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34th AAHAR - International Food and Hospitality fair held in New Delhi

Date: 12 March 2019 Tags: External Sector

The 34th edition of AAHAR - the International Food and Hospitality fair was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. AAHAR is one of Asia’s best known brands in Food & Hospitality shows. It is organized by India Trade Promotion Organization, premier trade promotion body under Ministry of Commerce.

AAHAR  2019

  • It featured wide range of food products, machinery, hospitality and decoration and confectionery items from over 560 participants from India and abroad.
  • It saw participation of around 20 countries, including US, Russia, China, UK, Germany, Italy and Singapore etc.
  • It will showcase new trends in food and beverage, hospitality, culinary technology, retail and new innovations.
  • It will also offer insight into operational and food safety concerns and innovations to become energy-efficient, finding budget-friendly raw materials for boosting productivity while still aiming for greater profitability.

India Trade Promotion Organization

  • It is the nodal agency of Union Government under aegis of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It is headquartered at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • It is mini-Ratna Category-1 Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) with 100% shareholding of Central Government.
  • Functions: It aims at promoting country's external trade.  It provides wide spectrum of services to trade and industry and acts as catalyst for growth of India's trade.
  • It approves holding of international trade fairs in India and regulates holding of various expositions in India.