Programme Schedule
Day-1: February 18, 2016
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm Delegate Registration & Networking, delegate kit sponsored by Buddhi Industries & Platcorp
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Inaugural function
  • Welcome Address by Mr. Srivatsava - Download PDF
  • Mr. P Sundaran, Chairman, CEPCI
  • Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Chairman, Vinacas - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Mr. Sanogo Malamine, Director General, Cotton and Cashew Council, Ivory Coast
  • Mr. Bob Bauer, President, AFI US
  • Mr. Vasudev Barkur, Executive Director, ETG
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Raw Cashew Markets in 2016
Moderator- Mr. Ashok Narayanan, Director, Orion Commodities
  • West Africa (except Guinea Bissau) - Mr. Pierre Ricau, Agri-market Analyst, nKalo Services (RONGEAD) - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Tanzania / Mozambique (2015 season) - Mr. Vasudev Barkur, ETG - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Vietnam / Cambodia - Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Chairman, Vinacas
  • India - Mr. Pramod Kamath, K Subraya Anantha Kamath & Sons - Download PPT (English) (French)
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Tea Break
5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Address by Mr. Karim Berthe, Coordonnateur Général, CCA - Download PPT (Video)
5:05 pm - 6:20 pm Cashew kernel markets in 2016
Moderator- Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick, Business Development Consultant and Mentor, Ingredient Sourcing Solutions
  • UK & Europe market - Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick, Ingredient Sourcing Solutions - Download PPT
  • US Cashew Kernel market - Mr. Marc Rosenblatt, Partner, The Richard Franco Agency (RFA), USA - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • India - Mr. Rahul Kamath, President, KCMA - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Middle-East - Mr. Mohamad Meeran Saheb, EMCO Intl
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception by poolside
Day-2: February 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:45 am Plenary session on "Meeting kernels buyers’ requirements & food safety law compliance"
Moderator - Mr. Jim Giles, Quality and Food Safety Expert - Download PPT
  • Presentation - 'Origin-wise US buyer perception on cashew quality and food safety'
    Mr. Bob Bauer, President, AFI US - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Presentation - "Improvements in quality and food safety processes at cashew processing factories in India"
    Dr. B Jacob, MD, Trans Synergy Qualisystems Pvt Ltd - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Presentation - "Improvements in quality and food safety processes at cashew processing factories in India"
    Mr. Gunjan Jain, VKC Nuts Pvt. Ltd. - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Experience sharing by Mr Marc Rosenblatt, The Richard Franco Agency (RFA), USA - Download PPT (English) (French)
10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Workshop - "Setting a time-bound action agenda to meet kernel buyer's expectations"
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch sponsored by DVK Group & Vittal Cashew
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Leveraging Krishnapatnam for developing a cashew ecosystem
Ms. Vinita Venkatesh, Director, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal Pvt Ltd - Download PPT (English) (French)
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Plenary session on "Meeting RCN buyers expectation"
Moderator- Mr. Krishnan Nair, Managing Director, KGN Group - Download PPT (English) (French)

Presentation - "Origin-wise Buyers Perception on delivered quality of RCN and Experiences so far"
Mr. Balasubramanian, RBS Maritime Services - Download PPT (English) (French)
Cashewinfo Survey
- Download PPT (English) (French)

Presentation - Standardisation of RCN quality
Dr Boodes RK, Federation of Indian Cashew Industry - Download PPT

Initiatives at origin to maintain RCN quality - presentations
  • Mr. Meite Inza, Executive Secretary, AEC-CI - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Mr. Tola Faseru, President, National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Mr. Sunil Dahiya, Business Advisory Manager, African Cashew Alliance - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Mr. Amrith Kurien, Partner, Comafrique - Download PPT (English) (French)
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Networking Tea Break
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop - "Setting a time-bound action agenda to meet RCN buyer's quality expectations" - Download PPT (English) (French)
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Discussion on "Recent developments in Shelling Technologies"
Moderator: Mr. Hari Nair, President, Western India Cashew Company Pvt Ltd
Panelists:
  • Mr. Dang Van Tuyen, Mekong Technology - Video
  • Ms. Menik Buddhini, Buddhi Industries - Video
  • Mr. Stefano Massari, Oltremare - Video
  • Mr. A Barathy, GI Technologies - Video
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Gala Cocktail Dinner at Ballroom A, B & C sponsored by PT. Comextra Majora
Day-3: February 20, 2016
9:30 am - 11: 00 am Innovation Forum
Moderator- Mr. Giridhar Prabhu, Managing Director, Achal Industries - Download PPT (English) (French)
Panelists:
  • Ms. Suhasini Singh, Head - Agri - Debt Investments, Asia Pacific, ResponsAbility - Download PPT (English) (French) - Video
  • Ms. Rita Weidinger, Executive Director, ACi - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Mr. Sadananda Nair, Business Head - Cashew, Vink Corporation DMCC
  • Mr. Vasilis Sotiroudas, GM, EcO2 and AgrSpeCom - Download PDF (English) (French)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Tea Break
11:30 am 1:00 pm Business to Business Meetings
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Investor Forum
Moderator- Mr. Shaktipal, Global Cashew Sector Lead, Technoserve
Panelists:
  • Mr. Sanogo Malamine, Director General, Cashew and Cotton Council, Ivory Coast - Download PPT
  • Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, CEO, Nigeria Export Promotion Council - Download PPT (English) (French)
  • Dr. Babafemi Oyewale, MD, African Cashew Alliance - Download PPT (English) (French)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch  sponsored by Orion Commodities
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Business to Business Meetings
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Close of conference
Note: Topics and schedule are subject to change
For more details on program and speaker details write to wcc@cashewconvention.com and gsv@fbspl.com