الإثنين , يونيو 24 2024
فرص تصديرية
Dried Ginger | LDPE | Cement | Hard White Wheat | Green Color HDPE | Diesel | Aluminum Ingot A7 | Aluminium Ingots | Tomato Paste | Carbon Steel Pipe | Sunflower Oils | Dried Ginger. | Ginger | Raw Cashew Nut | Urea46 | Palm Oils | Red Kidney Beans | Hair Dye | Dried Ginger | Watermelons | MDF Board | Long White Rice | Raw Cotton | Canned Tuna | Red Onions | WHITE SEESAME SEEDS HULLED | Cinnamon Sticks | Aluminium Ingots A7 | Sunflower Oils | Frozen Chicken Paws | Vegetable Oils | Sunflower Oils | Sesame Seeds | Aluminum A7 Ingots | Black Peppers | Sunflower Oils | MDF Hardboard Sheet | Beans | Water Pumps | LDPE | Cumin | Hardboard, MDF and Melamine MDF | Chickpeas | Whole Milk Powder | Rice | Aluminium Ingots-A7 | Paints And Coatings | Broad Beans | Maize Bran | A4 Size Copy Papers. | Toor Dals | Cumin Seeds | White Maize | Wheat Flour | Fish Roe ( Egg) | Turmeric Slices | Chicken Paws | Wheat | Wheat | Olives | Cashew Nuts | Macadamia Nuts | Gemstones | White Maize | Cashew Nuts | High Density Polyethylene | Plywood | Light Crude Oils | Soaps | Frozen Chicken Paws | Pulses | Maize | HDPE Blue Drums | Yellowfin Tuna | Raw Cashew Nuts | Chickpeas | Basmati Rice | Sunflower Oils | Steel Pipes | Polyethylene PVC | Groundnuts | Paper Raw Materials. | White Maize | Sugar Beans | Steel Drum | Diesel | Sunflower Oils | Pig Iron Steel | Aluminium Ingots | Soya Meal | Sunflower Oils | Self Adhesive Paper Sheets and Rolls | Steel Pipes | Palm Oils | Broken Rice | Sunflower Oils | Onions | Rice | Uncoated Papers | Yellow Maize |
Home Events Agriculture & Food Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre

Organizer

Dubai World Trade Centre
Phone
+971 4 332 1000
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://www.dwtc.com/en

The Dubai World Trade Centre, historically called Sheikh Rashid Tower, is a 38-storey and a height 184 m skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note.

Speakers

  • Dr Aman Puri
    Dr Aman Puri
    Consulate General Of India, Dubai

    Dr. Aman Puri assumed charge as Consul General of India, Dubai in July, 2020. He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined in 2003. His overseas assignments include serving as the Consul General of India, Birmingham (U.K), and at the Indian Mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels.

    At the headquarters, he has held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol which involved handling the foreign visits of Prime Minster of India & similar incoming visits. He also served as the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi.

    Dr. Puri, (born 1976) did his schooling from St. John’s High School, Chandigarh, and qualified as a Dentist before joining the Indian Foreign Service.

  • Dr Rajesh Singh
    Managing Director, Sphera

    Managing Director, Sphera

  • Mr Abdelghany Eladib
    Mr Abdelghany Eladib
    President & General Manager, Middle East and Africa, SIG Combibloc United Arab Emirates

    Abdelghany Eladib has held the position of President & General Manager, Middle East and Africa for SIG Combibloc, since 2021. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Operating Officer in the SIG Combibloc Obeikan joint venture since he joined in 2017.

    In Middle East, Africa, Turkey and parts of South Asia, SIG was represented by a joint Venture between SIG Combibloc and the Obeikan Investment Group. After the full acquisition in early 2021, SIG Combibloc Obeikan is fully owned by SIG Combibloc.

    Abdelghany started his career in 1992 at Procter & Gamble, where he held various positions. Later on, he also worked at other leading FMCG companies in the region.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma in Strategic Management from Jack Welsh Institute in USA.

