JANUARY 18, 2018 (THURSDAY ) Day 2

FOOD STARTUPS* AND INNOVATION CONVENTION :

 

17:30 – 19:00 : STATRTUPS & INNOVATIONS THAT CHANGED THE TASTE OF INDIA

Ten Outstanding Food start ups and enables selected by the Prelim Jury will present their ideas, execution strategy, implementation stages and payoffs/ results – a valuable learning for all – whether it’s strategy driven to execution perfected.

Most Admired Start Ups & Enablers Operating in: # Food & Grocery Retail # Food Service # Food Start Up Enabler # Food Production, Display & Presentation # Food Ordering, Payment & Delivery

 

10 Finalists to present

3 Minutes (AV) Video – showcasing their concept, execution and results

Followed by 3 minutes interaction with JURY and Audience

 

Nominees Include:

 

  • Andrine Mendez, Owner, PLiNG Foods
  • Anurag Dalmia/ Gautham PB Co-founders Healthy Buddha
  • Arul Murugan, Founder, Snackexperts.Com
  • Devendra Chandani, co founder, Intello Labs
  • Dinesh Malpani, Founder, urdoorstep.com
  • Gayathri Swahar, Marketing Director, y-cook
  • Karen Anand, MD, Karen’s Gourmet Kitchen – 24houreat.in
  • Krishna Wage, Founder Director, SmartQ
  • Mallika Muralidhar/ Muralidhar Kadambi, Delcis Foods – JARLIE
  • Neeraj Pandey, Founder, Icy Curls – NVP Food Ventures
  • Nijesh Nair, founder, BBQ Ride
  • Nikhil Bansal, City Head Mumbai and Pune, Box8
  • Nilesh Lele, Proprietor, Exelon Basket
  • Prashanth Gowriraju, MD, TIMLA Foods – Popi Corn
  • Ravinder, Manager (Operation), Ayaanfoods
  • Sanjeev S Potti, Owner, Tea Trails
  • Satish ChamyVelumani, Founder & CEO, Frshly
  • Shaishav Mittal, Owner, Lovely Bake Studio
  • Shrey Aggarwal, founder, The Belgian Waffle Co- Bloombay
  • SK mehrotra, Director, Organic Tattva- Mehrotra Consumer Product
  • Umeshwari Machani, New Product Development, Monsoon Harvest- Green Light Foods
  • Varun Chhibber, Sr. Marketing Manager, Wok Express (Lenexis Foodworks)

Move to Awards Venue: Renaissance, Powai Mumbai

 

 

19:30 onwards :

Images Food Service Awards for Outstanding achievers in the HoReCa Business  

Please click here for more details : http://www.indiafoodforum.com/food-service-awards/

Followed by

Images Food Startups & Innovation Awards for Outstanding startups the food business and enablers.

Please click here for more details: http://www.indiafoodforum.com/food-startups-innovation-awards/

 

JANUARY 19, 2018 (FRIDAY ) Day 3

Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Goregaon, Mumbai

FOOD STARTUPS* AND INNOVATION CONVENTION :

 

Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country.

Its been over a decade that startups* caught the attention when young vibrant minds started shunning the conventional jobs by pursuing out of the box ideas as their career choices. While many made big news but only a few succeeded. However, appetite for such startups* is only growing. Food startups* and online grocery has been catching the spotlight. While online grocery vertical is garnering its own share of ventures, food ordering and delivery is not far behind.

Past few years has seen an exponential growth in such startups* with increasing interest of investors. Also businesses from different niche have also decided to experiment in this lucrative business. JustDial and Uber too entered this segment with the launch of their food ordering and delivery services.

India Food Forum launches this maiden initiative aimed at supporting food startups* and to have open house discussions and debates about the challenges they face during their journey, innovation plans, investment and future plans.

Startups Definition: As defined by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI, a start-up company means a private company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 and recognised as a “start-up” in accordance with the notification issued by DIPP.

*An entity shall be considered as a ‘Startup’ –

  1. Up to five years from the date of its incorporation/registration,

  2. If its turnover for any of the financial years has not exceeded Rupees 25 crore, and

  3. If it is working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.

 

09:30 – 10:30 :Breakfast Meet

10:30 – 11:30 : INAUGURAL SESSION : STARTUP INDIA

  • Welcome Address by Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards, President AFSTI and Regulatory Head, Marico
  • Inaugural Keynote by Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI

Inaugural panel discussion : How to accelerate your startup? Tips from the founders, policy makers & Investors.

