Speakers

National Pulses Seminar 2021

 

Keynote Speaker
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
Hon'ble Union Minister,
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development,
Panchayati Raj & Ministry of Food Processing Industries.


 

Keynote Speaker
Shri RaoSaheb Patil Danve
Hon’ble Minister of State
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Government of India


Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Secretary
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Government of India


Shri Agarwal will speak Government’s efforts for increasing production of pulses in India with the focus of achieving self-sufficiency as well as a perspective about the work being done in India on the occasion of the World Pulses Day


Ms. Leena Nandan
Secretary – Consumer Affairs
Dept. of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution


Ms. Nandan will present a perspective about the Consumer Affairs Ministry towards increasing pulses consumption, addressing nutritional security and malnutrition.


Mr. Sunil Kumar Singh
Addl. Managing Director
National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED)


Mr. Singh will present an overview NAFED’s role and work as the procurement and distribution agency for Pulses as well as how has its role evolved in the last couple of years and what are the plans going forward.


Dr. N. P. Singh
Director
Indian Institute of Pulses Research


Dr. Singh will speak about the Advances in Pulses Research in India.


Ms. Aashish Kasad
Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services
Ernst & Young LLP


Ms. Kasad will speak about the growth of E-Commerce in the Indian Retail Sector.


Ms. Cindy Brown
President
Global Pulses Confederation, Dubai


Ms. Brown, as President of the Global Pulses Confederation, will share a message for the World Pulses Day 2021.


Ms. Robynne Anderson
President
Emerging Ag Inc.Canada


Ms. Anderson will present a global perspective on the work being done on the occasion of World Pulses Day as well as the impact of this day from the time the world celebrated The International Year of Pulses in 2016.

Ms. Becky Garisson
Director of Domestic Marketing
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council & American Pulse Association


Ms. Garrison will speak about the Benefits of Pulses in terms of nutrition, balanced diets as well as Recognition of Pulses as a nutritional powerhouse in the recent USA Dietary Guidelines.


Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Founder
Aasaan Health Solution


Dr. Sanghani will speak about the importance of pulses in our daily diets.

Mr. Vijay Sardana
Techno-Legal and Policy Expert
Advocate & Arbitrator
Agri-Food Value Chain and Trade Policy Expert


Mr. Sardana will speak about the Impact of the Agri-Reforms announced by the Government of India on domestic production and India’s march towards self-sufficiency in Pulses.


Mr. Yogesh Thorat
Managing Director
MAHA Farmer Producer Company Limited


Mr. Thorat will present the Indian Farmer’s perspective on the Impact of Agri-Reforms announced by the Government of India on domestic production and India’s march towards self-sufficiency in Pulses.

Ms. Dhruvi Narsaria (Moderator)
Corporate Engagement Specialist
Good Food Institute


Ms. Narsaria will moderate the New Opportunities panel and aim to present the entire diaspora opportunities that are available in the pulses sector.


Mr. Jeff Rumney
Vice President – Marketing
USA Dry Peas and Lentils Council


Mr. Rumney will speak about USA Dry Peas and Lentils Council’s analysis of Global Pulse Ingredient Trade and Markets – Overview of Trends and Opportunities.


Mr. Vishal Vijay
Director
Agrocorp International


Mr. Vishal Vijay will be a part of the New Opportunities in Pulses Sector Panel Discussion and talk about pea protein extraction and the opportunities that lie therein.


Mr. Raul Pastorini
Founder & Director
Namastrade


Mr. Pastorini will be a part of the New Opportunities in Pulses Sector Panel Discussion and talk about pea protein extraction and the opportunities that lie therein.


Ms. Nicole Atchison
Chief Executive Officer
Puris Holdings


Ms. Atchison will be a part of the New Opportunities in Pulses Sector Panel Discussion and talk about pea protein extraction and the opportunities that lie therein.


Ms. Aashish Kasad
Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services
Ernst & Young LLP


Ms. Kasad will speak about the New Opportunities in Pulses Sector -Technology and Value Addition.

