ANUFOOD India 2023, co-located with ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India 2023, recently concluded at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, setting the stage for India’s food & beverage industry growth. These events, known for innovation and collaboration, reinforced their commitment to an industry projected to reach nearly USD 504.92 billion by 2027.
This year, with 20,777 visitors and over 270 exhibitors, the event spanned an expansive 10,690 square meters, marking a remarkable 14% growth over its previous edition. India’s burgeoning food & beverage sector, poised to create jobs and attract foreign investments, highlights the significance of ANUFOOD India, states a press release.
ANUFOOD India served as a platform for more than 1,000 food brands, including industry giants such as MDH, Gopal Snacks, Haldirams, Tata Consumers, Godhawat Group, Chedda’s, and many others. The event was not just about showcasing products, it was a stage for innovation, featuring exciting product launches that added flavor to the occasion. Highlights included Foodrite’s Date Tamarind Chutney, Whole Foods’ range of Makhanas, Nature Rich Foods’ Mayonnaise variants, and much more.
According to the release, these expos welcomed esteemed dignitaries, industry leaders, and government officials, emphasizing their role in promoting innovation, collaboration, and exploration within the food & beverage sector. Key dignitaries included Prahlad Singh Patel, MOS, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India
Mercy Epao, Joint Secretary (SME), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, N. Bhaskar, President, Association of Food Scientists & Technologists India (AFSTI), Raghav Jadli, President, All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA), Oliver Frese, COO, Koelnmesse GmbH and Mr. Milind Dixit, Managing Director, Koelnmesse Pvt Ltd.
During the event, the dignitaries emphasized the Government’s industry upgradation programs such as investment of INR 4600 crores for PMKSY and PLI Scheme to advance the food processing industry. They also highlighted the role of MSMEs, programs for female entrepreneurs, sustainability efforts, and customized programs, along with India’s potential as a global food processing hub, and opportunities for multinational corporations. They imparted knowledge that highlighted the government’s dedication to the expansion of the MSME and food & beverage industries.
ANUFOOD India is now ‘Anuga Select India’
The release states, that Koelnmesse at the sidelines of ANUFOOD India also announced the introduction of ANUGA Select India. The significant development is poised to reshape the landscape of India’s food and beverage sector, offering unprecedented growth, opportunities, offering unprecedented growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration. Building upon the success of ANUFOOD India over the years, Koelnmesse is now rebranding the event as ANUGA Select India. The event will be held from 28-30 August 2024 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai in the upcoming year.