V R Industries was awarded MSME Exporter of the Year in the category Health Foods.
The 5th edition of IndusFood, South Asia’s largest integrated trade show for the F&B and food tech industries, was organised by Trade Promotion Council of India on January 8-10, 2022 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
Inspired by the motto ‘Mask on, Business On’, the Trade Promotion Council of India orchestrated South Asia’s most integrated trade show for the F&B and food tech industries, Indusfood 2022 on January 8-10, 2022 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Shri Bhagwanth Khuba, Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and New & Renewable Energy; and Shri S. Muniswamy, Hon’ble MP, Lok Sabha were the guests of honour at the session.
The show is both a salute to the Indian F&B industry’s unconquerable spirit to ensure uninterrupted flow of trade and a testimony of TPCI’s firm resolve to support its expansion and integration into GVCs through this focused and integrated B2B trade show.
Over 450 Indian F&B exporters & food-tech suppliers, 10 major retail chains, and 1,000 international buyers across 50+ countries participated in the show. Some of the major delegations were from Nepal, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Iraq, Egypt, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Leading executives from global retail chains like Nesto Hypermarket, Grand Hyper, and Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket & Departmental Store attended the show to explore meaningful business synergies.
Some of the major F&B segments that the show hosted were:
● Sweets & confectionery
● Dry fruits
● Fruits & vegetables
● Indian ethnic food & snacks
● Meat, poultry, & seafood;
● Non-alcoholic beverages;
● Organic & health food;
● Pulses & grains; oil & oilseeds; Tea & coffee;
● Consumer foods;
● Wine & alcoholic beverages;
● Sugar & flour
● Ingredients, fragrances, & extracts.
Representatives from government bodies like NSIC, FSSAI, Tea Board and the Spice Board also had their pavilions.
In the food processing technology sector, exhibitors from the following segments were present:
● Ancillary technology;
● Automation process & control;
● Dairy & ice cream technology;
● Edible oil technology;
● Filling & packaging technology;
● Flexi packaging solutions;
● Food & beverage processing technology;
● Heating technology;
● Material handling technology;
● Poultry & meat technology;
● Refrigeration & air conditioning technology;
● Snacks technology;
● Waste water treatment
The exhibition played a catalytic role in facilitating unparalleled opportunities for Indian food and beverage brands to expand their reach, cater to essential and discretionary food requirements of global markets, and also to leverage the huge and diverse untapped potential in processing technology. The food processing industry, too, made the most of these opportunities as B2B meetings were organized to create an ecosystem where the domestic sellers interacted with international buyers to advance their business. These belonged to edible oil, packaging, F&B, dairy, snacks & flexi packaging technology.
Government mandated safety protocols and SOPs for organizing B2B trade expositions issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) were followed in the edition to ensure the safety and health of the visitors. High hygiene standards, social distancing, routine sanitization of facilities, screening and testing kiosks were set up in accordance with the issued advisory.
TPCI MSME Export Excellence Awards 2022 were also held on the eve of Indusfood to honour the most exemplary achievers in the Indian F&B and food processing technology sectors over the previous year. 30 companies across various categories bagged the awards. Shri Narayan Rane, Hon’ble Minister of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, was the Chief Guest for the awards function, which was also graced by the presence of Shri S. Muniswamy, Hon’ble MP, Lok Sabha, Mr Mohit Singla, Founder Chairman, TPCI, Mr Vivek Aggarwal, Chairman, F&B Sectoral Committee, TPCI and Mr Abhishek Poddar, Vice Chairman, F&B Sectoral Committee, TPCI.