JANUARY 18, 2018 (THURSDAY)

Day 2 of India Food Forum

Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Goregaon, Mumbai

 

16:30  – 18:30 :  16 STATRTUPS THAT CHANGED THE TASTE OF INDIA

Outstanding Food start ups and enables operating in: # Food & Grocery Retail # Food Service # Food # Food Production, Display & Presentation # Food Ordering, Payment & Delivery # Food Support

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.

Finalists to present

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

Followed by 2 minutes interaction with JURY and Audience

Anchors:  

Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow! Momo

 

Finalists:

  1. Andrine Mendez, Owner, PLiNG Foods
  2. Manoj Gupta, CMD- Munchon’s
  3. Rajasekar GB, Director, Schmecken Agro Food Products – Nata De Coco
  4. Amritha William,  Nutritionist/ R&D Manager – Inner Being Wellness
  5. Chirag Gupta, Founder, Zea Maize – 4700BC Popcorn
  6. Deepak Sabharwal, Co-founder & CEO and H C Yadav, Co-founder and Mentor, Earthy Tales
  7. Gayathri Swahar, Marketing Director, y-cook
  8. Kiran Gali, Founder & CEONumber Mall
  9. Mallika Muralidhar/ Muralidhar Kadambi, Delcis Foods – JARLIE
  10. Ram Mallya, VP- Operations – IPLANSYS
  11. Prashanth Gowriraju, MD, TIMLA Foods – Popi Corn
  12. Rayed Merchant, The Pancake Story – a division of RMZ Food & Hospitality
  13. Robin Jha, CEO, Tpot
  14. Satish Chamy Velumani, Founder & CEO, Frshly
  15. Vaibhav Mittal, Director and Sunil Kumar, Marketing Manger – Lovely Bake Studio
  16. Yeshwanth NagFounderThe ThickShake Factory

 

Grand Jury:

 

Abheek Singhi, Senior Partner & Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Aditya Save, Co-founder, Agilio

Ajay Macaden, Executive Director, Nielsen India

Amit Lohani, Convenor, Forum of Indian Food Importers

Anand Ramanathan, Partner, Strategy & Operations Consulting, Deloitte India

Anuraag Fulay, International Brand Consulting & Planning; AVP-VISCOMM

Ashwini Pable, Brand and Innovation catalyst and President, Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (Maharashra Chapter)

B N Dixit, Director (Legal Metrology), Dept. of Consumer Affairs, GoI

Baqar Iftikhar Naqvi, Business Director- Retail and Consumer Products, Wazir Advisors

Debashish Mukherjee, AT Kearney, Partner & Co Head, Consumer & Retail Industries, India & SEA

Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention & President AFSTI

Pankaj Karna, Managing Director, Maple Capital Advisors

Prasad P, Group Executive Vice President, Yes Bank

Rahul Singh, President, National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI) and founder, Beer café

Sagar Kurade, CMD, Suman Project Consultants, EX President – All India Food Processors Association/ VP AFST HQ

Saloni Nangia, President, Technopak India

Samir Kuckreja, Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality

Sreedhar Prasad, Partner & Head – Consumer, Retail & Internet, KPMG

S Swaminathan, Head – Industry Engagement, GS1 India

 

Amazon Jury: Aman Deep Lohan, Head, Amazon Launchpad

 

The selected startups from the pitch competition would get access to the following Amazon Launchpad benefits:

As a member of the program, startups will have privileged access to a number of tools and mechanisms that will help launch products, get them discovered, build their brand, and help sell globally.

These include:

Store presence: Inclusion in the curated Amazon Launchpad store, the one-stop destination to find products from entrepreneurial companies.

Seller development: Account management for ongoing startup support with guidance and customized recommendations on product launches, account health maintenance, advertising optimization support & other ways to leverage the most out of Amazon Launchpad.

Enhanced A+ content: Unique product page experience with enhanced product imagery, video uploads, and full Q/A section allowing you to tell your startup story. Optimized A+ content can help boost performance in Amazon search results and external search engines.

Support to go global: Take products to new Amazon marketplaces, with access to the Amazon Launchpad translation portal offering pre-negotiated rates for text, graphics and videos translations.

Amazon Launchpad is a unique program showcasing unique and exciting products from startups around the world, making it easy for startups to launch new products to millions of Amazon customers. The Amazon Launchpad storefront offers customers a one-stop shop to discover a curated selection of cool and innovative products from entrepreneurial companies. Current Amazon Launchpad marketplaces include: US, UK, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and India.

 

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.

 

Move to Awards Venue: Renaissance, Powai Mumbai

 

19:30 onwards :  

Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards for Outstanding achievers in Food & Grocery Retailing 

Images Food Service Awards for Outstanding achievers in the HoReCa Business  

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

 

JANUARY 19, 2018 (FRIDAY)  Day 3

Venue: Hall No. 4 – 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.

 

09:30 – 10:00 :. Breakfast Meet

10:00 – 11:30 : INAUGURAL SESSION : STARTUP INDIA

10:00 – 10:30 : INAUGURAL ADDRESSES & INTRODUCTUCTION

Welocome Address: Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards

Inaugural Keynotes :

Dr. C Ananth Ramkrishnan, Director IIFP Thanjavur, Govt of India

Madhavi Das, CMSO, FSSAI (Joint Secretary, GoI)

10:30 – 11:30 : INAUGURAL PANEL DISCUSSION

 

  • How to accelerate your startup?
  • Tips from the founders, policy makers & Investors.

