Bringing the prominent brands of food and the hospitality industries from India and the rest of the world, the premier annual event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), AAHAR 2019 is attracting crowds in New Delhi. Being held from March 12-16 at Pragati Maidan, the 34th edition of AAHAR has witnessed 560 participants from India and abroad. The fair actively shares the latest consumer trends, concerns, new innovations and trade avenues. It is committed to the development of environment-friendly technologies, and providing business delegates with high quality products and services. Offering new opportunities for exports, the event also offers an insight into the operational and food safety concerns and innovations to become energy-efficient, finding budget-friendly raw materials to boost productivity, while still aiming for greater profitability. The event was jointly inaugurated by Paban K Borthakur, chairman and managing director of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) and Deepak Kumar, the executive director of ITPO. Present on the occasion were VK Macker, president of Food and Hospitality Support Association of India (FHSAI), Rajendra Mittal, senior representative from Association of Resource Companies for Hospitality Industry of India (ARCHII), Hema Maity, the general manager of ITPO and other senior government officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Kumar informed that the fair has elicited participation from countries including China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, USA, UK, Ukraine and the UAE. AAHAR features a wide range of food products, machinery, F&B equipment, hospitality and décor solutions, and confectionary items and so on. He said that AAHAR is an excellent platform for trade promotion and business networking for all the stakeholders including top echelons of the hotel and hospitality industry.
The fair has been organised with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, APEDA, and apex industry associations like ARCHII, Hotel and Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (HOTREMAI), All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA), Food and Hospitality Support Association of India (FHSAI), Federation of Indian Food and Hospitality Industry (FIFHI) and Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI).