International Spice Conference 2017 | Theme - 21st Century Spice Industry DISRUPT or be DISRUPTED!   Venue - The Leela, Kovalam, Kerala , India on February 12-14, 2017



1st International Spice Conference -2016
Grand Hyatt, Goa
21st – 24th January 2016


  • Inaugural Session

    Chief Guest : Mr Nils Meyer-Pries

    Chairman, European Spice Association
    Managing Director & C E O, Fuchs Gewürze GmbH

  • Welcome

    1730 - 1740 hrs

    Mr. Gulshan John

    Chairman, All India Spice Exporters Forum

  • Inaugural Address by Chief Guest

    1740 - 1800 hrs

    Mr Nils Meyer-Pries

    Chairman, European Spice Association
    Managing Director & C E O, Fuchs Gewürze GmbH

  • Keynote Speaker

    1800 - 1820 hrs

    Mr. D. Shivakumar

    Chairman & CEO
    India Region, Pepsi Co India Holdings Ltd.

  • Felicitation

    1820 - 1830 hrs

    Mr. C S Kartha

    The Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Life Time Achievement Award: Honouring Pioneers of Spice Industry

    1830 - 1845 hrs

    Mr. Al Gotze

    Board Director, McCormick Global Ingredients Ltd.

    Mr. C V Jacob

    Chairman, Synthite Group of Companies

    Mr. JV Mariwala

    Chairman, Vallabhdas Kanji Ltd.
    OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd & Auto Hangar (India) Pvt. Ltd.

  • Setting the context – Highlights of the Business Sessions


    Vote of thanks

    1845 - 1900 hrs

    Mr. Prakash Namboodiri

    Vice Chairman, All India Spice Exporters Forum
    Chairman, Business & Conference Committee.

  • Variety Entertainment & Cocktail

    1900 hrs onwards
  • Session 1: Farm to Table – Reality and Solutions

    0930 -1130 hrs
    Chairman of the Session / Opening Remarks

    Mr. Geemon Korah

    CEO, Kancor Ingredients Ltd

    Paper I : Changing face of Indian Agriculture – Reality & Solutions

    Mr. Rishabh Dwivedi

    Director, Vrutti Livelihood Resource Centre, Catalyst Management Services

    Paper II : Real time Farm Management – the Way Forward

    Mr. T. Karthikeyan

    Managing Director, Value Ingredients Pvt Ltd, Chennai

    Paper III : Precision Agriculture, the way forward to meet End-user expectations – Learnings from Indian Grapes Industry

    Dr. Sudhanshu

    DGM, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

    Paper IV : Need of the hour : Sustainability - India Initiatives

    Mr. Jan Gilhuis

    Senior Program Manager, IDH- Netherlands

    Q & A Session

    Tea Break

  • Session 2: Fulfilling Expectations from the Origin – The Customer's voice

    1145 -1315 hrs
    Chairman of the Session / Opening Remarks

    Mr. Sanjaya Mariwala

    Managing Director, Kancor Ingredients Ltd &
    Omni Active Health Technologies Ltd & Past Chairman AISEF

    Expert Panelists

    Mr. Greg Sommerville

    Director,Supply Integrity

    Ms. Jeanette Hansson

    Purchasing Manager, Lyckeby Culinar AB – SWEDEN

    Mr. Mike Kermode

    Vice President Purchasing, Sugar Foods Corporation, USA

    Mr. Nagy Beskal

    Director Of Operation, Mincing Trading Corporation, USA

    Mr. Shinya Haba

    General Manager, Vox Trading Co Ltd, Japan

    Mr. Simon Lovett

    Category Manager Herbs and Spices, FTA Food Solutions, Australia

  • Lunch Break

    1315 - 1415 hrs
  • Session 3: Blue Ocean Strategy – Listen to the Pioneers

    1415 -1600 hrs
    Chairman of the Session / Opening Remarks

    Mr. MSA Kumar

    Former Managing Director, AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt Ltd & AVT Natural Products Ltd & Past Chairman AISEF

