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About Kerala Food Summit & Exposition 2018

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing the Kerala Food Summit & Exposition 2018, a two day Conference & Exposition 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.


  • Knowledge Platform to meet the National leaders in Food Processing & associated sectors
  • Share new ideas, Technologies and new services models in the food processing sector
  • Case Studies
  • Best Practices followed in the food industry
  • Trace Growth Trends, Study Future opportunities and address the challenges
  • Learn about stake holders expectations
  • Food Summit Expo provides an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase the best products and services to a large audience from the:
    – Hospitality Industry
    – Food Processing Industry
    – Bakery owners
    – Caterers
    – Hotel Owners
  • Showcase Products and Services
  • Expand market reach
  • Underline market leadership
  • Build brand equity and visibility
  • Discover Partners, Collaborators and New Customers
  • Structured prescheduled meetings
  • Representatives of Central &State level Government Officials
  • R&D Institutions
  • Entrepreneurs, Start-ups
  • Service Providers
  • Partners, Associates etc

Program Schedule

  • Inauguration of the Kerala Food Summit 2018
  • Inauguration of the Exhibition
  • Plenary Session 1 : Developing Raw Material Sources in Kerala for Food Processing
  • Plenary Session 2 : Tapping Overseas Market: Country Specific Regulations & Entry Strategies
  • Plenary Session 3 : Emerging Food Business & Service Models
  • Close of the Day/Exhibition Visit
  • Plenary Session 4 : Innovative Technologies in Food Processing
  • Plenary Session 5: Affordable Waste Management in Food Industries
  • Plenary Session 6: Support Eco-system for Food Processing Industries in India: Policies, Schemes & Subsidies
  • Plenary Session 6 : Best Practices of Marketing & Distribution
  • Plenary Session 7 : Building & Retaining Brands in the Era of Social Media Marketing – Opportunities & Challenges
  • Valedictory Session
  • Close of Kerala Food Summit 2018


Exhibitors will include:

  • Food Processing – Technologies, Machinery and Equipments
  • Hospitality, Catering, Bakery Machinery, Equipments
  • Ingredients, Fragrances & Flavours
  • Retailing & Vending System, Hotel & Kitchen Equipment, Hospitality Products & Equipments
  • Niche Products, Organic, Fortified food, Nutraceuticals, Traditional foods etc
  • Processed & Packaged Foods, Ready to Eat Food, Snack Food, Ingredients, Fragrances & Flavours
  • Packaging Machinery, Materials & Technology Providers, Printing Technology, Air Vacuum Technology, Bar Coding, Inks & Materials
  • Plant Design Engineering Consultants
  • Advertising Agencies, Marketing & Brand Consultants

Pitch Fest & Startup Expo

  • Inviting Food Startups and Technology Startups relevant to Food / FMCG Sector to pitch their product to industry veterans
  • Categories: 1) Food Products 2) Food Services 3) Technology in food

  • Round 1

    • We allot Space for Selected Startups
    • Each company will be given a Table Space
    • From the exhibit, we will then shortlist 2-3 companies from each category to go to round 2

    Round 2

    • Selected 6-9 companies will then pitch at the main stage
    • Each Startup is given 3 minutes to pitch & 2 min for Q&A
    • Judges will be from the Industry
    • Two winner’s from each category to receive Cash Prize / Memento by Chief Guest of day
  • Registration charged of (INR) 5000 per startup ( entry for 2 pax ) applicable if you are shortlisted
  • Selected Startups will be given a table space at the ‘Startup Expo’ to exhibit their products
  • Select Startups from the above list will also be allotted a 3 min slot to pitch their product/startup to the audience at the main hall
  •  Two winner’s from each category to receive Cash Prize and Memento by Chief Guest of Day




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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 265 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

Venue of the program: Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala


Confederation of Indian Industry – Kerala State Office
92, 93, 10th Floor, Abad Nucleus Mall & Office
NH 49, Kundannoor – Petta Road
Maradu P O, Kochi – 682 304
Tel: 0484 – 4012300
E-mail: keralafoodsummit@cii.in

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