Denmark to be partner country of World Food India 2017
Hon’ble Union Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal concludes her visit to three European countries with tangible outcomes
The five day visit of the Minister of food processing, Government of India, saw tangible outcomes with three major announcements - Germany and Netherlands coming on board as Focus countries and Denmark announcing its intent to come on board as partner country to World Food India, 2017- the international event of the Ministry of Food Processing, which is organised to attract investment and trade in the food processing industry.
In a meeting, the Minister for Environment and Food of Denmark, Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen, announced that Denmark will come on board as a partner Country. During the bilateral meeting with Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Minister of Food Processing, Govt. of India, in Netherlands, Mr. Martin van Dam, Minister of Agriculture of Netherlands, announced that Netherlands would come in as the focus country for World Food India.
Earlier, Germany had announced its participation as focus country in World Food India during Minister's Badal's meeting with Dr. Herman Onko Aeikens, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Commenting on the same, Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, "I am delighted to welcome the participation of Germany, Denmark and Netherlands and I am confident that we will see strong collaborations and partnerships."
"Europe as a region is an ideal partner for World Food India with its strength in technologies, R&D, cold chain, which India needs, and potential for partnerships with Indian companies", added the Minister.
Both Netherlands and Denmark have committed to bring a strong official and business delegation to leverage the networking opportunities that present themselves in World Food India. Germany will also mount a business delegation to World Food India.
World Food India will have an exhibition on the food processing industry, a CEO round table, plenary sessions, sectoral sessions, country sessions, state sessions, conferences and Food Street. The conferences will have various sessions aimed at sharing knowledge and opportunities across the food sector. The World Food India exhibition will be spread over 22,000 sq mtrs. with Indian and international food companies showcasing their offerings and services along the food value chain — production, processing, packaging, technology, equipment, storage, logistics or retail.
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