Aahar 2018 concludes on a successful note
After drawing more than 55,000 business visitors and delegates from India and abroad, the 33rd edition of AAHAR – the specialized International Food and Hospitality event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and apex food and hospitality bodies concluded on a successful note at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on March 17.
Deepak Kumar, IAS, Executive Director, ITPO presented the Awards for Excellence in display in different categories. These included F&B Equipment, Food and Processed Food, Hospitality and Décor Solution and Foreign sector.
Present on the occasion were V.K. Macker, President, Food and Hospitality Support Association of India (FHSAI), JK Khurana, President, Hotel and Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (HOTREMAI) and DK Singh, Chairman, APEDA.
In the Foreign sector, the gold medal was conferred to the Department of Agriculture Markets, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland; the Embassy of Tunisia bagged the silver medal while the Commercial Office of Peru in India won the bronze medal. Special Commendation awards were presented to Oztiryakiler Madeni Esya Sanayi Ve Tickaretas, Government of Turkey and Vienen KVS B.V., Government of Netherlands.
In the category of Food and Processed Food, Rich Graviss Products Pvt. Ltd. bagged the gold medal, while Veeba Food Service, got the silver medal. Fino Foods India was honoured with the bronze medal. Dolphin Foods India and Shiner Foods India were presented with the commendation certificates.
Hotel Needs India was honoured with the gold medal, while the silver medal was conferred to Wang Professionals and the bronze was presented to Dimple Packaging Pvt. Ltd. AWK Steelwares and Venus Industries were commended in F&B equipment categories.
Complete comfort Solutions, Raja Arts and Windsor Industries bagged the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively in Hospitality and Décor Solutions Sector. APEDA was also honoured at the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO expressed his satisfaction over the enhanced number of business visitors and delegates from India and abroad. Complimenting the award winners, he informed that there would be more covered exhibition space adding three halls (more than 50,000 sq. meters space) to cater the need of participants by March 2019 for the next addition of AAHAR.
In her welcome address, Hema Maity, General Manager, ITPO acknowledged the continued support of all the associates for holding the event.