Informa, the owners of global mega-events including the Monaco Yacht Show, Cityscape, 3GSM and Leaders in India – have announced the launch of the India International Gourmet Show (IIGS) – a compact and highly focussed international business-to-business gourmet food exhibition, that will take place alongside the India International Wine Fair – India’s first dedicated B2B wine exhibition.
With a revolution taking place across the nation’s countless food and beverage outlets – including hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and other specialist establishments - it is expected that luxury food and beverage imports into India will grow by a massive 40% per annum. It is this growth opportunity that international gourmet food makers, exporters and marketers are seeking to harness, and which IIGS is intended to facilitate.
“From prosciutto to porcini, carpaccio to caviar, blinis to bocquerones– we’re beginning to gorge on it here in India. And this is just the prelude – there is a very long way to go in this nascent, booming market” says Abhaey Singh, Managing Director of Informa India. “Those who gain an early mover advantage here are probably going to set themselves up for a long-term, potentially significant new revenue stream.”
A select gathering of the world’s finest gourmet and luxury foods producers and exporters exhibiting at IIGS can expect to profile themselves to and interact with the most carefully selected, relevant and high level gathering of importers and senior F&B buyers from India’s gourmet, food and drink industry.
The three day event will take place at Mumbai’s exclusive Grand Hyatt hotel, and will attract over two thousand trade visitors and high net worth individuals. Also on the menu is the Food Summit and Awards ceremony, along with a number of live demonstrations and tasting sessions.
With hundreds of highly respected companies including some of the world’s biggest information brands - Lloyd’s MIU, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Datamonitor, IIR, IBC, Euroforum, Huthwaite, Washington Policy & Analysis and many others – Informa plc, the world’s largest professional media and specialist information firm, is present in over 70 countries and publishes over 45,000 book titles; delivers over 2,000 subscription-based services and produces over 12,000 events every year.
Informa’s events business includes global B2B and B2C mega-shows such as 3GSM, Cityscape, IPEX, The Monaco Yacht Show, The Bride Show, and the world’s largest series of business leadership events, the most recent speakers at which have included Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, Philip Kotler and Donald Trump Jr.