Upcoming Events India

8:39 am Italy Focus country at World Foo...
Italy Focus country at World Foo...
Nov 3 @ 8:39 am – Nov 5 @ 9:39 am
Italy Focus country at World Food India 2017
World food India is shaping up to be one of the premier food exhibitions for the food processing industry in India. An initiative of the Indian government, this year’s edition is set to feature 400+[...]
8:37 am Crossroads 18th Edition
Crossroads 18th Edition
Nov 14 @ 8:37 am – Nov 17 @ 9:37 am
The 18th edition of CROSSROADS 14–17 November 2017 at New Delhi- The International Road Federation World Road Meeting this time on “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.”  CROSSROADS is a global platform[...]

Upcoming Events Italy

8:21 am HOST Milano 2017
HOST Milano 2017
Oct 20 @ 8:21 am – Oct 24 @ 9:21 am
From 20 to 24 October 2017, Milan will once again become the “capital of professional hospitality.”Now in its 40th edition, the show has established itself as the leader in the Ho.Re.Ca, food service, retail, mass[...]
6:23 am SMAU Italia Restarts-up
SMAU Italia Restarts-up
Oct 24 @ 6:23 am – Oct 25 @ 7:23 am
Oct 2017 – Within the broad framework of innovation, smart cities and new tech, as a part of SMAU- Italia Restarts-up is the sub event for Start Ups. Close to 100 Italian startups from diverse[...]
8:17 am Bovino da Latte 2017
Bovino da Latte 2017
Oct 25 @ 8:17 am – Oct 28 @ 9:17 am
The upcoming edition of the fair ‘BOVINO DA LATTE’ dedicated to the dairy, agricultural and livestock sector, will take place in Cremona from October 25-28, 2017. In this regard, our office along-with CremonaFiere S.p.A is[...]
8:15 am Sicurezza 2017
Sicurezza 2017
Nov 15 @ 8:15 am – Nov 17 @ 9:15 am
Sicurezza which takes place in November at Fiera Milano is a major international expo on security and fire. It  includes major players from every step of the supply chain from manufacturers to distribution to buying[...]


The second largest producer of farm produce in the world and the third largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), is a promising place to be in. With a massive food market that is fast-expanding, exciting growth in the retail sector, and attractive economic policies and fiscal incentives, India’s food economy is thriving.  See ICE’s Technova food processing report here

The advantage of India’s food sector

1. India’s food and grocery market is the sixth largest in the world.

2. The annual growth rate of the food processing sector is more than 7%.

3. India’s online food delivery industry grew 150% in 2016.

4. Food retail is the next big opportunity with a share of 70% in the total retail market.

5. India offers the largest diversified production base see the report on agri-produce here .

Growing infrastructure support

1. 42 Mega Food Parks in India (comprehensive report) are being set up to promote food processing clusters’ (see status in report here)

2. The government has recently sanctioned 101 new integrated cold chain projects (see the notice and list here), view the status of all cold chain projects here

Advancing technology and equipment

1. New and emerging technology in fruits & vegetables processing, cold storage, reefer containers, IQF processing, pack houses, and packaging

2. Food Testing Labs

A favourable economic and business environment

1. India’s GDP growth in 2016 has been at 7.6%.

2. Large skilled workforce.

3. 100% FDI through automatic route in food processing

4. 100% FDI in retail marketing of food products that are produced and / or manufactured in India, including through e-commerce.

5. Proactive policy support.

6. Single-window clearance

7. A dedicated investors portal has been set up by MoFPI aimed at easing the process for investors: http://mofpi.nic.in/

8. The Government of India has set up Invest India as its official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency: http://www.investindia.gov.in/