Press Release

8th Edition of FoodTech Kerala to be held from Jan 25th to 27th 2018 at Kochi.

The 8th edition of FoodTech Kerala, the state’s premier food processing and packaging exhibition, will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium , Kadavanthra, from January 25 to 27th, 2018. The event being organised by Cruz Expos with the support of KINFRA, Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion(K-BI P), CI FT & I I P & CFTRI . The three-day event will showcase a broad spectrum of technologies, equipment, solutions for food processing, dairy, beverage, food retailing, refrigeration and cold chain, processed foods, hygienic and healthy foods and packaging. Being Kerala’s only food and beverage and packaging event, FoodTech is expected to attract all stakeholders from the retail and wholesale food and beverage service sectors.

The event which has been witnessing an evolutionary increase over the past editions, will be held under the theme “from the farm to the fork” denoting the entire chain of the food industry which includes the inception of food which mainly revolves around farms, to the process and finally, food on the table of the consumer. The exhibition will feature all facets of the food and beverage industry and will include intricate details and the meticulous process that is required, for food products in order to make them available to the consumer. The exhibition will have a wide arena of categories related to the Food Processing and Packaging Industry. The exhibitors represents the machinery and equipment used for the processed food sector.

The 2018 event will also have participation from national companies and from Department of Industry, Govt. of Kerala who are putting-up a Kerala State Pavilion and will include SSI companies related to food & agro processing sector from Kerala.

An exclusive seminar on “Food Processing I ndustry: Opportunities and Challenges is also being organised con-currently along with the event. The conference will focus on the emerging trends and opportunities in the food processing sector.

The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high growth and high-profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, covering food products like fruits, vegetables, marine products, dairy products etc. As the demand for the processed food continues to increase around the world the opportunities for industry to be a part of this sector has considerably increased. Given this background, the conference will focus on the important aspects concerning the growth of the food processing industry. The seminar will cover wide range of topics including Food Safety, Packaging, Export Guidelines etc.

The conference will immensely benefit the food processing industry and will be an exclusive platform to interact and understand the important aspects of the food processing sector like food safety & regulatory trends, innovation and technology as an enabler to growth and other areas like branding, retail, storage, logistics etc. The participation at the conference will include senior officials from Government and regulatory bodies, CEO’s of food companies, start -ups, technology providers, banks, other supporting agencies etc. Entrepreneurs & Companies are requested to make use of this opportunity to attend the conference and also visit the parallel exhibition.

The exhibition will include leading companies in the food processing industry including technology providers, food processing companies and other important stakeholders. This is the only exhibition of its kind to be held in Kerala and over the years it has been known to provide each visitor and stall holder with a unique and unparalleled experience in terms of networking, sales leads and knowledge.

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