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.
Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya have been working since May 2015 to make Tasting India Symposium the most important forum to promote a better understanding of India's diverse culinary heritage, food destinations and agricultural produce, and the sustainable diet options it can offer to the world.