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The food processing industry in India is one of the largest in terms of production, consumption, export and growth prospects. The government has been reinforcing this sector with various policy initiatives, to encourage value addition and commercialization to agricultural produce. However, there are still many challenges which are being faced by food processing industry that includes high levels of fragmentation in marketing and distribution of food products in India, growing concerns about food safety across developed and developing nations of processed foods, unorganized food retail and the requisite skilled manpower required in this sector.

Thus, it is now time for consolidation process of growth drivers by making corresponding changes in policies governing marketing, industrial development and skills as well as creating awareness about food quality and safety norms.

In this context, ASSOCHAM in collaboration with the Ministry of Food Processing Industry & their corresponding State nodal departments in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is conducting the “National Conference on Linking Growth Drivers of Food Processing Industries; Market, Retails, Quality with Food Safety and Skills in Chandigarh on 24th June, 2013 from 10:30 am onwards.

Considering the immense importance of the conference, ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to participate as our esteemed “Delegate” and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this One day National Conference.