In conversation with Rohan Chopra, Joint Director, Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI), the organiser of Indus Food, which is scheduled for January 18-19, 2018, in Greater Noida
◊ Interviewed by Rutaksha Rawat
WHAT IS THE MANDATE OF INDUS FOOD?
Indus Food is set to revolutionise the Food and Beverage Industry and put India on the International Food Trade show map.
It brings a host of unique initiatives like App Based Buyer-Seller matches, hosted Buyer programme, networking events, Food Zones and keynote addresses from industry experts to build a comprehensive ecosystem for suppliers and importers.
PLEASE ADVISE US ON THE VARIOUS FACETS OF THE EVENT.
Key facets of Indus Food are:
- 400+ Quality Indian Suppliers
- 15,000 sq mt (net) Display Zone
- 500 Hosted International Buyers
- Exhibitor profile will be categorised under:
- Organic & Medicinal Plants
- Consumer Foods
- Dairy & Dairy Products
- Marine, Meat, Poultry
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Oil & Oil Seeds
- Ingredients Hall
- Hall of Wines
- Hall of Luxury Foods
- Special Attraction—Indian Ethnic Food
WHAT CAN ORGANIC INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS AND VISITORS EXPECT?
Organic Industry exhibitors and visitors can look forward to a dedicated zone that will be solely dedicated to the organic industry. From across the globe, the best of organic buyers will be at this zone. This zone will see fruitful interactions between buyers and suppliers.
ARE THERE ANY B2B PROGRAMMES IN PLACE TO FACILITATE MATCHMAKING?
Indus Food will witness app based matchmaking. Visitors can pre-schedule their meetings with counterparts and key industry participants.
SINCE THE EVENT FEATURES VARIOUS OTHER FOOD SEGMENTS BESIDES ORGANIC, HOW WILL TPCI ENSURE ROBUST RESPONSE FOR ORGANIC INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS?
Exhibitors/Buyers can accelerate their business with Indus Food as it will encompass:
- Up to 32 meetings for each company within the 2-day duration of the event
- One-to-one pre-scheduled meetings with 500+ international buyers from 35 major buying countries across the globe
- Advanced filters to identify ideal partners
- Stringent buyer screening by Indus Food’s organising committee to ensure quality footfall
IS THE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL?
Indus Food is a closed door event wherein TPCI is hosting 500 global buyers from the F&B industry across 60 countries.
WHAT: Indus Food is an international trade fair organised by the Trade Promotion Council of India—an apex trade and investment promotion organisation notified in the Foreign Trade Policy and supported by the Department of Commerce, Govt of India—for the food & beverage industry, which will attract visitorship from 500 global buyers hailing from 60 countries.
WHEN: January 18 & 19, 2018
WHERE: India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, NCR
WHY: Indus Food aspires to connect Indian food industry stakeholders with their global counterparts.
WHO: Exhibits include Organic & Medicinal Plants, Consumer Foods, Dairy & Dairy Products, Marine, Meat, Poultry, Fruits & Vegetables, Beverages, Spices, Oil & Oil Seeds, Ingredients Hall, Hall of Wines, Hall of Luxury Foods and Indian Ethnic Foods.