 

Inaugural Panel:

 

  • Bhavik Rathod, Head, UberEATS India
  • Dr. C Ananth Ramkrishnan, Director IIFP Thanjavur, Govt of India
  • Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TIE Delhi NCR
  • Madhavi Das, CMSO, FSSAI (Joint Secretary, GoI)
  • Rishabh Mariwala, Marico, Founder, Soap Opera n More
  • Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow! Momo

 

Case Studies:

Prasoon Gupta, Co Founder & Director, Sattviko

Rohan Mirchandani, Co-Founder, Drums Food International

Suhasini Sampath, Co-founder, Yoga Health Foods

Moderator: Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards

JANUARY 19, 2018 (FRIDAY)  Day 3 of India Food Forum

Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Goregaon, Mumbai

FOOD STARTUPS* AND INNOVATION CONVENTION CONTINUED

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

Past few years has seen an exponential growth in food startups with increasing interest of investors. Also businesses from different niche have also decided to experiment in this lucrative business.  This session with investors and felicitators will deliberate on how investors are looking at the opportunities and what is their assessment of the developments so far.

 

  • Aditya Save, Co-founder, Agilio
  • Baqar Iftikhar Naqvi, Retail Growth Specialist, Wazir Advisors
  • Chaitanya Deshpande, Angel Investing and Advisor
  • Dr Nilesh Amritkar, Member ASCENT Foundation, President, AFST Mumbai and MD, Envirocare Labs
  • Keshav Kamble, Deputy Director General of Chamber of Foreign Trade and Industries Forum (CFTIF); Former Jt CEO, KVIC, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • Nayan Bheda, founder – Edvantez, Indian School of eBusiness Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and Advisor
  • Pankaj Karna, Managing Director, Maple Capital Advisors
  • Prasad P, Group Executive Vice President, Yes Bank
  • Rajendra Bhat – Investor expert and startup GURU

 

Moderator: Samir Kuckreja, Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality

12:30 – 13:30 : RAPID FIRE SESSION: STARTUPS ON FIRE!

25 Startups take the stage with 2 of India’s most admired professionals in the food business as moderators to tell the world “7 REASONS WHY FOOD STARTUPS WILL GAIN MOMENTUM IN 2018 & BEYOND”. Brainstorming on startups, new ideas, scope and challenges, successes and failures, participants of this session share their innovations, stories and the reasons why they are in it. To make the RAPID FIRE interesting we let the startups challenge each other’s ideas and see how young entrepreneurs react to attacks from pear group. At one stretch no one gets more than 60 seconds to talk. The Best Challenger and the Best Responder receive STANDING OVATION and a pack of PRIZES!

 

  • Andrine Mendez, Owner, PLiNG Foods
  • Anirudh Poddar, Co  – Founder, Chai Break
  • Ashwini Pable, Brand and Innovation catalyst and President, Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (Maharashra Chapter)
  • Chirag Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, 4700BC Popcorn
  • Deepak Sabharwal, Co-founder & CEO, Earthy Tales
  • Gaurav Gambhir, CMD, Shubh Products
  • Kajal Bhatia, Co-Founder and Director, eighty20
  • Kaushal Dongare, CEO Pawak Food
  • Kumar Kushang, Co Founder & CEO, Adurcup
  • Kumar Shobhit, Founder, Burnout Food Truck
  • Nilesh Lele, CEO, Exelon
  • Nikita Poojari, Fish N Bait
  • Jainendran G, Director, Eten Craft
  • Prashanth Gowriraju, MD, TIMLA Foods – Popi Corn

 

    1. Robin Jha, CEO, Tpot

 

  • Rupali Ambegaonkar, Founder & CEO, Tea Culture
  • Sanjay Agrawal, Founder, Salad Chef
  • Shivam Shahi, COO, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
  • Shrey Aggarwal, Founder, The Belgian Waffle
  • Suraj Savlaiya, MD, Paston Foods
  • Vaibhav Mittal, Director, Lovely Bake Studio
  • Vinay Kumar Taylor, founder / owner, Nomba – Karna Candy
  • Vinod Kumar, Co Founder, Naturally Yours
  • Vivek Shukla, Co – Founder & Business Head, Nukkad Shops – Retail Innovation
  • Yeshwanth Nag, Founder, The ThickShake Factory

 

Moderator:

Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow! Momo

Samir Kuckreja, Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality

 

13:30 – 14:00 : HOW TO PARTNER WITH STARTUPS & INNOVATORS?

Support organisations to Food start ups 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
  • Dr. U. S. Annapure. Head, Department of Food Engineering and Technology, ICT
  • Twinkle Khetan, Co-Founder, The Zoozy Food Truck Company
  • Upen N Desai, CEO, Baytree Digital
  • Vasudevan Chinnathambi, Co-Founder, Ninjacart
  • Vikram Kamat, MD, VITS hotels & Kamats Restaurant

 

Moderator: Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards

14:00 – 15:30 : 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: Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convenor, India Food Startups & Innovation Convention and Awards

PANEL :

 

  • Anantha Padmanab, National Quality Head- Staples & Pvt. Label, Big Basket
  • Atul K. Joshi, Chief General Manager, Quality and Legal Compliances, Patanjali
  • Bhavesh Kumar Joshi, Director, AGMARK
  • Bhibishan Muley, Asst Commissioner, FDA Maharasthra
  • Dr. Vinod Dhanuka, Head R&D and QA – Reliance Retail
  • Nayana Daware, Manager (Legal & Compliance) Aditya Birla Retail
  • P. Muthumaran, Director, FSSAI
  • S Swaminathan, Head – Industry Engagement, 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)

 

Moderator: Subhaprada Nishtala, Hon. Secretary, AFST, Mumbai