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In an illustrious ceremony inaugurated by Dr. Shashi Panja, Cabinet Minister for Industries, Commerce & Enterprises, West Bengal, the World Mithai & Namkeen Convention-Expo 2023 (WMNC) kicked off today at Biswa Bangla Prangan in Kolkata. In collaboration with Mishti Udyog and DCSSTR, this three-day extravaganza, running from December 17 to 19, 2023, showcases the vibrancy of the mithai, namkeen, and snacks industry. With an impressive lineup of 300 stalls and an expected footfall of over 30,000 visitors, the event has garnered support from industry leaders like Bikaji, Haldiram’s, Bikano, and others, solidifying its status as a pivotal platform for global trends and innovations.

Dignitaries present at the ribbon-cutting and lamp-lighting ceremony included Dr. Shashi Panja,Cabinet Minister for Industries, Commerce & Enterprises, Shri Biman Banerjee (Speaker), Shri Shuvaprasanna, Renowned Artisit, Dhiman Das President of Mishti Udyog, Nilanjan Ghosh, General Secretary, Mishti Udyog, Arup Kr. Das, Tresurer Mishti Udyog, Saikat Paul, Jt. Secretert Mishti udyog, Shivkishan Agarwal, Shivratan Agarwal, Manohrlal Agarwal, Madhusudan Agarwal, and Shri. Pranab Chandra . Their presence accentuated the rich heritage of the mithai and namkeen industry in East India, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and sustainability to shape its future. The convention aims to elevate the industry by addressing crucial aspects such as food safety, product quality, packaging innovation, automation, e-commerce, and supply chain refinement, all aimed at propelling Indian brands on a global scale.

Virender Jain, President of FSNM, highlighted the significance of showcasing the region’s talent and entrepreneurial spirit in Kolkata, while Vikram Agarwal, General Secretary of FSNM, outlined the strategic goals to benefit members and foster growth. Firoz H. Naqvi, the organizer of WMNC, expressed gratitude to partners, exhibitors, FSNM members, and visitors, acknowledging Mishti Udyog and the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation for their pivotal roles. The event, witnessing a surge in interest from technological solution providers, promises an unprecedented response, paving the way for the industry’s meteoric rise.

The convention invites all enthusiasts to partake in a three-day spectacle filled with exhibitions, competitions, workshops, seminars, award functions, and entertainment. With the support of industry giants and the dedication of its organizers, WMNC 2023 sets the stage for a flavorful celebration of mithai and namkeen traditions. We eagerly await your presence.