Food experts to confabulate at FICCI’s IFNIS 2021

FICCI’s virtual summit - India Food and Nutrition Innovation Summit 2021 - supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, will be held from 27-28 October 2021. The summit will touch upon the latest developments in the food processing industry.

17 Sep 2021 | By Aultrin Vijay

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The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has announced that it would be organising a virtual summit – India Food and Nutrition Innovation Summit 2021 (IFNIS 2021) – from 27-28 October 2021. The flagship event is steered by FICCI’s Food Processing Committee and has been supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).

The summit would be showcasing “new age disruptive food products, technologies and scientific advances” in the food and nutrition ecosystem “fostering towards a healthier India”, FICCI stated in a press note shared with WhatPackaging?.  

Keeping in mind the increasing consumer awareness about food and nutrition during the Covid-19 pandemic, food and nutrition companies, and brands have been exploring the emerging health trends and meeting consumer needs by formulating and launching new and health-conscious products. The IFNIS 2021 summit will showcase new products and innovations from such companies.

The summit will comprise virtual showcasing of food and nutrition innovation technologies and value-added products from food companies around the globe, disruptive start-ups, ingredient manufacturers, entrepreneurs and premier academic institutions.

Apart from that, IFNIS 2021 will be hosting panel discussions on the latest trends, innovation, and research and development technologies in food and nutrition by business leaders, start-up founders and academic institutions. The two-day summit will also facilitate B2B meetings between food and nutrition innovation companies, technology seekers, and manufacturers.

According to FICCI, the summit will serve as an opportunity to gain critical insights on scientific advances and technologies and the food processing ecosystem. FICCI claims that the summit will be hosted with a user-friendly interface, which will have features such as live chat, video calling, and detail sharing to interact with the exhibitors. Session 1 - Inaugural session and unveiling of IFNIS 2021


Day 1: 27 October 2021

  • 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
    Session 1-Inaugural session and unveiling of IFNIS 2021
  • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
    Session 2- Trends in food and nutrition: Challenges, opportunities and way forward
  • 03:00 PM- 04:15 PM
    Session 3 - Fire side chat with new age disruptors in food and nutrition ecosystem

Day 2: 28 October 2021

  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    Session 4- Recent scientific advances in food and nutrition- academia
  • 11:30AM- 1:00 PM
    Session 5 – Disruptive technologies in food and nutrition

Who should attend

  • Food processing and manufacturing companies 
  • Food start-ups and innovators
  • Policymakers and development partners
  • Investors and entrepreneurs
  • Food market research companies
  • Food technologists 
  • Food ingredient companies
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Senior experts in field of R&D, food and nutrition
  • Food equipment providers
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