Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 attracts record-breaking F&B trade professionals

Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 attracts record-breaking F&B trade professionals
  • 20,000+ Trade Visitors

  • 300 Exhibitors

  • 110+ Pre-Fixed B2G And G2G Meetings

  • 3200 Delegates

Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India 2022 concluded on 16 September 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre with footfalls of over 20,000+ trade visitors from around the world. The exhibition witnessed the participation of over 300 companies from India, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Indonesia, Peru, and Poland.

Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India 2022 was jointly organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Koelnmesse YA Tradefair with support from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. 

With its focus on the relevant areas of the food processing sector, the Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India 2022 Conference and Exhibition was a significant B2B trade platform for the Indian subcontinent for food processors, suppliers, buyers, and traders at home and in international markets. Trade visitors from various segments of the industry came face-to-face trading partners for their specific requirements.

Prahlad Singh Patel, union minister of state, ministry of food processing industries, and union minister of state, ministry of Jal shakti, inaugurated the event on 14th September 2022. The inaugural session was followed by a state-focused session on investment opportunities in the food processing sector & value chain. John Kingsly managing director, MPIDCL, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Jitendra Kumar Singh director of industries, department of industry, Government of Jharkhand, Dilip Kumar Sahoo, director export promotion & marketing, Government of Odisha, Rajiv Ashok, managing director, NERAMAC, MH Banthanal, managing director, KAPPEC, K Mohd. Irfan, managing director, food Karnataka, and Abhijit Ghorpade, general manager, marketing, MIDC highlighted the various investment opportunities in their respective states.

Alongside the trade fair, Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India also witnessed several seminars evolving around the various topics in the food processing sector. Industry leaders highlighted 'The New Food Economy' addressing the trends of emerging processes & applications, food products, food safety certification, nano analytical methods, digital technology in nutraceuticals, and also addressing the various challenges in overcoming contaminants in food. 

Another highlight was the panel discussion on 'Women’s Leadership in Food' with an address by Mohini Garge Kulkarni on ‘Balancing the Life.’ To support the industry players, the conference also organized sessions on 'Market Penetration Strategy' to educate sellers to drive business growth. Additionally, various sessions on Food Safety, Plant-Based Alternatives, and the Future of Healthy Food were organized. The three-day event witnessed Masterclass workshops by renowned chefs and mixologists like Shantanu Gupte, Riccardo Scaioli, Mixologist Dhanashree Punekar, Gauri Kekre, Tushar Malkani, Davide Civitiello and Jerson Fernandes.

A FICCI-Nexdigm Knowledge Report, ‘Food Processing Sector in India –Opportunities and Challenges was also released on the occasion with an objective to create greater awareness amongst stakeholders on the various investment opportunities in the sector.

Exhibitors Opinions

Rajat Kamath Bola, director, Bolas Agro, said, “We are meeting all our peers’ competitors and understanding what the whole industry is doing. What are the new trends in the industry? And obviously, technology is ever-changing. So, we would need an event like this, every once in a while, to understand changing technology. I think it's a good combination.”

Nitin Shankar Nagrale, founder & general secretary, HPMF, shared,“At Anufood is always an exhibition, which we look forward to because it's an international exhibition. So, exhibitors and the different Pavilions are international standards. The food tasting, which is happening in the food section is happening apart from the conference, which is happening here. World-class, some people have showcased their products differently and I love it. All of us are happy that it's a very vibrant place.”

Vikram Kamat, founder VITS, Kamat Group, said, "The entire experience has been great. A lot of productive meetings that we had and new sources and supplies that, you'll see the industry's going to grow when the ecosystem rules and events like this. Help. The entire ecosystem. Supplies can find whether buyers' convention applies, so it's great."

Nitin Arora, manager - specialty fats, Adani Wilmar, said, "Good experience in this trade fair we are receiving a lot of inquiry, international also regarding the export, our food, our oil. So that is a very good experience."

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organizing food fairs and events, regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM, and Anuga FoodTec have established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organizes food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

Click HERE to subscribe to our FREE Weekly Newsletter

Related Stories

No stories found.