The 23rd Iran International Food Festival that included Iran Agro Food, Iran Food + Bev Tec & Iran Food & Hospitality was held at the Tehran International Fair Grounds from 30th May to 2nd June, 2016.
The Mega-Event was jointly organized by the German giant Fairtrade and Iranian organizer Palar Samaneh Co. and included 633 exhibitors and 40,000+ visitors, from more than 40 countries, including 11 National Pavilions. In conjunction with Iran Food + Hospitality and Iran Agro a total of 1,443 exhibitors from 49 countries participated at Iran Agro-food this year.
The India Pavilion was organized by TPCI, with a participation of 66 Indian companies. The Indian Pavilion was inaugurated by Mr. Esfabodhi, Vice-Minister at the Iran Ministry of Trade, Industry & Mines, and the CMD of Iran International Exhibitions Company (IIEC).
In a post-sanctions scenario, the Iranian imports of food and beverage processing and packaging equipment increased from 145 million euros in 2013 to 266 million euros in 2014, a humungous increase of 84% in a matter of merely a year.