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Odisha to participate Indus food meet

Bhubaneswar, Jan 03 (UNI) Odisha will participate as a ‘Partner State’ in the Indus Food meet 2019 being jointly organized by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) and Union Commerce department at Greater Noida in Uttar Prdesh on January 14 and 15 next.
Odisha MSME Minister, Prafulla Samal said the Indus Food Meet is a mega food international event and it would be a great opportunity for the Agri-exporters of Odisha to showcase their products to the prominent buyers of the World.
This event would be hosting over 600 most prominent Global Buyers from Food & Beverage industry from over 60 countries across the globe.
The main aim of this event is to have these buyers on board to increase their existing presence apart from sourcing new products from India, meet suppliers and develop new business relations with about Indian Exhibitors.
Indus Food is conceived to create a Global Food & Beverage market place in India, in line with SIAL, ANUGA & Gulf Food.
MSME Additional Chief Secretary L.N. Gupta said as a "Partner State", Odisha will be setting up its own Pavilion with 30 exhibitors showcasing various processed food items of Odisha like spices, cashew, confectionary items, processed agro food.
Directorate of Horticulture and APICOL along with local industry will showcase the processed agro food items as well as spices that are produced in Odisha.
The event will boost the confidence of the exhibitors of the state as they can connect with their global counterparts in their home country which will pave the path to better utilization of the resource.
A Seminar on "Potential and prospects of Food Processing Industry in Odisha" is also being organized during the inaugural ceremony on January 14, 2019 at India Exposition Mart.
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