    Expert Panelists

    Mr. Al Goetze

    Board Director/Chief Spice, McCormick Global Ingredients Limited

    Mr. George Paul

    Managing Director, Synthite Industries Limited and Past Chairman AISEF

    Mr. Kazim Gurel

    CEO & President, Kutas A.S. Turkey

  • Session 4: Smarter way of taste – Ingredients, Flavours and Seasonings

    0900 -0930hrs
    Keynote Speaker of the day

    Mr. Jean Mane

    President and CEO, V Mane Fils

    Chairman of the Session / Opening Remarks
    Setting the context by chairman of the session

    Mr Abe Tharakan

    Chairman, Amalgam Foods

  • Market Potential and Customer Expectations

    0930 -1115hrs
    Paper I : Global Supermarket of Spice Flavours

    Mr. J D Vora

    Sr. Vice President, Global Flavour Ingredients, Mane Inc

    Paper II : Emerging Indian QSR market vis-à-vis Chinese market
    and Opportunities for Indian Spice Processors

    Mr Bhupinder Singh

    MD, VISTA Processed Foods Pvt.Ltd. (An OSI Group Company.), Mumbai

    Q & A Session

    20 minutes

  • Tea Break

    1115 - 1130 hrs
  • How does one service the emerging market

    1130 – 1300 hrs
    Paper I : 'Zest', 'Zing' and the 'Zen' of crafting novel food products.

    Mr. Vishal Menon

    Chief Development officer and Head NPD, Synthite Industries Ltd

    Paper II : Meeting Customer Expectations – Spice Industrial Ingredients vis-à-vis Value Added Segments

    (In Absentia)

    Paper III : Critical Success Factors of a flavor company

    Mr. Ramu Subramanyam

    Technical & Principal Flavourist, International Flavours & Fragrances Inc

    Q & A Session
  • Lunch Break

    1300 - 1400 Hrs
  • Session 5: The Spoilers – Contaminants and Allergens

    1400 - 1530 hrs
    Chairman of the Session

    Mr.Simon Cripps

    VP, European Spice Association (ESA)
    Director at TCI International Ltd

    Expert Panelists

    Dr. KJ Venugopal

    MD, Food Safety and Quality Solutions Incorporated
    Member, Managing committee - World Spice Organisation

    Dr. Omre Sikili

    QA Manager, SteamLab Sterliztion Ltd.

    Dr. Ramesh V Bhat

    International Food Safety Specialist, Advisor to FAO

    Mr. Vinayak Narain

    Senior Vice President - Dehydrated Vegetables
    Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients, USA

  • Dinner and entertainment programs hosted by AISEF celebrating silver jubilee

    1800 Hrs Onwards
  • Session 6: Crop Situation – The Demand Supply Challenges

  • Session 6A
    Audio Visual Presentation and Panel Discussion on Black Pepper and Chillies - "See what is happening in the Origins?"

    0915-1100 Hrs
    Chairman of the Session

    Mr. Alfons Van Gulick

    Chairman and CEO, Nedspice Group

    Expert Panelists for Black Pepper

    Mr. Peter Shah

    President, Harris Spice Company Inc - USA

    Ms. Selvieana Aprilia

    Managing Director, Selvi Singapore Trading Pte Ltd
    Partner - P T Aman Jaya

    Ms. Tam Thuy Ngo

    General Director, Haprosimex JSC, Vietnam

    Expert Panelists for Red Pepper / Chillies

    Mr. Giridhar Rao

    Director – Sustainable Spices & Herbs, Griffith Foods WW

    Mr. Li Fengfei

    Vice President, Chenguang Biotech Group Co., Ltd

  • Session 6B
    Demand And Supply of Other Major Spices

    1100 - 1300 Hrs
    Chairman of the Session / Opening Remarks

    Mr. Bharat Maskai

    Managing Partner, Laxmi Enterprises

    Paper I : Cumin

    Mr. Kirandip Swani

    Managing Director, Swani Spice

    Paper II : Coriander

    Mr. Andrii Inshyn

    CEO, PE Natur Svit

    Paper III : Turmeric

    Mr. Sanjeev Bisht

    Business Head Spices –ITC Ltd

    Paper IV : Onion/Garlic

    Mr.Vinayak Narain

    Senior Vice President - Spices & Dehydrates Olam

    Paper V : Herbs

    Mr. Raf Nonneman

    Managing Director, European Spice Service NV

    Q & A Session

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