Wednesday June 27 - Friday June 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA & New York, NY
India is one of the world’s fastest growing large economies and is projected to become the world’s third largest economy by 2025. GDP is expected to continue growing at rates around 7.5–8 percent per annum for the next few years. There has been an increase in purchasing power, and as a result, upper income consumers are changing their preferences of shopping at smaller markets for fresh ingredients to prepare foods at home to going out to restaurants and purchasing prepared foods. Total expenditures on food increased from 2009 and 2014 by 64 percent, amounting to an estimated $365 billion.
Similarly, India is a growing market for processed food imports, which are becoming more popular with the younger population, especially in urban areas. Imports of consumer-oriented foods, led by tree nuts and fresh and dried fruits have doubled since 2009 to $4.5 billion. Demand for specialty and high value foods, including imported, such as chocolates, almonds and other dried nuts, cakes and pastries, exotic fruits, fruit juices, and Indian sweets peaks during the fall festive season, especially at Diwali - the festival of lights. This is also the best time to introduce new-to- market food products in India.
India’s agricultural consumer oriented products imports from the Southern United States were valued at approximately 22 million for 2016, a 24 percent increase from 2015. SUSTA’s activities in the Indian food market will be geared towards value-added food products, such as the following: Juices, Sugar-free products, Jams, Mustards, Jellies, Snack foods, Preserves, Dressings, Canned fruits, Salsas, Candies, Chips, Cookies, Peanuts, Coffee, Mayonnaise, Pasta Sauce, Non-alcoholic Beverages.
- Pre-arranged matched one-on-one meetings with key buyers, importers, distributors, and/or brokers from India
- Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the company.
Refund Cancellation Date: No refunds for cancellation after April 20, 2018
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (Suitable products include, but are not limited to):
Juices and non-alcoholic beverages, Sugar-free products, Sauces and condiments, Snack foods, Canned fruits, Confectionery products, Tree nuts, Dairy and dairy products, Poultry products, Wine, Fresh Blueberries
Industry Focus: Food Service Products, Ingredient, Natural/Health, Organic
Event Activities and Prices
One-on-one meetings in Atlanta - June 27: $25.00
One-on-one meetings in New York - June 29: $8.33
Registration Link: https://www.susta.org/event/detail/53F2F3C4-4BA2-4306-997C-0B5A1F24A429/search/
Registration ends at 11:59pm Central Time: Apr 20, 2018