Fresh Produce India brings you a programme full of expert insights and quality networking. Outstanding speakers engage with the audience to share their experiences and fresh perspectives.

To propose a conference topic or to take part as a speaker or expert panelist please contact:

John Hey – john@fruitnet.com
Matt Jones – matthew@fruitnet.com

wednesday 24 APRIL 2019

17:00-19:00 FRESH PRODUCE INDIA 2019 Welcome Reception

THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2019

08:00-09:30 Registration and Welcome REFRESHMENTS

09:30-10:30 Keynote Session -  Startup India: the changing investment landscape

India’s fresh fruit and vegetable sector is beginning to see exciting new investments throughout the value chain to tackle age-old challenges. Our keynote session provides a ‘whole of chain’ view of the investment landscape, identifying the key movers, opportunities and challenges. 

  • Nitin Puri, Yes Bank, INDIA

  • Sanjay Dasari, WayCool, INDIA

  • Siebe Schuur, Dutch Embassy, INDIA

10:30-11.30 MORNING TEATIME - Sponsored by NGK Trading

11:30-12:30 Workshop Sessions

Workshop 2:

Imports: New suppliers, new products  

This session spotlights some of the emerging suppliers and products looking to establish a foothold in India’s fast-moving fruit import market, examining their commercial prospects.

Workshop 1:

CHAIN REACTION: GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FOR INDIA

India’s fresh produce business needs new technologies throughout the supply chain to upgrade standards and improve integration. This session looks at some of the solutions available, from post-harvest treatments to grading and packaging.

  • Swathi Vurrakula, Wageningen Food &
    Biobased Research, INDIA

12:30-14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH AT FRESH PRODUCE INDIA EXPO - Sponsored by Ig international

14:00-15:00 Workshop Sessions

Workshop 4:

EXPORTS: INDIA TARGETS NEW GROWTH

India has great future potential as a fresh produce exporter, but the commodity trap looms large in an increasingly competitive market. How can suppliers differentiate their offering and better meet changing consumer demands?

  • Girish Sarda, Monsoon Green Earth Farms, INDIA

  • Andy Zhang, Dole Food Co, CHINA

Workshop 3:

category creation: building products from the ground  

India’s burgeoning consumer market offers exciting opportunities to build newer categories of fruit - both through imports and domestically-grown production. This session homes in on some of the most exciting categories, with global leaders discussing the keys to success.

  • Dominika Kozarzewska, Polish Berry Cooperative, POLAND

  • Roberto Rodriguez, Mission Produce, USA

  • Tarun Arora, IG International, INDIA

15:00-16:00 AFTERNOON TEATIME

16:00-17:00 Workshop Sessions

Workshop 6:

MISSION TO MODERNISE: INDIA’S FACES NEW FUTURE

Horticulture has a key role to play in the Indian government’s mission to double farmer incomes by 2022, but what is happening among private sector players to bring farmers into an integrated supply chain and modernise production? We look at the key entrants and disruptors and home-in on some exciting projects.

  • Krishna Mishra, eKutir, INDIA

  • Lakshmipriyan V G, FarmFolks Agro, INDIA

Workshop 5:

MARKETING INDIA: SHOPPERS WANT MORE  

India is home to one of the world’s youngest and most dynamic consumer bases. How are consumer demands changing? What are the latest trends in fresh produce consumption? And what are the most effective channels for reaching and interacting with consumers?

  • Himanshu Arora, Zespri International, SINGAPORE

  • Asish Puri, Avalon Consulting, INDIA

  • Avinash Joshi, Reliance Retail, INDIA

  

17:30-19:30 FRESH PRODUCE INDIA Cocktail Reception

FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019

9:00 - 16:00 dELEGATE TOURS: ORGANISED VISITS TO LEADING SUPERMARKETS AND WHOLESALE MARKETS

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