Putting India on plant- proteins world map: Inter FoodTech Conclave

The event saw a kick start with a focused theme on plant-based proteins

Inter FoodTech Conclave, a one-of-a-kind premier food technology fair for the Food & Beverage, held in the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, was organised by Inter FoodTech, supported by the Plant-Based Foods Industry Association (PBFIA) and ValueSmart as its knowledge partner. The 3-day event successfully began on 9th June, and concluded on 11th June 2022.

It brought together leading food processing industry experts to discuss the prospects of different areas of food technology and its current growth opportunities in the country, including trends and upcoming challenges.

The first day of the conclave was kick-started on the promising theme of Plant-Based Proteins: Opportunity to Lead the World. In a follow-up to the recently released position paper by Plant Based Foods Industry Association ( PBFI), “The Dawn of a Plant-Based Age”, Future Market Insights teamed up with PBFIA to bring to the world a much-needed report on the plant-based foods market namely, “Plant-Based Revolution: Growth Opportunities and Winning Strategies in the Global and Indian Plant-Based Market”. The report was launched by Sanjay Sethi, Executive Director of PBFIA, at the beginning of the session.

Sethi led the session and commented on the report saying, “India, home to hundreds of pulses, millets, and cereals, can become a globally leading supplier of plant protein ingredients and thus tapping into this growing market opportunity, benefiting the farmers, manufacturers and the traders. Raw material sourcing is one of the major challenges to the industry, but to tackle the same PBFIA offers support to its members to ensure the robustness of supply chain and also carries out conducive government conversations for the benefit of the entire industry. We are dedicated to establishing India’s position on the plant-proteins world map.”

There was a lot of interest from the industry to collaborate and an amazing line-up of the expert panel that comprised Ajith Dharan, Head of Consumer Foods-South Asia, Buhler India, Nandhini Roy Choudhury, Client Partner F&B, Future Market Insights, Sohil Wazir, CCO, BlueTribe Foods, Palak Mehta, Founder, Vegan First, Manish Antwal, Co-founder & Group Director, Triple Pee Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Devika Suresh, Innovation Associate, Good Food Institute India and B.P. Rao, Senior Director, GEA India.

The event presented ideal opportunities for food startups, MSME enterprises, leading national food manufacturers and MNCs of the F&B industry to network with numerous connections.

Image credit- PBFIA

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