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MUMBAI, India and NEW DELHI, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The virtual editions of Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) and ProPak India expos, the Indian sub-continent’s most comprehensive B2B shows for food, health and packaging by Informa Markets in India concluded on a high note last week. While Fi India & Hi offered the industry an opportunity to source high quality ingredients, ProPak India brought within its domain, packaging solutions for products such as medicines, cosmetics, appliances, industrial systems and machinery, among others.
The inauguration of the virtual expos was marked by the presence of Smt. Rita Teotia, Chairperson – FSSAI; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India and Mr. Rahul Deshpande, Group Director – Ingredients Portfolio, Informa Markets in India.
Speaking at the virtual editions of both, of Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) and ProPak India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India said, “Some of the current necessities for the industry are spreading awareness and capitalizing on food ingredients, processing and packaging market; produce more variety of high yield crops, upgrading technology and more refinement in terms of trade policies especially for small scale industries. The demand side disruption brought by COVID-19 has completely changed the behavioural patterns of the consumers which has brought more opportunities in the immunity and health sectors. Eventually, India is also likely to see plenty of opportunities stemming from the Government of India’s Atmanirbharta Scheme as it will help create a favorable environment for the industry. Fi India & Hi and ProPak India in their virtual avatar this year offered an international showcase of food processing and packaging technology and food ingredients that helped leverage India’s wide ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries.”
These digital events were a part of the Informa Markets in India’s ‘Virtual B2B celebration’, a powerful array of digital expos and e-conferences in the month of September & October 2020. The initiative of the Virtual B2B Celebrations helped relevant communities, and businesses overcome the limitations of lockdown, achieve business goals and provide a powerful edge as the economy readies itself to get back on track.
Fi India and Hi and ProPak India Virtual expo received support by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (INDIA) (AFST – Mumbai Chapter), Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding CartonManufacturers Association (IFCA), Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA), SIES School of Packaging, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Suman Consultants, Health Foods and Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA) and brought together renowned brands, consultants, business experts and key Government officials pertaining to the food, health and packaging communities.
Fi India and Hi
The Fi India and Hi virtual expo featured key brands such as Ajanta Chemical Industries, Ajanta Food Products Company, Azelis (India) Private Ltd, Brenntag Ingredients (India) Pvt Ltd, Cargill India Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat Enterprise, Hexagon Nutrition Pvt Ltd, Mintel (Consulting) India Pvt Ltd, Roquette India Pvt Ltd and Universal Oleoresins. The products at the expo comprise food and health ingredients, Spice Oils, Oleoresins, Natural Color, plant-based specialty food and nutrition ingredients, etc
The expo hosted a two-day conference with renowned Global speakers that discussed topics such as – ‘A healthy hearty breakfast: Innovation through formulation’; ‘The plant-based revolution and the opportunity for India‘; ‘Impact of Consumer Behavior on Nutraceutical Industry- Amidst and post pandemic’; ‘Current Trends & Future Prospective in Plant Based Supplements & Extracts’ ; ‘Health and wellness in a post-COVID-19 world’; ‘Blockchain in Food Industry’; ‘New ingredients and their application in food products curated by AFSTI’; ‘Start Ups in Ingredients’, ‘Nutrava Citrus Fiber- A Clean Label Solution’; ‘Boon of Plant Based Solutions – Focus on Plant Proteins, Sugar Alternatives & High-Quality Carbs’; ‘Bright, Better & New Look to Your Edible Products’ to name a few.
ProPak Virtual Expo featured companies such as – V-Shapes, Koch Pac-System / Uhlmann India Pvt. Ltd., Mespack India and Emerge Glass. It comprised products ranging from integrated processing of a product to final packaging of the products for Food, Pharma, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Industrial and consumer goods industry.
ProPak too included a two-day conference that ran parallelly with Fi India and Hi conference. It highlighted topics such as ‘Dehydration Technology & Global Opportunities’; ‘Collaboration & Technology Transfer opportunities under Atmanirbhar Bharat’; ‘Challenges And Opportunities From Corona Pandemic‘; ‘Regulations and sustainable packaging’ to name a few.
With the recent announcement by the GOI to restart physical exhibitions with strict guidelines, Informa Markets in India is all set to bring in the 14th edition of the Food Ingredients & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) as well as the 3rd edition of ProPak India on 8th-10th December 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The co-located expos rotate annually between India’s two promising food hubs i.e Mumbai and the Delhi-NCR region.
About Informa Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com
About Informa Markets and our business in India
Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India’s leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to help specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions, 40 conferences, along with industry awards and trainings across the country; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. For further details, please visit – https://www.informamarkets.com/en/regions/asia/India.html
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