VCCircle Agri & Food Investment Summit 2015
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When it comes to agri and food issues, there is a back-end India, with significant challenges and opportunities, and there is an emerging, exciting front-end India where the expectations and evolving tastes of consumers is revolutionizing how we view food.
A multitude of persistent macro challenges, such as climate change, water mismanagement, wastage, pricing imbalances and food scarcity make it even more vital India’s vast agri-business companies and entrepreneurs to actively pursue new breakthroughs with technologies, innovations, product development and quality.
When it comes to consumers, especially in major cities, changing demands and preferences have given rise to a vibrant ecosystem of “foodpreneurs,” who have leveraged digital, particularly mobile, platforms as well as strong inflow of new capital to build a food ecosystem that is rapidly blurring the lines between food retailing, packaged food, prepared food delivery, food services and surrounding food technology infrastructure.
Both to address India’s critical and growing needs as well as enable the front-end ecosystem to become more successful and thus attractive to more investors and end-users alike, there is a critical need now to identify the essential changes that need to happen behind the scenes, around food supply and storage, warehousing and logistics.
So what do better, stronger linkages with agri supply chain look like and what can they mean to the primary agri aggregators, vendors, food services chains and, ultimately, the end-consumer? How are new-age farm IT & analytics solutions helping accelerate development of farmers and other primary agri -businesses? Where is India in either embracing or resisting food patterns from the West? Will trendy but growing niches, such as professional cattle farms, microbreweries, cold-press juices, frozen desserts, confectionary & organic health-foods morph into viable businesses in the long-run? How food can related businesses become more streamlined & integrated?
These are the vital questions that will be asked and answered at the 7th edition of VCCircle Agri & Food Investment Summit 2015 on October 28 at Taj Lands End Mumbai, India’s pre-eminent gathering of entrepreneurs, industrialists, support services-providers, investors and “foodpreneurs.”
Come join us to discover compelling opportunities, hear from innovative businesses revolutionising the food & beverage industry and their linkages with modern-day supply chain channels, farmers and other agribusinesses. And, of course, the proven speciality of VCCircle gatherings—a cross-section of investors looking to support breakthrough ideas and opportunities.
The always sold-out summits bring together a diverse but carefully curated group of about 250 top, enterprising and emerging foodpreneurs, CEOs, investors and new -age food & beverage innovators, many of whom are disrupting the large mainstream Indian Agri & Food sector.