The wellness industry is bigger than ever before, and at the inaugural edition of Wellness India 2017 expo, it was more than evident. Despite the pouring rain, the expo hall remained packed on the final day. The three-day expo reflected our thriving wellness industry, and the potential it holds. With a population of over 1.3 billion, the opportunities for exhibitors to make inroads in this market are countless, and extremely profitable.
This year's Wellness India 2017 expo, organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group (EIG), and supported by the ministries of Agriculture; AYUSH; Science & Technology (Department of Biotechnology); Rural Development; Skill Development and Tourism, was held at Pragati Maidan from August 29-31, 2017.
The expo is not only a major meeting forum for the organic, health and biotech industries, but is on the way to become a major brand with its influence and significance in the wellness sector. The expo had a cheerful and dynamic atmosphere for exhibitors and visitors alike.
The expo informed participants about natural remedies, alternative medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), nutrition, herbal and natural personal care products, biotech and so much more through exhibitor booths, conference sessions and exciting workshops by holistic experts.
During the session on "Organic Farming: Scripting a success story for India," Dr J.P. Mishra, Advisor (Agriculture), NITI Aayog, said, "Small and marginal farmers practise organic farming by default in India because they cannot afford modern farming that encompasses using fertilisers and pesticides. However, one needs to look into the marketing and packaging aspects of such farm products so that these are perceived as organic. This will essentially increase farmers' income levels. The Government has also shifted focus to infrastructure building for local market development, and we are already working on a national action plan for integrated development of organic farming. I express my gratitude towards the Exhibitions India Group for hosting such a session."
Admiring how all streams of wellness are combined in this expo, i.e. yoga, nutrition and sustainability, Ms Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director, External Relations & Strategic Marketing, ICRISAT, stated, "The conference brings to light the fact that by just eating right, one cannot achieve wellness. Being fit requires a holistic approach; one needs to pay attention to all aspects including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being."
Visitors attended workshops that ranged from how to meditate your way to success, to getting fit where you sit using key techniques from Yoga and ergonomics, to sound healing bath with Tibetan bowls and vocal chants, to breathing exercises to release suppressed and negative energies from our body, to dance/movement therapy... the list goes on.
Then, once participants were suitably exhausted, they could get on to the food with live cooking studios from Choose Life, which dished out mouth-watering gluten-free ladoos, and Millets for Health India, which allowed attendees to taste their tamarind millet rice, which is high on fibre and low on fats. There were many others who simply visited the various stalls like Konkan Kitchen LLP that stocked 100% natural pickles and spreads, and The Way We Are that provided A2 protein milk and many other breakfast cereals, besides naturally grown fruits, vegetables, etc.
"The organic and natural food products stalls at the expo ensured that you give your cheesy chips a miss, in favour of all the healthy food you could possibly eat," said a visitor.
Stalls offering a luxurious collection of organic and natural personal care products were a favourite, too, among visitors, especially women who were eager to enhance their beauty without compromising their well-being.
"I'd like to thank all who contributed to the creation and success of Wellness India 2017 expo. The feedback we received was incredibly positive, with many commenting that the first edition of Wellness India 2017 expo set a new benchmark for the wellness industry in India," said Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitors India Group.
Mr Arun Rohal, Hamdard
Wellness India 2017 expo is a very well managed expo, and we did not face any logistical issues or any hurdles. We are very satisfied with the footfall. Additionally, the expo also provided us with the platform to showcase the Unani stream of medicine and make people aware of this line of treatment.
Mr Gautam Sharma, Nuage Heath Devices
Wellness India 2017 expo is the first exhibition that Nuage Health Devices is showcasing its products at, and we are very happy with the response and the way customers have shown their enthusiasm.
Spokesman, Coffee Board of India
Wellness India 2017 expo has been an exciting exhibition for us. We are very happy with the overall management of the expo. We had extensive business queries about our products, and had a very productive time here. The team from Exhibitions India Group has been very cordial to work with.
About Exhibitions India Group:
Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organisation creating opportunities for investments, joint ventures and technology transfers. Exhibitions India Group acts as an interface between businesses, government, academia, society, media, etc.
Exhibitions India Group has been in existence since 1987, and is committed to providing satisfaction to its customers by organising quality and focused international trade shows through exceptional services, employee involvement, market intelligence and continual improvement.
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About Wellness India 2017 expo:
Wellness India 2017 expo, incorporating Health India expo, Biotech India expo and Organic India expo, is an excellent platform to know what's new and next in natural remedies, alternative medicines, Ayurveda, nutrition, organic, herbal and natural personal care products, biotech and so much more! The event will provide a unique opportunity for gaining invaluable industry knowledge, building new contacts and liasoning and networking with thousands of attendees including government representatives, industry pioneers, large corporates, leading technical universities and research institutes, health practitioners, SMEs and a new generation of innovators shaping the future of healthy and sustainable products. Participants can also attend conference programmes, and learn about new trends, market updates and challenges within the sectors.