Manila Coco Bio-Essence, Inc.’s (ManilaCoco) President and Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Castro attended this year’s Natural Products Expo East Show (EXPO East) held from September 15 to 18 this year at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
The EXPO East is the natural and organic industries’ biggest East Coast trade show. The unquestioned leader in the field for the past twenty years, EXPO East is the only professional trade fair bringing together and uniting all those involved in the market for natural products.
ManilaCoco is a duly registered private corporation in the Philippines dedicated to recreating alternative therapies by combining it with western science for food and topical use. ManilaCoco extracts its own fine oils for use in its own brands – Virgin Coco de Manila Dietary Supplements, MC3 Energy Booster, and Bali Spa Aromatherapy Massage Oils – and for sale to other manufacturers and re-sellers.
Castro says that he found the trade show to be a plethora of knowledge and products from the natural and organic businesses. At the expo, he also met key resource persons on the business. He elucidates, “EXPO East has heightened my appreciation of organic products, and has given me hot-on-the pan US market updates which I can apply in our newly started virgin coconut oil business in Manila.”
EXPO East exhibitors counted in suppliers, manufacturers, producers, importers/exporters, services, distributors of organic products, health foods, dietary products, food supplements, cosmetics, hygiene and natural care products, ecological products and equipment, raw materials, processing, packaging, shaping, groceries, and fresh products.
All virgin coconut oils by ManilaCoco are naturally induced coconut oils through proprietary mechanical expellers, without the use of solvents or other chemicals, and derived from non-GMO, freshly picked coconuts organically grown from the rich tropical Philippine soil.
As president and chief executive officer of ManilaCoco, Castro throws in his extensive knowledge in the food and beverage business given his vast international experience in general management, marketing, sales, manufacturing, distribution, and new business development from multinational F&B companies where he previously held key positions.