asia Event is a great platform for us to get to know the decision-makers and thinkers in the Asean's food and beverage sector, we've managed to meet a lot of propsective business partners and we've definitely refreshed our minds about what is going on post the pandemic food innovations. It is an very rewarding experiences attending the event and we look forward to coming back to the event next time!"

Alibaba Group

“A great event, packed with so much knowledge and great speakers, offering a unique balance between knowledge sharing and business networking, we learnt from many high profile speakers and we made some very useful contacts"

Danone: World food company

“All of the speakers were dynamic and the messages they conveyed will definitely help to increase our businesses. We talked a lot of the food industry's exciting innovations today and it was a great learning experience"


“I should say today's event was very Dynamic, Innovative, Inspiring! You guys did invite the top level of speakers and panellists, very interesting conversation!”

Ayala Group


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