TASTING INDIA SYMPOSIUM: DAY TWO

DECEMBER 14 : 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

VENUE: India International Centre, Kamaladevi Complex, Multipurpose Hall

Eat Right: Safe Food, Sustainable Innovations

Drawing inspiration from the New Nordic Food Manifesto and the Eat Right Movement led by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), we turn solutionaries to map out how we can move towards a sustainable consumption culture that will ensure zero waste and zero hunger, safeguard the interests of small and marginal farmers, protect our collective health and the future of the planet, and lay the ground for the dissemination of new food technologies and the idea of smart food cities.

10:30 TO 11:00 A.M.: Registration of Delegates. Tea/Coffee.

INAUGURAL SESSION
GUEST OF HONOUR: Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog 

SESSION FACILITATOR
Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison, Executive Director, Tasting India Symposium

11:00 TO 11:05 A.M.: Welcome by Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India Symposium.

11:05 TO 11:15 A.M.: Opening Address:
Mr Pawan Agarwal, Secretary to the Government of India, and CEO, FSSAI.

11:15 TO 11:25 A.M.: Special Address:
H.E. Ambassador of Denmark, Mr Peter Taksøe-Jensen.

11:25 TO 11:45 A.M.: Keynote Address: Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

11:45 TO 12:00 NOON: A Nordic Perspective:
Mr Mads Frederik Fischer-Møller, Senior Adviser (Food), Nordic Council of Ministers

12:00 NOON TO 12:10 P.M.: Special Address:
Ms Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

12:15 TO  1:00 P.M. : KEYNOTE SESSION:
Making India Trans-Fat Free — Turning Vision into Reality

KEYNOTE SESSION: Making India Trans-Fat Free — Turning Vision into Reality

Moderator: Shauravi Malik, Co-Founder, Slurrp Farm. PANELISTS: Kumar Anil, Adviser, FSSAI; Dr A.K. Sharma, Consultant, FSSAI; Dr B. Dayakar Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Millets Resarch (IIMR); Dr Rakesh Malhotra, Chairman, Symbiotic Sciences, and Co-Founder, Naturewala; Maja Lund, The Danish Food and Veterinary Administration.

12:15 TO 12:20 P.M.: Welcome by Shauravi Malik.
12:20 TO 12:25 P.M.: Opening Statement by Mr Kumar Anil.
12:25 TO 1:00 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

1:00 TO 2:00 P.M.: LUNCH.
Curated by Vardan Agrotech/Nature Wala and The Earth Collective.

2:05 TO 4:00 P.M.: Formal Launch of the Young Chefs Association for Sustainable India

SESSION FACILITATOR
Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India Symposium, and Founder Secretary, Young Chefs Association for Sustainable India.

2:05 TO 2:15 P.M.: Opening Remarks by Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Secretary, Young Chefs Association for Sustainable India.
2:15 TO 2:20 P.M.: Sanjoo Malhotra, Co-Founder, Tasting India Symposium: Introducing Our Distinguished Guest, Claus Meyer.
2:20 TO 2:50 P.M.: Address by Claus Meyer, Co-Founder, Noma Restaurant; Author of New Nordic Food Manifesto; Global Food Visionary and Philanthropist.

2:55 TO 3:40 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION
From Food Policy to Ground Reality: How Chefs Can Bring the World Closer to SDG2

Moderator: Romy Gill, Celebrated Chef and Radio-TV Personality, U.K. PANELISTS: Paul Newnham, Global Director, SDG2 Advocacy Hub, London; Per Styregard, Acclaimed Writer on Food and Beverages; Justin Horne, Zero Waste / Circular Economy Restaurateur, London; Sujan Sarkar, Global Indian Restaurateur; Founder, Rooh (San Francisco), and Baar Baar (New York City); Ravitej Nath, President, Young Chefs Association for Sustainable India, and Founder, All India Rasoi; Anahita Dhondy, SD2 Activist and Brand Chef-Manager, Soda Bottle Opener Wala.

3:00 TO 3:05 P.M.: Welcome by Romy Gill
3:05 TO 3:15 P.M.: Opening Remarks by Paul Newnham
3:15 TO 3:45 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

3:45 TO 4:05 P.M.: IN CONVERSATION: Vineet Bhatia, Global Restaurateur and First Indian Recipient of a Michelin Star

EVENING SPECIALS

SESSION FACILITATOR
Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India Symposium, and Founder Secretary, Young Chefs Association for Sustainable India.

4:10 TO 4:30 P.M.: EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

First Food: Linking Food to Sustainability, Livelihoods and Nutrition
Dr Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment

4:30 TO 5:10 P.M.: KNOWLEDGE SESSION-I
Making Hunger History: Tech Solutions to Farm Challenges

Moderator: Johan Jörgensen, Co-Founder, Sweden Foodtech
Panelists: Dr B. Dayakar Rao, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute for Millets Research; Surinder Tikoo, Co-Founder, Tierra Seed Science; Krishna Kumar, Founder, Cropin; Suvankar Mishra, CEO and Co-Founder, eKutir; Puneet Jhajharia, Founder-CEO, Crop Connect.

5:15 TO 6:00 P.M.: KNOWLEDGE SESSION-II

Making Our Cities Food Smart: Nordic Routes, Indian Innovations
Focus on Zero Food Waste, Urban Agriculture, Organic Markets and Food Service Innovation.

Moderator: Arati Davis, Vice-President, Sweden India Business Council
PANELISTS: Mads Frederik Fischer-Møller, Leader, Nordic Food Policy Lab + Senior Adviser, Food Policy, Nordic Council of Ministers; Kamal Kant Pant, Principal, IHM-Pusa; Erica Torres Luquin, The Danish Food and Veterinary Administration; Gitanjali Rajamani, Co-Founder, Farmizen; Ameya Deshpande, Co-Founder, Authenticook; Meenu Nageswaran, Founder, The Earth Collective.