Craft Drinks India 2019 set to take wings in Bengaluru on 3-4 July

With a value of USD 35-billion, India’s alcohol industry is the third largest worldwide. The yet-to-be-fully-tapped Indian alco-bev market witnessed a record-breaking revenue amounting to USD 67,661-million in 2018 and is expected to grow at an exponential 7.9% in the coming year.

28 Jun 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

Jointly organised by PDA Trade Fairs and Nuernberg Messe, the two-day event will accommodate spirited networking amidst industry professions

Owing to this surge in growth, a strong, packaging-premiumisation trend is now prominent in the alco-bev sector and is expected to grow further. This trend is linked to a number of factors that include brands currently moving beyond the glass seeking new consumers. Also, smaller pack sizes are gaining immense traction thanks to the influence it has on price-sensitive consumers. Further, there are many industry-specific trends waiting to be explored and capitalised.

Catering to the growing Indian-market demand, the country’s only trade show for beer, wine and spirit production technologies, Craft Drinks India took wings in Bengaluru in July 2018.

The debut edition of Craft Drinks India (CDI) attracted commercial breweries, distilleries, micro breweries and wineries from across India and globally. The international trade show marked two days of spirited networking by industry professionals and was effective in providing the perfect platform for the alco-bev ecosystem to meet, interact, deliberate and witness cutting-edge global technologies.

The concurrently-organised conference saw renowned speakers from the industry share their experience and knowledge with the audience. A vibrant workshop conducted by Versuchs-und Lehranstalt Für Brauerei (VLB) from Berlin included presentations on what goes into making a great beer; how human bodies detect and perceive sensory stimuli; introduction to common characteristics/off-flavours in beer; and exercises in typical beer flavours.

Brands such as USL, White Rhino, Bacardi, White Owl, Diageo, AB InBev, Paul John, Amrut Distilleries, Khodays Group, Arbor Brewing, Ph4 Beverages and Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka) were some of the prominent participants at Craft Drinks India 2018.

The event was jointly organised by PDA Trade Fairs and NürnbergMesse, the promoters of the globally recognised Beviale cluster of beverage events. The international exhibition and conference is currently the only comprehensive platform for the alco-bev production industry in India.

Craft Drinks India takes pride in announcing the second edition of the international trade fair and conference on the 3-4 of July 2019, at the Manpho Convention Centre, Bengaluru. The organisers confidently expect a 100% growth over its 2018 edition.

The trade fair also offers a platform for deliberations and panel discussions by various industry experts on branding, global sourcing, market entry strategy, compliance requirement and much more. The conference, organised concurrently to the trade show, offers exciting, industry-specific workshops, cocktail and mixology sessions, beer, wine and spirit experience zone (tasting), beer lounge, B2B lounge to the participants.