Following the success of the launch of World Coconut Congress (WCC) in 2018, as organized by the United Coconut Associations of the Philippines (UCAP), this year’s Exhibit and Conference has been another “fruitful” event, being true to its aim to “Sustain, Embrace, and Advance” the coconut industry. We were very happy to have participated once again in this prestigious occasion as an exhibitor, showcasing our 100% Pure and All Natural Coconut Products.
The Exhibit which was participated by over 100 local and foreign suppliers from various industries that are involved in the production and use of coconut products, is a one-stop-shop for local and overseas buyers who use coconuts as a main ingredient or as a supplement to food, beverage, health & wellness, and cosmetic products. It was also the perfect venue for entrepreneurs who were looking to start their own coconut businesses, as some of the exhibitors included processing machinery & equipment suppliers, testing & certification firms, design & packaging services, and even financial institutions who support the industry.
The three-day forum of WCC which was attended by more than 400 local and international delegates, featured discussions lead by industry experts from across the globe, tackling topics about coconut production & value chain, coconut solutions for health, food, industry & environment, marketing coconut food products, and technologies for coconut processing.
During the 1st day of the congress, leaders of the coconut industry gathered to open the event and shared their plans, programs, and policies to protect and develop the industry. Among them are Department of Agriculture (DOA) Secretary, Hon. William Dar (in the middle of the 1st picture), Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator, Mr. Gonzalo Duque (rightmost of the 1st picture), and UCAP Chairman, Mr. Dean Lao (leftmost of the 1st picture) to name a few.
Our Vice President for Sales & Marketing, Mr. Tommy P. Ng, talked about our Coconut Cream to UCAP Vice Chairman, Mr. Marco Reyes, DOA Secretary, Hon. William Dar, and UCAP Chairman, Mr. Dean Lao Jr. (Gentlemen in coat from left to right), who visited our booth.
THE 2nd DAY
Our Sales & Marketing team in full force, showcased the natural goodness and health benefits of our products which include Aseptic Coconut Cream, Aseptic Coconut Milk, Wet Process Centrifuge Extracted Virgin Coconut Oil, and Frozen Coconut Water Concentrate.
The team illustrated the Proprietary Process on how we produce our products naturally, talked about The Source of our Coconuts, and shared to foreign and local visitors how our Processing Plant has the cutting edge technology to provide consistent high quality coconut products and meet their requirements.
We were honored to be visited by our President, Mr. Fernando Gaspar (in the middle of the 1st picture), and the Chairman of our parent company, Roxas & Holdings Inc., Mr. Pedro E. Roxas (3rd person from the left on the 2nd picture) during the last day of WCC.
They both went around the exhibit area to visit and connect with fellow industry players, building camaraderie in the coconut community.
Our product application sample of Coconut Cheese was covered by WCC’s media partners. We used our Coconut Cream in 24% fat and Virgin Coconut Oil to show how coconuts can be used as an alternative or substitute for dairy products which is perfect for Lactose Intolerant people.