4th International Poultry & Livestock Expo 2015
Major stakeholders of the Poultry and Livestock, Dairy sector made a beeline to Bangalore to display their exclusive range of products and strike business deals at the 4th Edition of International Poultry & Livestock Expo, which was held from 21-23 August 2015. The event was part of a larger series, 7th India Foodex and 7th AgriTech India 2015 and was held concurrently with 5th DairyTech India and 2nd MeatTech Asia.
Organised by Media Today Group, the series was a huge success and highly applauded by the industry. The venue was the sprawling Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Karnataka’s capital city.
Inaugurated by Dr. G Kalpana, Principal Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (Government of Karnataka), the series facilitated interactions between the producers, retailers, importers, and exporters of Poultry and Livestock, farm and dairy based products. It promoted trade relations and cooperation between different sectors of agricultural, Poultry and Livestock and farm industry and its allied emerging segments, at the national as well as international level. It was an ideal platform for the participants to launch their exclusive range of products and services among thousands of importers and exporters, who were present in large numbers at the expo.
The target of International Poultry & Livestock Expo for the last 4 years has been to cover the entire chain in the Poultry segment.
Karnataka has one of the highest growth rates in India. With an overall GDP growth, Karnataka has managed to surpass all other states of India. For rural residents of Karnataka, agriculture is the major occupation and the state offers great potential to the agricultural sector. Agriculture and its allied activities account for 49% of the state’s income. Karnataka is a major producer of many agricultural products. Moreover, the Agriculture Produce Market at Amargol in Hubli is one of the largest markets in Asia. Bangalore being the capital of Karnataka has been our prime choice for the past many years. Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) is India’s finest exhibition centre. Moreover, Bangalore is the main distribution hub of Southern India and is also easily accessible from all neighbouring states and overseas destinations.
Bustling Poultry Industry in India:
The liberalized economy has provided requisite encouragement to the Indian entrepreneurs for establishing export oriented Poultry and meat units.
4th Int'l Poultry and Livestock Expo was an international exhibition on poultry and livestock. India has the largest livestock population in the world. The poultry sector is no longer a mere backyard activity. It is now a major commercial activity. The 4th edition of Int'l Poultry and Livestock Expo brought under one roof the leading players of the poultry and livestock sector.
Indian dairy sector has grown substantially over the years. As a result, India ranks first among the world’s milk producing nations. Dairying has become an important secondary source of income for millions of rural families. 5th DairyTech India provided an opportunity to the stakeholders of every segment of animal farming, dairy industry & allied activities for utilizing the platform to expand and diversify their business activities. It has provided an opportunity to the exhibitors to understand how value addition in their dairy products can help to enhance their returns.
The demand for Indian meat products is high, the world over. In its 2nd edition, MeatTech Asia played a major role in enabling the upgradation and organization of domestic supply chain and improving the processing & packaging of meat and poultry products. 2nd MeatTech Asia provided a great opportunity to the producers, meat processing technology suppliers, service industry and other related sectors for displaying their strength and interacting with each other.
The past 7 years of success have provided ample proof of India Foodex series as being the ideal platform for launching agro oriented products and services, food processing technologies, and food brands among thousands of farmers, agro entrepreneurs, and international stakeholders. The event has acted as an eye opener for the cultivators, producers, wholesalers, exporters, and importers from every segment of agriculture and food industry. In 7th India Foodex and 7th AgriTech India, exhibitors displayed farm machinery equipment, packaging and processing technologies, and a diverse range of food & beverage products.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks in India in March 2015. In the light of this development, we launched the India Food Park Expo 2015. It focussed on numerous food products, technologies, means of minimising food wastage through value addition and cold chain. There were theme pavilions on food parks, infrastructure, warehousing, storage, supply chain management, automation, and agri finance. It highlighted India’s efforts in promoting development and progress of this sector for the benefit of Indian farmers, processors, traders and other stakeholders, besides generating employment and help in “Make in India” mission.
Based on spectacular success in the past, the expo series have become India’s largest agribusiness platform, where 50% of displayed products are from overseas markets. S. Jafar Naqvi, Chief Coordinator, pointed out, “India has made spectacular progress in agriculture, animal-farming and allied sectors of processed food industries. Indian agro-technology and agro-products; mainly processed value-added products, when put on massive display may interest the participating countries to boost the trade”.
This year the series of events witnessed the participation of almost 30 countries. The focus countries of this edition were the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Germany, Taiwan and China. Canada was a new entrant in the event; Taiwan’s participation was on a larger scale this year; and Turkey and China have continued to be our major participants.
The series not only created awareness, but even promoted global agribusiness, obviously benefitting the host country most. It has facilitated faster international trade of agricultural and many other Poultry-based, Dairy-based food products, machinery and equipment. Moreover, display of advanced associated technology bridges the global gap.
Some of the prominent international exhibitors of Poultry and animal farming sector included, SynbioTech Inc (Taiwan), Shanghai Yi Di Trading Co. Ltd. (China), Zibo Lujin Machinery Factory (China), DACS A/S (Denmark), Mianyang Habibo Bio Engineering Co. Ltd. (China), Dion Engineering Ltd. (Bulgaria), and Cemsan Makina (Turkey).
More than 15 states’ governments and departments put up their theme pavilions. Amongst these, notable were the trade delegations of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
Some of the important government agencies, departments and institutions included Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Water Development Agency (NWDA), Ministry of Earth Sciences, and National Committee on Plasticulture Applications in Agriculture & Horticulture (NCPAH).
4th Int'l Poultry & Livestock Expo, 5th DairyTech India and 2nd MeatTech Asia succeeded in having major stakeholders from the Indian animal farming, poultry, dairy and meat processing industry. Some of the exhibitors were TATA Chemicals Ltd., Titan Biotech Limited, Ishida India Pvt. Ltd., Lasons India Pvt. Ltd., Blueline Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd., Biomass Research & Tech. Solutions Pvt. Ltd., G.M. Chemicals, Top Syringe Mfg. Co. (P) Ltd., Indian Hydro Colloids., Sharief Marine Products Pvt. Ltd., just to name a few.
The event series was duly supported by various government ministries, state governments, and other agencies including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Horticulture Board (NHB), National Centre for Cold-Chain Development (NCCD), CLFMA of India, Coffee Board of India, IIHR, State Agriculture Department of Karnataka and others.
Let’s Step Forward
Overall, 7thAgriTech India series was a huge success. There were more than 370 exhibitors and 35000 trade visitors. 4th Int'l Poultry & Livestock Expo attracted many exhibitors and it successfully maintained the participation of many prominent stakeholders. The event had major participation
The number of exhibitors and visitors has been increasing annually. Overwhelmed with the amazing response, Naqvi added “We are pleased with success of the event and look forward to expand in size and value in terms of parallel activities”.
The series will be held from 26-28 August in 2016 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore. Next year’s event is expected to scale new heights of popularity and success, said Naqvi. He added, “We hope that it will be a rewarding experience for the exhibitors as well as visitors. The event will certainly help in establishing India in the global market and strengthen the “Make in India” dream envisaged by the Government of India”.