Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three-day World Food India (WFI) 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 3 November.
After the inauguration from Vigyan Bhavan, the PM Modi will visit the Food Street at India Gate Lawns opposite National stadium.
WFI will host the biggest ever congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies from 3-5 November in New Delhi. This is the first time that India is hosting such an event for the Food processing sector.
Organised by Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the leadership of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, WFI aims to transform food economy and realise the vision of doubling of famers’ income.
India is expected to attract an investment of US$ 10 billion in food processing sector and generate 1 million jobs in the next 3 years. WFI 2017 gears up to host over 2,000 participants, over 200 companies from 30 countries, 18 ministerial and business delegations, nearly 50 global CEOs along with CEOs of all leading domestic food processing companies, and representatives of 28 states in India.
Germany, Japan and Denmark are partner countries to WIF event. Italy and Netherlands are the Focus Countries.
WIF event will showcase a ‘Food Street’, curated by chef Sanjeev Kapoor, which will present Indian and foreign cuisines using Indian ingredients, flavours. A
At the inaugural, host Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti will be joined by Chief Ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Ministerial Delegations from a number of countries, leading global and Domestic CEOs, etc.