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

10:30 – MORNING TEATIME / NETWORKING BREAK

11:30-12:30 Workshop Sessions

Workshop 2:

PARTNERSHIPS: BUILD FOR SUCCESS IN INDIA  

Trade in emerging markets is becoming ever-more relationship-based rather than rules-based. Key international fresh produce players discuss the work they’re doing on the ground to build partnerships in India.

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.   

12:30-14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH AT FRESH PRODUCE INDIA EXPO  

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?

Workshop 3:

IMPORTS: WHERE NEXT FOR INDIA?  

This session looks at latest trends and developments on India’s fast-moving fruit import market, homing on the emerging suppliers and product categories.

  • Dominika Kozarzewska, Polish Berry Cooperative, POLAND

15:00-16:00 AFTERNOON TEATIME / networking break

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.

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

  

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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