PROFOOD, PROPACK AND AG-BIZ Expo in August | Daily News

PROFOOD, PROPACK AND AG-BIZ Expo in August

Nirmala Edirisinghe of Sunshine  Creations  and Foods  receiving her  award from Minister of Industr,y Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Cooperative Development Rishad Bathiudeen.
Nirmala Edirisinghe of Sunshine Creations and Foods receiving her award from Minister of Industr,y Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Cooperative Development Rishad Bathiudeen.
Pro Food, Pro Pack & Ag-biz 2019, Sri Lanka’s only comprehensive food, agriculture and packaging exhibition will be held from August 2 to 4, 2019, for the 18th consecutive year at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall.

The Organizers also selected and awarded winners of Pro Food, Pro Pack & Ag-biz 2019, at this event.

The exhibition is organized by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association, together with Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS).

More than 370 stalls have been allocated for local and foreign manufacturers, which is the largest event in the country in relation to food, beverage, packaging and agriculture sector.

The event which has witnessed an evolutionary increase over the decade, would be held under the theme “from the farm to the fork,” denoting the entire chain of the food industry which includes the inception of the food which mainly revolve around farms, to the process and finally, the food table of the consumer.

The Exhibition and Consumer Fair scheduled to be held within a span of three days, expects more than 40,000 visitors. The event also would help to interact with prospective buyers and also understand the modern technology being used for the sector.

Moreover, the event would feature all facets of the food and beverage industry and would include intricate details and meticulous process that is required for food products, in order to make them available to the consumer. During the event, the Institute of Science and Technology would present its annual research paper and several other institutes would conduct several training programs for interested parties.

The event is renowned for providing a unique and comprehensive platform for the discovery and introduction of food processing, engineering and packaging services amongst the host of other benefits, both visitors and stall holders would receive.

This year’s expo has two separate pavilions from the largest global players in the Industry - India and China. Over 100 companies from India and China would participate at this year’s event. The event is set to attract all stakeholders from many South East Asian countries as well.

The Ministry of Industries will sponsor the SME and micro sector entities pavilion. The Organizing Committee has taken a very good initiative by providing a special pavilion for University students, while this is an ideal opportunity to showcase their innovative products to more than 30,000 visitors.

The Exhibition is supported and endorsed by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The National Agri Business Council joins hands with the organizers to provide an insight to the agri business areas.

Profood Propack & Agbiz 2018 Award Winners

Best Stall - Food & Beverage Category

Winner Pussalla Meat Producers (Pvt) Ltd

01st Runner up Lumbini Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd

02nd Runner up Plenty Foods (Pvt) Ltd – Lanka Soy

Best Stall - Packaging Category

Winner Target Pack Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. 01st Runner up Mespack India (Pvt) Ltd - India. 2nd Runner up Chellsons Packaging Private Limited

Best Stall - Machinery Category

Winner CMC Engineering Export GMBH

01st Runner up Westmann Engineering Co. (Pvt) Ltd

02nd Runner up Nikini Automation Systems (Pvt) Ltd

Best Stall - Ag-Biz

Winner Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited

01st Runner up Nelna Agri Development (Pvt) Ltd

02nd Runner up Oasis Marketing Co. (Pvt) Ltd

Best Stall - SME Pavilion

Winner Leafy Life Arecanut Leaf Productions

01st Runner up Sunshine Creations and Foods

02nd Runner up Mellow Foods

Best Stall - International Participation

Winner Orana a/s

Institutional Category

Most Innovative Product

Winner Smart Lunch Box – Open University of Sri Lanka

1st Runner up Fish Murukku – University of Ruhuna

Most Innovative Process

1st Runner up Pineapple Postharvest Handler – Sabaragamuwa University

Winner Blasto Set Curry Series (Carrots/ Hal) - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Commercially Viable Proces

Winner Cinnamon- Bee Honey Jam - University of Ruhuna

1st Runner up Wheykult - Probiotic Whey Drink – Open University of Sri Lanka

Commercially Viable Product

Winner Garnaal Prawn Curry Mix Powder – University of Vocational Technology

1st Runner up Instant String Hoppers using Davul Hurundu Leaf (Neolitsea Involucrate)Extract – University of Peradeniya

2nd Runner up Herbal Ice Cream - University of Vocational Technology

Best Green Innovation

Winner Smart Garbage Disposing System – University of Peradeniya

1st Runner up Platano Sheet – University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2nd Runner up Packaging Material From Waste Tea – University of Peradeniya

Best Innovation that Promotes Food Safety

Winner Naturally Preserved Soft Boiled Egg - Open University of Sri Lanka

1st Runner up Bio-Active Package For Leafy vegetables- Open University of Sri Lanka

2nd Runner up Siero - The Sparkling Whey Drink – University of Wayamba

Best Stall – Institutional Category

Winner University of Vocational Technology

1st Runner up University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2nd Runner up Sabaragamuwa University


 

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