Aahar 2020 opens at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Food and hospitality industry gets it together

Aahar 2020
Visitors at Aahar 2020. Photo - IFB

The 35th edition of Aahar 2020 – the International Food and Hospitality Fair organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) opened at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on 3 March 2020 and will conclude on 7 March 2020.

The show serves as a platform to bring together prominent brands of the food and hospitality industry from India and the rest of the world, under one platform. Over the years, the fair has grown by leaps and bounds and is a well-known destination for global vendors and sourcing professionals. Moreover, this year the fair has also grown in size with the completion of ITPO’s ambitious International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC), project in Pragati Maidan. Spread across a wider area, including halls 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 12A, A3, A4 A, A4 B, and Hangers 7 FGH, H7F, and H7A it features a wide range of food and beverage products; cooking, processing and packaging machinery; equipment; hospitality and décor solutions. There are more than 750 exhibitors from India and overseas.

Regardless of the coronavirus scare globally and in the country, the event drew a huge crowd even on the first day. The enthusiasm was visible on both sides – exhibitors as well as visitors. The latest consumer trends, innovations, and trade avenues are present as promised.

Open for business visitors on all five days from 3 to 7 March from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Aahar’s registration fees of Rs 300 (three times higher compared to last year) is chargeable from trade visitors for a single entry.

Aahar 2020 is supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) and apex industry associations, Association of Resource Companies for Hospitality Industry of India(ARCHII), Hotel and Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers Association of India(HOTREMAI), All India Food Processors Association(AIFPA), Food and Hospitality Support Association of India(FHSAI), Forum of Indian Food Importers(FIFI), Federation of Indian Food & Hospitality Industry(FIFHI) and Indore Confectionary Manufacturers Association (ICMA).

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Technical Editor - Mandeep Kaur is working with IPP Group and holding editorial responsibilities for the IndiFoodBev and PSA Healthcare platforms. Earlier she handled editorial responsibilities of food, beverage, and agriculture publications at another publisher. A gold-medalist in M Tech (Food Technology), she has hands-on experience in operating different types of instruments related to physico-chemical testing of grains and flour. She has worked at Evalueserve in the Intellectual Property (IP) division for more than three years handling projects in the life sciences domain.


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