India to host a Mega International Food & Beverage Trade show– ‘Indus Food’ in January, 2018

New Delhi: With the Indian F&B industry on a massive growth trajectory and revival of Global trade in food and beverage witnessing a fair amount of growth, the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India, today, announced the inception of India’s first ever Mega Global Food & Beverage Trade Show – ‘Indus Food’. The logo and the event website was launched by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman at a gala event represented by Embassy officials of different countries, trade leaders and top exporters from India. With an objective to make India a global trading hub, ‘Indus Food’ will be organized at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida from 18th-19th January 2018. India being a key food supplier in various categories, Indus Food, will bring together Indian exporters and international buyers under one roof to facilitate opportunities for business transactions and mutual benefits contributing to the food industry worldwide. TheIndian food exports stood at $31 Billion in 2015 and is expected to have a healthy growth.

India is the key producer of Rice, Wheat, Milk, Castor Seed, Sesame, Mango, Banana, Chickpeas, marine products and many more commodities like tea, coffee, spices, etc. Indus Food has been conceptualized to enable the Indian Food Industry to provide a platform to showcasethe diverse and wide range of food products to the global importers. It will bring together over 400 selected high quality Indian suppliers of Food products under 12 curated Zones including Consumer Food, Dairy products, Spices, Oil and Oil Seeds, Organic and Medicinal plants, Fruits and Vegetables, ingredients, Beverages etc.who will have an opportunity to showcase their products to over 500 global buyers.

Announcing the inception of Indus Food, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, said, “the commerce ministry is continuously taking steps to improve the prospects of India’s trade and commerce and as part of its ongoing effort has taken this initiative to create a mega food show which aspires to establish itself among the best food shows in the world. The Food Industry is one of the major contributors not only to India’s GDP but alsoprovides a livelihood to a vast population.  The diversity and the rich quality of Indian food products need to be integrated with the global market place to enable the farmers to realize better produce for their farm products”.