OUKosher Visits the Thaifex World of Food Show 2018

For the last 15 years, the Thaifex World of Food show in Bangkok has been the ultimate food show for innovation. Vendors and visitors travel from across the globe to show off their food and beverage products or to sample some of the products that may not have even hit the market. Some of the greatest ideas for food innovation including organic quinoa nuggets, rice oil spray, and gluten free beer, have been developed at this conference.

Phyllis Koegel, Marketing Director for OUKosher said “This show is one of the highlights of the year for us because of the show’s size and scope. We are so excited to see many of our Asian companies here as well as companies from across the globe. We also appreciate the opportunity to meet with companies who have expressed interest in bringing diverse new products to the Kosher marketplace.”

Highlights at the Thaifex World of Food show include coffee made by Asian celebrity coffee designer Arnon Thitiprasert, renowned for his intricate latte drawings. The show will also include a showcase of 50 innovative food products with categories for organic foods, finger foods and, you guessed it, kosher foods. This year’s innovative Kosher foods include sriracha mayo, Japanese Matcha tea, and Asian Cajun blend seasoning.  

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Phyllis Koegel
As the Marketing Director for OU Kosher, the world’s leading Kosher certifying agency, Phyllis is responsible for the marketing and new business development by assisting food producers worldwide obtain OU Kosher certification for their products. Phyllis developed an early passion for consumer behavior and marketing. She joined the Orthodox Union in 2006 after serving as Marketing Manager for Sabra Hummus. At Sabra Hummus, she helped launch the hummus category to the American market. Hummus became a staple in American households and grew to a billion-dollar food category. Sabra Hummus was purchased by Pepsico in 2008 and has grown to over $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Sabra, Phyllis was involved in the development and success of the International Kosherfest Trade show. As Show Director from 1989 – 2002, she worked with thousands of Kosher food manufacturers and oversaw the strategic planning and execution of the show. Phyllis was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She obtained an MBA in Marketing from Pace University in 1988. She now lives in Woodmere, N.Y. and has three children and sixteen grandchildren.