New Delhi: All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) Est. in 1943, comprising Food Processors’ Operators along with Machinery, Manufacturer, Packing Material, Logistic, Suppliers and other related stake-holders, completed its 75 years of its dedicated services to Food Processing Industry and held two day Platinum Jubilee Conference on December 20th and 21st at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. AIFPA’s celebration is bringing together thousands of Food Processors’ and stake-holders around the country under the theme of “FOOD SUSTAINS LIFE, PROCESSING SUSTAINS FOOD” and focusing on the opportunity to develop Value Chain Alliances.
The Platinum Jubilee Conference was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Ram Nath Kovind, the Honorable President of India, and was further graced with the presence of the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Subodh Jindal, President All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) said, Dr. Subodh Jindal, President All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) said, “AIFPA dedicates itself to boost food processing in the country by promoting efficient technologies, innovation, new product development, entrepreneurship, rationalization of laws and taxes with a mission to improve the farm economy, save wastage of perishable materials, fully utilize and add value to our natural produce, provide nourishing food to consumers, give India a leading role in the global market and ultimately strengthen the farmer, empower women and generate employment.”
Following the Inaugural Session, 5 Technical Sessions on both the days would be held. This was enhanced by the Valedictory Session, which had the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Sadvi Niranjan Jyoti as the Guest of Honour. Valedictory address was delivered by the Chief Guest and Chairman of the Session Sh. J.P. Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
The Conference was attended by Pan India Delegates, from the Central and State Government Bodies, Food Business Operators, Institutes of Excellence in Food Technology, R & D Institutions, Importers and Exporters of Fresh and Processed Food Products and the Food Processing Industries.
The title of the Session have been fixed as (i) Rich Indian Food Heritage (ii) Food Supply Chain and the Challenges (iii) Conducive Regulatory Environment (iv) Innovations in Food Technologies and (v) Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Processed Food Products.
Each Session is going to be graced by an eminent Government Official related to Food Processing Industry as the Guest-of-Honour. There will be 6 Panelists in each session from diverse field related to the Food Processing Industry, to be conducted by the Chairman, specialized with respect to the theme of the seminar. The major topics discussed are related to issues, strategies, policy planning and technological aspects, necessary for the development of the Food Processing Industry in India highlighting The Rich Indian Food Heritage, Integrating the Logistics Related to Value Chain and Cold Chain to Save Wastages, Realistic Regulations a Must for Growth, Innovation In Food Technologies To Meet Future Challenges & Transformation Through Efficient Processing And Cost Reduction.
AIFPA on this historic occasion of its Platinum Jubilee Conference, vows its solemn commitment to help the Food Processing Industry in every respect possible, enabling it to prevent wastage and process enough to meet the demand of over 1.5 billion countrymen by 2050 and export the surplus to countries deficient in food.
Towards this objective B2B meetings and Exhibition will be organized during the conference to develop joint ventures and other collaborative activities. The AIFPA-PJC will be a platform to meet stake-holders investors who sharing knowledge, discuss collaborations, developments and networking among the members.