Conference Agenda

IMPORTANT NOTE:
1. THIS IS AN INDICATIVE AGENDA OF THE NATIONAL PULSES SEMINAR
2. SPEAKERS AND TIMINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
3. WE PLAN TO START THE SEMINAR AT 1.30 PM HOWEVER, THE EXACT STARTING TIME OF THE SEMINAR AND EACH SESSION WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY.
4. ALL THE MENTIONED TIMINGS ARE IN INDIAN STANDARD TIME (IST).


Conference Agenda - Day 1
S. NO. FEBRUARY 10, 2021 SESSIONS SESSION TIME
1. Welcome Address by Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman - India Pulses and Grains Association. 1.30 pm - 1.40 pm
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2. Keynote Address by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar,
Hon'ble Union Minister,
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development,
Panchayati Raj & Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
1.45 pm - 1.50 pm
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3. Keynote Address by Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. 1.55 pm - 2.10 pm
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4. Address by Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Agriculture Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare,
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
2.15 pm - 2.30 pm
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5. Address by Ms. Leena Nandan, Secretary - Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. 2.35 pm - 2.50 pm
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6. Vote of Thanks by Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman - India Pulses and Grains Association. 2.55 pm - 3.00 pm
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7. Presentations on Role of Pulses in Nutrition Security
  • Dr. Roshani Sanghani, Founder - Aasaan Health Solutions
  • Ms. Becky Garrison, Director of Domestic Marketing - USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and American Pulse Association
  • Q & A
3.05 pm - 4.00 pm
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8. Impact of Agri Reforms
  • Government Perspective: Mr. Vijay Sardana, Agri-Food Value Chain and Trade Policy Expert
  • FPOs Perspective: Mr. Yogesh Thorat, Managing Director - MAHA Farmer Producer Company Ltd.
  • Q & A
4.20 pm - 4.55 pm
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9. Special Address on World Pulses Day: Global Perspective: Ms. Robynne Anderson, President - Emerging Ag Inc. 5.00 pm - 5.15 pm
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10. Special Address on World Pulses Day: Ms. Cindy Brown, President - Global Pulses Confederation 5.20 pm - 5.35 pm
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11. Mr. Sunil Kumar Singh, Additional Managing Director, NAFED
Presentation & Q & A
5.40 pm - 6.00 pm
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12. Kabuli Chana Panel
  • Mr. Rajat Sarda, Managing Director - Rajat Agro - MODERATOR
  • Mr. Jonathan Grange, Partner - Sunstone Brokers
  • Mr. Matias Macera, Trading Manager - Desdelsur S.A.
  • Mr. Jeff Van Pevenage, President & CEO - Columbia Grains
  • Q & A
6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
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13. 2020-21 Crop Year Review and 2021-22 expectations
  • Government Perspective: Dr. S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Trade Perspective: Mr. Rahul Chauhan, Managing Director - iGrain India
  • Q & A
7.15 pm - 8.00 pm
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14. New Opportunities in Pulses Sector - Technology and Value Addition
  • Ms. Dhruvi Narsaria, Corporate Engagement Specialist - Good Food Institute - MODERATOR
  • Ms. Aashish Kasad, Partner – Tax and Regulatory Services - Ernst & Young LLP
  • Mr. Jeff Rumney, Vice President of Marketing - USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council & American Pulse Association
  • Ms. Nicole Atchison, Chief Executive Officer - Puris Holdings
  • Mr. Vishal Vijay, Director - Agrocorp International
  • Mr. Raul Pastorini, Director - Namastrade
  • Q & A
8.05 pm - 9.15 pm
END OF FEBRUARY 10, 2021 SESSIONS
Conference Agenda - Day 2
S. NO. FEBRUARY 11, 2021 SESSIONS SESSION TIME
1. E-Commerce in Retail Sector: Ms. Aashish Kasad, Partner – Tax and Regulatory Services - Ernst & Young LLP
Q&A
2.00 pm - 2.25 pm
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2. Advances in Pulses Research: Dr. N P Singh, Director - India Institite of Pulses Research 2.30 pm - 2.50 pm
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3. Desi Chana Panel
  • Mr. Nirav Desai, Managing Partner - GGN Research - MODERATOR
  • Mr. Sanjay Periwal, Managing Director - S P Meditors
  • Mr. Jayesh Patel, Group CEO & Executive Member - Bajrang International Group (BIG Group)
  • Mr. Peter Wilson, Managing Director - Wilson International Trade
  • Q & A
3.00 pm - 3.55 pm
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4. Tur, Urad and Moong Panel
  • Mr. Lalit Bangar, Sr. Vice President and Head Agri - Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte. Ltd. - MODERATOR
  • Mr. B Krishnamurthy, Managing Director - Four P International
  • Mr. Vikram Thakkar, Managing Director - Hariom Industries
  • Mr. Piyush Patel, Managing Partner - Patel Chaturbhai Ranchhodbhai Pulses LLP (Angur Pulses LLP)
  • Mr. Samir Esmail, Managing Director, Afrisian Ginning Ltd.
  • Q & A
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
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5. Beans Panel
  • Ms. Katia Sambin, Sales & Marketing Director - Chippewa Valley Bean - MODERATOR
  • Mr. Ankit Gupta, Managing Director - Ankit Impex India
  • Mr. Marcelo Luders, Director - Correpar Commodity Brokers
  • Mr. Tewodros Yilma, Group, Managing Director - Alpha Trading Partners PLC.
  • Q & A
5.05 pm - 5.55 pm
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6. Masoor Panel
  • Mr. Lalit Pant, Pulses Trader, Viterra India Private Limited - MODERATOR
  • Ms. Harsha Rai, Vice President, Sales - Mayur Global Corporation
  • Mr. Fatih Tiryakioglu, Board Member - Tiryaki Agro Food Industry and Trade Inc.
  • Mr. Mostyn Gregg, Head – Pulses and Senior Trader - Agrocorp International
  • Mr. Rav Kapoor, CEO & Director – ETG Commodities INC.
  • Q & A
6.00 pm - 6.50 pm
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7. Peas Panel
  • Mr. Rav Kapoor, CEO & Director – ETG Commodities INC. - MODERATOR
  • Mr. Mithilesh Gupta, Proprietor - Annapurna Udyog and President - Kanpur Dall Millers Association
  • Mr. Sergey Feofilov, General Director, Ukragroconsult LLC
  • Mr. Brett Melvin - Trader - Maviga NA
  • Q & A
6.55 pm - 7.45 pm
 
8. Closing address and Vote of Thanks by Mr. Sunil Sawla, Hon. Secretary - India Pulses and Grains Association. 7.50 pm - 8.00 pm
END OF FEBRUARY 11, 2021 SESSIONS