the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India in association with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) is organizing India’s 1st “Virtual Processed Food Research & Development EXPO (VPFRDE)” for showcasing Research & Development and Innovation in the field of food processing sector by premier Food Technology Academic Institutions of India from 20 – 22 January 2021. The virtual event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State of Food Processing Industries, Shri Rameswar Teli on 20th January 2021 at 01:10 PM (IST).
Research and Development in processed food sector is an important area where focused attention is required, as it leads to improved trade, production, quality, consumer safety and public health. Recognising this, for the first time a virtual convention is envisaged to showcase Innovation and R&D in food processing sector by premier Food Technology Institutions of India.
The key focus areas of VPFRDE convention comprise of Novel Food Products, Innovations in Food Engineering, Food Safety & Quality Evaluations, Food Packaging Solutions and Food Industry Waste Utilization. The Expo is an immersive interactive platform designed to maximize Networking efforts through one-to-one chats/video calls, informative materials like e-brochures, visiting cards or any other documents showcased digitally through virtual booth.
Salient Features of Virtual Processed Food Research & Development EXPO 2021 are as follows:
- Virtual Showcasing of 70+ R&D Technologies and Projects from premier Food Technology Development Institutes of India like NIFTEM, IIFPT, CFTRI, ICAR, IIT’s & many more.
- Informative Webinars and Panel Discussion on latest trends, innovation, research and development in Food Sector comprising speakers from Government Bodies & Institutions, policymakers, Business Leaders and Academic Institutions
- B2B meetings between the Food Industry & premier Food Technology Development Institutes of India
- Launch of Dedicated Food Research & Development Portal by Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Food Processing & Packaging Companies, Food start-ups & innovators, Policymakers & Development Partners, Post-Harvest Technology Providers, Food Technologists, Food Ingredient, Companies, Academia & Research Institution, Logistics players in food chain business, Senior Experts in field of R&D, Food Quality & Nutrition and others attended the event.