The Canadian Food Exporters Association in partnership with the High Commission of Canada would like to invite you to participate in the AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair, taking place in New Delhi from March 3-7, 2020.
AAHAR is the largest Food & Hospitality fair in India and includes two concurrent exhibitions – “Hospitality India” which covers Hotel & Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, and “Food India” which covers Food, Processed Food, Food Processing and Beverages. Business visitors include importers & wholesalers, distributors, overseas & Indian buyers, policy makers, hotel, restaurant & institutions, retail chain, cash & carry, and supermarkets.
- India’s growing population; with 1.3 billion people and rising per capita income levels, rapidly expanding manufacturing and services sectors, a growing consumers market make India a tremendous opportunity for Canadian exporters and investors.
- India aspires to be an Agri-Food production hub in Asia and to be considered an important player on the regional/international agriculture stage.
- India boasts the fastest growing retail segment in Asia importing 20% of retail-carried products.
- A health-conscious trend is creating demand for dietary supplements and fortified food products.
- Indian consumers are increasingly seeking products that offer convenience. Packaged and processed food sales continue to grow at a remarkable pace, including ready-to-eat meals, processed cereals, bakery items, canned food, sauces, and condiments.
- The Canada Brand is trusted by Indian consumers, representing a tasty, healthy, safe, nutritious, and environmentally-friendly choice.
- India’s growing Hotel Restaurant Institution sector shows great potential and demand for high-value food products such as processed fruit and fresh and frozen seafood.
- Edible oils are India’s largest imported food category, providing opportunity for Canadian supply for healthy alternatives such as canola, sunflower and mustard oils, replacing the current reliant on palm-oil products.
Companies participating in this program will have the opportunity to display products, meet prospective clients and make use of networking opportunities in the Canada pavilion. There will also be a briefing session as well as a retail tour to give you a better idea of the Indian grocery market which is the fastest growing segment in India.
Products of specific interest for the market include:
- Grains, Pulses and Oilseeds: Canola Oil Processed Oats, Roasted Flax seed, Mustard powder, bran or meal, Barley for Malting, Malt, Pulses and beans, Quinoa
- Meat: Pork/Processed Pork Products
- Seafood: Frozen seafood such as Salmon, Lobster, Scallops, Clams, Cold water shrimp, Snow Crab
- Nutraceuticals: Health and Wellness supplements
- Fruits: Apples, Fresh, Frozen/Dried Blueberries and Cranberries and other Berries, Cherries, Apricots, Pears
- Canadian Alcoholic Beverages: Wines, Ice-wine, Beer
- Processed Food Products: Bakery, Confectionery, Juices, Jams, Sauces, Honey, Maple Syrup, Processed Egg Products, Tea, and Bottled Water, etc.
The cost to participate in this program is as follows:
6sqm furnished booth $2,345.00 (member rate)
9sqm furnished booth $3,115.00 (member rate)
Benefits of participating with the CFEA:
- Reduction in your space, travel and shipping costs (members only)
- Full-service event coordination
- Opportunity to showcase your products to India buyers
- Network with other Canadian companies and Embassy staff
Participating at this event through the CFEA is for members only. If you would like to become a member you can register online at https://www.cfea.com/application. The fee is CDN $565.00, and membership is valid for one year from date joined. Only companies producing products in Canada are eligible for membership.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!
Travel/Shipment Reimbursement Details (for CFEA members only): upon completion of the event, you will be provided with a claim form to apply for the reimbursement of your travel and shipping expenses. The reimbursement will consist of 50% of an economy class airfare up to a maximum reimbursement of CDN $1300.00 (maximum 2 per company), a per diem of CDN $212.50 per day up to a maximum of 8 days (maximum 2 per company) and a partial reimbursement of your sample shipment expenses (up to a maximum of $400.00).
It is important to keep the following documentation for the claim process: a copy of your airline itinerary that shows the travel dates and price paid for the ticket, boarding passes, and a shipment invoice. You will also be required to provide proof of payment (credit card statement or cancelled cheques) for all expenses. Cash payments are not permitted. NOTE: If you fly premium economy or business you will be expected to provide an economy ticket mock up along with the paid ticket and the reimbursement will be based on whichever is lower.