Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) and ProPak India by Informa Markets in India are all set for an exciting foray into the South India market in their 16th and 4th editions respectively. The co-located B2B platforms for the food, health, packaging and processing industries will be held from 21st–23rd September 2022 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The unique combination of the shows provides industry players with an entire array of products and solutions pertaining to food ingredients, processing, technology, and packaging under one giant umbrella. Rising awareness of a healthy lifestyle is a major driving factor boosting the food & health ingredients industry. India’s food ingredient industry has a huge potential owing to its popularity and demand with a current size of approx. INR 158 Crores. This is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the period 2022-2029. While Fi India & Hi offers the industry an opportunity to source high-quality ingredients, ProPak India brings, within its ambit, packaging solutions related to food products from medicines, cosmetics, appliances, industrial systems and machinery, among others.
Fi India & Hi and ProPak India is the perfect platform for exhibitors to demonstrate their latest developments and have content-driven sessions on the entire market dynamics. The co-located show is expected to draw 250 exhibitors, 1000+brands, 35+speakers and 7000+visitors. With a rich legacy of 16 years, the expos in this edition will bring in several novel features such as an Innovative Product Showcase, Conference & Knowledge Sharing Sessions, and Live Demonstrations and Fund Quest. The expos are well supported by industry associations such as the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (INDIA) (AFSTi Head Office-Mysore and AFSTi Bangalore Chapter); All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA), Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA); Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA); Chamber for Advancement of Small and Medium Businesses (CASMB), SIES School of Packaging; Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) and International partners such as Mintel.
Speaking on the announcement of Fi India and ProPak India’s venture in the Southern Market, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India said, “While the Indian food and grocery market is the world’s sixth-largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales, the Indian food processing industry accounts for 32 per cent of the country’s total food market, one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. Within this framework, Karnataka known as the ‘Coffee Capital of India’ has a well-established infrastructure of food parks and cold chains with a strong food and beverage processing industry ecosystem. The objective for this year’s Fi India and ProPak India expos in a new market is to offer a comprehensive showcase of ingredients and packaging and help leverage India’s wide-ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries. We look forward to the industry’s support to make this yet another success.”
The expos will showcase Food flavours, Colours, Enzymes, Additives /Natural ingredients, Soya products, Herbs spices & seasonings, Starches and Gaur Gums, Food Fragrances, Nutraceuticals, Dietary supplements, Plant extracts, Proteins (Fish, Meat, Poultry, Milk & Plants), Sweeteners, Antioxidants, Pre-biotics / Pro-biotics, Encapsulated ingredients, Vitamins & minerals, Processing, and packaging machinery & equipment, to name a few.
They will benefit manufacturers, distributors and retailers of Food and Beverage Products, Research & Development and Scientific professionals, Consultants in Manufacturing and Microbiology, Manufacturers of Ingredients, Food Safety & Quality Services experts, Training experts and more.