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"India is very diverse and food processing industry traditionally is localized and un-organized" -M. Dinesh Babu

M. Dinesh Babu, Executive Officer, Confederation of Indian Industry

TFT : How do you think FoodBiz 2015 will benefit the exhibitors, sponsors and the industry?
M. Dinesh Babu : FoodBiz India 2015 is an National Conference and Exposition on Food Processing with the theme Sustainable Technologies, Opportunities and Entrepreneurship development for Food and Allied Industries. It is a platform that brings together all the stakeholders such as industry, academia, policy agencies etc. to a common platform.

FoodBiz India 2015 provides
• Platform for networking between the Indian and Overseas Players catering to the entire value chain system.
• Networking of stakeholders to work towards the overall growth and development of the sectors.
• Providing technical support in industry led collaborative projects
• Interactions and Deliberations to discuss Status & Issues of the Industry, Emerging Trends & Technologies, Innovations, Best Practices, Case Studies, Financial aspects, State and Central Policies, Incentives and Support availability, Global Markets and Challenges, Export Competitiveness, Food Security, Quality matters,
• B2B Interactions, Building Partnerships and Forging Alliances.
• Explore and Identify Emerging Opportunities and Thrust Areas
• Entrepreneurs, Banks, Financial Institutions and Venture Capitalists to invest.
• Enumerate policy recommendations for the state and central governments through a dialogue process
• Serves as a pathfinder to the stakeholders and urge them to compete and capture the world market.

TFT : What is the number of visitors , you expect at FoodBiz 2015?
M. Dinesh Babu : The number of visitors expected are around 1000+.

TFT : What was the volume of business generated by the FoodBiz Expo held in the year 2014 ?
M. Dinesh Babu : The volume of the business generated during the last year expo is around 1 Cr.

TFT : Are there other countries participating at FoodBiz 2015 apart from India and if so can you please name them?
M. Dinesh Babu : We are expecting participation from The Netherlands.

TFT : Is this an annual event or a biannual event; please explain about the frequency and the cities?
M. Dinesh Babu : It’s an annual event conducted in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh and In Hyderabad of Telangana.

TFT : Is this exhibition targeted only for International market?
M. Dinesh Babu : We target International Market with a focus linkages to regional and National level markets.

TFT : Thank you for giving your precious time to speak with TFT ? Can you elaborate a little on the FoodBiz 2015?
M. Dinesh Babu : India is very diverse and food processing industry traditionally is localized and un-organized. The lack of training on processing training, lower productivity etc. leads to higher costs and also limited market reach. There is an urgent need to bring the stakeholders of industry on common platform to share the latest in food processing and how it will help to grow the business.
Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) work to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative process. CII also takes initiatives to bring the various stake holders of specific industry on common platform by organizing Conference & Exhibitions.
FoodBiz India 2015 is an International Conference and Exposition on Food Processing with the theme Sustainable Technologies, Opportunities and Entrepreneurship development for Food and Allied Industries. It is a platform that brings together all the stakeholders such as industry, academia, policy agencies etc. to a common platform.

TFT : Congratulations on organising FoodBiz 2015 , what do you expect from this event to achieve?
M. Dinesh Babu : We expect the event should be a better platform for the stakeholders to work towards the overall growth and development of the sectors. A platform to discuss Status & Issues of the Industry, Emerging Trends & Technologies, Innovations, Best Practices, Case Studies, Financial aspects, State and Central Policies, Incentives and Support availability, Global Markets and Challenges, Export Competitiveness, Food Security, Quality matters, Building Partnerships and Forging Alliances.

TFT : How can FoodBiz 2015 create a positive outcome for the stakeholders of FoodBiz Expo?
M. Dinesh Babu : Can generate a good business and growth.

TFT : What were the unique Learning and exhibitors/visitors feedback from the previous edition? How would you implement them for this year’s event?
M. Dinesh Babu : We have taken into consideration of the feedback given by our valuable visitors, exhibitors and sponsors for the a greater impact towards more effective response.