Mumbai, the commercial capital of India shall host the 3rd World Tea & Coffee Expo 2015, India’s International trade show dedicated to the Tea & Coffee Sectors. With over 100 exhibitors from 10 countries and dedicated country pavilions, this International Tea Coffee show in India promises a bigger presence to provide the perfect environment for the hot beverage industry to meet face-to-face and develop real business opportunities. The 2015 edition is to be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from October 1-3, 2015 and shall cater to a prospective visitor base of over 6000 buyers from across India and abroad– up from the visitor count of 4100 witnessed during the second edition held in Sept 2014.
In addition to a display of products, machineries, accessories, technologies, vending machines and certifications from the entire gamut of the Hot beverage sector, additional activities planned at the Expo include; B2B match-making, workshops and championships, two day conference by industry leaders, academicians and policy makers, export/ import guidance kiosks, knowledge zone etc.
Priti M Kapadia, director, Sentinel Exhibitions Asia, the organiser of the show said, “Mumbai is a city where the best and the most serious converge for doing business. Mumbai attracts the serious players from the length and breadth of India and also from aboard which results in high value deals and alliances. The 2015 edition of this unique trade fair will also see buying delegations from Iran, Nepal, Dubai, and Russia.
The Expo offers huge potential for appointing distributors, bulk orders, joint ventures, franchising, networking, knowledge-sharing, meeting government officials, marketing alliances, and overall branding. WTCE has become the platform for the launch of new and exotic tea & coffee products. For a visitor, workshops and seminars are the other important part of the event, which will help them to understand the depth of this industry, gain knowledge, understand benefits and also to taste the products on the spot. Skill development shall be the main theme of the workshops which will be conducted by experts in the field.
The global market for Ready-to-Drink (RTD) tea and coffee is expected to reach US$125 billion by 2017 with an annual growth rate of 11 per cent. The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market and also showing maximum growth. To capitalise on the growth trend in the RTD tea and coffee, companies are investing heavily on modernisation of machineries, quality up-gradation and product diversification as also branding, innovations and market expansion.