Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that World Food India 2019 will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in Food Processing Sector. Speaking to the media she said WFI 2019 will be held from 1-4th November 2019 in New Delhi and will position India as Food Processing Destination of the World.
The Minister recently chaired a meeting with various stakeholders of WFI 2019 including the associated Ministries and Departments, CEOs of major food processing companies and Industry Associations. This was followed by a second meeting with the Ambassadors/High Commissioners of leading food processing/food retailing countries. The meetings were held to discuss the investment opportunities available in India in the Food Processing Sector and to sensitize the gathering about their participation in WFI 2019. Also attending the meeting were Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sh Rameswar Teli and senior officers of the Ministry.
The Minister informed the gathering that the second edition of World Food India is planned at a much bigger and grandeur level from 1-4 November 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi. World Food India 2019 shall consist of several top level seminars, investment opportunities, exhibitions, high level CEO roundtables, country sessions, B2B and B2G networking etc. For the year 2019, the Ministry is targeting to partner with at least 15 countries and participation from at least 80 countries. The tagline of the event will be “Forging Partnerships for Growth”.
Badal informed that preparations for the World Food India 2019 have already begun. More than 11 international & 8 domestic roadshows are planned. The roundtable with all top CEOs and ambassadors today was one such high level event showcasing the intent of ministry to engage with Industry- domestic and global. In the next few months, Ministry will reach out to all the states and other players in Industry in particularly the MSMEs. The Minister also invited suggestions from the industry on the 4-day event.