Indusfood 2023: Hyderabad to host South Asia's largest integrated F&B trade show

Over 1,200 world-class buyers from more than 80 countries will meet 550 Indian exhibitors at the show which will be spread over an exhibition area covering 26,000 sq feet.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Jan 2023 3:30 AM GMT
Indusfood 2023: Hyderabad to host South Asias largest integrated F&B trade show

Hyderabad: Indusfood, the largest integrated F&B trade show in South Asia,is coming to Hyderabad. The 6th edition and the first to be held in Telangana will be held at Hitex from 8 to 10 January. The who-is-who of the F&B industry in India and all over the globe will participate in the show which will be organised by the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI).

Focus India

Indusfood 2023 to set to redefine India's F&B economy as F&B start-ups, knowledge-driven collaboration, and sustainability and growth will be at the forefront of Indusfood 2023. The show expects an export business of US$ 1 billion.

Over 1,200 world-class buyers from more than 80 countries will meet 550 Indian exhibitors at the show which will be spread over an exhibition area covering 26,000 sq feet.

Indusfood has grown rapidly to become the largest integrated F&B trade show in South Asia over the past five years. Speaking at the event, founder chairman of TPCI, Mohit Singla, said, "Indusfood has provided a dedicated and powerful platform for the Indian F&B industry to promote its strengths and expand its horizons in the international market. Over the past five years, it has become the sole catalyst for robust growth in India's processed food exports, by ensuring direct linkages with global buyers."

Indusfood 2023 will feature a variety of food and beverage products from India, including raw and processed, alcoholic/non-alcoholic, organic, healthy, plant-based, ready-to-eat and ethnic, across over 16 zones. This year, an unprecedented number of promising F&B start-ups are exhibiting at the event. Furthermore, plant-based food, health food, organic and dairy categories will see a stronger participation.

India's F&B industry

India's F&B exports were recorded at US$ 42 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% YoY since 2017. Correspondingly, processed food exports have grown at a particularly robust pace of over 20% during the period to reach US$ 8 billion in 2021. During January-October 2022, processed food product exports further accelerated by 32% YoY to reach US$ 8.6 billion.

"We are positive that Indusfood 2023 will play a catalytic role in building on this strong growth momentum both internationally and in the domestic market," Mr. Singla added.

Indusfood 2023 is giving attention to domestic F&B opportunities, considering the strong growth potential in the Indian market. A number of modern trade players, e-commerce firms, QSRs, airlines, and startups from India will be present at the marquee event.

Top global sourcing giants of the F&B industry such as Mohamed Mustafa & Samsuddin Co. Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Shrijees Supermarket (Tanzania), Apna Bazar (US), Grand Hyper (UAE), Nesto (UAE), Choithrams (UAE), Lulu Group International (UAE), Noon.com (UAE), City Centre Central Markets (Kuwait), Babasons WII (Bahrain) and many more will visit the show.

International Year of Millets

The 6th edition of Indusfood will also commemorate the International Year of Millets 2023, which was announced by the UN General Assembly after India's proposal to that effect received widespread support, with a special showcase of millets.

Millets, the wonder crop to combat climate change, will be the spotlight product category at Indusfood 2023. The event will feature an extensive range of millet-based food products, sessions by industry experts, and exclusive millet recipes by celebrity chefs.

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