27 Feb 2016: 0900:


Welcome, Keynote, & Inaugural Address

Ceremonial Inauguration & Vote of Thanks

Interaction of Ministers with CEO's of Select Indian and multinational companies (by invitation).

Inauguration of/visit to Spices Exhibition by the Chief Minister, State of Gujarat

Business Session I -Reliability & Integrity. 01.00 PM to 5.30 PM



Ms Sushama Srikandath

Session Chairperson

Mr Ashish Bahuguna IAS **

(Chairman, Food Safety Standards Authority of India)

Keynote Address: Doing Business with India

Mr Kirk Bewely

(Past President ASTA; President Culinary Farms Inc. USA)

Reliability & Integrity of Supply Chain - A Spice Importer's Expectations.

Mr John Hill

(British Pepper & Spice - UK)

Perspective of a Retail Spice packer

Mr Toru Asami

(President, Stange KK Japan, & All Nippon Spice Association.)

The Japanese perspective

Mrs Wilme Nel

(Cape Herb & Spice/Libstar, South Africa)

Perspective of a South African Spice Importer

Mr Parvinder Singh

(Mg Dir. Common Fund for Commodities, Netherland)

Role of 'Common Fund for Commodities' in promoting International Spice Trade

Mr Roger Lawrence

(McCormick Inc - USA)

Integrity of Spice Chain - Defined.

USFDA Representative

(name awaited)

US concerns on Integrity and Reliability of Spices/Foodstuffs procured from India.

EU representative

(Name awaited)

European concerns on Integrity and Reliability of Spices/Foodstuffs procured from India.

Ms Cheryl Deem

(Executive Director - American Spice Trade Association)

FSMA & Foreign Supplier Verification - New US regulations being put in place for import of Processed Spices.

Dr Philip Johnson.

(Food Allergy Research & Resource Programme , USA.)

Co-mingling of Allergens in Spices

17.00 - 17.30

Question & Answers

19.00 - 22.00

Cultural programme & Dinner on Lawns

28 Feb 2016 - Business Session 2 - 09.00 AM to 12.30 PM:




Mr T Nandakumar,

Chairman, National Dairy Development Board & Former Chairman, Spices Board.

Chairman of the Session "Grow with India".

Ms Rita A Teaotia **

(Commerce Secretary, Government of India)

Keynote address of the session "Grow with India"

Mr Sanjiv Rangrass

(CEO - ITC Ltd - Guntur)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme - CUMIN.

Mr Jayakrishnan Nair

(VP - AVT-McCormick)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme - Red Pepper/Chillies

Mr Ranjit Ramachandran

(CEO, Plant Lipids Pvt Ltd.)

Progress in Spice Oils, Oleoresins, & Nutraceuticals.

Mr Christoph Langwallner **

(Founder/Mg Dir, Symega Flavours India Pvt Ltd - Currently, CEO & Co-founder, NamZ Earth Naturals, Singapore)

"Value addition and Entrepreneurship In India - My experience".

Mr John Keay

(Author: "The Spice Route: A History)

How Spices influenced History

12.30 - 13. 00

Summing up & distribution of presents to speakers

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break .

14.00 - 18.00


18.00 - 19.00

Function for Honouring outstanding performers in Spice Industry, and Awards for excellence in Exports of spices from India

19.00 - 22.00

Light music & Dinner

29 Feb 2016 - Business Session 3 - 0830 AM to 12.00 Noon:




Mr Joey Samuel **

Director, Elite Spice Inc, USA

Chairman of the Session "Crop Reports"

Mr Anand Kishor

Partner, Kishor Spices, India

Ginger, nutmeg, & Mace

Mr Bharat Maskai

Laxmi Enterprises


Mr Giridhar Rao

Griffith Laboratories.

Chillies/Red Peppers.

Ms Salomi Shah

Jabs International

Seed Spices

Mr Suvan Sharma

Jain Europe

Onion & Garlic

Mr Mouhssime Chami

Agrin Maroc, Morocco


12.00 - 12.30

Lunch Break


Vehicle leaves Hotel for field visit to World's largest Open Market for Seed Spices at UNJHA


Return to Hotel

** Denotes "Confirmation Awaited"