- Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 18:09
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"Pro Foods/Pro Pack & Agbiz 2012” the most comprehensive Sri Lanka's Agriculture based processed food /packaging exhibition iwill be held from July 5-8 at the BMICH, Colombo under the theme “ From the Farm to the Kitchen”.
As this is Sri Lanka's only agriculture, food & packaging industry event, Pro Foods/Pro Pack & Agbiz attracts all stakeholders from the retail and wholesale food/beverage service sectors generating new connections and new business for everyone involved. The exhibition will have over 150 exhibiting companies from 20 countries showcasing more than 1,000 new products and services.
The Indian companies will be participating participating under the banner of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), which is an apex body set up under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India for the development and promotion of export of agricultural products including Floriculture, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Foods, Livestock Products, Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages, cereal products, groundnuts, peanuts and walnuts etc. states a press release issued by the Indian High Commission.
The release further states that the Indian Pavilion will display wines produced by seven wine companies from India whose samples would be available to prospective buyers from Sri Lanka.
In India, there are about fifty domestic and active wineries, mainly located in the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa. The Industry has about 30 million liters production capacity. In a year, about 7,00,000 cases of wine are sold in India. It is estimated that the wine consumption in India is expected to grow at the rate of 30% in the next 10 years and in the coming years the wine consumption can reach between five million to 10 million cases. India’s wine exports are also growing and currently account for about 20% of the domestic market. The Sri Lankan companies will have the possibility to tie up with Indian wine companies to market Indian wines in Sri Lanka, the release states.
Apart from the display of Indian wine at the exhibition, several Indian companies will also display their products - Coffee, spices, vegetable oil, baby products, fresh fruits & vegetables, processed foods, fruit pulps, honey etc.