CM Conrad K Sangma

The Meghalaya government has joined hands with the world’s No. 1 Food Innovation Network, SIAL India, for its event at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

The event will be held from December 9 to 11.

The event will encompass both wine and spirits and will have an exhibit of around 20-30 international wine producers alongside Indian producers, culminating in a show floor with approximately 50 producers in total.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma will inaugurate the inaugural session on December 9 at SIAL India 2021.

He will also announce the dates for the North East Food Show 2022, North-East’s biggest food expo in association with SIAL.

SIAL India will also see the launch and establishment of Vinexpo, a first for India’s global wine and spirits industry.

This B2B event is designed to connect producers from around the world with distribution and retail players in a market with strong potential.

It offers the opportunity to showcase wines and spirits in both international and local environments.

On Meghalaya’s partnership with SIAL India, Sangma said, “We are delighted to partner with SIAL India and acknowledge the trust placed in us as a state partner. The event will put a spotlight on the global significance of Meghalayan cuisine and display it’s most creative and inventive products exclusively for exhibitors.”

He said that Meghalaya is ambitiously working to augment the Meghalayan culinary arts with emphasis on civilizational connotations, reflecting the richness, depth and diversity of the state’s cuisine.

The latest and greatest in food and beverage innovation will be on display at SIAL as new, sustainably produced and traditional products from the state will be presented here at SIAL, highlighting the innovative power of the food industry by transforming our food system, Sangma added.

18 brands from Meghalaya nominated by a rigorous Selection Committee will showcase their products at the Meghalaya Pavilion.

The highlight will be Meghalaya’s Lakadong turmeric, ginger, honey, pineapple and indigenous fruit processed foods.

The brands participating use agricultural raw material sourced directly from farmers who harvest using traditional methods and are largely organic.

Each brand then processes them adding their unique innovative twist and this year Team Meghalaya will present honey infused with mustard, mandarin and litchi, chocolate cashews, wild orange pickle, ingmahir tea (gingerol tea) and many such exclusive-to-Meghalaya products.

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