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About WFI 2024

Recognizing the potential of food processing sector in transforming India as the food basket of the world, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has adopted measures to channelize investments in food processing subsegments. This includes backward linkages, food processing equipment, processing related R&D, cold chain storage solutions, start-ups, logistic & retail chains, encompassing the entire food processing value chain.

With the objective of introducing the world to rich Indian food culture as well as promoting investments in the diverse food processing sector of the country, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries launched the first edition of World Food India in 2017. In view of celebrating 2023 as the International Year of Millets and to bring global food processing industry together, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries organized the second edition World Food India in 2023. This year World Food India 2024 will be organized from 19th to 22nd September 2024.

Key Elements of WFI 2024

Exhibition

  •  Showcasing opportunities
  •  State & UT, Country, Ministry pavilions
  •  Product-wise pavilions
  •  Specialized zones for Pet Food, HoReCa, Alcoholic Beverages & Post-harvest Machinery

Conferences & Knowledge Sessions

  • Deliberations & showcasing of opportunities, growth, ecosystem, emerging trends etc.
  • Country & State Sessions to showcase strength, opportunities, EoDB ecosystem & possible areas of collaboration

Industry Roundtables With Policy Makers

  •  With key policy makers & regulators in Government of India

B2B / B2G / G2G Meetings

  •  Investment & trade facilitation
  •  Bilateral discussions
  •  B2B discussions amongst participating global & local entrepreneurs

Digital Showcase

  •  Innovations & technology
  •  MoFPI Initiatives
  •  Food preservation & sustainability

Food Street

  •  Exclusively curated food experiencing arena to showcase Indian products & ingredients
  •  Opportunities for fusion with global cuisines

Start-Up Grand Challenge

  • Bringing forth technology solutions & new innovations for challenges faced by Indian food processing ecosystem

Awards

  •  Recognizing breakthrough advancements made by Start-ups, innovators, micro entrepreneurs etc.

Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM)

Experience the pinnacle of business networking at World Food India 2024 through the Reverse Buyer Seller Meet planned by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). The RBSM will witness a seamless collaboration as all these Commodity boards converge for a combined effort to make the event a grand success. The meet will offer an array of advantages, including enhanced market access, interactions with potential partners, exposure to new products and innovations, insightful discussions on industry trends, and the creation of valuable B2B connections. This will be an exclusive opportunity to forge lasting business relationships and explore new horizons in the food industry.

Who Should Attend

Regional Industry Meet in Chennai
24th June, 2024

A regional industry meeting was organised in Chennai under the Chairpersonship of Secretary FPI on 24th June 2024. Several prominent agri-food processing industry leaders and micro-entrepreneurs attended the meet, during which they were informed about the upcoming mega food event World Food India, which would take place from September 19 to 22, 2024 at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

World Food India 2024 – Curtain Raiser Event
19th June, 2024

As a precursor to the 3rd edition of World Food India, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Shri Chirag Paswan and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Railways, Shri Ravneet Singh, launched the website and mobile application for World Food India 2024.

Regional Industry Meet - Ahmedabad
14th June, 2024

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) with the support of Knowledge Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a Regional Industry Meet in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 14th June 2024 to promote the 3rd edition of World Food India scheduled from 19th to 22nd September 2024 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Roundtable with Heads of Foreign Missions in India to discuss overseas participation in the World Food India-2024 in New Delhi
29th May, 2024

Ministry of Food Processing Industries organized a Roundtable with Heads of Foreign Missions in India to discuss overseas participation in the World Food India (WFI) 2024, at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi. The interaction was co-chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Smt. Anita Praveen, and Secretary (ER), Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Damu Ravi. The roundtable witnessed participation of by Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Charge d' Affaires and other senior representatives from wide spectrum of 38 countries.

Virtual Interaction with Indian Missions abroad
01st - 02nd May, 2024

Virtual Interactions of Secretary FPI are scheduled with Indian Missions abroad to gather inputs on the activities to be undertaken to enhance the participation of relevant stakeholders engaged in food processing & allied sectors in World Food india 2024.

MoFPI roadshow to Spain, France and Portugal
15th - 19th April, 2024

A delegation led by Shri D Praveen Joint Secretary FPI conducted roadshows in Spain, France, and Portugal to showcase myriad opportunities in Indian food processing & allied sectors and invite relevant stakeholders to actively participate in the 3rd edition of World Food India 2024.

Agricultural Attache Meet
04th April, 2024

Shri Minhaj Alam, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries chaired the Agricultural Attache Meet organised on 4th April 2024 at New Delhi. The meeting saw the participation of representatives from over 30 countries, who were briefed about World Food India 2024.

Regional Industry Meet in Bangalore
15th March, 2024

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) with the support of Indian Chamber of Commerce organised a regional industry meet in Bangalore Karnataka on 15th March 2024 to promote the 3rd edition of World Food India scheduled from 19th to 22nd September 2024 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Industry interaction regarding World Food India 2024
22nd February, 2024

roundtable interaction with industry at Invest India on 22nd February 2024. The primary focus of the meeting was to brief the industry on the next edition of World Food India 2024 to be organized from 19th - 22nd September 2024. The meeting deliberated on the involvement and expectations from the industry in the event and marked a continuation of a series of discussions aimed at informing stakeholders about the Ministry's action plan for World Food India 2024 and exploring potential areas of collaboration.

SUFALAM 2024
13th - 14th February, 2024

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) along with National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli (NIFTEM-K), an Institute of National Importance (INI) under MoFPI organized a Startup Conclave in New Delhi on February 13-14, 2024. The event was aptly titled SUFALAM (Startup Forum for Aspiring Leaders and Mentors) as it gave a wonderful opportunity to promising startups in the food space to mingle with key leaders and mentors from across the country. The event was planned to bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials to foster innovation, collaboration, and the growth of the startup ecosystem in the food processing sector. The event was packed with knowledge sessions, panel discussions, networking and pitching sessions along with an exhibition showcasing novel products from the startups. The event witnessed participation from over 250 industry stakeholders, startups, MSMEs, financial institutions, venture capitalists, and academia. Spanning two days, the event comprised of four knowledge sessions, two pitching sessions, networking sessions and an exhibition

Roundtable interaction with Resident Commissioners of States & UTs
07th February, 2024

Smt. Anita Praveen, Secretary Food Processing Industries (FPI) chaired a roundtable interaction with Resident Commissioners of States and UTs on 7th February 2024. The meeting deliberated on the involvement and expectations from States & UTs in World Food India 2024 and marked a continuation of a series of discussions aimed at informing stakeholders about the Ministry's action plan for the mega event and exploring potential areas of collaboration.

Inter-Ministerial Committee Meeting on World Food India 2024
24th January, 2024

Committee Meeting at Invest India on 24th January 2024. The primary focus of the meeting was to brief officials from Central Ministries and Departments on the next edition of World Food India 2024 to be organized from 19th-22nd September 2024. The meeting deliberated on the involvement and expectations from respective Ministries and Departments in the event and marked a continuation of a series of discussions aimed at informing stakeholders about the Ministry's action plan for World Food India 2024 and exploring potential areas of collaboration.

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19th - 22nd Sep 2024

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Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi

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- Supreme Court Metro Station

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