Fi India to Showcase Newer Avenues for the Food Industry

MUMBAI, India, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- India in the Process of Enhancing Total Food Produce to 20% by 2015

India is the world's second largest producer of food next to China, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. The total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years. There is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging and Thermo Processing. Each year there is an addition of 25 million people in India's urban middle class and their tastes are evolving.

UBM India is proud to announce the 5th Edition of Fi India. Fi India, India's only food industry event gives access to leading companies in this ever growing market of Food Ingredients customized for Indian food professionals. This creates opportunities for those associated with the food industry to invest, tap new suppliers and future customers, expanding their brands and innovate newer technologies.

The exhibition brings together thousands of buyers and sellers from food manufacturers, processing specialists, service providers and food industry consultants. It features a complete cross sector representation with companies showcasing ingredients for food & beverages, food & dietary supplements, functional foods, health foods, medical remedies, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, natural foods and organic foods. The highlight for this year is functional ingredients which is being showcased in the exhibition and discussed over in the conference. Over 20 Chinese companies are here to capture this emerging segment in India.

Fi India 2010 has received overwhelming response with participation from international players from Belgium, China, France, Singapore and Malaysia. There has also been an increase in the number of exhibitors from the domestic market as well. There would be more than 103 exhibitors as compared to last year's figure of 74. Fi India began with a visitorship of 600 and currently has around 4800 food professionals visiting FI India 2010.

Fi India 2010 also includes a high level two day modular conference onsite (Fi India Conference Series 2010). Noted speakers from Unilever, Marico, Amul and Godrej Hershey's will have discussions on diverse topics such as Food Industry Regulations, Ingredient Innovations and Innovations in Bakery, Confectionery, Beverages, Dairy, Cold Chain and Packaging. Novelty & Ideation would be at its par in the event.

    For further details please view the link:
http://www.fiindia-conference.com

Fi India approaches long-time trade visitors on their needs for better overall plant operations and technology relating to food processing, food science and packaging that addresses all important ingredients of 21st century competitiveness - food safety (hygiene and sanitation), health (fortified food), sustainable packaging, convenience and productivity.

This year Fi India has the biggest participation from China. China provides unique opportunities in sourcing cheap raw materials for food ingredients of all varieties that are used around the globe. More and more Indian companies have begun sourcing raw materials from China and this trend has gained massive momentum. There will be over 33 Chinese companies to help participants with various sourcing options.

"Companies from India and globally would be exhibiting at the event for an ascending growth in their business. Participation in the event has seen a remarkable growth with each passing year which looks optimistic to expand trade internationally. This trade would not just be beneficial to the exhibitors but will benefit visitors as well by providing opportunities to generate business with miscellaneous food ingredient & processing companies under one roof. Events like Fi India act as a platform to encourage business and accelerate market growth," said Mr. Bipin Sinha, Project Director of Fi India.

Fruits & Vegetables, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Packaged/Convenience Foods, Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grains are important sub-sectors of the food processing industry. Health food and health food supplements is another rapidly rising segment gaining popularity amongst the health conscious. Economic growth, global cuisine and the need for convenience are changing the dietary choices. Also, health consciousness is popularising sugar-free and low calorie diet foods as well as foods containing more natural ingredients. Value-added foods are in demand and Indian consumers are discovering the growing number of packed and processed foods available to them. Taking due cognisance of these upcoming consumer trends and market drivers, Fi India 2010 is trying to give an impetus to the food processing industry.

"In the 21st century consumers place increasing emphasis on the provision of safe, nutritious, environmentally sustainable food. At the same time, they continue to expect innovation, value and enjoyment. Factors such as the increasing global population and changing consumer aspirations and needs within both the developing and developed world require increased food supply and technology change. Food Ingredients are looked at medicines as well as food. The main challenge is to make our daily food act as medicines as well and provide the right nourishment to the body that enables one fight diseases at various stages of one's age process," added Mr. Sinha.

Fi India is supported by the Ministry for food processing Industries for which the Hon'ble Minister of Food Processing Industries, Shri. Subodh Kant Sahai has expressed his views in the link below.

http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com/india

Fi India 2010 is the meeting place for buyers and sellers of every link in the value chain! The event offers unique opportunities to source a host of new food ingredients and interact with thousands of food ingredients professionals from all over the world. There has been a 100% increase in International participants and a 20% increase in the domestic participants.

Events like Fi India act as a platform to encourage business and accelerate market growth.

    Event Details:-
    Event: Fi India 2010
    Date:  22-23 October, 2010
    Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai.

    For further details contact:-
    UBM India Pvt. Ltd.
    Mr. Bipin Sinha
    Email : bipin.sinha@ubm.com
    Phone :- +91-22-6612-2600

For more information on Fi India 2010 please visit: http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com/india

SOURCE UBM India



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