DAY TWO : DECEMBER 15: THEME: Working Towards A Sustainable Food Culture
GANDHI KING PLAZA, INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, MAX MUELLER MARG
* 10:00 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.: Registrations over Tea and Coffee.
* 10:30 A.M. TO 11:45 A.M.: IN CONVERSATION WITH MRS MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI, Honourable Union Minister for Women and Child Development.
10:30 A.M. TO 10:35 A.M.:
Welcome by Banashri Bose Harrison, India’s Former Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia.
10:35 A.M. TO 11:15 A.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION
Strategic Innovations and Market Interventions in Organic Agriculture
PANELISTS: Capt. Ashima Agarwal (Category Head-Organic Foods, Fabindia Overseas Pvt. Ltd.); Sneh Yadav (Co-Founder, Tijara Organic Farm); Neha Upadhyay (Founder and CEO, Guna Organics); Rhea Singhal (CEO, Ecoware); Vijaya Pastala (Founder, Under The Mango Tree : TBC); Meenu Nageshwaran (Founder, The Earth Collective); Meghana Narayan (Co-Founder, Slurrp Farm).
MODERATOR: Ritu Prasad, Restaurateur-turned-Organic Farmer.
11:15 TO 11:45 A.M.: Keynote Address by Mrs Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.
* 11:55 A.M. TO 12:25 P.M.: The Unseen Hand: Gender Inequality in Agriculture
Introduction: Sanjoo Malhotra, Co-Founder, Tasting India Symposium.
Speaker: Dr Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester (United Kingdom).
* 12:30 P.M. TO 1:15 P.M.: INDUSTRY ROUND TABLE
How Corporate India Can Contribute to a Sustainable Food Culture.
MODERATOR: Rupali Mehra, Founder, Storyscapes Media / Columnist, Huffington Post
PANELISTS: Jaspal Sabharwal, Founder-CEO, Tag Taste; Senior Director, Everstone Capital; Rajiv Varman, CEO, Burger King; K.S. Narayanan, Ex-CEO Kwality Walls and McCain Foods; Kevin Parker, Head of Agri-Business, LT Food; Bill Marchetti, Chief Culinary Officer, Farmland; Neeraj Tyagi, Executive Chef, Shangri-la by Eros; Jang Bahadur Singh Sanga, India’s biggest potato farmer.
* 1:15 P.M. TO 2:15 P.M.:
MILLETS LUNCH curated by Slurrp Farm and AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi. Inauguration by Mr Krishna Byre Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.
* 2:20 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M.: SMART FOOD HOUR
The Journey of Millets from ‘Coarse Grains’ to ‘Nutri Cereals’
2:20 P.M. TO 2:25 P.M.: INTRODUCTION
Meghana Narayan, Co-Founder, Slurrp Farm
2:25 P.M. TO 2:45 P.M.: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mr Krishna Byre Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka
2:45 P.M. TO 2:55 P.M.:
PRESENTATION: Reclaiming India’s Ancient Superfoods: Mapping the Virtues of Millets. Shauravi Malik and Meghana Narayan, Co-Founders, Slurrp Farm
3:00 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION
PANELISTS: Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka, Mr. Krishna Byre Gowda; Dr Suman Sahai, Founder, Gene Campaign; Dr S. Anitha, ICRISAT; Nakul Bhonsle, Director, Great State Aleworks; and Pallavi Upadhyaya, Co-Founder and Director, Millets for Health. MODERATOR: Shauravi Malik, Co-Founder, Slurrp Farm
* 3:30 TO 4:00 P.M.:
SPECIAL ADDRESS BY Mrs Madhur Jaffrey, Global Doyenne of Indian Cuisine.
* 4:00 to 4:10 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.
* 4:10 to 4:25 P.M.: COFFEE/TEA BREAK
* 4:25 TO 5:00 P.M.: MAN OF THE MOMENT
Pawan Agarwal, CEO, Food Safety & Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI)
TOPIC: The Road Forward for Organic Certification.
4:25 TO 4:30 P.M.: Introductory Remarks by the CEO, FSSAI.
4:30 TO 5:00 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION
PANELISTS: Meera Mishra, Country Coordinator, IFAD India Office; Ayesha Grewal, Founder, The Altitude Store; Gaurav Bedi, Manager (Sourcing), I Say Organic; Aparna Rajagopal, Beejom.
MODERATOR: Ajay Rastogi, Director, Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature.
* 5:00 TO 6:30 P.M.: VALEDICTORY SESSION WITH AMITABH KANT, CEO, NITI AAYOG
Sustainable Business Models for a Sustainable Food Culture.
5:00 TO 5:05 P.M.:
Welcome and Introduction by Rupali Mehra, Founder, Storyscapes Media; Columnist, Huffington Post. She will also moderate the session.
5:05 TO 5:25 P.M.: Address by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.
5:25 TO 5:35 P.M.: Some Thoughts on the Hospitality Industry’s Expectations from Agri-Business Startups. By Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group.
5:30 TO 6:30 P.M.: PRESENTATIONS BY (MODERATOR: Rupali Mehra)
OPENING PRESENTATION: Jaspal Sabharwal, Founder-CEO, TagTaste, and Senior Director, Everstone Capital; Puneet Jhajharia, Co-Founder, Crop Connect Enterprises; Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group and Founder, Roseate Hotels & Resorts; Arjun Sharma, Vardan Agrotech; Somesh B., CEO, Sahaja Samrudha Organic Producer Company Ltd. (Karnataka); Aditi Dugar, Founder, Masque Restaurant.
EVENING: 7:00 P.M. ONWARDS: MANTRA, THE PARK NEW DELHI
Release of the Smart Food Manifesto at The Park New Delhi.
7:00 P.M.: Doors Open. Cocktails and Circulating Canapes.
7:30 P.M.: Panel Discussion: What We Can Do to Create A Sustainable Food Culture.
7:30 P.M. TO 7:35 P.M.: Welcome by Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India: Farm to Table Symposium.
7:35 P.M. TO 7:45 P.M.: Keynote Address by Mr Pawan Kumar Agarwal, IAS, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
7:45 P.M. TO 8:25 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION
PANELISTS: H.E. The Ambassador of Sweden, Klas Molin; President, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), Arabind Singh; President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Pronab Sarkar; Chair, HR and Training Sub-Committee, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), Samir Kuckreja; Norwegian Journalist and Blogger, Pia Skevik.
MODERATOR: Dr Pushpesh Pant.
8:25 P.M.: Release of the Smart Food Manifesto. The first copy is handed over to Mr Pawan Agarwal by the core signatories.
8:30 P.M. ONWARDS: Drinks and Dinner
Continue the conversation over an earth-friendly dinner with the season’s signature creations from FIRE, curated by Abhishek Basu, Executive Chef, The Park New Delhi.