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100 overseas participants from 18 countries, 1500+ exhibitors at Aahar.
Mar 17, 2023

The 37th edition of international food, beverage and hospitality trade fair Aahar, kickstarted on Tuesday here at Pragati Maidan, with the theme  ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.
Pradeep Singh Kharola, CMD, inaugurated the fair. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Indian food processing industry is among the largest in the nation in terms of growth, production, consumption and exports and has been growing substantially over the years.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by key Government officials as well as officials from partner countries including Alessandro Liberatori, Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Commission, and Euardo Uziel, Charge’D Affairs, Brazil to India.
Rajat Agarwal, ED, ITPO, highlighted that the fair was spread in an area of 1,00,000 sq.m approximately with participation from 1,500+ exhibitors.
The event has witnessed 100 overseas participants from 18 countries.
Agarwal added that foreign exhibitors see India as a mega hub for food and hospitality sector.
He further emphasised that ITPO has worked very hard to make this fair a success and will prove to be a milestone in forging business partnerships and linkages amongst stakeholders.
The fair is organised by the ITPO with support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, APEDA along with other apex bodies such as AIFPA, ARCHII, HOTERMAI, FHSAI, FIFI, KREMAG, FAIC, FIFHI, FIWA and PBFIA for the fair.
The fair will remain open till March 18, 2023, for business visitors from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily.