DAY ONE: DECEMBER 14:

THEME: Making India The Next Global Culinary Superpower

VENUE: Multipurpose Hall, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

10:00 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.: Registrations over Tea and Coffee.

10:30 A.M. TO 11:45 A.M.:

PLENARY SESSION: Making India The Next Global Culinary Superpower.

10:30 A.M. TO 10:35 A.M.: WELCOME ADDRESS

Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, Former Ambassador of India in Sweden and Latvia.

10:35 A.M. TO 10:45 A.M.: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Mr Satyajeet Rajan, Director General (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.

10:45 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.: PLENARY ADDRESS: Branding Indian Cuisine

Mr Sunil Alagh, Founder, SKA Advisers, and TV Commentator.

11:00 A.M. TO 11:45 A.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

MODERATOR: Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison

PANELISTS: Mr Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, India’s Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; Mrs Riva Ganguly Das, Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations; Mr Gautam Anand, Founding Partner, Heirloom Residences — The Collection; Mr Vikram Aditya Singh, General Manager, The  Lodhi; Mr Rajeev Kohli, Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO).

* 11:45 NOON TO 1:15 P.M.:

KEYNOTE SESSION: Eat in India: A National Blueprint for Culinary Tourism.

11:45 A.M. TO 12:05 P.M.: OPENING CONVERSATION

AD Singh, Managing Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen, in an informal conversation with Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India: Farm to Table.

TOPIC: Turning India’s Culinary Diversity into Multiple Tourism Opportunities.

12:05 P.M. TO 12:15 P.M.: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Gita Ramesh, Joint Managing Director, Kairali Ayurveda Group.

TOPIC: How We Made the Ayurveda Lifestyle a Tourism Magnet.

12:15 P.M. TO 12:30 P.M.: MEDIA FOCUS

Kalyan Karmakar, Blogger, FinelyChopped; Author, The Travelling Belly: Eating Through India’s Bylanes. TOPIC: Culinary India Goes Social: The Democratisation of Food Media.

12:30 P.M. TO 12:40 P.M.: MEDIA FOCUS

Anisha and Aysha, Founders, The Goya Journal. TOPIC: The Food Media’s Quest for Forgotten Ingredients & Its Implications for India’s Changing Palate.

12:40 TO 1:15 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

Footloose and Hungry for More: Food Walks and the Excitement of Discovery.

12:40 TO 12:50 P.M.: Opening Presentation: Kalyan Karmakar

PANELISTS: Sohail Hashmi, Delhi Heritage Walks; Nidhi, CEO, and Sachin Bansal, Chief Explorer, India Walks; Anubhav Sapra, CEO, Delhi Food Walks.

MODERATOR: Kalyan Karmakar

1:15 TO 2:15 P.M.: LUNCH BREAK

2:15 TO 3:00 P.M.: RESEARCH SESSION

Exploring Taste: Food Influencers Go Back To India’s Roots to Re-Define How We Eat

PRESENTER: Rupali Mehra, Founder, Storyscapes Media; Columnist, Huffington Post.

OPENING ADDRESS: 2:15 TO 2:30 P.M.: How Food Shapes India’s Politics: By Shylashri Shankar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research; Food Columnist, OPEN Magazine.

2:30 TO 2:45 P.M.: Let’s All Celebrate India’s Iconic Dishes to Put Our Cuisine on the World Map: By Rushina Munshaw Ghildayal, Blogger, Food Consultant and Author, A Pinch of This, A Handful of That.

2:45 TO 3:00 P.M.: In Search of the Lost Himalayan Cuisine: By Sanjay Thakur, In-Flight Chef, Etihad Airways, and Consultant, Heirloom Residences — The Collection.

3:00 TO 3:15 P.M.: My Flavour Journeys Across Kashmir: By Prateek Sadhu, Executive Chef, Masque Restaurant.

3:15 TO 3:30 P.M.: Understanding Bengal’s Sweet Fixation: By Ishita Dey, Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice, Ambedkar University Delhi.

3:30 TO 3:45 P.M.: The Irani Cafe Culture in India: Its Origins and Evolution: By Mohit Balachandran, Country Head, Soda Bottle Opener Wala.

3:45 TO 4:05 P.M.: TEA BREAK

4:05 TO 4:40 P.M.: ROYAL CUISINE: THE NEW MAGNET FOR CULINARY TOURISM

Introduction: Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables and Kitchen of the Kings.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Shailaja Katoch (Dham Cuisine-Kangra), Nawab Kazim Ali (Rampur), Meera Ali (Kotwara), Uma Devi Jadhav (Deogarh-Maratha Cuisine) and Hemendra Singh (Bhaisrorgarh). MODERATOR: Anshu Khanna.

4:40 TO 4:50 P.M.: GUEST SPEAKER: Xabier Arruza, Adviser, Basque Country Tourism; Founder, Basqvium (an independent gastronomic and tourism consultancy).

TOPIC: What the Basque Country Can Teach the World About Culinary Tourism.

4:50 TO 5:45 P.M.: VALEDICTORY SESSION

Putting Indian Cuisine on UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List

4:50 TO 5:00 P.M.: INTRODUCTION

Dr Pushpesh Pant, Culinary Historian, Author and Padma Shri Awardee

5:00 TO 5:45 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

MODERATOR: Dr Pushpesh Pant

PANELISTS:

Ms Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels.

Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, India’s Former Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia.

Mrs Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group.

Manjit Gill, President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations.

Mr Mohit Balachandran, Country Head, SodaBottleOpenerWala.

Mr Puneet Jhajharia, Co-Founder, Crop Connect Enterprises.

 

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