Aahar 2020, five-day B2B event of the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) commenced at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi recently.
The five-day event (3rd March 2020-7th March 2020) covers innovations and developments across all areas of the food and hospitality, supply chain including raw materials, processing, technologies, food safety and policy matters, packaging filling and sealing, logistics track & trace, retailing and industry updates.
Inaugurating AAHAR 2020, L.C. Goyal, CMD, ITPO said, “India has yet to realize its full potential exhibitions and conventions and the future editions of specialized events such as Aahar would be organized with unprecedented size and stature after completion of the International Exhibition and Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan.”
He indicated that around three lakh crore event industry has a crucial role to achieve the target of US$5 trillion economy by the year 2024, as envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
Present on the occasion were Paban K. Borthakur, Chairman, APEDA; Rajesh Agrawal, Executive Director, ITPO; Dr. S.K. Jindal, President, AIFPA; Amit Lohani, Chairman, FIFI; Arvind Khanna, Vice-President, HOTREMAI and Rajeev Sachdeva, Vice-President, ARCHII along with participants and delegates from India and abroad.
Highlighting prospects of food and hospitality industry, Dr. S.K. Jindal and Arvind Khanna also expressed their happiness over the enhanced participation response in Aahar 2020.
Over 750 leading companies are taking part in the event including overseas participation from countries like Hong Kong, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, UK and UAE.