India International Dairy Expo (IIDE) - India’s most comprehensive dairy and dairy technology trade fair concludes successfully from 13-15 April 2022

India International Dairy Expo (IIDE) - India’s most comprehensive dairy and dairy technology trade fair concludes successfully from 13-15 April 2022

IIDE 2022 inaugration ceremony

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  • 4684 Business Visitors from 8 countries

  • 159 Exhibitors from 12 countries

  • 217 Delegates

  • Over 7533 Sqm. of exhibition space

  • A National Seminar hosted by Indian Dairy Association (IDA), West Zone

  • Open Floor Workshop supported by Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) AFSTI (Mumbai Chapter) and Chamber for Advancement of Small and Medium Businesses (CASMB)

  • 21 Eminent Speakers from across the dairy fraternity

After a gap of 3 years, the much-awaited special edition of India International Dairy Expo has been huge success in fulfilling expectations of stakeholders from the exponentially growing Dairy industry. The success of IIDE clearly underscored the trade fair’s leading position as the most preferred and unified platform to explore and source business opportunities in the world’s largest dairy market – INDIA.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar, Cabinet minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports & Youth Welfare of Maharashtra along with Meneesh Shah – chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Dr G S Rajorhia, president, Indian Dairy Association, and Arun Patil, chairman, Indian Dairy Association (West Zone) and other dignitaries.

Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar, Hon’ble Cabinet minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports & Youth Welfare, Maharashtra in his inaugural address said, “The significance of dairy sector to the Indian economy cannot be underestimated. IIDE rightly highlights solutions that put the dairy industry’s challenges of adulteration to an end with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) enabled devices that can help catch the milk adulteration at early phase.”

Over the course of 3 days, dairy industry professionals met solution providers encompassing the entire value chain generating numerous business opportunities and investment prospects in a highly engaging environment. IIDE 2022 once again paved the way for key players to showcase tailor made concepts for the dairy industry LIVE in person to decision makers.

159 leading solution providers were well complemented by high quality business visitors from top companies and co-operatives in the dairy sector such as Gokul Dairy, ITC, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation, Parag Milk Foods, Patanjali Ayurved, Rajkot District Co-Operative Milk Producers Union, Mahananda Dairy, Rajaram Bapu Patil Sahakari Dudh Sangh, Reliance Retail, Jharkhand State Co-operative Milk Producer's Federation, Dodla Dairy to name a few.

Concurrent seminars and conferences

The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) - India's apex body of the Dairy Industry, organized a National Seminar on 13 April on the theme, 'Ideate. Innovate. Succeed.' The seminar was well attended by the executive and zonal members of IDA and other dignitaries from the West Zone. Board of Directors of Ajmer & Kolhapur Dudh Sangh, milk producers from different states and faculty members of major universities across India also graced the event by their presence.

Arun Patil, in his welcome address, expressed his gratitude towards the milk producers, processors and distributors of milk & milk products in India for maintaining the uninterrupted supply of milk & milk products during the most difficult times of COVID 19, since March 2020.

21 speakers delivered talks on various topics in 8 technical sessions. Some of the notable speakers in the seminar included representatives from NDDB, Everest Instruments, Alfa Laval India, Goma Engineering, MoooFarm, LNT Infotech, Thermax, Agriculture Skill Council of India, Reflex Automation amongst many others.

The inaugural edition of the IIDE Knowledge Forum under which the open floor workshop was organised in collaboration with Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI), Mumbai Chapter and Chamber for Advancement of Small and Medium Businesses (CASMB) was very well received by stakeholders in the dairy industry.

Chinmayee Deulgaonkar – vice president, AFSTI (Mumbai Chapter) delivered the welcome address and set the stage for distinguished professionals from the dairy industry who brought new perspectives in topics concerning the industry i.e., regulatory requirements for the dairy industry, developing a globally recognized food safety system amongst many others. A panel discussion on ‘Innovation in Dairy Sector’ was moderated by Mr. Nilesh Lele, President – CASMB which included esteemed panelists from Digivriddhi Technologies (DGV), ORIGHT & Gemak Engineering Solutions.

The next IIDE will be held in April 2023 in Mumbai, India.

For more information on the event, visit their website

IIDE 2022 (iideindia.com)

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