Fi India & Hi and ProPak India Promote Value Buying
The 2nd edition of Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) and ProPak India held from July 8 - 9, 2021 by Informa Markets in India on the virtual platform has been path breaking. The B2B shows provided food, health and packaging industry stakeholders an entire range of products and solutions pertaining to food and health ingredients, processing, technology and packaging.
Fi India & Hi provided significant opportunities for food and health industry players to source high quality ingredients. ProPak India provided opportunities for packaging industry with packaging solutions for medicines, cosmetics, appliances, industrial systems and machinery, etc.
P Muthumaran, Director, FSSAI, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India and Rahul Deshpande, Group Director, Ingredients Portfolio, Informa Markets in India presided over the virtual inauguration on July 8, 2021.
Speaking about the effect of pandemic and changes in lifestyle that it has brought about, Mudras said, “While more consumers are investing in health and wellness products more than ever, there has been an overall shift toward value-based buying. Moreover, with the change in eating patterns, and consumption of nutritious food to keep the immunity intact, we foresee health, nutritional and immunity foods to witness a boom in the coming years. Side by side, Food and Pharma packaging is also gaining more attention with the fight to defeat Covid-19 starting to affect packaging choices. Packaging designs and materials that demonstrably address hygiene and consumer safety concerns are being favoured.”
He further added, “"The objective to host the Fi India & Hi and Propak India shows in their virtual avatar yet again is to offer an international showcase of food processing and packaging technology and food and health ingredients. This, in turn, will help leverage India's most comprehensive range and large raw material base for food processing industries. Our endeavour will also help amplify the Government of India's Atmanirbharta scheme, a splendid vision for agriculture which can provide much.”
Leading brands such as Hexagon Nutrition Exports, Ingredia SA, Sweegen, Azelis, Marine Hydrocolloids, Roquette, Fermenta Biotech, Mintel, Ultra International Ltd, Mespack, Rieco Industries Ltd and Mitsubishi participated in the show.