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World Food India

"The food industry can be a huge employer. And this is of utmost importance for a country such as India, which has such a large youth population. It is also noteworthy that women are deeply involved in the food sector".

- Shri Ram Nath Kovind,

President of India

“Loans to food and agro-based processing units, and cold chains, are classified under priority sector lending, making them easier and cheaper to obtain”.

- Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

"Food processing starts with raw materials…& India is one of the largest producers of agro based raw materials in the world".

- Mr Suresh Narayan

Chairman & MD, Nestle India

"When we look at food as a subject the production centres are going to be far away from urban centres & we need extremely strong infrastructure to connect farm and the fork".

- Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman

President, Danfoss India

"The food processing industry has received a tremendous impetus with the creation of world class facilities like mega food parks, integrated cold chains and various schemes and subsidies to the sector".

- Mr. Deepak Iyer

President, Mondelez India

"There are challenges but very clearly the potential for the food processing industry far outweighs the challenges that exist".

- Sanjiv Mehta

Chairman & MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

World Food India

About World Food India

A global event to facilitate partnerships between Indian and international businesses and investors, World Food India (WFI) is a gateway to the Indian food economy and an opportunity to showcase, connect, and collaborate. Organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, WFI is the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It aims to provides opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for leading Indian and international companies.


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B2B meetings

World Food India has imparted a huge boost to the Indian food processing industry by showcasing the immense investment potential of the sector and helping a variety of stakeholders in the process, thereby boosting the Make in India initiative. It has enhanced India’s image.

Key Outcomes:

  • MoUs worth $ 14 billion signed/ exchanges/ announced during WFI

  • Major countries who have signed MoU: USA / France / Germany /Netherlands / UAE

  • Major States who have signed MoU : Telangana / Punjab / Haryana / UP

  • More than 100000 (1 lakh) visitors to the exhibition, conferences, and Food Street in the 3 days of the WFI
  • Brand World Food India 2017: WFI has established itself as a brand India show. Akin to established International shows, World Food India is now expected to be the preferred platform for investment, sourcing and doing business

  • WFI 2017 provided a platform for B2B, B2G, Exhibitions, Conferences and Food Street in the same event which model is not provided by any event in Food Processing across the world. Moreover, space for B2B and B2G meetings as well as conferences was provided free of cost to participants in WFI

  • A two- day Hackathon with a focus on “Developing innovative technology enabled solutions for challenges faced by Food Processing Sector”. 66 teams comprising 300 students participated in the live Hackathon. The winners included Information on Backward & Forward Linkages for Farmers, Measuring Freshness and Quality of Fruits & Vegetables and milk procurement service through QR code

  • Investor Portal Nivesh Bandhu: A user friendly portal ‘Nivesh Bandhu’ was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and provides an easy glimpse into investment policies of States, district level resources to encourage informed choice by potential investors as also exchange queries for sourcing

  • Digital Theme Pavilion showcased the vast opportunities in Indian Food Processing Sector through the use of digital technologies like projection technology, gesture based technology, sensor based technology and digital interactive technology

  • Seven sectoral publications were released during the Inaugural Session by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The publications detail opportunities in various high growth sectors as well as list financing options and updates on FDI

  • A special Coffee Table book portraying through lively pictures, the essence of the evolution of the food processing sector in India and insights into traditional wisdom on food processing, and the developments in Processing, Retail, storage, marketing, food safety, farm gate interventions, R&D, product development, packaging and infrastructure across key sub sectors over the years was released by the Hon’ble Prime Minster

  • The Great India Food Street has brought the Indian cuisine again on the world mind-map. The Guinness World record of the largest amount of Khichdi cooked in a single vessel, that too made of entirely nutritious grains of India and desi ghee has evoked much interest, It presents an opportunity for Indian Cuisine to go beyond the current popularity.

PM's Speech on Food Processing Sector

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