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2ND Edition of Agro World and Food World 2019

5th – 8thNovember, 2019


The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture with the support of the Government of India and several other States of India and in technical collaborations with a large number of industry associations and international bodies is organizing the 2nd Edition of the Agro World and Food World 2019scheduled to be held from November 5-8, 2019, at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India.


Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) is the apex body in India, working on business, policy and development agenda and serving as global platform for trade facilitation, partnerships, and technology and agri-business services.  ICFA has taken a proactive approach in discerning critical challenges emerging in Indian agriculture along with creating opportunities for development, value addition and international trade to accelerate growth in food and agriculture sector globally. With its 27 Industry Working Groups and sector specific Business Councils, ICFA represents the interests of key stakeholders at the national level and through its international platforms and partnerships, ICFA facilitates India’s global engagement in food and agriculture sector.


The above event will focus on pressing issues related to national and global food and nutrition security challenges, access, equity and employment, technology, climate change and agriculture sustainability, partnerships, policy, trade and marketing issues.  It will also explore opportunities on several different domains of agriculture and food businesses towards preparing an actual road map to address the various challenges in attaining sustainable business potential, promoting global trade and technology cooperation. The event has been conceptualized meticulously with focus on 24 sectoral sub-domains of food and agriculture and there will be international conference on each sector, CEOs Round Table, dedicated business to business interactions, release of Outlook Report on each and field visits to centres of excellence in India.


The combined event is poised to be the largest agro-food event in the world with the participation of about 1,000 exhibitors and about 20,000 investors, corporate CEOs, industrialists, officials and other key stakeholders. The four day event aims to unleash the trade and business potential and promote investments, business and technical cooperation opportunities among the stakeholders in agriculture and food sectors. The event will comprise of  20 expo pavilions, 24 international conferences, Global Agriculture Leadership Summit, Global Food Business Summit, Swami Nathan Global Dialogue on Food Security and presentation of the 2nd World Agriculture Prize.  

Those interested for participation may visit the websitehttp://icfa.org.in/ for more detailed information. Brochure can be downloaded from the Link:-http://icfa.org.in/pdf/agroworld_brochure_2019.pdf

Water India 2019 Expo
New Delhi, India
22-24 May 2019

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the India Trade Promotion organisation (ITPO) & Exhibitions India Group, Government of India, is organizing the Water India Expo2019 to be scheduled from 22 - 24 May 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

Water and its management is the biggest challenge that India faces today. Nearly 600 million people, half of the country’s population, is facing high to extreme water crisis. About 70 per cent of the water is contaminated and by 2030 it is expected that India’s demand for water is likely to become double of the available water supply. The effect of this scenario could have adverse impact on India’s economy, with some experts forecasting a massive 6 per cent loss in the country’s GDP because of the same. Major interventions are needed immediately to make  use of water sustainable, efficient and guided by a deeper understanding of how water resources can effectively be managed for future generations.




Boring pipes, tools and drillings


Chemical treatment of water and sewage


Chemical-physical processes


Cooling water treatment


Dewatering equipment


Dichlorination plants


Distillation plants


Drilling equipment


Electrical processors for water and sewage treatment


Engineering services, environmental management, eco-auditing


Filters for liquids




Galvanic waste water treatment


Gas transport, treatment and utilization


Generating energy from waste materials


Heat recovery from waste water


Industrial water treatment


Irrigation equipment


Measuring, control and laboratory technology




Pipes /pipelines


Process technology for water, sewage, refuse and air


Process-water and rain-water harvesting


Pumps, lifting tackle


Rainwater collection


Refuse treatment (mechanical, biological and thermal treatment) and recycling


Registration, evaluating and monitoring contaminated soil, groundwater and buildings


RO water treatment equipment


Sanitary and water equipment


Waste suppliers, distributors and traders


Those interested may contact Mr Wasim Akhtar – Manager, Exhibitions India Group, New Delhi, email id Email: wasima@eigroup.in, Tel no +91 971 188 7797 and can also login atwww.exhibitionsindia.com for further information. Brouchre regarding the same can be downloaded from http://www.waterindia.com/Water-India-Expo-Brochure.aspx#Brochure.

We would greatly appreciate if this could be forwarded to all your members . In case of any assistance they may contact us at the Embassy.

