New Delhi : 1st edition of ‘Food India by SIAL’- Comexposium & Inter Ads Exhibitions’ most comprehensive B2B show for the food and beverage industry, concluded successfully at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 18th September 2018.
Backed by SIAL, world’s number one network of food innovation, ‘Food India by SIAL’ offers 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.
The 3 day B2B Exhibition was powered by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India and was inaugurated by Honourable Minister, MOFPI, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
In the 1st edition of ‘FoodIndia by SIAL’, over 150 Exhibitors from India and 13 other countries like Switzerland, France, USA, UK, Russia, China, Indonesia, Italy, Turkey & Korea participated and showcased their speciality products to over 5000 business visitors and buyers. Britannia, Future Group, Amul, Adani, Mother Dairy, Veeba, Patanjali, Wingreens, LT Foods, Tops etc. are some of the well known Indian brands who participated in the 3 day exhibition.
The event witnessed a unique ‘Hosted Buyer Program’ wherein over 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 took part . More than 1,100 meetings took place under this initiative at FoodIndia by SIAL
Sharing his experience of participating in FoodIndia by SIAL 2018, Mr Jaspal Singh Johar, VP-HORECA, Veeba Food Services Pvt Ltd. said “Excellent experience. MOFPI Minister Mrs. Badal visited our stall and tasted all our products. It was very encouraging. French Ambassador witnessed the live kitchen sessions at our stall and the conferences orgainsed were very good. We got lot of networking opportunity which is going to help us.”
The event saw a number of food brands from India and abroad promoting their products with live cooking demonstrations and competitions. Live culinary theatre with well known Indian chefs demonstrating their culinary skills added to the charm of the show.
Feeling happy at the response recived by the debut edition of FoodIndia By SIAL, Rajan Sharma, MD, Interads Exhibitions Pvt Ltd. said “FoodIndia by SIAL saw a very enthusiastic response from the F&B industry and brands from India and abroad. We thank them and the professional associations that wholeheartedly supported us in our debut. Looking at the response we got at the debut of Food India by SIAL at New Delhi, I am quite confident that it would become the most awaited annual F&B show of the country in times to come”
“We are very proud and honoured to step into India with the SIAL Brand. We benefited from the strong support from NOFPI and also from major Indian associations like FIFI, ICF, PPFI and AIREA and thank them for their support and commitment to FoodIndia By SIAL. The next edition is from 17-19 September 2019 and we expect to expand it significantly with 3 new features showcasing: Innovation, Alternative Food and Wine & Spirits. We will be give more emphasis on the ‘Hosted Buyer Programme to add even more value to the Show” said Adeline Vancauwelaert, Deputy Director F&B division, SIAL Network-Comexposium
A number of conferences, knowledge sessions and discussions were organised for the benefit of the F&B industry.
MSME along with ‘Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) had their conference programme on all 3 days of the Expo with technical sessions on vendor registration process & opportunity of MSMEs of Food & allied sector in IRCTC, ITDC, Central Police Canteen, Army Purchase Organisation and ITBP etc.
Federation of Indian Food Importers (FIFI) organised a Knowledge session titled’ India-Worlds Growing Economy: How do you enter the Indian Market with fully compliant F&B Products’ with an objective to promote international trade.