Delhi is all set to host the 33rd chapter of Asia’s best-known fair dedicated to the food, beverage and hospitality industries, Aahar. Organized by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the premier trade promotion body of the Government of India, the international food and hospitality fair is scheduled to take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from March 13 to 17, 2018.
“Aahar is one of Asia’s best-known brands in food and hospitality shows. The fair has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and has become the ultimate destination for global vendors and sourcing professionals to visit in the month of March,” Hema Maity, general manager, ITPO, and in-charge, Aahar said, adding that it would also provide the industry an opportunity to network with the industry and establish business contacts, besides launching a host of products.
India & Food Processing
India’s food processing industry is aboard a steady upward incline, which rests on facts such as increased inflow of foreign tourists and business visitors, as well as the exposure of the Indian middle class to foreign lands. According to ITPO, India’s food and grocery market is the sixth largest in the world. The Indian food sector is a high-growth sector with immense potential for value addition. It is expected to touch $482 billion by 2020. Aahar is a platform that can successfully fuel this growth.
“Aahar is an order-writing show, where the hotel industry, restaurants, catering industry, institutions, importers, buyers, and distributors can meet vendors to source the best of the products in the food, hospitality and equipment sectors,” Maity said.
The gargantuan 5-day-long exhibition is projected to host about 900 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors. The fair will be set up in Hall Numbers 7 to 12A and special hangars 1-6. There will be two entrances to it. While one will be from Gate No 10, near Pragati Maidan Metro Station, the other will be from Gate No 1 on Mathura Road. ITPO has also demarcated a lounge area near the latter for the culinary fest.
What: 33rd Aahar
When: Tue, 13th March – Sat, 17th March
Where: Hall No. 7-12A, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-01