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National Conference onLinking Growth Drivers ofProcessing IndustriesMARKET • RETAILS • QUALITY WITH FOOD SAFETY AND SKILLS20th September, 2013 • Indore 11th October, 2013 • Goa8th November, 2013 • CoimbatoreTHE ASSOCIATED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF INDIA


BACKGROUND / RATIONALEhe food processing industry in India is one of thelargest in terms of production, consumption,export and growth prospects. The government hasbeen reinforcing this sector with various policyinitiatives, to encourage commercialization and valueaddition to agricultural produce.Considering the growth witnessed by this sector in thelast decade and further improvement in growth rateexpected in the years to come, this sector presents variedopportunities for investment across the entire agri-valuechain. India's agricultural sector, especially foodprocessing and allied activities is going through a majoralteration driven by improving policy environment,increasing public private participation and an increasingthrust on the improvement of rural infrastructure.Challenges being faced by food processing are highlevels of fragmentation in marketing and distribution offood products in India, growing concerns about foodsafety across developed and developing nations ofprocessed foods, unorganized food retail and therequisite skilled manpower required in this sector.Thus, it is now time for consolidation process of growthdrivers by making corresponding changes in policiesgoverning marketing, industrial development and skillsas well as creating awareness about food quality andsafety norms.To address this subject matter of national importanceASSOCHAM proposes to hold a “National Conferenceon Linking Growth Drivers of Food ProcessingIndustries; Market, Retails, Quality with FoodSafety and Skills.”OBJECTIVEThe Summit will focus on consolidation ofgrowth drivers for the food processingsector with a view to increase businessopportunities and investments by meetingthe following objectives:• To understand emerging demand sidetrends in future food market.• To provide enabling platform fornetworking to strengthen Food retail &increasingly linking farmers to market.• To abreast the business world in generaland delegates in particular aboutemerging opportunities for investmentin food processing sector in India• Share and learn best practices in storageand distribution of food products tocreate an efficient supply chain.• To create networking among NGOs,Corporate sectors, SHG (Self HelpGroups), ITI and other traininginstitutions to cater the need of skillrequirement food processing Industry.To integrate different sectors of FoodProcessing in such a way to fill the gapbetween skill available and skill needed.• To consult regarding relevantstakeholders for training at each level(from Field to Customer) of individual toenhance the quality of food and foodConservation.

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