Priya Oberoi

Commercial assistant

Embassy of India


Phone no : 24115923



7th Edition : iPHEX-2019: India’s Mega Pharma Exhibition
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India
10-12 April 2019


The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India is organizing the 7th Edition of iPHEX 2019: an International Exhibition of Pharma and Healthcare with the support of Department of Commerce, scheduled from 10-12 April 2019 at Helipad Exhibition Ground in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India.

iPHEX showcases the entire spectrum of the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector of India to the world. The exhibition has now become an integral part of annual business plan of exhibitors and business visitors. Over 500 Indian companies from Pharma and healthcare sector would be exhibiting their products and services.  

The exhibition will be having identified areas for showcasing as per the following details: 

 B2B Sessions have been one of the major attractions of this exhibition. Regulators from various countries visit the exhibition and provide insights into regulatory framework of their respective countries for the benefits of Indian manufacturers, exporters intending to get market authorization.

Top manufacturers of formulations (they can be potential importer of APIs/raw materials), Importers of Finished drug/Formulations, Top Drug Regulatory officials, Public Procurement Authorities, Media/ associations are invited to attend.Pharmexcil with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, would be bearing the to and fro economy class airfare (part/ full) and hospitality to selected importers/business visitors and top drug regulators .The prospective/invited/recommended business delegate will have to register (mandatory) online for onward processing of applications and final confirmation on selection.

Those who are interested may contact at rbsm@iphex-india.com or at +919310423517 for any further information and the link for online registration is:http://iphex-india.com/hostedbuyer/hosted_buyer_agreement;

We would greatly appreciate if this could be forwarded to all your members . In case of any assistance they may contact us at the Embassy.

Priya Oberoi

Commercial assistant

Embassy of India


Phone no : 24115923                                                                                                                                                                   

              47th edition of IHGF Delhi Fair – Spring 2019

18 - 22 Feb 2019


The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) , Government Of India , is organizing the 47thIHGF Delhi Fair – Spring 2019 to be scheduled from 18 – 22 February 2019 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi  

India produces a large variety of crafts products made from various raw materials as gift and decorative as well as in the form of utilitarian handicrafts. Over 3200 leading manufacturers, exporters and will showcase a wide variety of traditional and contemporary handicrafts  in different metals, wood, marble & stone, embroidery & lace, hand printing textiles, fashion jewelerry, etc. The new designs, innovative & utilitarian products showing the creativity of skills of Indian Crafts persons are the major thrust of the series of above fairs.

IHGF is amongst Asia's largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held biannually (Spring & Autumn edition) and is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).

IHGF has carved out its presence in the world market, by offering huge sourcing opportunities to international buyers, agents etc. IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2019 has now become Asia's "one stop sourcing event"

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) was established under Companies Act in the year 1986-87 and is a non-profit organisation, with an object to promote, support, protect, maintain and increase the export of handicrafts. it is an apex body of handicrafts exporters for promotion of exports of Handicrafts from country and projected India's image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality of handicrafts goods & services and ensured various measures keeping in view of of observance of international standards and specification


EPCH, India's premier export promotion organisation with 10000 member exporters is engaged in trade promotion of handicrafts exports from India. IHGF Spring Fair 2019 has been the hallmark for growth of the Indian handicrafts sector for over 25 years.

Those interested can visit the website www.epch.in or may contact Mr Siddhartha Tyagi, email projects@epch.com, Contact no +91-11+26135256 for any further information.

Global Economic Zones Expo & Convention 2019
February 12-14,  2019

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (under the aegis of Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry) in cooperation with Wbf International Centre for Services (WICS) is organising the first ever Global Economic Zones Expo & Convention 2019 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC),  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, from February 12- 14, 2019.

The event will serve as an effective instrument for promoting trade and investment, by way of attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the manufacturing and services sectors, creating jobs, enhancing exports and foreign exchange earnings, as well as an excellent opportunity to showcase  products and services to the global business community.

Recognising the significance of this initiative, the following central government ministries, government organisations, and others have confirmed support to this unique expo and convention: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Government of Rajasthan as Host and Partner State, and other organisations, including the ministries of Civil Aviation and Railways.

The objectives of the expo are to promote foreign and domestic trade & investments, deliver sustainable growth based on cutting-edge technology and enterprise, ease of doing business, showcase state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilitate local economies to unlock their key development sites, play a critical role in developing international markets, develop important components of cross-country economic corridor and trade agreements, foster technological learnings and innovation, support development of global production networks and value chains.

Those who are interested may contact Mr Tabish Ali, Phone No:  +91 99118 67476,
E-mail: tabisha@eigroup.in. For more updates about the event,you may login at: http://www.gezexpo.com/.Brochure for the same can be downloaded at http://www.gezexpo.com/brochure-download.aspx .



