Today, President Wolfgang Qi of IFA warmly received Consul General Shambhu Hakki and Commercial Consul Benson Ninan both from Consulate General of the Republic of India in Guangzhou. Both parties discussed ways to promote the development of Indian food in China.
今日，我会会长綦宜龙先生热情接待了印度驻广州总领事馆总领事Shambhu Hakki和商务领事Benson Ninan一行，双方就促进印度食品在华发展等方面进行了深入探讨。
Firstly, President Qi introduced the Food2China Trading Center and the B2B2C Activity- Food2China Carnival which will be held in the Food2China Trading Center on October 29-31, 2021. Daytime will be B2B matchmaking and retail sessions, evening is party time for public consumers.
Then, the representatives said that the volume of India's agricultural products export is quite large and the categories are very rich. The main products that the Indian side is promoting are coffee, tea and dairy products. However, the brand awareness of Indian dairy products is not as good as New Zealand, Australia, or EU countries because of the insufficient brand promotion in the Chinese market and the different standards of relevant regulatory qualification.
Besides, the representatives of the Indian consulate highly appreciated the Food2China Trading Center and Food2China B2B2C Carnival, believing that the center has the advantages to develop the imported food industry and build an industrial ecosystem. Also, they are willing to organize Indian food enterprises to settle at the venue or establish the Indian Pavilion in the Food2China Trading Center.
Meanwhile, they have the intention to hold the Indian Food Festival in the Food2China Carnival which can let consumers know more about Indian vegetarian food and wine and liquor. Also, Indian cultural performance, clothing, handcraft, and other cultural elements will let people feel like traveling in India.
The representatives said that they will strengthen the cooperation with IFA&F2C team to promote the development of Indian food in South China, and introduce the Food2China Carnival and Food2China Trading Center to more Indian enterprises.
In the future, we will continue to cooperate with foreign chambers of commerce in China to bring more high-quality foreign food to South China and promote the in-depth development of the imported food industry.