From the 'Farm to the Kitchen" is how organisers are promoting this year's Pro Foods Pro Pack exhibition to be held in July at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo. The event is expected to draw over 60 contributors from India, Thailand, Malaysia and Dubai as well as over 200 local companies from the processed foods, packaging and beverage industry will showcase the best of their products, exhibition organizer, Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd said in a media release.
"This event is an open platform for various activities. Not only are companies involved in processed foods, packaging and beverages able to display the best they have to offer but they are given the opportunity to meet new clients, get advice from others in the industry as well as educate the general public on the various process that take place once crops are harvested and sent for sale, what Government regulations are in place in relation to the Agriculture industry and much more," it said. The Ministries of Industry and Commerce, and Agriculture have set up a special pavilion for small and medium industries as a way of giving them the much needed helping hand to introduce them into the industry.
Organisers said in addition to the main exhibition there are various concurrent events taking place such as Halal Foods Asia and Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Asia aimed at attracting a completely different sector to the exhibition. Also, there are cooking competitions, the popular Pro Foods Pro Pack cooking studio, special raffle draws and much more, they said.