3RD Internet of Things India Expo 2019
Converging. Connecting. Automation
29th-31st January 2019

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the 2nd Internet of Things India Expo 2019, co-located with 27th Convergence India, organized by Exhibitions India Group is scheduled from 29th - 31stJanuary, 2019 at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, India.

3rd IoT India expo 2019 will focus on the fast growing IoT infrastructure in India and provide an opportunity for industry thought leaders and influencers to discuss the latest trends and disruptions impacting various industry verticals. Engineering, Automotive, Healthcare, Energy, Infrastructure, Supply Chain & Logistics, Agriculture and Banking are the fast adoption sector for the emerging technologies including IoT, AI, AR/VR, Robotics, Machine Learning &Block chain.

The 2nd Internet of Things expo event attracted 4600 visitors across 3 days with 78 exhibiting participants. The expo’s major attractions were “Mitra” the humanoid robot and the launch of “Arya” world’s first  Chai (Tea) making robot. Konecthingz hands on workshops covering Smart Agri, AR/VR, Blockchain, Smart Mobility, Smart Home & Connected Wearables were well attended by IoT enthusiast both from academia & corporate world.

IoTIE 2019 - Special Events
Start Up Planet: Start Ups are playing the role of game changer in the fast evolving and dynamic IoT landscape. The dedicated Start Up Planet zone provides you an opportunity to network with big players and investors and showcase your innovations to a large number of audience

Konecthingz Workshop: Cutting edge workshops running on all three days of the show provides technology enthusiasts and professionals with hands on learning experience at emerging and established technologies

CEO/CXO forum: C-level executives need rapid access to knowledge and expertise. CEO/CXO Forum draws peers and experts to share experiences on corporate success by spearheading evolving IoT technologies and implementation strategies. The forum is a unique opportunity to learn and connect with the best in industry.

Start-up-Investor Meet: The Start UP-Investor meet is a unique initiative providing access for start-ups to give product demos, presentations and introduce their innovations to leading Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists.

Techknow : Internet of Things India expo conference programme brings together topics on some of the enabling technologies: Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Block chain, Robotics, Industry 4.0, Connected transport, Connected Healthcare, Sensors, Security & Surveillance and many more.
Those who are interested may contact LakshayMehta, Phoneno : +91 7834983153, email at lakshaym@eigroup.in. For any further event related information you may login at http://www.iotindiaexpo.com. Brochure can also be downloaded at http://www.iotindiaexpo.com/brochure-download.aspx.



Global Food & Beverage Show of India 2019

India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, Near New Delhi

on 14-15 January, 2019

The Embassy of India would like to inform that the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of Department of Commerce, Government of India is organizing the 2nd “Indus Food – a Global Food & Beverage Show - Reverse Buyer Seller Meet” on 14-15 January, 2019 at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida (Near Delhi).

The Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is also part of the event where about 450 top exporters from Food and Beverage Industry of India are expected to participate at the event. Over 650 pre-screened hosted buyers will be invited from across the world to take advantage of the excellent platform for doing business with Indian food and beverage businesses. Indus Food shall continue to be the most significant and vital platform for global food buyers to source, network & connect with Indian Food & Beverage industry with a large and diversified choice. A copy of the event brochure is attached for information. Link of the brochure is given below:


This is also for your information that the first edition Indus Food 2018 was the largest of its kind food export promotion event organized successfully in India in January this year with over 320 plus Indian Food & Beverage Manufacturers and Exporters exhibiting and over 450 hosted buyers and over 75 global retail chains participated from more than 43 countries. A total of US $650 million business was generated in that event in form of spot orders.

Those who are interested to participate in the Indus Food, please complete the registration online at http://www.indusfood.co.in/buyer or feel free to contact Mr. Vinod Kumar, Executive Officer, TPCI at email: internatioaldivisio@tpci.in or Tel: +91-11-40727272 for more information.


Andhra Pradesh Energy Innovation Summit
28 - 29 November 2018
The Embassy of India in Norwaywould like to inform thatthe Government of Andhra Pradesh is hosting Andhra Pradesh Energy Innovation Summitfrom 28 - 29 November 2018 at Hotel Novotel, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India,to shape the future of energy sector in Andhra Pradesh. 
Andhra Pradesh has been at the forefront of the energy sector and has won 20 plus awards in this sector during 2015 to 2017. From a power deficit  State of 22.5 MU per day in 2014, the State has become a power surplus State and has lowered its transmission & distribution losses from 14% to less than 10% within a short span of time. In addition to augmenting both conventional and renewable energy production, the State has also enhanced energy efficiency through massive installation of LED bulbs and solar pump sets.

