Delhi is all set to host an international seminar on the ice cream industry, Indian Ice Cream Congress 2012, on March 15, reports The Times Info Media . The seminar is being jointly organized by the Indian Ice-Cream Manufacturers' Association (IICMA) and Agro & Food Processing Technology & Equipment Providers Association of India (AFTPAI).
The event will throw light on the present trends in the ice cream market, which is one of the fastest growing segments in India’s food processing industry. Other related subjects like market opportunities, new products and processes, food safety and compliance aspects, branding and distribution logistics will also be discussed.
Indian Ice Cream Congress 2012 will be attended by experts from the fields of ice cream manufacturing, raw material sourcing, cold chains and health and packaging, among others. Members of AFTPAI and IICMA will also be present at the seminar. Several leading ice cream brands are also expected to participate.
Rakesh Kacker, Secretary of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, will be the key note speaker at the seminar. Experts from countries like the UK and Italy will also speak on the occasion. Representatives from companies like Danfoss India, Ishida India, Bunge India and Roquette India will also share their thoughts at the seminar.
Rajesh Gandhi, IICMA president and MD of Vadilal Group, stated: “We are looking forward to all the leading companies attending this seminar, for their technology upgradation. We have the ice cream season starting shortly, and most of us are launching new flavours of ice creams in the country. The seminar would help in improving our business.”
Firoz H Naqvi, editor of Beverages & Food Processing Times, would be the convener at the seminar. “Indian Ice Cream Congress 2012 will start a new chapter in the ice cream industry,” Naqvi stated.