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Mumbai on 26-27 April 2016

Fresh Produce India 2016 - what's on the programme?

Since launching ten years ago, Fresh Produce India has cemented its status as the leading annual conference event for the fresh fruit and vegetable business in India.
Fresh Produce India returns to Mumbai on 26-27 April 2016 with a new format featuring plenary conference sessions, a shell scheme exhibition and workshop seminars over two days.

Organised by Asiafruit in cooperation with The SCS Group, Fresh Produce India takes place at The Trident Nariman Point Hotel, an iconic Mumbai landmark.

Format at a glance

Each morning kicks off with a plenary conference session addressing the headline issues in the Indian business.
Fresh Produce India Expo then opens, showcasing a range of products and services. Delegates get ample time to meet and do business at the exhibition with dedicated networking functions and activities. It’s the primary networking arena for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors - the Business Hub. 
During Fresh Produce India Expo, delegates can take part in a programme of breakout sessions. There’s a wide range of workshop themes to choose from.

What's on the program?

Fresh Produce India’s diverse programme covers the key issues for the Indian business, from seed to shelf.
Plenary sessions: Business Insight 
Each day kicks off with a ‘Business Insight’ plenary conference session. In Day One’s Business Insight session – ‘Putting India’s fresh produce business into perspective’ – Asiafruit is joined by a panel of industry experts to look at how India has evolved as a market and a producer and exporter over the past 10 years, and the future opportunities and challenges.
Day Two’s Business Insight – ‘Better ways to service India’s savvy shoppers’ – looks at how a market for branded, high-quality produce can be created in India where consumer purchasing of fruit and vegetables is heavily focused on the street vendors. How can fresh fruit imports help domestic producers to raise their game, and establish a new level of professionalism?
Workshop sessions
After the morning plenary sessions, Fresh Produce India delegates can choose from a range of breakout workshop seminars.
Consumer Pulse 
‘Meeting the myriad demands of India’s millions of shoppers’ looks at the latest trends in consumer behaviour, and at how the digital revolution is shifting shopping patterns.

‘Ethical eating: adding value to India’s fresh produce supplies’ examines how India’s domestic industries and suppliers must respond to growing environmental, food safety and labour concerns among consumers in their key export markets.

Tech Talk 
In the workshop ‘Cutting edge technology to secure your supply chain’ leading players discuss the latest technologies for India’s fresh produce business, from controlled atmosphere storage to labelling systems.
Supply chain integration is key to boosting farmers’ prospects in India as well as cutting waste, boosting quality and providing traceability. ‘Supply chain integration for higher profitability’ features case studies to demonstrate how integration can be achieved. 

Trade Hub 
South American exporting countries are a long way from the Indian market, but they have a lot to offer. ‘Latin America: new sourcing opportunities for India’ explores the procurement potential.
‘Brand new sources for India’s fresh fruit import market’ spotlights some of the up-and-coming products and suppliers for Indian importers.
Retail Detail 
How can Indian retailers manage their fresh fruit and vegetable sections for maximum impact? From category management to store-level execution, the interactive workshop ‘New ways for the best fresh produce merchandising’ offers expert advice.
Delegates can also take part in organised visits to leading supermarkets and traditional retail markets on Day Two of Fresh Produce India after Fresh Produce India Expo closes (2pm).
With its blend of educational and trade show content, Fresh Produce India provides a unique platform to connect and engage with your peers.
Propose a conference topic or to take part as a speaker or expert panellist: Contact Asiafruit editor John Hey by email at [email protected]
Online registration is now open. Book early and save 20% with the early-bird rate. Bigger savings available for groups of three or more delegates from the same company.
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