Bright Future of Food Processing in India- Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal at ‘Food India by SIAL’
Lokesh Goswami Ten News Delhi :
‘Food India by SIAL’ exhibition is backed by more than 50 year experience of SIAL-World’s number one network of food innovation.
New Delhi,1st edition of ‘Food India by SIAL’- Comexposium & Inter Ads Exhibitions’ most comprehensive B2B show for the food and beverage industry, kick started to an enthusiastic response at Hall No. 12 & 12A of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today.
The Exhibition is powered by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India and was inaugurated by Honourable Minister, MOFPI, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
At the inauguration, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal said “I am very happy that SIAL has started ‘Food India’ in here today. This shows that the world has realised the opportunities that India presents in food processing. As the number of Food Shows increases, it will result in more modern technology and tie-ups of companies with our local farmers and producers which will result in greater opportunities and more employment for the youth as food processing is an employment generating sector. Despite one of the major food producing countries in the world, only 10% food gets processed and there is a lot of wastage. With modern technology in food processing coming to India this food wastage will reduce substantially. Due to events like FoodIndia by SIAL, when companies and people from around the world come together, it presents a very good platform for doing business. I congratulate SIAL and hope they can continue to partner to ensure that the food processing sector of India grows by leaps and bounds in times to come.”
The minister visited various stalls and encouraged women entrepreneur to avail the various benefits and subsidies available for women. She also encouraged the Exhibitors to source raw materials from rural and tribal areas.
Backed by SIAL, world’s number one network of food innovation, ‘Food India by SIAL’ shall offer the industry an opportunity to source high quality local and foreign ingredients, network with industry professionals from across the globe , learn the latest industry trends, innovations, and broaden their business potential. Besides showcasing the latest product innovations from across the global marketplace, SIAL also plays an important role in establishing market trends and promises to be an inspirational meeting place for the entire F&B industry in 7countries it is already being organised in.
The 1st Edition of ‘Food India by SIAL’ has over 150 Exhibitors from India and 13 other countries like Switzerland, France, UK, Russia, China, Indonesia, besides country pavilions from Italy, Turkey & Korea.
Britannia, Future Group, Amul, Adani, Mother Dairy, Veeba, Patanjali, Wingreens, LT Foods, Tops etc. are some of the well known Indian brands participating in the 3 day exhibition.
Valerie LOBRY-GRANGER, MD, Compexposium-SIAL said “SIAL can help to structure the food market in India by bringing innovative international food companies and food trends from rest of the world. We can also encourage international food manufacturers to invest in India in order to bring best in class food technologies”
Some highlights of the B2B Show include:
Live food cooking zone.
Conferences by – Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) , Purchasing Professionals Forum India (PPFI), Forum of Indian Food Importers( FIFI) and Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)
Hosted Buyer Program – 35 International Buyers from SIAL Network, around 65 buyers from FIFI, 80-100 Purchase Managers from PPFI, 450 to 500 chefs of all levels from ICF and around 100 restaurant members from NRAI shall be present.
Rajan Sharma, MD, Interads Exhibitions Pvt Ltd. said “It is our pleasure and pride to bring SIAL to India for the first time as ‘Food India by SIAL’. I would like to thank Honourable Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal for extending her full support to the show and making Food India by SIAL, powered by MOFPI (Ministry of Food & Processing Industries)a reality. Lets celebrate the upcoming food revolutions with local and international flavours.”
The exhibition is supported by MSME, Govt of India, Tea Board of India and industry associations like Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) , Purchasing Professionals Forum India (PPFI), Forum of Indian Food Importers( FIFI), Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) and All India Rice Exporters’ Association (AIREA).
About SIAL (Salons international de l’alimentation) – With an international presence, more than 50 years experience and combining its global knowledge with the local approach of its market, the SIAL Network has become a world benchmark for food industry players. SIAL Exhibitions are currently being organised in Paris, Shanghai, Jakarta, Toronto, Montreal, Abu Dhabi and now in New Delhi. It hosts thousands of companies from over 109 countries and attracts a live community of more than 365,800 buyers from the retail industry. ‘FoodIndia by SIAL is being jointly organised by Interads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. & Comexposium.
About Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. – Inter Ads is a leading and reputed organiser of international trade exhibitions and conferences in India, in partnership with global exhibition management companies, who are highly acclaimed for innovation and excellence in organising exhibitions. Interads currently organises successful b2b Exhibitions like BusWorld India, Blech India, Fastner Fair etc.
About Comexposium- Headquartered in France, Comexposium is one of the worlds leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 132 B2B and B2C events across many different sectors, including food, agriculture, retail, e-commerce, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics, education, healthcare and transport.