The state has a challenging vision for the energy sector which includes:

  1. Setting up of 18 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022
  2. Reducing transmission and distribution losses to less than 3%
  3. Ensuring 10 lakh (1 million) Electric Vehicles on road by 2023, attracting an investment of INR 30,000 crores (~ USD 4.5 billion)
  4. Ensuring 24x7 reliable power supply for all domestic, commercial and industrial users by 2019
  5. Rolling out energy efficiency measures to save 12000 MU of electricity annually.

The five central themes of the summit are Conventional Energy, Renewables, Grid up-gradation, Energy Efficiency and E-Mobility.

The Summit will bring together energy sector experts from a wide range of organizations including private sector, international agencies, donors, investors, independent think tanks, research institutions and governments to share technology innovations, best practices and ideas for transforming the energy landscape in the state. It will also showcase innovations in the energy and renewable sector from across the globe and highlights solutions for emerging economies.

The Summit offers a unique opportunity for sharing of ideas and, insights with key stakeholders from the Government. And also an opportunity for discussing the challenges faced and to find solutions.

Interestedagencies/bodies/think tanks/individuals may contact Ms Mahalakshmi at 044 42444555 / 9962613798,  Email:maha.ragu@cii.in and for further detailed information can  login at www.andhraenergysummit.org. Brochure for the same is attached for reference and the same can be downloaded at

Registration Form.

“Building Partnerships through Global Value Chains”
19-20 December 2018

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)in partnership with Ministry of MSME, Government of India, is organising the 15th edition of the CII Global SME Business Summit on 19-20 December 2018 at Hotel Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, India.
The theme of the Summit is ‘Building Partnerships through Global Value Chains'
This Summit will serve as a platform for disseminating know-how on assessing the export potential of the products and services of Indian MSMEs, classifying apt markets, developing strategies to penetrate emerging markets through trade associations, multilateral agencies, international business forums, and E-commerce. This will also help single out avenues for joint ventures, franchising, cross-marketing, and co-manufacturing. The Key highlights of the Summit include:

  • Plenary Sessions on Global Demand for Indian MSMEs; India’s response to the on-going disruptions in Global Value Chains; Technology Diffusion; Ease of Exporting through E-Commerce; Digital Entrepreneurship; Standardisation for SMEs; Alternative & Export Financing and others
  • Participation of senior representatives from the Central and State Governments (India)
  • Participation of High Commissioners, Trade Commissioners and Embassy Officials from various countries
  • Thought leaders from the Industry and think tanks
  • SME participation from 20+ Countries and 500+ SME delegates pan India
  • Workshops on International Trade through Trade wings of Embassies and High Commissions; Trade associations; multilateral agencies and through E-Commerce.

Those interested may contact Mr Vignesh J Kumar (Executive officer), Confederation for Indian Industry, Phone : 91-11-49816426, Email at vignesh.kumar@cii.in and can also login at www.cii.in . Brochure regarding the same can be downloaded at http://www.ciisme.in/pdf/Global-SME-Business-Summit.pdf and is attached for reference also.


India Steel Expo 2019

4th Edition of International Exhibition and Conference

22nd-24th January 2019

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that Ministry of Steel, Government of India with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising the 4th edition of International Exhibition & Conference on Steel Industry – ‘INDIA STEEL EXPO 2019’ from January 22-24, 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India.

India Steel Expo 2019 will provide an opportunity to International Steel Producers and Technology Companies to showcase their equipment, latest technology and their best practices through Live demonstrations in 12,000 sq. meters of exhibition area. This will also extend an excellent platform to buyers, sellers, technology providers, manufacturers, traders, importers, investors and other allied organizations/ institutions from Steel industry to interact and develop business relationship with Indian steel industry.

The organizers can also facilitate Country Pavilion with participation of major steel sector corporations. A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is planned during India Steel Expo 2019 where more than 300 Foreign Buyers from Africa, CIS, Middle East, Developing Asia including SAARC and other important regions will be invited and hosted by the FICCI. B-2-B and B-2-G meetings will be held during the RBSM to develop business linkages, collaborations and for exploring possibilities in different areas of the steel sector.

