Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that World Food India 2019 will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in the food processing sector. She said WFI 2019 will be held from 1-4 November in New Delhi and will position India as food processing destination of the world.

The minister chaired a meeting with various stakeholders of WFI 2019 including the associated ministries and departments, CEOs of major food processing companies and industry associations. This was followed by a second meeting with the ambassadors or high commissioners of leading food processing or food retailing countries. The meetings were held to discuss the investment opportunities available in India in the Food Processing Sector and to sensitise the gathering about their participation in WFI 2019.

The minister informed the gathering that the second edition of World Food India is planned at a much bigger and grandeur level from 1-4 November 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi. World Food India 2019 shall consist of several top-level seminars, investment opportunities, exhibitions, high level CEO roundtables, country sessions, B2B and B2G networking etc. For the year 2019, the Ministry is targeting to partner with at least 15 countries and participation from at least 80 countries. The tagline of the event will be ‘Forging Partnerships for Growth’.