Guest of Honor

Shri Devendra Kumar Singh


The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

Mr. B.N. Dixit


Department of Consumer Affairs

Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS

Managing Director

Ecobliss India


Jay Gouliard

Executive Managing Director

Innotrigue B.V., Den Haag

Internationally experiencedpackaging, innovation, and sustainability leader. The managing director of Innotrigue BV, an innovation consultancy that co-creates and develops differentiated packaging solutions with SME’s and FMCG’s. Jay served as Avery Dennison’s Global Vice President of Innovation, Unilever’s Vice President Global Packaging Development and Design; General Mills’ Vice President Packaging Development; and Coca-Cola’s Director Global Packaging Development & Design. He is the co-author of “The Big Moo” published in 2005.

Sukhdev Singh Saini

Packaging Lead

General Mills AMEA

Sukhdev Singh Saini is currently the Packaging Design & Development Lead for Asia Middle East region at General Mills International. He is a post graduate in Packaging Technology and has 14 years of packaging experience with previous stints at GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. His work has won him several International awards and couple of patents.

Dr. Prabodh Halde


AFST Mumbai

Head Technical Regulatory

Marico Ltd.

Dr. Prabodh Hald currently working as Head Regulatory Marico Ltd for docmestic and international business. Prabodh is Food technologist with post-graduation in Marketing and personal Management and P.hD in Global Food safety regulations. Prabodh is having more than 21 years of Industrial experience in area of Quality and Food Safety. He has worked for Coca-Cola and ACC ltd in Past. He is lead auditor for ISO 9001/14001/OSHAS 18001/ISO 22000. Prabodh is President of AFST Mumbi, Technical committee member of IBHA, Executive committee member of Solvent Extractor’s Association India, Expert Panel member FICCI Codex & Food Processing committee member. He has participated in India delegation to CODEX meeting three times at China & Malaysia- 2012/13/15. He has published many articles in scientific journals and news letter. Prabodh is approved trainer from FSSAI and FDA Maharashtra, FDA Gujarath,FDA Goa, FDA Kerala & FDA MP. He has trained more than 2000 Food safety officers so far as part of TOT and FSO training program. He has delivered more than 100 seminars/lectures at different conferences all across India & abroad on food processing/Quality and Food Safety. Borad of Management member on BHM SNDT Mumbai. Syllabus committee member of UDCT,Pondechary university and CFT MAU Parbhani. His area of expertise is food safety and Food regulations. He was part of PMO visit delegation to Tajakisthan as a food industry expert during June 2015 visit.He has written book on Food safety for traders/Oil industry and Bakery Industry & retail industry. These books are very useful guide for FBOs He has published 4 motivational books for students named ‘prabodhika’ and recent one was inaugurated by Shri

Sukanta Bhattacharyya

Head of Packaging - International Business

Marico Limited

Gagan Talwar

Manager - Packaging Development

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Packaging professional with experience of more than 9 years in reputed organizations viz. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Perfetti Van Melle & Britannia Industries Limited and exposure to a wide variety of packaging materials including flexibles, rigid packaging along with an understanding of labelling & secondary packaging. Have participated as a Speaker in Innopack F & B Confex in 2014 & attended various seminars, exhibitions & contributed in winning prestigious awards in packaging e.g. Asiastar & Indiastar.

Mihir Mohanta

General Manager (Supply-chain & Procurement), Head SCM (Horti. SBU)

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd

Key skills:
Rural Communication
Grain (pulses/oilseeds) trading
Farmers Organization Development
Fresh Fruits & Vegetable, Staples Retail
Value chain across -Agriculture & Food Supply Chain

Worked in:
Production (crop), Procurement, Processing (snacks & fruit), Retail(food)
Worked with farmers across India, uniquely combining development and business
Handled Food grains, Edible Oil, Spices and Flavor, Sugar and Salt , Fruits & Vegetables
Multinationals (PEPSICO), Private (Aditya Birla), Cooperatives(Oil Orissa) & Govt. comp.(Mother Dairy)

Works as General Manager, Supply Chain in F&V business of Mother Dairy

In many magazine's like ‘Cargo connect’, ‘Smart Agri-post’ & many other journals
Several practical case studies on agri-commodities, farmers management & agri- marketing.

Case studies in Management Schools of repute.
Speaks as a speaker in forums like “ Make in India”, “Supply Chain Meet”, Trainings.

Prof. BK Karna


Packaging Clinic & Research Institute

Educational Qualification:
  • Post Graduate in Packaging Technology
  • M. Sc in Environment Science
  • MBA (Marketing as specialization)
UNDP Fellowship in Packaging
  • Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute, UK
Short term training on
  1. Management for R& D Institutions from Administrative Staff College (ASCI), Hyderabad
  2. Effective Managerial Practices, from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Kolkata
  3. Dangerous Goods Regulation from National Institute of Aviation Management & Research- New Delh

Sagar Anand Kurade

M. D.

Suman Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Im. Past President

All India Food Processors Association

Sagar Kurade is the Chairman & Managing Director of Suman Project Consultants Private Limited. He has played a key role on several Industry platforms including as President of the All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA), President of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (I), Delhi and as Executive Member - Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry (CIFTI), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Sagar has over 17 years of pedigreed work experience in providing management & industrial consulting services to leading Indian Food & Agri Business Companies as well as several Fortune 100 companies operating in the food processing sector. Sagar has extensive understanding of the Global Food & Agribusiness industry sector and has a widespread network of meaningful relationships with the leadership teams of most large food & agribusiness companies operating in India.

Sagar has extensive hands-on consulting experience in the agri-infrastructure & food processing industry sectors. He has considerable & widespread expertise & track record in project planning, project implementation, regulatory advisory, effecting meaningful market tie-ups as well as mergers & acquisitions / transaction advisory services.

Sagar is the recipient of several marquee awards and commemorations including the “President Medal” from the All India Food Processors Association and “NCCI Awards of Excellence in Food Processing” from the NCR Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sagar is an active speaker at events & conferences organized by the Ministry of Food Processing, Government of India as well as leading Industry associations such as AIFPA, CIFTI and FICCI.

Yogesh Bambal

Regional Category Lead - R&D Packaging Asia Pacific Region - Chocolate Category

Mondelez International

Kousik Saha

Associate Director - Head Packaging Commercialization


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