FRESH PRODUCE INDIA 2017 programme was

Thursday, 27 April 2017

08:30 - 09:30 Registration and Welcome Refreshments

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome to Fresh Produce India 2017

09:45 - 11:00 Plenary Session 1: Future consumer, future trends

What are the big consumer trends to look out for India? What do they mean for fresh produce marketers? From the rise of online retailing to growing demand for organic foods, expert analysts give their take on how this burgeoning consumer market is likely to evolve.

11:00 - 19:30 Fresh Produce India Expo opens

11:45-12:30 Workshop 1
Roundtable: Dutch solutions for Indian horticulture

The Netherlands is a global leader in horticulture technology and protected cropping. Key players from the sector discuss the opportunities for India’s horticulture sector to improve yields, quality and food safety with the use of Dutch knowledge and technology. 

Hosted by HortiTechIndia

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

        14:00 - 15:00 Workshop 2
        Grape gains – getting access to the best varieties

        India's table grape industry needs access to the best varieties to capitalise on its great potential as a global supplier. What do some of the leading international table grape breeding programmes offer? What are the opportunities and challenges in developing such varieties on Indian soils? 

        15:00 - 16:00 Networking break

        Sponsored by IG International

        16:00 - 17:30 WORKSHOP 4
        HARNESSING THE POWER OF PACKAGING

        Leading players in the packaging sector discuss some of the latest solutions and technology, and explain their potential for application in India.

        14:00 - 15:00 WORKSHOP 3
        FOOD SERVICE FOCUS

        While India's food service sector is fairly unstructured, it offers potential marketing avenues for higher products seeking to carve a niche in the country. Leading analysts outline the size, scope and structure of the sector, and discuss the best marketing strategies with fresh produce suppliers. 

         

        16:00 - 17:30 WORKSHOP 5
        APPLE BRANDS – WHAT'S IN STORE?

        As Asia's largest apple import market, Indian demand is heavily dominated by Red Delicious, but other varieties are beginning to catch on. We look at some of the newer generation club varieties and premium apple brands and explore their commercial prospects in India.

          17:30 - 19:30 cocktail reception

          Sponsored by 

           

          FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2017

          09:00 - 10:30 PLENARY SESSION 2: SEEING THE VALUE

          From cold chain facilities to packaging solutions, India's fresh produce business now has a wide range of products and solutions at its disposal to move up the value chain. But such products and services are struggling to gain traction, and this is hampering the industry's development. Why is this? How can industry mindsets be changed? How have local companies benefited from applying such models and solutions? 

          10:30 - 14:00 FRESH PRODUCE INDIA EXPO OPENS

          11:30 - 12:30 WORKSHOP 6
          NEW EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN RUSSIA AND THE BALTICS

          Russia is seeking to diversify its import supply base while demand is growing from emerging markets in eastern Europe and the Baltics. How can Indian exporters make more of the opportunities in this part of the world?

           

           

          11:30 - 12:30 WORKSHOP 7
          BEYOND APPLES – NEW HORIZONS FOR IMPORTS

          Apples continue to dominate India's fruit import market, but other fruits are now building up a critical mass of sales, with good opportunities for expansion. This interactive workshop zones in on a few of the emerging categories, hearing from expert analysts and leading suppliers.

           

          12:30 - 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

          14:00 FRESH PRODUCE INDIA EXPO CLOSES

          14:30 - 18:00 DELEGATE TOURS

          Organised visits to some of Mumbai's leading food retailers, both traditional and modern.