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The International Spice Conference has emerged as the most sought after platform for the spice fraternity with more than 800 delegates from 45 nationalities, over 50 speakers and 35 exhibitors.



International Spice Conference - 2019
Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre,
Hyderabad, India
January 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2019


  • Inauguration of ISC 2019 - Inauguration of Conference & Exhibition followed by Welcome Dinner

    1700 - 1900 hrs
  • Prayer

  • Welcome Address

    Mr Rajiv Palicha
    Chairman, All India Spices Exporters Forum
    1700 - 1715 hrs
  • Lighting of Lamp

    1715 – 1720 hrs
  • Inaugural Address

    1720 – 1730 hrs
  • Keynote Address

    Dr Raman Ramachandran
    Head -South Asia,Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India Ltd.
    1730 – 1750 hrs
  • Address by Guest of Honour

    Mr R S Sodhi
    Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd (AMUL), Anand
    1750 – 1810 hrs
  • Key note Address

    1810 – 1825 hrs
  • Keynote Address: How Indian Spice Sector is Adapting to Challenges of Change

    Dr M K Shanmuga Sundaram IAS
    Secretary - Spices Board India, Cochin
    1825– 1845 hrs
  • Felicitation

    Mr V Venugopal
    President, The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    1840– 1845 hrs
  • Setting the Context and Vote of Thanks

    Mr S Chandrasekar
    Chairman, Business Committee, ISC 2019
    1845– 1850 hrs
  • Inauguration of Exhibition

    1850 – 1900 hrs
  • Welcome Dinner

    1900 Onwards
  • Session I A : Challenges of Change in the Global Spice Industry

    0930 - 1300 hrs
  • Key note Address: How can Companies create Sustainable Businesses overcoming Challenges of Change

    Dr BVR Mohan Reddy
    Executive Chairman of Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises)
    0930 - 1000 hrs
  • Opening Remarks and Setting the Context by Chairman of the Session

    1000 – 1015 hrs
  • The Farming sector

    Dr Dilip Kulkarni
    President - Agri Food and Sustainable Agriculture Jain Irrigation Systems Limited
    1015 - 1035 hrs
  • The Retail Sector

    Mr Damodar Mall
    CEO- Grocery Retail Reliance Retail Limited
    1035 - 1055 hrs
  • The Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical sector

    Dr Guru Ramanathan
    Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice -President, General Nutrition Corporation, Pittsburgh
    1055 - 1115 hrs
  • The Value Added Sector

    1115 - 1135 hrs
  • Panel DIscussion - Challenges of Sustainability -Balancing Planet, People and Profits

    Opening Remarks and Setting the Context by Chairman of Session

    Mr Alfons Van Gulick
    Chairman SSI & CEO & Managing Director, Nedspice Group, The Netherlands


    Mr Donald G Pratt
    Managing Director, McCormick Global Ingredients Ltd, Cayman Islands
    Mr Roel van Poppel
    Senior Vice President at Olam Spices, The Netherlands
    1200 – 1300 hrs
  • Lunch Break

    1300 – 1400 hrs
  • Session I B : Knowledge Sharing Sessions

    1400 - 1600 hrs
  • Family Business: Managing Transformation and Growth -

    Prof Kavil Ramachandran
    Executive Director - Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business ISB, Hyderabad

    In Conversation With

    Mr. Raja V Bommidala
    Group Executive Director, BBM, Bommidala Group, Hyderabad
    1400 – 1500 hrs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions - Basic Tenets

    Mr Kuchibhotla Srinivas
    Partner - Food, Agri and Retail Advisory, KPMG India

    In Conversation With

    Mr Christian Garin
    Chief Financial Officer Mane Group, France
    Mr Rajesh Srivastava
    Chairman & Managing Director Rabo Equity Advisors
    Mr Sanjaya Mariwala
    Managing Director Omniactive Health Technologies Ltd Mumbai
    1500 – 1600 hrs
  • Session II A:Challenges of Change :Redefining the Value chain

    0930 – 1200 hrs
  • Key note Address

    1930 – 1000 hrs
  • Panel  Discussion -  Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on the Value Chain Opening Remarks and Setting the Context by Chairman of Session

    Ms Sushma Rajagopalan
    Managing Director & CEO ITC Infotech


    Mr Abhinav Ramesh
    CEO at WandX and Chainflux
    Mr Sushil Kumar Kaushik
    Country Head, Nunhems India Pvt Ltd, also heading financial portfolio for APAC region.
    Dr Vishy Karri
    Founder and CEO Expert 365, Australia
    1000 – 1130 hrs
  • From Analysis Supplier to a Solution Provider - Redefining Role of Testing Houses

    Dr Thomas Gronewold
    Analytical & Sales Manager - Eurofins WEJ Contaminants GmbH Hamburg, Germany
    1130 – 1145 hrs
  • Session II B: Challenges of Regulatory Changes in the Global Spice Sector

    1145 – 1330 hrs
  • Keynote Address - Changing Food Safety Regulations in India

    1145 – 1215 hrs
  • Panel Discussion -How Regulatory Changes are Creating Challenges for the Spice Industry?

  • Opening Remarks and Setting the Context by Chairman of Session

    Mr Krishnappa Thyagarajan
    Advisor All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) & World Spice Organisation


    Ms Cheryl Deem
    Senior Advisor, American Spice Trade Association(ASTA)
    Mr Roger Clarke
    QA, Cannamela, Bologna,Italy
    Mr Simon Cripps
    President, European Spice Association
    1215 – 1330 hrs
  • Star- K Golf Cup and Golf Clinic at Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club

    1600 – 1800 hrs
  • Gala Dinner

    1900 onwards
  • Session III: Crops and Markets

    0930 – 1240 hrs
  • Keynote Address

    Mr Harsha Razdan
    Partner & Head Consumer Markets and Internet Business KPMG India
    0930 – 1000 hrs
  • The Global Project Private Business Action for Biodiversity : Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Value Chains – Approaches and Challenges

    Mr. Andreas Gettkant
    Director of the Global Projects - Private Business Action for Biodiversity & Blue Solutions - Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    1000 – 1030 hrs
  • Audio Visuals of Pepper, Chilli and Cumin followed by Panel Discussion - Opening Remarks and setting the context by Chairman of the Session

    Mr Kirandip Swani
    Managing Director, SwaniSpice Mills Pvt Ltd Mumbai

    AV followed by Panel Discussion - Pepper

    Pepper Panel -Anchor

    Mr Jos Van Gulick
    Manager ,Corporate Development Nedspice

    AV followed by Panel Discussion - Chilli

    Chilli Panel -Anchor

    Mr Sanjeev Bisht
    Business Head - Spices Agri Business Division ITC Ltd

    AV followed by Panel Discussion - Cumin

    Cumin Panel - Anchor

    Mr Bhavik Desai
    Herbs and Spice Specialist Jayanti Herbs & Spice


    Mr Nimish Vora
    Partner M M International Mumbai
    Mr Takushi Iio
    Sales Manager Vox Trading Co Ltd Tokyo
    1030 – 1140 hrs
  • Presentation On Turmeric

    Mr Anilkumar Kannan
    Sr.Manager Procurement for Raw materials and Seasonings AB Mauri India Pvt Ltd
    1140 – 1210 hrs
  • Presentation on Onion & Garlic

    Mr Raf Nonneman
    CEO of European Spice Services NV (ESS) Belgium
    1210 – 1240 hrs

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