Indian Minister invites the Indonesian companies to make best use of the favourable investment opportunity India currently offers

Posted by: at 8/23/2017 03:38:00 am


Jakarta, 23rd August 2017: A high-profile delegation from India led by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India invited Indonesian companies from the food processing and retail sector to make best use of the favourable investment opportunity India is offering while addressing them at roadshow on World Food India 2017 organised Indonesian capital city of Jakarta today.

Scheduled from 3-5 November 2017 in New Delhi, India, World Food India 2017 is the platform for showcasing the food processing strength of India and an opportunity to connect with international and Indian key players in food processing and allied sectors.


During the roadshow, Mr Ashok Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing highlighted the investor friendly policies and growth prospects in the food processing industry in India.

World Food India 2017 has received tremendous response from across the globe and, till now, will see participation from over 30 countries with Italy confirming its presence as a ‘Focus Country’, she added. Business & trade delegations from USA, UK, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Bahrain, Singapore & Japan are to participate and showcase their prowess in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017.

World Food India to be inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India aims to provide a platform to showcase offerings and services along the food value chain which includes production, processing, packaging, technology, equipment, storage, logistics or retail. World Food India aims to provide opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for leading Indian and international companies. Encompassing the entire food spectrum from production to consumption, World Food India is looking at creating a better sourcing environment, thereby enabling higher returns for farmers, creating employment, and fostering entrepreneurship.

Mr Dharma Budhi, from Ministry of Industry, Indonesia in his address highlighted surge in high level visit both at the level of Government and Business which is gives a confidence that the bilateral ties are aimed to grow further.

Mr Rosan P Roeslani, Chairman, KADIN informed that the Indonesian food and beverage industry makes a significant contribution to the country’s GDP with more than 7% growth. Indonesia also provides a good conducive investment clime to promote the sector both domestically and abroad.


Mr Adhi Lukman Chairman of Indonesian Food & Beverage Association (GAPMMI) in his address highlighted the growing bilateral trade in the food crossing more than $ 200 million. However considering the growing middle class and immense opportunities in both countries, the trade figure has potential to touch greater heights, he added.

The roadshow was followed by one-on-one meetings with representatives from GAPMMI, KADIN, Indofood Group and Garuda Food – wherein WFI and the opportunities which the Indian food processing sector offers to international players was discussed and the Minister personally invited them for WFI.

About World Food India 2017

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is organising, in collaboration with the Confederation Indian Industry (CII), World Food India in New Delhi, India from 3 to 5 November, 2017. World Food India will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It will provide opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for both domestic and international companies.




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