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The trade fair welcomed more than 6,000 buyers who interacted with over 260 exhibitors during its three days, reinforcing that the physical exhibitions are irreplaceable and that ANUTEC – International FoodTec India is “the platform” for the industry.

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition for the food and beverage technology finally took place after a hiatus of nearly two years caused by the pandemic. The 15th edition of ANUTEC – International FoodTec India, held from 2-4 December 2021 at IECC, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, coincided with PackEx India and Food Logistics India. “The success of ANUTEC – International FoodTec India and PackEx India signals a turning point for the Indian food and beverage technology providers industry. We are pleased to have been able to deliver a physical exhibition of this magnitude and are immensely grateful for the overwhelming response,” said Milind Dixit, Managing Director of Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd. The exhibition received 6,102 visitors from 13 countries and 268 exhibitors from 20 nations. As a result of the successful conclusion of the exhibition, the food and beverage business will take off, which has been eagerly anticipating new technologies and serving customised consumer demands.

Viki Khakhrawala, founder- Shanta G Technofoods LLP, shared his delightful experience and stated, “We have been participating in ANUTEC – International FoodTec India for the last 2-3 times and always participate with high hopes. This time we are happier because we got what we expected and got the bonus business. We are thrilled to see the footfalls and responses we are getting here. I want to give every new Food & Beverage business a message that all should participate in the exhibitions like ANUTEC – International FoodTec India. It’s the best place to identify your expertise, and it will be the best learning experience for newbies.” Vineta Singh of Fresh-O-Veg, said, “We are into food processing end-to-end consulting services. ANUTEC – International FoodTec India is a good platform for companies like us. After a gap of two years, we are quite relieved to interact with people and get back to the market.” Sunita Chaudhary, co-founder, EcoCosmos, shared her experience, “We deal in imported food processing machines. Essentially, we import from Taiwan, Turkey, and South Korea. We participated in this exhibition with some expectations, and those have been met. We were looking for responsive and mature clientele and are getting that on this platform.”

Several premium industry associations supported the event this year, including the All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA), Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA), and Health Food and Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA). With industry support, the event reached new heights and attracted top buyers.

Under the umbrella of ANUTEC – International FoodTec India Knowledge Forum, a series of powerful side events were organised. “India Food Supply Chain Summit” was co-organised by Logistics Insider and Food Logistics India. IFCA and PackEx India organised a seminar on “Packaging – Continuous Enabler for Creation of Value” followed by IFCA Star Awards, a National Seminar on “Technology Foresight to Modernise the Indian Food Industry for a Significant Global Role” was organised by AIFPA and Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd. The event attracted who’s who from the industry, senior representatives from the Government of India and influential buyers from the neighbouring countries.

The next ANUTEC – International FoodTec India, PackEx India, and Food Logistics India will be organised from 14-16 September 2022 in Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. The event will be co-located with the flagship Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India.

“The Trade show Duo”- ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India once again underscores its position as the leading event for the suppliers of the food & drink and packaging industry in the SAARC region. The exhibition ended on a high note for all 470 exhibitors witnessing over 10,000 one-time registered trade visitors during its three-day trade fair. The exhibitors were satisfied with the quality and quantity of the visitors who attended the trade fair. Key visitors from different industry sectors were present during all three days. The exhibition once again confirmed its position as the best business platform that provides customized solutions for the Indian and neighbouring markets. The exhibition was actively supported and promoted by IPMMI (Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India) and IFCA (Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association) both being the leading industry association leaders for Packaging Industry.

Both ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India acted as a great platform for the buyers and sellers of technology in food, drinks, dairy, confectionery, bakery, snacks and pharmaceuticals along with others to facilitate more business for the future. “We have achieved a new level with this result. Our success will be measured by the opportunities; the business and the value addition that we as an exhibition organiser are able to give to our exhibitors. All the exhibitors are really happy with us and this in turn makes us happy. Our exhibitor’s success is rightly our success”, said Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair India Pvt. Ltd.

The exhibition inauguration was held in the gracious presence of Mr. Hemant Malik, Chief Executive Officer- Food Division, ITC Limited, Mr. Ganesh K. Sundararaman, SBU Chief Executive, ITC Limited, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Director, Kanchan Metals, Mr. Manoj Paul, Country Head, Heat & Control (South Asia) Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Samir Limaye, President, IPMMI, Mr. Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. along with other dignitaries. In their inaugural speech, Mr. Hemant Malik congratulated Team Koelnmesse for creating a one-stop location for the Indian food and beverage industry in the form of ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India. Mr. Ganesh K. Sundararaman, stressed the fact that India is a large consumption country where food processing is one of the most important sectors. To cater to the demand of this sector, ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India is the only ideal place in India that showcases the latest for the food & drink technology thereby building partnerships and business. Key visitors from ITC, Haldiram’s, HUL, Cremica, Dabur, Pepsico, Nestle, Prataap Snacks, Balaji wafers, Vadilal, Hatsun Agro, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Abbott, Cipla and many others were present during all three business days. The feedback received from the key visitors from different sectors benchmarking ANUTEC – International FoodTec India & PackEx India as a truly international exhibition organised world over. The visitors have also expressed their satisfaction over the wide spectrum of technological solutions being showcased at the exhibition for their needs. The exhibitors underlined the increased quality of the trade visitors to the exhibition over other trade shows and showed keen interest to book stands for the next edition with bigger area.

Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd will be hosting the 15th edition of the largest technology event catering to the food, drink and packaging industries: ANUTEC – International FoodTec India – International supplier fair for the food & drink industry and PackEx India – International exhibition on Packaging material and Technology along with ANUTEC Ingredients India and Food Logistics India from 23.09. to 25.09.2020 at Hall No. 1, 2, 3 & 4, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.