Global Perishable & Agri Logistics Conclave 2017

Better Procurement: Better Storage: Better Distribution: Nutritional Security
18 April, 2017: Mumbai, INDIA

Session Faculty
0930 Registration & Coffee
0955 Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor – R SivaKumar, Agrivalue Chain Services
1000– 1100 Developing Multimodal Perishable Logistics in the Country.

Fresh produce (seafood + fresh produce + seasonality) is currently a key priority in perishable commodity groupings. How is the consumer demand driving these sectors? How prepared is the logistics industry to handle this demand? How proactive is the regulatory framework in supporting infrastructure initiatives around this. What are the essentials for building a robust multimodal perishable network in the country?

Pankaj Mehta ,Managing Director , Carrier Transicold India and South Asia ( Session Chairman)
Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Kool-Ex Cold Chain Limited
Manish Agarwal, Executive Director, Gati Kausar
Ranjan Sinha, CEO, NAPL
1100 - 1115 Future Trends in Commercial Refrigeration

Vinay Khunger, Managing Director (Commercial Referigiration), Carrier India

1115– 1130 Networking Refreshments & visit to the exhibition
1130- 1215 Metric Tonnes to Pallets - Moving from Cold storage to Cold chain the way forward

The food supply chain in India is complex in nature, where perishable goods are handled by numerous small stake holders. Apt infrastructure required to support the perishable food market is still developing. The perishable nature of products makes it necessary to have temperature controlled hygienic storage facilities, efficient handling, reefer transportation and distribution networks. These requirements stand as pillars of strength for the perishable products supply chain. How can this enable exports and boost India's revenues while providing growth to farmers.

S D Saravana Gughan, CEO, Green Kitchen Multi Specialty Food ( Session Chairman)
Vikas Upadhyay, Associate Segment Marketing Head-Non Food Retail and Key Accounts (Asia),Assistant Director-Marketing & Strategy (Commercial Refrigeration),Carrier India
Ghanshyam Singh, Deputy General Manager, Rich Graviss Products Pvt Ltd
Sameer Verma, Tuscan Ventures
Shiva Prakash, TCI Supply Chain Services

1215 - 1330 Development of Perishable Trade Business in India
a, Challenges in Wholesale, Retail distribution

Perishable cargo items need not just temperature control but other controlling techniques and mechanisms such as controlled and or modified atmosphere as well as intricate packaging methods. Each product needs careful individual attention to ensure that damage or product degradation from production to retail can be minimized. How do the structures of Indian wholesale and Retail distribution sector impact the same and how can this be overcome.

b)E Commerce and Perishables
How will e-commerce fresh produce trading alter India's traditional wholesale model? How will the food safety and perishable supply chain integrity be impacted by the same. Will the existing cold store investments meet demand or capacity expansion is required. How will it impact the end consumer will he witness an increase in final landing cost.

S D Saravana Gughan, CEO, Green Kitchen Multi Specialty Food ( Session Chairman)
Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt. Ltd.
Hitin Suri, Director, Suri Fresh
Bhupender Singh, CEO, Ravi Agro Logistics India Pvt Ltd.
1330– 1410 Networking Refreshments& visit to the exhibition
1410- 1430 Importance of Sensors & Controls" in Refrigeration Systems

Jesper Nielsen, HB Products – Denmark

1430 - 1515 Future Trends in building Cold chain and Food Processing Industry projects with Environment friendly and Energy Efficient refrigeration plants using ammonia and Carbon dioxide as refrigerant.

Globalization requires complying with international regulations which vary from market to market. Quality control necessitates controlling texture, taste, temperature and reducing the amount of processing. Multi cell carriers are finding increased applications in reducing cost. What are the effective strategies to manage business within this environment?

Takeo Fujimoto, Managing Director, Mayekawa India Pvt Ltd.
Sanjay Gupta, Director, Infracool
P Sudhir Kumar, Vice President, Frick India Ltd.
R SivaKumar, Agrivalue Chain Services (Session Chairman)
1530 - 1600 Natural refrigerant, Natural Choice - Ammonia, for cold chain industry

Advantages of ammonia, its properties, why it is obvious choice of future refrigerant, How it energy efficient

Anil Gulanikar , President Elect , AAR
1600– 1630 Refreshment break
1630 - 1715 How to improve energy efficiency in existing cold storage

Why there is need to improve energy efficiency. what are the probable areas in refrigeration system to improve energy, How installation of automation level in existing plant helps to reduce man power and make plant energy efficient.

P Sudhir Kumar, Past President , AAR
1715 - 1800 Emergency response

How to respond when there is ammonia leak, How to develop task force in such event, How give First aid to reduce intensity damage to the human being in such event.

Anil Gulanikar , President Elect , AAR
1800 Closing remarks and end of session
19 April, 2017:
Track 2 – Day 2
Session Faculty
0930 Registration & Coffee
0955 Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor
R SivaKumar, Agrivalue Chain Services
1000– 1100 Building food security in India: Aligning the procurement, preservation and distribution objectives – an overview of the opportunity & challenges associated

Brijraj Singh, CEO, Origo Commodities India
Sandeep Sabharwal, Group CEO, Sohan Lal Commodity Management
1100 - 1130 The Infrastructure imperatives: moving from warehouses to silo's: A Cost benefit analysis

Puneet Mehndiratta, Business Head, Adani Agri Logistics
1130 - 1145 Networking Refreshments& visit to the exhibition
1145-1215 Demographic challenges of food distribution in India and the opportunity for private industry

Vamsi Maddipatla, Managing Director, OSR Infra
1215 - 1300 Attracting investments to scale up Food, Agri, Perishable and Cold Chain Operations

Nitin Puri, Senior President & Country Head, Yes Bank
S Venkatraman, Partner & Director , Rabo Equity Advisors
Shri K L Prabhkar, Dy General Manager, NABARD
Akshay Sharma, Founder, Schedulers Logistics India Private Limited
1300 - 1330 Intelligent transport and storage systems for enhanced efficiency

Anil Kale, DGM - Product Strategy & Planning, Eicher Trucks and Buses.
1330 - 1430 Networking Lunch & close of conference

For conference registration, contact :

Name: Manan Tyagi
Phone: +91 9599389545