SUTRA - The Sustainable Trade Summit 2023 | 16-17 Dec 2023 | Le Méridien Gurgaon

Agenda 2023

Theme: Catalysing Responsible Sourcing in the Indian Domestic Market

Day 1 : Saturday | 16 December 2023

From To Session Type Session Theme
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM 10:20 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Jagjeet Singh Kandal, Country Director, IDH India
10:20 AM 10:50 AM Inclusive Responsible Sourcing: Unmesh Brahme, Director Markets, IDH India
11:00 AM 12:15 PM Panel Responsible Sourcing - Mapping the Ground, Evaluating Options and Solutions: Focus on Spices
Saurabh Sinha (Moderator), Senior Program Manager, IDH
Sreedhar Kaluva, General Manager- Procurement & Sustainability
Dr. Balu Paulose Maliakel, Managing Director, AKAY Natural Ingredients
Arvind Shah, Senior Manager Procurement, Nedspice India
12:15 PM 12:30 PM Coffee Break
12:30 PM 1:45 PM Panel Strategies and Approaches to facilitating Enhanced Income for small holders across commodity value chains
Asitava Sen (Moderator), Senior Advisor Agriculture, Sattva Consulting
Sandip Jadhav, Director, WOTR Pune
Prabhat Labh, Managing Director, PRARABDH Food and Future Pvt Ltd
Ashis Mondal, Director, ASA Bhopal
1:45 PM 2:45 PM Lunch
3:00 PM 4:15 PM Fireside Chat Responsible Sourcing and Sustainable Trade Leadership: Challenges, Solutions and the Future
Rahul Poddar, Head Procurement South Asia, Nestle
Sanjeev Bisht, Vice president – Value -added Products | ITC Limited – Agri Business Division
4:15 PM 4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30 PM 5:45 PM Master Class The Role of Technology for Net Zero Agriculture
Shreejit Borthakur, Senior Innovation Manager: Technology, IDH
6:00 PM 9:00 PM Networking Cocktails and Dinner

Day 2 : Sunday | 17 December 2023

From To Session Type Session Theme
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM 11:15 AM Fireside Chat Creating Inclusive Procurement Strategies to ensure Responsible Sourcing
Vikramjeet Sharma (Moderator), Engagement Manager, Agriculture Practice, Sattva
Gowhar Bhat, Head Responsible Sourcing, AB Foods
Rahul Bhagat, Head of Commodities Procurement, Nestle
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Special Keynote Catalysing Responsible Sourcing - The Strategic Imperative
Prof Jayashankar Swaminathan, Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, specialises in Supply Chain, Agriculture and Operations
12:00 PM 1:15 PM Panel Empowering Sustainable Practices: Government's Catalytic Role in Responsible Sourcing and Trade
Ramesh Abhishek (Moderator), Senior Advisor, IDH
Shri Rajesh Agarwal, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
Dr (Ms) Neelam Patel, Senior Advisor, Niti Aayog
Dr Yugal Kishore Joshi, Adviser, Water & Land Resources and Communications, NITI Aayog
Shri Pawan Agarwal, Senior Advisor, IFAD
Dr Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Fellow, NITI Aayog
Dr. Murali Kallummal, Prof. CWS, Head Admin. Centre for Research in International Studies (CRIT) and Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT
1:15 PM 2:30 PM Fireside Chat Ensuring Biodiversity Conservation and Deforestation Free Supply Chains in Small holder production areas
Aditya Petwal (Moderator), Director, CRB
Suryamani Roul, Director, Global Agri System
Anuj Sharma, Deputy Director, FSC
2:30 PM 3:15 PM Lunch
3:15 PM 4:30 PM Panel Sustainable Sourcing: Navigating the Palmscape for Responsible Edible Oils
Sneha Maheshwari (Moderator), IDH
Sanjeev Asthana, CEO Patanjali Foods
Akhil Kumar Gawar, Director, Telangana State Food Processing Society
Ashwin Selvaraj, Deputy Director, Market Transformation, RSPO
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Special Keynote Catalysing Responsible Sourcing: The role of businesses and how it will shape the future
Sanjay Sacheti, CEO, Olam Agri India
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Fireside Chat Financial Innovations in Responsible Sourcing: what is possible? what more can be done?
Arindom Datta (Moderator), Senior Advisor, Sustainable Finance
Saiprasad Somayajula, Head Farmer Collective Business, Samunnati
Hemendra Mathur, Bharat Innovation Fund
6:15 PM 7:00 PM Closing Keynote The role of gender in ensuring sustainable supply chains and responsible sourcing
Chetna Sinha, Founder & Chair, Manndeshi Bank
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Networking IDH 15 year Celebrations: Live Entertainment, Cocktails and Dinner.