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Aahar 2024

Aahar 2024: Glimpse into the Future of Food and Hospitality

The global Food and Hospitality Sector is experiencing an unprecedented boom, with continuous advancements and innovations shaping the industry. The recently concluded 38th edition of Aahar, the International Food & Hospitality Fair Aahar 2024, unfolded from March 7-11, 2024, at the iconic Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

This flagship B2B event, organized by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), is an acclaimed international expo that has become a cornerstone for business professionals to connect, share ideas, and unveil their latest innovations.

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 Global Cuisine Meets Exhibition Excellence at Aahar 2024:-

Aahar 2024 was not just a feast for the taste buds but also a hub for business networking. With participants from across the globe, the fair provided a platform for exhibitors to display their latest offerings and for visitors to experience the future of food and hospitality.

It offered a comprehensive glimpse into the future of the industry, with an impressive exhibitor profile that included everything from bar accessories and bed, bath & table linen to bakery products and machinery. The fair was a vibrant marketplace featuring chafing dishes, banquet tableware, copper and brass chafing, and an array of cutlery and crockery.

 A Gathering of Industry Giants at Aahar 2024:-

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Attracting over 25,000 trade visitors with significant purchasing power, AAHAR 2024 was a bustling hub for India’s hospitality, food service, and retail sectors. The event welcomed a diverse group of attendees, including:

  1. Hotel Owners and Purchase Managers: Decision-makers scouting for the next big thing in hospitality.
  2. Senior Executives: Leaders seeking to forge new partnerships and explore business avenues.
  3. Caterers and Canteen Managers: Culinary experts looking for fresh ideas and supplies.
  4. Restaurateurs and Restaurant Franchise Owners: Innovators eager to enhance their dining experiences.
  5. Commercial Kitchen Operators: Professionals in search of cutting-edge equipment and solutions.
  6. Wholesalers & Retailers: Distributors looking to expand their product ranges.
  7. Store Managers: Retail gurus aiming to keep their shelves stocked with the latest trends.
  8. Housekeeping Managers: Those dedicated to maintaining excellence in hospitality standards.
  9. Bakery and Confectionary Product Buyers: Connoisseurs of baked goods and sweets seeking new flavours and recipes.

Innovation and sustainability AAHAR 2024 :

The event was a showcase of innovation in kitchen equipment and food processing. Sustainability also played a prominent role at the fair, reflecting a growing concern for the environment. The event was not just about displays; it was a hub for innovation and interaction. Kitchenware, glassware, guest amenities, and even garden furniture were exhibited.

The fair also highlighted the importance of sustainable products, such as spa & Ayurvedic disposals, stainless steel products, and eco-friendly packaging machinery.

 Exhibitors at the Forefront:- Aahar 2024

Aahar 2024, held from March 7-11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, brought together over 500 Exhibitors, showcasing an extensive array of products and services dedicated to the Food and Hospitality Industry. The event featured a diverse range of categories, including:

  1. Fresh Produce & Dairy Products: A showcase of nature’s finest, from farm-fresh vegetables to creamy dairy delights.
  2. Bakery Products & Ingredients: The sweet and savoury world of baking, with ingredients that inspire culinary artistry.
  3. Frozen, Canned & Processed Products: Convenience meets quality in the form of ready-to-eat and long-lasting food items.
  4. Confectionery, Chocolates & Desserts: A paradise for the sweet-toothed, with a myriad of delectable treats. Aahar 2024
  5. Meat, Poultry & Sea Foods: The best of land and sea, offering a variety of proteins for every palate.
  6. Juices & Energy Drinks: Refreshing beverages that energize and invigorate attendees.
  7. Additives and Preservatives: Enhancing flavors and extending shelf life, are the unsung heroes of the food industry.
  8. Coffee & Tea: A tribute to the world’s favorite morning rituals and afternoon delights.
  9. Snacks & Convenience Food: Snacking options that cater to the fast-paced lifestyle of modern consumers.
  10. Organic & Health Products: Catering to the health-conscious with products that promote well-being.
  11. Cheese & Fine Specialty Food: An array of gourmet cheeses and speciality foods for the discerning palate.
  12. Food Ingredients: The building blocks of culinary creation, offering endless possibilities for innovation.

International Flair:- 

The fair was graced by international participation from a variety of countries, from 1,500 to 1,600, participation, adding a global flair to the event. 12 countries showcased their products and services, including Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Peru, UAE, UK, USA, South Africa, Turkey, Nepal and Taiwan. This diverse international presence contributed to the rich global experience of the event, offering attendees a taste of the world’s best in food and hospitality.

Business and Networking:-

For business owners and entrepreneurs, Aahar 2024 was a golden opportunity to connect with potential customers, generate new leads, and stay abreast of industry trends. Networking with peers provided insights into the market and fostered collaborations that could lead to significant growth.

AAHAR 2024 – A Platform for Growth:

As we reflect on Aahar 2024, it’s clear that the event was more than just a fair; it was a celebration of the food and hospitality industry’s potential. With each exhibitor bringing something unique to the table, from sizzler plates to sanitary fittings, the fair was a testament to the industry’s innovation and resilience.

The best thing about Aahar 2024 is that the talented students of NFCI also took participate and won Silver & Bronze medals.

NFCI Shining Stars at AAHAR 2024:-

The event also celebrated the achievements of NFCI students who have made significant contributions to the food and hospitality industry. Among the notable accolades, participants from various institutes received recognition for their excellence:

  • NFCI Kangra: Reema were awarded silver and harsh received bronze medals for their outstanding performance.
  • NFCI Ludhiana: Maanvi Vijan & Rishita won silver medal and Japjot Singh secured a bronze medal, marking a proud moment for the institute.
  • NFCI Amritsar: Sakshat bhati received bronze medal.
  • NFCI Barsar: Govrav sharma was being honored with bronze medal
  • NFCI Chamba: Aman Singh was being honored with medals and Anoop also won bronze medal, highlighting the talent and dedication prevalent in the industry.

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We look forward to what Aahar will bring next year, but for now, we can say with confidence that the 2024 edition has set a new benchmark for excellence in the food and hospitality sector.