Dr. S K Malhotra
Agriculture Commissioner
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


Dr. Malhotra will present an overview of the 2020-21 Crop Year and expectations for the 2021-22 crop year.


Mr. Rahul Chauhan
Managing Director
iGrain India Pvt. Ltd


Mr. Chauhan will present the Trade’s perspective of the 2020-21 Crop Year and expectations for the 2021-22 crop year.

Mr. Lalit Bangar (Moderator)
Sr. Vice President and Head Agri
Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte. Ltd.


Mr. Bangar will present a perspective on Myanmar’s Tur and Urad Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Samir Esmail
Managing Director
Afrisian Ginning Ltd.


Mr. Esmail will present a perspective on Africa’s Tur Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. B Krishnamurthy
Managing Director
Four P International


Mr. Krishnamurthy will present a perspective on India’s Urad Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Vikram Thakkar
Managing Director
Hariom Industries
Deesa, Gujarat


Mr. Thakkar will present a perspective on India’s Moong Production, Prices, and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Piyush Patel
Managing Director
Patel Chaturbhai Ranchhodbhai Pulses LLP
Vasad, Gujarat


Mr. Patel will present a perspective on India’s Tur Production, Prices, and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.

Mr. Lalit Pant (Moderator)
Pulses Trader
Viterra India Private Limited



Mr. Mostyn Gregg
Head - Pulses and Senior Trader
Agrocorp International


Mr. Gregg will present a perspective on Australia’s Lentils Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Fatih Tiryakioglu
Board Member
Tiryaki Agro Gida San. Tic. A.S.


Mr. Tiryakioglu will present a perspective on Black Sea Lentils Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Ms. Harsha Rai
Vice President Sales
MAYUR GLOBAL CORPORATION


Mrs. Harsha Rai will present a perspective on India's Lentils Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Rav Kapoor
CEO & Director
ETG Commodities Inc., Canada


Mr. Kapoor will present a perspective on Canada’s Lentils Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.

Mr. Nirav Desai (Moderator)
Managing Partner
GGN Research


Mr. Desai will speak about India’s Desi Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Sanjay Periwal
Managing Director
S P Meditors


Mr. Periwal will speak about Rajasthan’s Desi Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Jayesh Patel
Managing Director
Bajrang International Group


Mr. Patel will speak about East Africa’s Desi Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Peter Wilson
Managing Director
Wilson International Trade


Mr. Wilson will speak about Australia’s Desi Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.

Mr. Rajat Sarda (Moderator)
Director
Rajat Agro Commodities Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Sarda will speak about India’s Kabuli Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Jonathan Grange
Partner
Sunstone Brokers


Mr. Grange will speak about Black Sea Kabuli Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Matias Macera
Trading Manager
Desdelsur S.A


Mr. Matias will speak about Argentina’s Kabuli Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Jeff Van Pevenage
President and CEO
Columbia Grains International


Mr. Pevenage will speak about USA, Canada and Mexico’s Kabuli Chana Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year for the USA, Canada and Mexico markets.

Mr. Rav Kapoor (Moderator)
CEO & Director
ETG Commodities Inc., Canada


Mr. Kapoor will present a perspective on Canada’s Peas Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Brett Melvin
Trader
Maviga NA


Mr. Melvin will speak about USA’s Dry Peas Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Sergey Feofilov
General Director
UkrAgroConsult LLC


Mr. Feofilov will speak about Ukraine’s Peas Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Mithilesh Kumar Gupta
Managing Director
Shri Annapurna Udyog


Mr. Gupta will speak about India’s Peas Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.

Ms. Katia Sambin (Moderator)
Sales & Marketing Director
Chippewa Valley Bean


Ms. Sambin will speak about USA’s Beans Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Ankit Gupta
Managing Director
Ankit Impex India


Mr. Gupta will speak about India’s Beans Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Marcelo Luders
Correpar Food Brokers
Brazil


Mr. Luders will speak about Brazil’s Beans Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.


Mr. Tewodros Yilma
Managing Director
Alpha Trading Partners, Addis Ababa


Mr. Yilma will speak about Ethiopia’s Beans Production, Prices and Trade Volumes last year and your expectations for the forthcoming year.