India Food Forum - 2023 > About INDIA FOOD FORUM

India Food Forum was formed in the year 2007 with support from MOFPI, Govt of India and leading Indian and global trade bodies to take up a series of support initiatives for the Indian Food Business.

The sole purpose of the India Food Forum is to connect all stakeholders of Food and Grocery, HoReCa and India Food Retail Tech businesses with their respective potential partners for profitable growth, collectively work towards new category development, increase consumption, share global practices and ultimately serve customers.

India Food Forum membership entitlements include round the year privilege access to forum’s various knowledge platforms, networking, promotion, web page/ micro portal, social media connect and lot more. The knowledge platforms include print & online contentresearch, and the annual congregations with Conference, Master-Classes, Workshops, Exhibition & Awards. Forum membership provides its members with instant access to a broad network of top-level decision makers and business owners across the broad spectrum of the Indian food, FMCG & HoReCa industry; truly a remarkable business tool

At every annual mega congregation of India Food Forum, the country’s finest minds in food research, creation, distribution marketing and retailing gather to showcase emerging innovations, trends and developments, in the business of food in India. Every year, India Food Forum analyses & researches consumer and market trends and puts together the most comprehensive and concise capsule of themes & directions that affect the market & your business. The congregation brings together all the major food brands, manufacturers, suppliers, importers, distributors, retail chains and food entrepreneurs and professionals under one roof. It is a unique knowledge and networking forum that includes a Conference featuring thought leadership, Master Classes that feature in depth expertise and experience of acknowledged experts, an Exhibition showcasing innovative and valuable products, services and technologies; and a glamorous, glittering Awards ceremony where the industry celebrates and honors exceptional achievements of people and organizations in FMCG, Food & HoReCa businesses.

India Food Forum works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Food Processing, Food & Consumer Affairs, Commerce & Industry and also their affiliated trade bodies, councils, academic & research organizations. The forum advisory board members are invited for meetings with senior government officials – whenever required. However, the forum does not engage in advocacy.

Members of the board – representing top Food, FMCG & Food Service majors  — are invited to meet twice a year – to guide and support us with critical strategic advice on developing most relevant content and delivery through our knowledge platforms – publications, newsletters and portal, workshops, conventions and Food Council roundtables.

The esteemed advisory board is the vanguard for the forum’s vision to catalyse the growth of modern retail in India.

Krish Iyer
Chairman, India Food Forum 2019
President and CEO, Walmart India


Founder Members/ Advisory Board

Amit Burman, Vice Chairman, Dabur
Arvind Varchaswi, Managing Director, Sriveda Sattva
Atul Singh, Former Group President, Asia, Coca-Cola Company
Kishore Biyani, Founder & Group CEO, Future Group
Anand Kripalu, MD & CEO, United Spirits; Member, Diageo Global Executive Committee
Dr. Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture,Indian Council for Research on International
Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
Riyaaz Amlani, MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality
Sanjeev Chadha, CEO, Aisa, Middle East and North Africa,
Food, Beverage and Nutrition Businesses,
PepsiCo International
Siraj Chaudhary, Former Chairman, Cargill India

India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards

Manish Tiwary, Chairman, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards
Vice President, Amazon India
B N Dixit, Director (Legal Metrology – Department of Consumer affairs) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution,
Government of India.
Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation
Convention and Awards President AFSTI
Regulatory Head, Marico
Harpal Singh Sokhi, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and presenter
Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice chancellor, NIFTEM
Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TIE Delhi NCR
Rahul Singh, President, National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI); Founder, The Beer Café
Rishabh Mariwala, Co-founder, Soap Opera N More; Director, Sharrp Ventures
Keshav Kamble, Deputy DG, Chamber of Foreign Trade and Industries Forum (CFTIF)
Sanjeev K Sharma, Founder, Food Pathshala