UBM Asia Monthly News

19 September 2016


UBM India launches a successful Fi India & Hi show in New Delhi
Fi & Hi India 2016 (22nd – 24th August), the most comprehensive B2B show in the Indian Sub-Continent for food and health ingredients, processing and packaging industry, successfully concluded in New Delhi. Powered by a decade’s showcasing in Mumbai, the Fi India & Hi was held in capital city for the first time to provide opportunities for industry players of the growing food manufacturing hub in Northern India.

Inaugurated by  Shri. Sagar Kurade, President, All India Food Processers Association ( AIFPA ); Dr. R. B Smarta, Hon. Secretary – HADSA & MD, Interlink Marketing  Consultancy,  Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India, amidst an august industry gathering, the three day expo had over 200 exhibitors and 7477 unique visitors  gracing it.
Powered by 11 years of industry experience, Fi India & Hi 2016 included a series of informative and technical seminars, and panel discussions to cover a range of topics pertaining to both technical developments and market trends. The subjects included Increasing Trends in Nutraceutical Usage by the Health Food & Dietary Supplement Association (HADSA) and Innovative Technology & Opportunities in Food Processing Industry by the All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA) which were well-attended by industry leaders. The presence of dignitaries such as Sh. Ajit Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM, Dr. S. K. Saxena, Director, EIC, Dr. Ajay Dua, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Govt. of India, were just the right garnishing to the FI recipe.
Responding to the growing need for solutions in processing, packaging, equipment and food services, the expo also featured an Expo FoodTec Pavilion dedicated to Food Technology, Processing and Packaging companies, a China Pavilion by CCCHMPIE and an AIFA Pavilion featuring food processing companies.
For the third year in succession, Fi India & Hi hosted a two-day Free Bakery Workshop, ‘All about Doughnuts’ in association with Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management (AIBTM), a comprehensive teaching, training and research centre specifically for baking technology and allied disciplines. This year, the workshop included both seminars and tempting demonstrations on Food Safety, Food Sanitation & Quality control, Optimum Baking Techniques, Importance of Decoration, Handling of Doughnuts and Packaging.

On Day 3 of the expo, a Bakery Championship added gaiety and excitement to the proceedings as over 18 groups from 4 colleges and 3 corporate firms competed for the Best Bread Baking & Cake Decoration prizes.  Industry renowned Chefs like Chef Shaju Zacharia and Chef Atiqur Rehman were part of the esteemed Jury that evaluated the entries and gave out the awards.

One of the primary aims of Fi india & Hi is to raise the bar for industry innovations. This year too saw exhibitors displaying innovative products in a very aesthetic manner in their stalls to attract Indian food industry's leading decision-makers, experts, buyers, producers and suppliers.  A special Innovative Product Zone was created with 15 exhibiting companies displaying their novel products. These were then judged by visitors to the zone. Based on the audience poll, the Innovative Ingredients Awards were presented to Diabliss which stood first for the second year in succession, with Kancor and Dupont being the 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively.
An UBM India Expo is always as much about the vibe it creates around the exhibition as much as the business within it. Making the most of the popularity of the viral media, a series of eye-catching activities centering around the Selfie Zone, Visitor Passport, Social media contests,etc made it more interactive and fun for the visitors on the show floor.
Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, "The food processing industry in India has witnessed rapid augmentation owing to changing lifestyles of consumers with disposable income and awareness of global trends. The same has led to increased appreciation for optimal standards of food products, and consequently, a focus on the superiority of ingredients that goes into the making of these finished products. Through the 11th edition of Fi India & Hi, UBM India offered an international showcase of food ingredients and in-turn, helped leverage a plethora of India's raw material base for food processing industries."
Fi India & Hi is a part of the global food ingredients portfolio having 10 global trade shows, with 142 countries representing our events all over the world, providing direct access to the entire food and beverage industry.

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Notes to Editors
1. About UBM India (http://www.ubmindia.in/)
UBM India is India's leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India, Thailand and Malaysia.
2. About UBM Asia (http://www.ubmasia.com/)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.
UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.
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