Inaugural Panel:

  • Bhavik Rathod, HeadUberEATS India
  • Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM)*
  • Manish Tiwary, VP, Amazon India*
  • Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI
  • Rishabh MariwalaMaricoFounder, Soap Opera n More
  • Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow Momo

 

Moderator: Dr. Prabodh HaldeConvenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards, President AFSTI and Regulatory Head, Marico

 

 

 

JANUARY 19, 2018 (FRIDAY ) Day 3

FOOD STARTUPS* AND INNOVATION CONVENTION CONTINUED

Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Goregaon, Mumbai

 

 

11:30 – 12:30 : INVESTORS’ ASSESSMENT OF STARTUPS IN FOOD BUSINESS

 

 

  • Ashutosh Telang, Chief People Officer, True North Co
  • Chaitanya Deshpande, Angel Investing and Advisory
  • Keshav KambleDeputy Director General of Chamber of Foreign Trade and Industries Forum (CFTIF); Former Jt CEO, KVIC, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India

 

Moderator: Samir Kuckreja, Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality

 

12:30 – 14:00 : Round Tables – STARTUPS, ENABLERS & INNOVATORS

Session 1: 7 REASONS WHY FOOD STARTUPS WILL GAIN MOMENTUM IN 2018 & BEYOND : It’s no surprise that the food and dining industry is an attractive one for entrepreneurs. After all, everyone has to eat. Despite several challenges in the food business operations, there are lots of opportunities for forward-thinking entrepreneurs who want to jump on the food industry train. In this session food start-ups share their innovations, stories and the reasons why they are in it.

  • Anirudh PoddarCo  – FounderChai Break
  • Kaushal Dongare, CEO Pawak Food
  • Kumar Kushang, Co Founder & CEOAdurcup
  • Kumar ShobhitFounderBurnout Food Truck
  • Nilesh Lele, CEO, Exelon
  • P JainendranDirectorEten Craft
  • Prashanth Gowriraju, MD, TIMLA Foods – Popi Corn
  • Prasoon Gupta, Co Founder & DirectorSattviko
  • Sanjay Agrawal, FounderSalad Chef
  • Shivam Sahi, Country HeadBlue Tokai Coffee Roasters 
  • Shrey Aggarwal, Founder, The Belgian Waffle 
  • Suraj Savlaiya, MD, Paston Foods
  • Varun TuliOwnerYum Yum Cha
  • Vinay Kumar Taylor, founder / ownerNomba – Karna Candy
  • Vinod Kumar, Co FounderNaturally Yours
  • Yeshwanth NagFounderThe ThickShake Factory

 

Session 2: HOW TO PARTNER WITH STARTUPS & INNOVATORS?

Support organisations to Food start ups, supermarkets and e-retail majors present their unique stories of working with new businesses and innovations they have created to stay unique and relevant in this digital and technology convenience driven consumer landscape.

  • Dr. C Ananth Ramkrishnan, Director IIFP Thanjavur, Govt of India
  • Thirukumaran NagarajanCo-founder and CEONinjakart
  • Twinkle KhetanCo-FounderThe Zoozy Food Truck Company
  • Dr. U. S. Annapure. Head, Department of Food Engineering and Technology, ICT*
  • Sudhakar DesaiCEO & Director, Emami*

 

 

JANUARY 19, 2018 (FRIDAY ) Day 3

FOOD STARTUPS* AND INNOVATION CONVENTION CONTINUED

Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Goregaon, Mumbai

14:00 – 15:00 : FOOD SAFETY CONCLAVE – FOOD SAFETY : FARM TO FOLK

 

Food Safety compliance for startup businesses is extremely important. Food production is monitored carefully due to the significance of the consequences of poor food hygiene. While innovating and ideating new concepts it is vital that startups start out on the right track with complete knowledge of food safety compliance. In a candid conversation between the policy makers, food regulators and startup entrepreneurs, this session will discuss the ease of doing business and suggests ways to make the regulatory framework more streamlined and how the food operators can avoid tripping up on safety guidelines.

Chair: Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI

Co Chair: Dr Pallavi Darade, Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDACommissioner

PANEL INVITED:

  • Ashim SanyalCOO & Secretary, Consumer VOICE
  • Atul K. Joshi, Chief General Manager, Quality and Legal Compliances, Patanjali
  • Dr. Vinod Dhanuka, Head R&D and QA – Reliance Retail
  • Omprakash Arora, Head of Quality, Nestlé South – Asia
  • Raj Kumar Singh, Head – F&V Quality and Innovation, Big Basket
  • Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India
  • Sagar Kurade, CMD, Suman Project Consultants, EX President – All India Food Processors Association/ VP AFST HQ
  • Venkatesha Prasanna, Head, Quality, FCL (Future Group)