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28-30 August 2024

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Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 attracts 20,000 trade visitors


By Pure & Eco India

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Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 concluded on 16th September 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre with footfalls of over 20,000+ trade visitors from around the world.

The exhibition witnessed the participation of over 300 companies from India, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Indonesia, Peru and Poland.

Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 was jointly organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd, with support from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.

With its focus on the relevant areas of the food processing sector, the Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India 2022 Conference and Exhibition was a significant B2B trade platform for the Indian subcontinent for food processors, suppliers, buyers and traders at home and in international markets.

Trade visitors from various segments of the industry came face to face with trading partners for their specific requirements.

DAY 1 of Annapoorna-ANUFOOD 2022

Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Jal Shakti inaugurated the event on 14th September, 2022. The inaugural session was followed by a State-Focused Session on Investment Opportunities in Food Processing Sector & Value Chain.

Mr. John Kingsly (IAS) Managing Director, MPIDCL, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh (IAS) Director of Industries, Department of Industry, Govt. of Jharkhand, Mr. Dilip Kumar Sahoo, Director Export Promotion & Marketing, Govt. of Odisha, Commodore Rajiv Ashok (Retd), Managing Director, NERAMAC, Mr. MH Banthanal, Managing Director, KAPPEC, Mr. K Mohd. Irfan, Managing Director, Food Karnataka Limited and Mr. Abhijit Ghorpade, General Manager, Marketing, MIDC highlighted the various investment opportunities in their respective states.

DAY 2 of Annapoorna-ANUFOOD 2022

Alongside the trade fair, Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India also witnessed several seminars on the Food processing sector. Industry leaders highlighted “The New Food Economy” addressing the trends of emerging processes and applications, food products, food safety certification, nano analytical methods, and digital technology in Nutraceuticals, while also addressing the various challenges in overcoming contaminants in food.

Another highlight was the panel discussion on “Women’s Leadership in Food” with a special address by Major Mohini Garge Kulkarni (Rtd) on ‘Balancing Life.’

The conference also organised sessions on “Market Penetration Strategy” to educate sellers to drive business growth. Additionally, various sessions on Food Safety, Plant-Based Alternatives and the Future of Healthy Food were organised.

The three-day event witnessed masterclass workshops by renowned chefs and mixologists like Chef Shantanu Gupte, Chef Riccardo Scaioli, Mixologist Dhanashree Punekar, Chef Gauri Kekre, Chef Tushar Malkani, Chef Davide Civitiello and Chef Jerson Fernandes.

A FICCI-Nexdigm Knowledge Report, ‘Food Processing Sector in India – Opportunities and Challenges’ was also released on the occasion with an objective to create greater awareness amongst stakeholders on the various investment opportunities in the sector.

DAY 3 of Annapoorna-ANUFOOD 2022


“We met all our peers’ competitors to understand what the whole industry is doing. What are the new trends in the industry? And then obviously technology is ever changing. So, we would need an event like this, every once in a while, to understand changing technology. I think it’s a good combination.”

Rajat Kamath Bola, Director, Bolas Agro

 “We always look forward Anufood because it’s an international exhibition. So, exhibitors and the different pavilions are of international standard. It’s a very vibrant place.”

Dr. Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Founder & General Secretary, HPMF

The entire experience has been great. Lots of productive meetings that we had will lead to new sources and new supplies. The industry’s going to grow with events like this.”

Dr. Vikram Kamat, Founder VITS Kamat Group

“Good experience in this trade fair. We received a lot of enquiries, regarding export, our food, our oil.”

Nitin Arora, Manager Speciality Fats, Adani Wilmar

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