Booking Information



Various locations: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Colombo,
India and Sri Lanka


24-28 Feb 2020


Beauty Products
Food & Beverage

Reference No


Australia India Business Exchange Mission - Premium Australia

About the event:

Between 2009 and 2018, demand for premium imported food and wine in India tripled from A$1.7bn to A$5.3bn. Demand is driven by India’s highly aspirational middle class. With rising incomes, they have created a new consumer market for Australian exporters, with new patterns of consumption. A growing number of brand-oriented importers are feeding demand.

Overseas access to India’s consumers is improving rapidly, with new supermarkets and retail formats opening across major cities. However, modern retail cannot scale fast enough to meet demand. This has opened the way for explosive growth in e-commerce, which is becoming a preferred format for purchasing consumer goods. India’s e-commerce ecosystem creates opportunities for Australian health and beauty companies to reach out directly to Indian consumers.

The gap between demand and supply for premium products will continue to grow. This makes India a source of growth for Australia's food and wine sector – and Australian exporters enjoy strong brand affinity. MasterChef Australia has brought Australian food and ingredients into the kitchens of millions of Indians. With more Indians travelling to Australia for tourism and education – and experiencing local brands at first hand – Australia is gaining a reputation for clean and safe produce.

Delegates taking part in the Food & Beverage Program will be introduced to major food processors and retailers that have the scale and interest to secure direct supplies of premium Australian products into India. This provides exporters with new channels to market and the opportunity to be part of the ‘Australia’ brand in India.

Who should participate:

Senior-level business representatives from premium food, beverage, health and beauty.

Austrade package:

For detailed information about this event please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

How to apply:

Apply to participate in this event using the start registration button below.

Acceptance of your application is not confirmed until you have received formal notification from Austrade. Austrade is not bound to accept any application and shall only do so at its sole discretion so as to best facilitate export and foreign direct investment.

Application deadline:

31 January 2020

Travel details:

Australian travellers should be aware of the increased threat of terrorism globally and should consult the Australian Government’s General Advice to Australian Travellers, which is available at

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Please note:

Austrade will only work with clients that maintain appropriate business ethics, and demonstrate a commitment to legal obligations including anti-bribery laws, both in Australia and overseas markets. For further information, please visit

For more information please contact:

    Chris Morley
    Advisor, Global Markets & Sector Engagement
    Austrade Melbourne
    T: +61 (3) 9648 3178