The event is to showcase the latest products, technology, machinery and equipment, applications and developments in the Indian Steel Industry besides disseminating knowledge and information about the development and best practices in analysis, design and construction methodology pertaining to steel and mining. During the event, inter-linkages of mining and steel and the mining developments that can impact the Indian Steel Industry would be highlighted. The event will also give opportunity to understand global steel markets and identifying opportunities in Indian steel supply chain and logistics.

International Steel Industry representatives and buyers under different categories can apply for an invitation to join the event as a Hosted Foreign Buyer by registering online at http://indiasteelexpo.in/hosted_buyer_registration.php. Successfully hosted delegates may be reimbursed the cost of economy air fares (return tickets) by the shortest route (airfares up to USD 700 can be covered) as well as the cost of a 5-star hotel accommodation for 3 nights in India (near the event venue). The final selection / shortlisting will be done by the FICCI Screening Committee.

Those who are interested can contact Mr. Sudhanshu Gupta, Senior Assistant Director, FICCI, and Mobile No: 91987311557 at ‎sudhanshu.gupta@ficci.comisebuyers@ficci.com. For more details can login at the official website:www.indiasteelexpo.in

A brochure for ready reference is attached and can also be downloaded from (Click here)



22ND – 24Th May 2019 

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO – a trade promotion agency under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Exhibitions India Group are organizing the 5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo including Buildings India, Solar India, Transport India and Water India from 22nd -24th May 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. India. 

Since its launch in 2015, Smart Cities India expo has developed into Asia’s largest trade fair and conference on this subject. The expo will feature key verticals that make up the smart city framework: Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport, Water, etc. The expo will attract the attention of government leaders, city administrators, public enterprises, urban planners, architects, social groups, influential individuals, industry experts, entrepreneurs, other countries, their diplomats and enterprises, ICT and other technology organisations, buildings, construction, energy, transportation, water industries, and all other disciplines and business involved in improving city infrastructure relevant to creating smart and sustainable areas.

5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo provides a platform that enables deeper communication and a more practical approach to resolving societal problems and offers business opportunities for organisations working towards making smart cities a reality. The event features action-packed conference sessions, panel discussions, plenary sessions, and provides opportunities for one-to-one meetings, group discussions and networking activities.

Those who are interested can contact Mr Arun Singh Manager at Exhibitions India Group, Contact no + 91 11 42795033, Mob +91 7827855273, email at aruns@eigroup.in and can also login at website www.smartcitiesindia.com.  Brochure for the same can be downloaded at 

We would greatly appreciate if this could be forwarded to all your members . In case of any assistance they may contact us at the Embassy.

Priya Oberoi

Commercial assistant

Embassy of India


Phone no : 24115923


2ND Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show 2019

on 18th-20th January, 2019

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the ITME Society is organizing the “2nd Global Textile Technology and Engineering Show 2019” supported by by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India and Government of Maharashtra from 18th - 20th January 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India.

The Indian Textile Engineering industry is one of 5 key engineering sectors providing a direct and indirect employment more than 350,000 people.  Indian Textile Industry is the world’s 2nd largest after China

GTTES 2019 vision is to promote integrated service through exhibitions for setting a benchmark in Textile Machinery Industry through continuous improvement. The main objective of “GTTES 2019” is to promote textile economic growth through new technologies focused on Ancillary and allied industries & trade and also to spread awareness of the social, economic, environmental and technological implications of Textile Industry and show concern for the environment and society. “GTTES 2019” is a strategic B2B event organised for promoting Make in India & also for promoting India as a sourcing hub for the Textile Engineering. In “GTTES 2019” exhibitors from all across the globe are expected with visitors from all Asian countries and neighbouring countries of India & Africa.

India ITME Society, 40-year-old non-profit apex industry formed by Industries and Bureau of India Standards (BIS) – Government of India as its sponsors, organizes this international business event in India to facilitate technology up gradation in India, promote bilateral trade and joint ventures in the textile sector and textile engineering sector.

Those interested to participate in the event may contact: Seema Srivastava, Executive Director, India ITME Society, and Tel:  91-22-22020032/22828138/22851579; Website: www.india-itme.com. The details of the exhibition are also available on the website: www.gttes.india-itme.com Brochure can be downloaded from: 

We would greatly appreciate if this could be forwarded to all your members . In case of any assistance they may contact us at the Embassy.

