PR Newswire | 29 Oct, 2015
MUMBAI: Fi & Hi India 2015 (19th - 21st Oct), the only B2B platform for the Indian food and health industry, successfully concluded in Mumbai last week. Inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Harshdeep Kamble, Commissioner, IAS, FDA, Maharashtra , the show was attended by over 160 exhibitors and 6,500 visitors amongst the three day expo, on-site seminars and workshops.
Powered by 10 years of industry experience, Fi & Hi India provided a series of informative and technical seminars along with panel discussions covering a range of topics from Managing Quality with Food Safety, Global Food Trends, Role of Health Supplements to Innovation and Emerging Trends in Food Packaging. These seminars and discussions were organized in association with AFSTI, the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) & Health Food & Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA) and were attended by industry leaders. The event created especially for the food processing companies was supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.
Fi India has been consistently growing in size and depth and also attracted industry leaders and key exhibitors including Ace International, Piramal Healthcare, Calpro Foods Pvt. Ltd., Ingredion India Pvt Ltd, Sonarome, ADM Agro, G.C. Chemie Pharmie Ltd, Mintel, Naturex, Roquette, amongst others.
Responding to the growing need for solutions in processing, packaging, equipment and services, Fi India once again hosted Expo FoodTec Pavilion, giving attendees, access to a complete range of ingredients. For the second year, Fi & Hi India introduced a free two-day Bakery Workshop 'Bakery Modernization - Putting the icing on your bakery business', conducted by Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management (AIBTM); a comprehensive teaching, training and research centre specifically for baking technology and allied disciplines. The workshop included both seminars and demonstrations covering topics like nutrient dense bakery products, oat based and gluten free cookies, gluten-free challenges and egg replacements in baked goods.
This year, innovation took the centre stage, providing the exhibitors, an opportunity to showcase innovative products in the presence of Indian food industry's leading decision-makers, experts, buyers, producers and suppliers. The innovative product exhibitor list included companies such as Advanced Enzymes Technologies, Kancor Ingredients, Generex Pharmassist, Diabliss, Flavaroma, Camlin Fine Sciences, Fine Organics, Raaj Agro Fortune Producer Company, Star Hi Herbs, Tastorom Products LLP , Komal Exotic Spices, ABS Food Ingredients, Murtuza Foods and Radha Govind Industries.
A Bakery Competition called "The healthy cookie baking competition" was also held for professionals in the baking, cake, pastry or chocolate industry. The competition was judged by Mr. Shravan Kumar, Assistant Professor, AIBTM, Ms. Neha Deepak Shah, First Runner Up, Master Chef India 4 and Ms. Petrica, Director of IHM announced the following three winners: Ms. Olive (1st) , Ms. Swati (2nd) and Ms. Jyotsna (3rd) at the event. This year for the first time, Fi & Hi India also introduced 'Visitor's Choice Awards' wherein, Generex Pharmassist Pvt. Ltd., Raaj Agro Fortune Producer Company Ltd. and DiaBliss Consumer Products were winners of the innovative ingredients category.
Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India said, "The food processing industry in India has witnessed rapid augmentation owing to changing socio-economic demographics. The same has led to increased awareness pertaining to the quality standards of food products and consequently, focus on the superiority of ingredients that goes into the making of these finished products. UBM India met its objective for the 10th edition of Fi & Hi India by offering an international showcase of such ingredients and in-turn, helping leverage India's wide ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries."
Fi India & Hi is a part of the global food ingredients portfolio having 10 global trade shows, with 142 countries representing our events all over the world, providing direct access to the entire food and beverage industry.
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