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The 2019 mega annual congregation of the India Food Forum, India’s most comprehensive platform for ideas and innovations in the F&G, F&B retail, Food Service & HoReCa sector will be held at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Mumbai on 5th and 6th February.

12 years of India Food Forum:
India Food Forum has evolved over the last 12 years into one of the most influential platforms for the Food industry in India. Traversing across trends over years, the annual mega congregation presents a powerful quartet – Food & Grocery, Food Service, Startups & Innovation and Food Retail Tech – to tie up the entire spectrum of food consumers and enablers who are shaping the growth of the industry. At the upcoming forum, India’s first ‘Food Phygital Conclave’ will be launched to engage all the main players in the business with a view to bring in very relative Omni-channel aspect.

Theme and structure of India Food Forum 2019
India Food Forum 2019 will be disseminating ideas and innovations in food and grocery retail, food service concepts, retail & food technology solutions, hospitality support through a mega conference, awards and three zoned exhibition areas viz Food and Grocery, Food Service and Food Retail Tech. The theme of the Forum this year – Charting the Growth Map for Food Grocery, Food Service & Food Start Up in this Fast, Tech Savvy, Digitally Connected, Demanding Consumer Driven Era – is aimed at building the roadmap for food retail business to accurately read the underlying opportunities and predict future consumption paths that the Indian consumer will tread.

A complete & enriching business environment for the entire industry under one roof
India Food Forum is an all access platform to connect with every component that a food business needs- from rich market knowledge to consumer research to upcoming product innovation and retail technology trends to smart business networking. Also, an unmissable networking venue for handpicked opportunities in F&G, F&B Retail and Food Service & HORECA sectors. It is the one source for every insight you need to boost your food business growth profitably.

The mega annual convention of India Food Forum comprises of 30 Power Packed Conference sessions & master-classes by Global experts on every aspect of food innovation, marketing and retailing. It is the best platform to connect with India’s most influential Food& Grocery and Food Service leaders.

The Convention this year gets a complete makeover with a promise to be a truly remarkable 2 day of great learning, networking, deal making and felicitations. The 2019 chapter of the Forum promises to be an even bigger and grander affair for the industry. The Forum, this year, will host 100+ crisp presentations, 100+ Global brands & retailers, CIOs/CTOs/ CXOs, Restaurants, Supermarkets & Grocers, 300+ Food, FMCG & HoReCa professionals, 100+Design, Innovation & Digital Drivers, Top investors/PE Funds, Startups & Enablers and 3000+ Engaging Participants.

The day 1 will host the India Food & Grocery Forum with master classes and sessions for FMCG, Food & Beverage Brands, Retailers, investors, Startups and Support Organizations and end with Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards. The day 2 will host the India Food Service Forum with master classes and sessions for HoReCa sector, investors, Food Service Startups, FS Retail Tech and Support Organizations and end with Images Food Service Awards presented by Unilever Food Solutions powered by Lulu Mall.

India Food Forum will also host “Startups & Innovation Convention” on both days – 1st day for F&G Startups and 2nd day for FS startups and similarly Retail Tech Forum for F&G and FS sectors.

Conference Highlights
• Consumer, Category & Market Insights
• Intelligence & Learning from Food Brands & Retailers
• Avenues for International, National, Regional and Independent Retailers
• Understanding Dynamics of Phygital Drive
• Success Stories on Innovation & Collaborations Between Retailers & Brands
• Best Tech Implementations
• Evolving Spaces and opportunities
• Future Directions

From generating sales leads and launching new products, to brand building, maintaining customer relations & appointing new agents, INDIA FOOD FORUM offers a wealth of business opportunities in India’s largest consumption category in addition to disseminating valuable industry knowledge.

Speaking about the forum Amitabh Taneja, Chief Convener, India Food Forum says, ” The Food and grocery retail segment has been changing drastically and has evolved to a whole new level over the past few years. Technology and consumer behavior are speeding up changes in the business on a daily basis and no single company or brand can keep up with all the information needed to manage that change. India Food Forum creates unparalleled opportunities for learning from international pavilions international and Indian industry experts, academicians, experienced professionals and provides an opportunity for modern retail, progressive grocers, food service operators to identify new trends, discuss new ideas and witness the latest innovation.”

About India Food Forum:
India Food Forum was formed in the year 2007 with support from MOFPI, Govt of India and leading Indian and global trade bodies to take up a series of support initiatives for the Indian Food Business. It is a unique knowledge and networking forum that includes a Conference featuring thought leadership, Master Classes that feature in depth expertise and experience of acknowledged experts, an Exhibition showcasing innovative and valuable products, services and technologies; and a glamorous, glittering Awards ceremony where the industry celebrates and honors exceptional achievements of people and organizations in FMCG, Food & HoReCa businesses.