Priya Oberoi

Commercial assistant

Embassy of India


Phone no : 24115923


INDUSFOOD-2nd Edition (14th-15th January,2019)

1.       Buyers’ Brochure 

2.       Flyer

3.       Post Show Report PDF Version

4.       Post Show Highlights video

5.       Interested Buyers can register now online CLICK HERE



Brief Description of the Event: The first edition of “INDUS FOOD” 2018, a Global Food & Beverage Reverse Buyer Seller Meet was held at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India between 18-19 January, 2018. The event was organized by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) and supported by the Department of Commerce, Government of India, with the primary objective to create a global platform for Indian exporters from F&B sector and boost bilateral trade ties.

The event was inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry (CIM), GOI. The show attendance comprised of 320 Indian F&B exporters who exhibited in 12 different Food clusters namely Consumer Foods, Fruits & Vegetables, Spices, Beverages, Oil & Oilseeds, Dairy & Dairy Products etc. products in completely pre-equipped booths. Colossal attendance was seen in the form of 455 foreign participants from 40 different countries mainly the decision makers from leading Importers, Supermarket Chains, Government Bodies, and Major Wholesale Groups etc. Also, 10 States including Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, J&K, Kerala, and Jharkhand had their own pavilions at the event. Among other activities, the 2-day event included roundtable official, presentations and B2B dialogues which attracted a large number of stakeholders from both sides.

Details of Indian Exhibitors

      1. Number of Exhibitors : 320 included DS Group, KRBL, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, Patanjali, Marico, ITC, Amul, Kohinoor, Premier Tea, Tata Global Beverages, Wagh Bakri, Everest Spices, Hamdard to name a few.

      2. Ten states including Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, J & K, Kerala, and Jharkhand had their own pavilions at the event. North East states also established their presence with display of Naturally Grown organic products

      3. Besides, APEDA, MPEDA, SPICE BOARD, TEA BOARD, COFFEE BOARD were the co-organizers of the 1st Edition of Indus Food apart from various trade associations as supporting partners such as IOPEPC, ITA, AIREA, AIDA, IPGA, SOPA, CEPCI, ICMA, All India Spices Exporters Forum to name a few.

      4. Participants Feedback (in brief) : The general opinion of the Indian Exporters was that more activities of this fashion should be encouraged in the Indian sub-continent to be able to host a global food trade platform like Gulf Food, Dubai. When such large scale annual event will take place in India, it will boost the confidence of the exporters as they can connect with their global counterparts in their home country which will pave the path to better utilization of the resources.

Suggestions/Improvements indicated: It was advised by the Industry stakeholders & Think Tanks to conduct the Exhibition in the month of December owing to severe climate in January, proximity to the Gulf Food, 2018 dates etc.


Details of Buyers / Visitors

  1. No. of visitors / foreign buyers : 400 from over 43 countries. 75 global retail chains and Delegations from across the globe marked physical their presence in the event.

  2. Brief profile of visitors: The visitors include Food and Beverages sectors Importers, Global Retail Chains, Supermarket Chains, and Government Bodies etc.

  3. Visitors’ feedback (in brief): The Buyers were happy to find all the products under one roof. According to them “INDUS FOOD” has been able to create a niche for itself. It was a platform for exchange of ideas, networking & business development for them

Business generated

  1. No. of enquiries : 300++

  2. No. of MOU signed are as follow:

  1. TPCI and India-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)

  2. Indian Business Professional Council of Qatar

  3. Indo- New Zealand Business Council

  4. Joint Iraq-India Chamber of Commerce

  5. Proposed Draft of the MOU with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)

  1. Order booked: Approx. USD 2 Billion

  2. Total business generated : USD 650 Million

Outcome analysis by the Council / Trade Bodies

We feel that the huge demand by the foreign buyers at the INDUSFOOD in food and beverages sector and India’s surplus potential to meet this demand requires policy decisions in economic diplomacy by both DOC and MEA. In other words, the surplus produce of Indian farmers could get access to the foreign markets by addressing the bottlenecks. The large number of foreign credible participants and foreign big ticket buyers at the first edition of the INDUSFOOD shows that the event was a grand success. If the feedback from the Indian exhibitors and the foreign buyers/participants is anything to go by, we can convincingly say that the event was a platform that created a win-win situation for both sides, as well as established a clear path for India to be able to host a global food trade platform.

Orders by the foreign buyers (and those in pipeline), is a clear indication that the criteria and other parameters for selection of buyers worked well. Given that the growth in the agriculture sector in India is on the decline, such export promotion measures in this sector will perhaps encourage the sector to reverse the trend. TPCI worked in tandem with the DOC and MEA (and Indian missions) and other govt. agencies to achieve the success.

Indus Food Buyers Brochure.compressed.