Since its inception in 1990, the World Spice Congress (WSC) has evolved to become THE global platform for discussion and interaction between importers, exporters, regulators and other stakeholders of the spice industry. Organized by the SPICES BOARD of India with able support from various trade organizations, WSC is now a much sought after, well attended event. The world is experiencing rapid changes in food safety issues as health authorities globally have embarked on a mission to make food safer for their countrymen. India’s internal food laws are now equally stringent. Are these new changes practical or Utopian? WSC 2016 will deliberate extensively on this as well as other issues and also bring the delegates up to speed on how India plans to make its food chain safe, reliable, consistent and most importantly – sustainable.



Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre

The venue for the World Spice Congress 2016 is Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is a joint venture between Gujarat University and Gandhi Corporation. The venue offers state of the art exhibition, meeting and convention services and it is located in the heart of urban Ahmedabad, the vibrant state of Gujarat.

The Convention centre has one main huge exhibition space, three conference rooms, one auditorium, one major open ground, a food court, vast parking space, resting lounge, and several lawns.




Theme For World Spice Congress (WSC) 2016

Target 2020: Clean, Safe and Sustainable Supply Chain

The first business session will focus on global safety concerns. The second will throw light on how India is responding to global challenges. The third session will highlight the Spices Board’s stellar role in enhancing production while safeguarding quality and purity in exports. The fourth session (crop reports) will give a sneak preview of what to expect in terms of spice production and price volatility.


Seeing is Believing! The World Spice Congress 2016 provides an opportunity to Exhibitors to showcase their unique capabilities and delectable products. The Exhibition area at WSC 2016 will display different varieties of spices and spice products, processing equipments etc. It will also provide a venue for overseas exhibitors to project their global reach by offering new technologies and products which could enhance capabilities/efficiencies of the World Spice Industry. The Spices Board will also participate in the exhibition by providing a platform for farmers to display their produce.

Event Partners of World Spice Congress-2016

Sponsors of World Spice Congress-2016

Previous World Spice Congress

Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices. The Board is an international link between the Indian exporters and the importers abroad. The Board has been spearheading activities for excellence of Indian spices, involving every segment of the industry. The Board has made quality and hygiene the corner stones for its development and promotional strategies.

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