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India International Potato Expo 2015

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Location:
Exhibition Ground
Chandigarh Punjab
India
When
January 15, 2015 to January 16, 2015
Event Description
The Indian Chamber of Commerce is organizing the 4th India International Potato Expo 2015 during 9th – 11th January at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata on 15 and 16 January at the exhibition grounds in Chandigarh. This would be a forum where all the stakeholders of Indian Potato sector would assemble and exchange views on how the benefits from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd India International Potato Expo taken forward. The Summit & Expo will be attended by international experts, academicians, policy makers, corporate houses, agri-scientists, bankers, members from the farming community and others.

The International Year of the Potato had highlighted the contribution that the Potato is making to economic development and food security in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where potatoes have become an important staple food and cash crop.

ICC feels that Potato can play a vital role in feeding the World’s population which is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.Almost 320 million tonnes of potato are grown to eat every year, making it the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat.Today, India ranks as the world's third largest potato producing nation.

4th IIPE’2015 aims to enhance the production of good quality potato and processable variety for processed industries and also explore the global market by exporting surplus potato.

Potato Sector – What needs to be done?

  • Increase in production of Processable Variety
  • Post-harvest handling and processing
  • Better storage practices for potatoes used for seed, ware and processing
  • Marketing as a post-harvest activity to move the harvested and stored product
  • Branding of products for the market whether for seed, ware or processed products to help develop identities in the market and develop products, thereby helping to increase farm incomes
  • Technology transfer & Upgradation for Processing
  • Create New Market linkages for the exports

Speakers’ Profile

  • Government Officials
  • International Potato Experts & Potato Processing Experts
  • Cold Chain and Warehousing & Retail Chains
  • Potato Growers and Grower’s Associations
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers of Farm Equipment
  • Fertilizer Industries & Environment Organizations
  • Banks, Financial Institutions & Insurance Companies
  • Packaging Industry
  • Quality Control Institutes
  • Research Institutes & Universities
  • Trading, Import and Export Firms
  • Commodity Exchange

Exhibitors’ Profile

  • Potato processing & packaging
  • Cold room & refrigeration appliances
  • Greenhouse technology
  • Agri biotechnology / tissue culture
  • Precision farming products
  • Climate control & automation equipment
  • Grading & sorting machinery
  • Agricultural equipments / tractors
  • Financial institutions / banks
  • Exporters, importers, traders
  • Micro irrigation equipments
  • Nodal government agencies / departments
  • Cold chain equipment
  • Post harvest handling equipment
  • Seeds & seedlings
  • Agri business consultants
  • Horticulture supplies
  • Gardening tools / lab equipment
  • Plant protection chemicals
  • Growth regulators and stimulants
  • Soil testing equipments
  • Pump & pipes manufacturers

Focus Area’s of IIPE’2015

  • Infrastructure Development
  • Productivity Enhancement
  • Seed Requirement
  • Processing of Potato
  • Enhancing The Exports Opportunity

Event Highlights

  • Three Day Conference – An ideal platform to show case your knowledge and understanding of the business potential and also to interact with Senior Government officials and Industry Experts.
  • Three-Day Exhibition – Unique exhibition to display state-of-the-art potato related technology to a large business oriented audiences.
  • Two-day International Buyer Seller Meet- International buyer-seller meet for export promotion
  • Two-day Potato Growers Meet - Large number of Potato Growers from Different states of India and neighboring country will assemble and discuss critical issues on potato farming

Highlights of 3rd India International Potato Expo 2012

  • Over 4500 delegates and 5000 farmers & growers participated. In addition there were over 15000 visitors at the Exhibition
  • Inaugurated by the dignitaries from Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Dignitaries from the Agriculture & Food Processing Departments of participating State Governments, APEDA, ICAR, NHB, Etc
  • More than 70 eminent National & International Experts and Speakers addressed the conference.
  • Around 30 International Buyers expressed their interest in business with India and participated the International Buyer-Seller Meet
  • Unique exhibition featuring different sectors of Potato Industry and displaying various products made of Potato and advanced technology for potato production
  • Bilingual Farmers meet featuring farmers from West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab and Gujarat
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