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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, Country Ministry pavilions
  • Product-wise pavilions
  • Specialized zones for Millets, Organic Food, Niche technologies

Conferences & Knowledge Sessions

  • Deliberations & Showcasing of opportunities, growth, ecosystem, emerging trends etc.
  • Tentative themes mentioned in the below sections.

Country & State Sessions

  • Countries to showcase strength & possible areas of collaboration
  • State to showcase opportunities, EoDB ecosystem etc.

Industry Roundtables With Policy Makers

  • With top decision makers & regulators in GoI on policy areas that impact Investments in the sector - DPIIT, FSSAI, Finance, Commerce etc.

B2B / B2G / G2G / Rbsm Meetings

  • Investment facilitation
  • Bilateral discussions
  • Product-wise pavilions
  • B2B discussions amongst participating global & local entrepreneurs

Digital Showcase

  • Showcasing knowledge on
  • New innovations
  • Achievements of GOI- MoFPI Initiatives
  • ODOP

Food Street

  • Showcasing knowledge on
  • New innovations
  • Achievements of GOI- MoFPI Initiatives
  • ODOP

Start-Up Grand Challenge

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

Awards

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

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

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.

Stakeholder interaction with PLI beneficiaries
22nd March, 2024

Secretary FPI chaired an interaction with beneficiaries of Production Linked Incentive Scheme to understand the industry perspective and feedback on the scheme for food processing sector. The discussion also focused on promoting the 3rd edition of World Food India and gathering feedback / suggestions to make the event beneficial for all stakeholders involved in the food processing & allied sectors.

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 ... READ MORE

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 star... READ MORE

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 a... READ MORE

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 disc... READ MORE

Roundtable interaction with CEOs of companies engaged in food processing & allied sectors
28th May, 2024

A roundtable interaction with CXOs of leading food processing & allied companies is proposed to be held under the Chairpersonship of Secretary FPI on 28th May 2024. The roundtable will provide a platform for all companies to interact with the Ministry and share valuable inputs to make the 3rd edition of World Food India a great success.

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19th - 22nd Sep 2024

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Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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- Supreme Court Metro Station

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