01 INAUGURAL EVENING

 

INAUGURAL EVENING AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Chief Guest: Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

6:30 to 7:00 P.M.: Meet and greet over tea, coffee and canapes.

INAUGURATION: 7:00 to 7:30 P.M.:

Emcee: Madhulika Bhattacharyya

ON THE DAIS:

Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Dr Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment; Dr Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group; Mr Pronab Sarkar, President, Indian Association of Tour Opeators; Mr Riyaaz Amlani, President, National Restaurant Association of India; Mr Rajeev Kohli, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators; Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Directors, Tasting India Symposium

Welcome Address: Sanjoo Malhotra, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium

Special Address: Dr Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group

Special Address: Mr Rajeev Kohli, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Opeators

Special Address: Mr Riyaaz Amlani, President, National Restaurant Association of India

Keynote Address: Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

BOOK RELEASE: FIRST FOOD: CULTURE OF TASTE (CENTRE FOR SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT)

7:30 to 7:50 P.M.

Welcome Address: Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium

Video Greetings from Dr Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and President of EAT Foundation

Book Release: Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, with Chef Manjit Gill, Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels, and President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA)

Introduction by Dr Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment

PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY Q&A: 7:50 to 8:30 P.M.:

PANELISTS: Dr Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment; Dr Colleen Taylor Sen, Author of Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India; Chef Manjit Gill, Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels, and President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations; Bharati Chaturvedi, Director, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group; Sangeeta Khanna, food consultant, menu developer and blogger (Banaras Ka Khana); Vibha Varshney, Deputy Editor, Down to Earth.

MODERATOR: Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium.

8:30 P.M. ONWARDS: GALA DINNER (VEGETARIAN / NO ALCOHOL) showcasing dishes based on recipes from First Food: Culture of Taste at Chor Bizarre Courtyard, Bikaner House, India Gate Circle. (FOR INVITEES ONLY)

 

 

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February 28 and March 1-2, 2017
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Complex
India International Centre,
40, Max Mueller Marg,
New Delhi - 110003

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