India is one of the largest food producers of the world, 40% of food produced in India is wasted. India loses $9 Million worth of food every year, making it one of the most under-developed food processing countries in the world. To tackle this issue and to create awareness regarding this crisis, the Indian Government launched World Food India, the country’s largest international event for the food processing industry, targeting global decision makers.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries partnered with Gutenberg to position World Food India as a landmark event, that will revolutionize the global food procession industry, showcasing India’s unique position as one of the largest food producers globally, and educate the world about the positive impact of government policies.
Challenge #1: Engaging with target audience
The event website was designed with a clear and concise narrative to streamline its multiple objectives and sections. The website’s interface was optimized for mobile responsiveness and featured monetizing elements, query generation, and event-related information to enhance user engagement.
Challenge #2: Raising awareness for World Food India
3000+ posts were created on World Food India’s social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and lnstagram for campaigns like #NOWASTEONMYPLATE, #WARONFOODWASTE, #REDUCEFOODWASTE and #WFICULINARYTOUR. The content spanned from infographics, video bytes with CEOs and industry stakeholders, and all key aspects of World Food India 2017 including – Conferences, Exhibition, Food Street, Start-up awards & Hackathon.
Twitter saw a phenomenal growth of followers from 1400 to 150k during the event promotions. A twitter LIVE chat with Minister Badal which was convened through Make in India’s official twitter account, which has a global reach of an estimated 3.5 million people.
During the days of the event, #WorldFoodlndia & #FoodStreet trended on twitter for all 3 days of the event and helped the Facebook page gain over 248k likes and twitter page gain over 150k followers. All this was achieved through curating real time content that had the pulse of the nation including the Guinness World Record, Hon’ble PM Modi’s Inaugural address, President Kovind’s Valedictory Session and most notably video interview bytes from industry stalwarts and exhibitors.
A focussed #ReduceFoodWastage campaign was launched that reached to over 40 million users and captured Twitter’s attention, becoming the most talked about topic on India’s Independence Day celebrations.