ProPak India off to an appetising start

The much-awaited in-person 15th edition of the Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) expo with the co-located ProPak India expo, catering to the processing and packaging industry, in its 3rd edition, was inaugurated on 20 October. The in-person events were on until 22 October 2021 at Hall 5, Pragati Maidan, while a parallel virtual edition of the shows is running from 20-25 October 2021.

22 Oct 2021 | By WhatPackaging? Team

The B2B shows are perfectly placed to provide industry players an entire range of products and solutions under one roof on food and health ingredients and processing and packaging. While Fi India & Hi offers the industry an opportunity to source high-quality food, health, beverage, dairy ingredients, ProPak India caters to processing and packaging technologies for varied industries — food, beverages, dairy, personal care, eCommerce, among others.

The inauguration was marked by the presence of DV Malhan, president, Society of Indian Bakers, Sunil Marwah, CEO, Federation for Capacity and Skill Development for Food Processing Industry, Alessandro Liberatori, Italian Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Italy, New Delhi; coordinator of Italian Trade Commission offices for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets India, and Rahul Deshpande, group director, Informa Markets India, amidst an august industry gathering.

The in-person events were inaugurated on 20 October

The expos are a gateway to the food ingredients, processing, and packaging industries. They saw participation from top exhibitors who showcased coveted brands relating to food and flavours, natural ingredients, additives, enzymes, herbs, spices, antioxidants, proteins, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, along with processing and packaging machines and equipment.

The show is strongly supported by the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (AFSTI- Delhi Chapter), Suman Food Consultants, Food Skill Council for Food Processing (FISCI), Society of Indian Bakers (SIB), Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA), Authentication Solution Providers' Association (ASPA), All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA), and SIES School of Packaging, among others.

Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets India, said, “The food sector in India has emerged as a high-growth and high-profit sector due to its immense adaptability and potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. Even during the pandemic, there has been a marked focus on health and wellness products. More than ever, there has been an overall shift toward value-based buying. With the change in eating patterns, and consumption of nutritious food to keep the immunity intact, we foresee health, nutritional and immunity foods to witness a boom in the coming years. The food processing ingredients market is projected to reach USD 55.99-billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.2%. Side by side, the government is making all efforts to encourage investments with initiatives such as joint ventures (JV), foreign collaborations, industrial licenses, and 100% export-oriented units.

The Fi India & Hi and ProPak India were an intrinsic part of the ‘Festival of Business – Ushering Economic Resurgence’ campaign by Informa Markets in this festive season. Festival of Business is a medley of 10 back-to-back shows till October end across different verticals in the physical, digital, and hybrid formats. The idea is to re-discover the joy of in-person gathering, cementing bonds, networking, driving business objectives, spotting innovations through touch and feel, sourcing marketing intelligence, and arriving at customized solutions through different platforms under the umbrella of each B2B show.

The shows are following All Secure & Travel Safety Guidelines – a safety standard initiative that provides attendees the reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. These international protocols are based on the broader principles of physical distancing, protect and detect, cleaning and hygiene, and detailed communications on these principles.

Also read: Snapshots from ProPak India 2021 - A glimpse of the physical show

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