India Food Forum, India’s Most Premium Food B2B Intelligence Event set for 16th edition

Mumbai, 23 November 2023: The 16th edition of the much-anticipated India Food Forum is set to take place on 30th November and 1st December at The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake. India’s most powerful food B2B intelligence event will be themed “Aisles to Plates: Decoding the Playbook for Scale’ in its 16th edition.

The 2-day mega business event aims to enable the advancement of food innovation, grocery retail, and food service sectors in India, the latest trends and developments, and the aspirations for the future. The forum will witness active participation from industry experts engaging in engrossing panel discussions and presentations, leaving audiences with a deep understanding of the diverse aspects of the food industry.

Mr. Damodar Mall, CEO, of Grocery, Reliance Retail, and Mr. Anurag Katriar, Founder & MD, of Indigo Hospitality, will lead the event as Chair — of Retail and Chair — of HoReCa, respectively. Over 100+ exhibitors, 300+ industry experts, and 700+ brands will also gather for two days of puissant debates, panel discussions, talks, and conversations.

Mr. Nikhil Behl, CEO, of Food Business, IMAGES Group says, “India Food Forum 2023 will present a powerful, immersive atmosphere of product innovation showcases, extraordinary conference sessions featuring outstanding insights and success stories from across India, all dominated by an environment designed to enable market intelligence and business growth for all stakeholders in the business of food in India.”

Event highlights:

  •  Decoding the ingredients for a retailer to maintain consistency in customer loyalty and satisfaction, amidst the ever-evolving customer demand trends and preferences.
  •  The growing consumption of FMCG goods in semi-urban cities and the mindfulness of customers when opting for FMCG food, personal care, and home care products. Exploring the strategies for brands to strengthen the position of regional/local grocers, assisting them in matching offerings of large national chains/e-market places.
  •  Discussing the challenges faced by a plethora of grocers across India, at the Inaugural Open House with grocers, supermarket chains, food, and FMCG majors on Day 1 of the India Food Forum on 30th November 2023.
  •  At the Star Progressive Grocers felicitation ceremony, India Food Forum and TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) will facilitate 50 grocers from across India, who have displayed signs of transformation with innovation, effective tech implementation, and streamlining operations with proper systems and processes in place.
  •  Day 2 of the conference will be focused on India’s vast HoReCa industry, with panel discussions as well as conclaves by WICA (Western India Culinary Association) & ICF (Indian Culinary Forum), HPMF (Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum), FHRAI (Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India), AHAR (Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association), among others.

The event will also feature India’s most prestigious awards ceremonies for food retail and food service businesses, the Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2023 on 30th November and the Pepsi IMAGES Food Service Awards 2023 on 1st December 2023, respectively.

Retailers at the forum include Reliance Retail, Trent (Star Bazaar), More Retail, Spar, Spencer’s Retail, Nature’s Basket, JioMart, BigBasket, Freshtohome, LeMarche, Modern Bazaar and over 100+ progressive grocers & supermarket chains from across India.

Restaurant chains and food service operators at the HoReCa Convention include McDonald’s, and Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (Domino’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Popeyes, Hong’s Kitchen, ChefBoss & Ekdum!), Coffee Day, Mad Over Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, Aditya Birla New Age Hospitality, Impresario Handmade Restaurants, Indigo Hospitality and many more.

Celebrity chefs at the conference include Chef Varun Inamdar, Chef Harsh Kedia, Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, and Chef Shantanu Gupte, among many others.

Food and FMCG brands and companies exhibiting and participating include Hindustan Unilever Ltd, DS Group, ITC Limited, Godrej, Dabur, The Hershey Company, Kellanova, Britannia, among scores of others.