About CII Kerala Food Summit & Expo
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing the Kerala Food Summit 2018 a two days Conference & Exhibition on food processing on 18th & 19th December 2018 at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi.
Food processing industry is of enormous significance for India’s development because of the vital linkages and synergies it promotes between the two pillars of our economy, industry and agriculture. Indian food processing industry that is pegged over US$ 121 billion presents an opportunity for growth. While there is an opportunity for growth, there is a need to focus on product conformity with global standards and quality, logistics traceability, safety, quality of packaging and delivery.
Kerala has gained a prominent place in the food industry with tremendous production and export growth in spices, tea, seafood, and cashew. With the vastness of agriculture food production, the state has evolved into a major hub for food processing industry. Demand for Processed food items has been increasing. GCC Countries have been the largest importer of Kerala’s processed food and agro products. Export figures shows that processed foods hold high potential for Kerala. There is a huge potential market for processed food products waiting to be tapped by Kerala.