ProPak India, Fi India & Hi virtual expos conclude on a high note

The virtual editions of Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) and ProPak India organised by Informa Markets in India from 14-15 October 2020 marked its success with more than 4,500 attendees from the printing, packaging and F&B industries.

07 Nov 2020 | By WhatPackaging? Team

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 both the virtual expos was marked by the presence of Rita Teotia of FSSAI and Yogesh Mudras and Rahul Deshpande of Informa Markets in India.

Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets in India said, "Some of the current necessities for the industry are spreading awareness and capitalising 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.”

He added, “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 favourable 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', an array of digital expos and eConferences in September and October 2020.

Both expos were supported by Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (Mumbai Chapter), Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association, Authentication Solution Providers' Association, All India Food Processors' Association, SIES School of Packaging, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Suman Consultants and Health Foods and Dietary Supplements Association among others. 

The Fi India and Hi virtual expo featured brands such as Ajanta Chemical Industries, Ajanta Food Products Company, Brenntag Ingredients (India), Cargill India and Mintel (Consulting) India among others. While ProPak featured companies such as V-Shapes, Koch Pac-System/Uhlmann India, Mespack India and Emerge Glass. ProPak also hosted a two-day knowledge-sharing forum that ran parallelly with the Fi India and Hi conferences.

With the recent announcement by the Indian government to restart physical exhibitions with strict guidelines, Informa Markets in India is set to bring in the 14th edition of Fi India & Hi as well as the third edition of ProPak India on 8-10th December 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The co-located expos rotate annually between India's two promising food hubs Mumbai and the Delhi-NCR region.