90 brands, 6,481 visitors attend the first Drink Technology India South event

The first edition of Drink Technology India South (dti-South) was held in Bengaluru from 10 to 12 April. With the show, featuring more than 90 brands, 6,481 visitors and an extensive supporting programme, the dti family has expanded its footprint to the southern region of India.

24 Apr 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

(l-r) Petra Westphal, exhibition group director, Drinktec Worldwide, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India and Avisha Desai, project director, Dti

“We are delighted that the first edition of dti-South in Bengaluru was so compelling. With it, we have created an especially customised platform best suited to address the needs of our participants with even better networking opportunities with relevant buyers of the region,” said Petra Westphal, exhibition group director of Messe München.

The local approach was intended in particular to address those sectors that are represented locally.

Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “In this region of India, non-alcoholic beverages as well as beer are predominant segments. Key exhibitors addressing these sectors, such as Ambicon Breweries, DVKSP, Goma Engineering and Hilden Packaging, presented their solutions and were able to get the most out of the visitor potential in the metropolitan region.”

This is also reflected by the positive response of the exhibitors as expressed by Jeetendra C Rane, Aquapuro Equipment.

“For the first time, we are targeting the south region and the idea behind participating in dti-South was to target the Bengaluru and south market: We are not only happy with the number but also with the quality of visitors. We will be participating in all the upcoming editions of drink technology India.”

With over 500 meetings, the Buyer-Seller forum was very well received. Prior to the trade fair, potential customers were able to register for the meetings in order to meet specific exhibitors and initiate new business relationships. These included Amrut Distilleries, Hindustan Coca-Cola, John Distilleries, Kaveri Industries, Marico, Mondelez International, Mother Dairy, Pepsi, Pernod Ricard, and United Breweries, to name a few.

Vijaya Kumar, team leader, quality assurance, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, one of the key buyers, said, “The purpose of our visit to drink technology India-South was to understand the new technologies in the market. This event was organised very well. We were able to sense some of the new technologies which we can engage in our organization and we would like to thank the organizers for this beautiful event. The quality of the meetings was very good at the buyer seller forum.”

In addition to the Buyer-Seller Meetings, the place2beer and the Brewer World Seminars provided insights into future topics of the industry. Representatives of microbreweries, medium-sized and industrial breweries as well as suppliers for the brewing industry used the place2beer for networking and knowledge exchange. In addition to this platform, where even Indian beer was tasted, the Brewer World Seminars took place on the first and second days of the trade fair. There, experts discussed topics such as quality assurance of raw materials and ingredients and global trends in beer brewing.

Dti-North will take place in New Delhi in December of this year in conjunction with pacprocess and food pex India from Messe Düsseldorf India. “We are pleased to host the trade fairs at Pragati Maidan from 12 to 14 December 2019,” said Singh.

In North India, the focus is on dairy, soft drinks and beer.

Drink Technology India is an international hub for beverages, dairy and liquid food industry in India. The next event will take place from 9 to 11 December 2020 in Mumbai.