New partnership with World Food India

by Aurélie De boisvilliers - Actualité

SIAL network is proud to announce this new partnership with World Food India, the gateway to the Indian food economy and a great opportunity to showcase, connect, and collaborate.

Organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, WFI will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It aims to provide opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for leading Indian and international companies. Encompassing the entire food spectrum from production to consumption, WFI is looking at creating a better sourcing environment, thereby enabling higher returns for farmers, creating employment, and fostering entrepreneurship.


Spread over 22000 sq. meters of premium space across the beautiful and centrally located Raj Path, the World Food India exhibition will have participation from major global players as well as Indian companies from Food Processing and allied sectors. The exhibition will have sectoral focus, showcase country strengths in country pavilions, as well as have states pavilions where states (provinces) of India will showcase their best in terms of products, agri-horti clusters, infrastructure and supportive policies.


WFI is being held at New Delhi, India from 3-5 November, 2017  

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About India

  • Among fastest growing economies in the world
  • Largest producer of several agri commodities
  • 1.3 Billion consumers with increasing demand for branded food
  • 4th largest economy in terms of purchasing parity
  • Proactive government policies with attractive fiscal incentives
  • Significant investments in world class ports, logistics and supply chain infrastructure
  • Rich demographic dividend with high focus on skill development, availability of skilled personnel
  • Opportunity for investors across the food processing supply chain

About Food sector in India

  • India ranks 2nd in terms of total food production globally
  • Indian ranks 1st in the world in terms of production of milk, bananas, mangoes, guavas, papayas, ginger and okra
  • India ranks 2nd in the world in production of green peas, potatoes, tea, tomato, sesame and many other key commodities
  • The food processing sector ranks 1st in terms of employment and number of factories in operation and 3rd in terms of output
  • The industry has witnessed a growth 7.1% during 2013-14, much higher that the growth in agriculture sector and at par with the manufacturing sector
  • Strategic geographic location and proximity to food-importing nations makes India favorable for the export of processed foods
  • The sector has a total of 37,175 registered units with fixed capital of nearly USD 24 Billion and aggregate output of around USD 114 Billion. Major industries constituting the food processing sector are grains, sugar, edible oils, beverages and dairy products