Annapoorna ANUFOOD India 2022 concluded 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 organised 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 is 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, such as wholesale or manufacturers came face to face with 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 conference and exhibition 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 (IAS) managing director, MPIDCL, the government of Madhya Pradesh, Jitendra Kumar Singh (IAS) director of industries, department of industry, the government of Jharkhand, Dilip Kumar Sahoo, director export promotion & marketing, the government of Odisha, commodore Rajiv Ashok (retired), managing director, NERAMAC, MH Banthanal, managing director, KAPPEC, K Mohd. Irfan, managing director, food Karnataka limited, and Abhijit Ghorpade, general manager, marketing, MIDC highlighted the various investment opportunities in their respective states.
Alongside the trade fair, FICCI continued the Annapoorna ANUFOOD India Conference with several seminars evolving around the various topics in the food processing sector. Industry leaders of the Indian food processing sector 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 Leadership in Food” with a special address by major Mohini Garge Kulkarni (retired) 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 chef Shantanu Gupte, chef Riccardo Scaioli, mixologist Dhanashree Punekar, chef Gauri Kekre, chef Tushar Malkani, chef Davide Civitiello and chef Jerson Fernandes.
A FICCI-Nexdigm knowledge report, ‘Food Processing Sector in India – Opportunities and Challenges’ was also released on the occasion to create greater awareness amongst stakeholders on the various investment opportunities in the sector.