International Spice Conference 2020

Venue: Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi, India
Date: March 8 to 11, 2020

Established in 1987, All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) works towards protecting the interest of the spice exporters of the country, by creating a sustainable and pro-development business environment for the stakeholders in the industry. In three decades, AISEF has evolved into the ‘Voice of the Spice Fraternity’. AISEF has developed relationships with all the major spice associations of the world, understood business needs and market changes, and has taken the lead in regulatory matters. AISEF has also entered into joint initiatives with organisations like IDH (a Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) and WSO (World Spice Organisation), to ensure sustainable spice farming that facilitates economically viable, socially conscious, and environmentally responsible products.

In a world where food safety standards are challenging and the industrial environment is rapidly evolving, it has become imperative for the stakeholders to address the concerns and imbalances of the industry. Ensuring sustainability of crops and improving the livelihood of the farmers is also a collective responsibility. It is in this context that All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) came up with the idea of the International Spice Conference to provide a platform for all stakeholders of the Global Spice Industry—business houses, spice organisations, policy makers, farmers and end users—to address their concerns and interact with each other. AISEF created this networking platform in the year 2016 along with its silver jubilee celebrations.

World’s Leading Knowledge Dissemination and Unifying Platform for the Spice Industry

Today, ISC has grown to become the world’s leading knowledge dissemination and unifying platform for the global spice fraternity. Four successful editions of the conference have had positive impacts on the industry and its stakeholders. Participation has gone up by 50% from the first edition in 2016 to the last edition in 2019, with a representation of 50 nationalities including 60 exhibitors and 50 speakers.


If you are active in the food industry, spice and herbs industry, ingredient manufacturing or fragrances and flavours industry, if you are a farmer, processor, trader, testing and regulatory authority, part of any association in food and allied services, hospitality industry, relevant government functionary, then you should attend this event, which will bring to fore all of the above on a platform that allows you to network with like-minded experts from all over the world. Make a fabulous trip to India, make new friends, acquaint with new developments, strike a few deals, renew old friendships and most of all create memories of a lifetime!