02 SYMPOSIUM DAY ONE

 

TASTING INDIA SYMPOSIUM: DAY ONE -- MARCH 1, 2017

10:30 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.: Bonding over tea, coffee and cookies

11:00 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.: INAUGURAL SESSION

11:00 A.M. TO 11:05 A.M.:

Welcome Address: Sanjoo Malhotra, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium. He will invite the Chief Guest to inaugurate the session.

11:05 A.M. TO 11:10 A.M.:

Chief Guest: Suman Billa, IAS, Chairman, Indian Convention Promotion Bureau; Joint Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India [TO BE CONFIRMED]

After thanking the Chief Guest for his address, Sanjoo Malhotra will invite Kishore Singh, art critic, columnist and a former editor of Business Standard, to take charge of the session.

Kishore Singh will make a short introductory speech and invite Priya Paul to the dais.

11:10 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M.: Presidential Address:

Speaker: Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Kishore Singh will introduce Colleen Taylor Sen and invite her to the dais.

11:30 A.M. TO 11:50 A.M.: Keynote Speech:

Speaker: Dr Colleen Taylor Sen, Author of Feasts & Fasts: A History of Indian Food

Subject: 'Does India Have A Global Cuisine?'

Kishore Singh will invite Sourish Bhattacharyya and Manish Mehrotra to the dais.

11:50 A.M. TO 12:10 P.M.: Close and Candid:

Sourish Bhattacharyya in conversation with  Manish Mehrotra, Corporate Chef (Luxury Dining), Old World Hospitality, on the lessons to be learnt from Indian Accent's NYC experience.

12:10 P.M. TO 12:55 P.M.:

IDEAS EXCHANGE: Expanding the Global Footprint of Indian Cuisine: The Road Map

Kishore Singh will call the panelists on the dais and then steer this discussion.

PANELISTS: AD Singh, Managing Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen;  Sharad Sachdeva, CEO, Lite Bite Foods; Zorawar Kalra, Managing Director, Massive Restaurants; Monish Gujral, Managing Director, Moti Mahal Deluxe Management Services; Kabir Suri, Co-Founder/Joint CEO, Azure Hospitality; Ashna Kapur, Vice President, Brand Development, Umak Hospitality Services Limited. Moderator: Kishore Singh.

After the discussion, Kishore Singh will introduce Gautam Anand and invite him to deliver the Session Valedictory Speech.

12:55 P.M. TO 1:15 P.M.:

Valedictory Speaker:

Gautam Anand, Executive Vice President, ITC Hotels, and Culinary Historian

Subject: 'Historical Overview of India's Food Heritage: From Emperor Asoka to Modern Times'

1:15 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.: LUNCH BREAK

2:00 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M.: India's Food Heritage Seen From the Global Prism

2:00 P.M. TO 2:10 P.M.:

Welcome Address: Colleen Taylor Sen, Author of Feasts and Fasts: Food in Indian History

2:10 P.M. TO 2:25 P.M.: Malin Westberg (Sweden), India correspondent of Sweden's national television channel, on the discoveries she made during the time she spent writing her book on Indian food and how her readers in Sweden respond to it.

2:25 P.M. TO 2:40 P.M.: Aylin Oney Tan (Turkey), food journalist with the English-language edition of the Hurriyet newspaper, on the ties that bind Turkish and Indian cuisines. Topic: From Tandir to Tandoori -- The Turkish Table is Closer to India Than You Think.

2:40 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M.: Punit Jasuja (USA/India), Creative Director, Punit Jasuja Productions, on designing the perfect international Indian wedding experience.

3:00 P.M. TO 3:45 P.M.: CULINARY DIPLOMACY

3:00 P.M. TO 3:15 P.M.:

Mr Amarendra Kathua, I.F.S., Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations

'Culinary Bonding: Leveraging the Soft Power of Indian Food for Global Diplomacy'

3:15 P.M. TO 3:45 P.M.:

PANEL DISCUSSION: Mr Amarendra Kathua, I.F.S., Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations; Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, IFS (Retd.), India's ex-ambassador to Sweden; Mrs Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group, & Honorary Consul, Solomon Islands; Ms Malin Westberg, India Correspondent, Swedish National Television.

3:45 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.: CHAI BREAK

4:00 TO 5:00 P.M.: Yes, Indian Wine is Going Places: Here's How

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

4:00 TO 4:10 P.M.: Sonal Holland, India's first and only Master of Wine, presents a sneak-peek into the first-ever Indian Wine Consumer Report.

4:10 P.M. TO 4:20 P.M.: Subhash Arora, President, Delhi Wine Club, and Editor, delWine, India's first wine, food and hospitality e-newsletter, shares certain wine import trends from his about-to-be-published, and much-anticipated annual report on India's Top Ten Wine Importers.

4:20 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M.: Reva Singh, Founder-Editor, Sommelier India, will speak on her experiences and the discoveries she made as the Editor of India's first wine magazine.

4:30 P.M. TO 4:40 P.M.: Bishan Kumar, Founder-Editor, Spiritz India, will speak on how the wine market compares with beer and spirits, beyond the obvious numbers.

4:40 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.: The speakers will then form themselves into panel and discuss the points made by each one of them. Moderator: Sourish Bhattacharyya, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium.

5:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.: THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE ABOUT FOOD

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

5:05 P.M. TO 5:20 P.M.: Keynote Address

How New Technology is Changing the Way Urban India is Eating Out

Speaker: Ankur Warikoo, Founder & CEO, nearbuy

5:20 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.: PANEL DISCUSSION

Becoming A Food Influencer: The New Wisdom on Social Media

PANELISTS: Sonal Holland (India's First Master of Wine & YouTube Wine Educator); Atul Sikand (Founder-Administrator of Sikandalous Cuisine, Largest Indian Recipe-Sharing Facebook Community); Ruchika Mehta,  Corporate Director, Communications & Public Relations, The Park Hotels;  Ranjita Shaw, Cluster PR Manager, Roseate Hotels & Resorts; Niharica Rai, Senior  Communications Consultant, VTY. Moderator: Saransh Goila (TV Chef & Author).

 

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