  • Mr Abdul Vaheed
    Mr Abdul Vaheed
    Secretary General, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)

    Secretary General, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)

  • Mr Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
    Mr Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
    Chief Operating Officer - Parks and Zones, DP World UAE United Arab Emirates

    Chief Operating Officer – Parks and Zones, DP World UAE
    United Arab Emirates

  • Mr Ahmed Bayoum
    CEO, Good Food Industries

    CEO, Good Food Industries

  • Mr Amadou Diallo
    Mr Amadou Diallo
    Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa, DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING

    Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa, DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING

  • Mr Angus Robertson
    Mr Angus Robertson
    Commercial Lead, Manufacturing and Packaging Category (MENA), CHEP

    Gus has more than 13 years of work experience with CHEP in the GCC region. He has helped CHEP attain more customers and grow as the backbone of the world’s supply chain through his strong understanding of business, Supply Chain ecosystem and the industry. He engaged in several projects and initiatives to getting businesses to maximize their efficiencies while minimizing packaging and environmental waste. He has proven a strong ability to unlock internal & external synergies by developing and executing game changer projects for the company. His primary focus of serving customers and achieving sustainable growth for CHEP has led him to acquire successful partnerships and obtaining a holistic view of improving business efficiencies.

  • Mr Anindya Kundu
    Supply Chain Director, Global Emerging Markets, General Mills

    Supply Chain Director, Global Emerging Markets, General Mills

  • Mr Anurag Shukla
    Mr Anurag Shukla
    Vice President, Al Ghurair Foods

    Vice President, Al Ghurair Foods

  • Mr Athar Siddiqui
    Mr Athar Siddiqui
    Executive Vice President of Factory Automation & Motion Controls, Siemens Middle East

    Athar Siddiqui is the Executive Vice President Factory Automation & Motion Controls at Siemens LLC. He joined Siemens in 2006, after graduating in industrial electronics at NED University of Engineering and completing his MBA at ZABIST, and held various positions in the automation division in the Middle East and Germany.

  • Mr Avinash Ratta
    Mr Avinash Ratta
    Managing Director, Grainvelocity

    Managing Director, Grainvelocity

  • Mr Binmelik Abdo
    Mr Binmelik Abdo
    Chief Executive Officer, EatSafe Certification ltd

    Chief Executive Officer, EatSafe Certification ltd

  • Mr Daniel Campion
    Mr Daniel Campion
    APMEA Sustainable Nutrition Lead, Kerry

    He is passionate about transforming the food system to one we would be proud to leave to future generations. A world of sustainable nutrition with more nutritious food produced in a way that respects both people and the planet.

    Dan joined Kerry Group as a graduate, initially in Kerry Foods UK & Ireland and then Kerry Taste & Nutrition Europe before transferring to Kerry APMEA in 2014. For his previous roles he moved from Finance to General Management as the APMEA Foodservice Brands General Manager.

    Dan is also a board member of Daughters of Tomorrow. DOT’s mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women and support them in building financially independent and resilient families.

    Dan holds a Business Sustainability Management Certificate from Cambridge, Bsc. In Accounting from UCC and a LEAD Corporate Innovation Certificate from Stanford.

  • Mr Djamal Djouhri
    Mr Djamal Djouhri
    CEO, Al Ghurair Resources International, Oils And Proteins, And Al Ghurair Foods

    Djamal is the Chief Executive Officer for Al Ghurair Resources Oils and Proteins (AGROP) and Al Ghurair Foods (AGF). Through his leadership, the businesses have transformed from small regional players, to become major supply chain solution providers of soft commodities such as flour, wheat, maize, barley and oil seeds, across markets in the GCC, South East Asia, and Africa. In 2020, AGROP marked a milestone year in its history, crushing more than 1 million tons of canola seeds in a single year.

    During his time in this role, Djamal has been an active part of the US Wheat Association, International Association of Operative Miller, Global Grains Association, Grain and Feed Trade Association and US Soybean Export Council, committed to enhancing a food security and safety in the global food market.

    Prior to becoming CEO, Djamal was Vice President of the company heading trading and procurement of Grains and Oilseed. In 2004, the Oil business was added, with the company then re-branding to become AGROP, as it is known today. Before joining Al Ghurair, Djamal held roles in commodity and currency trading and exchange across diverse industry sectors.

    Djamal graduated from the School of Economics in Algeria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Major in Management, and completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at San Diego State University, USA

  • Mr Emad Abu-Sharekh
    Mr Emad Abu-Sharekh
    Category Marketing Manager, Taste & Wellbeing, Givaudan Givaudan

    Emad Abu-Sharekh is the Category Marketing Manager, Taste & Wellbeing – South Asia, Middle East and Africa- at Givaudan.

    He has over 15 years of experience in Innovation and Brand Management roles and worked in more than 20 countries across the region leading brand positioning and innovation projects with food & beverage leaders such as: Nestle, Fonterra, Mondelez and General Mills. Emad brings regional perspective and practical expertise on how to understand customers’ health needs and develop better targeted products, faster to market. He developed a passion for nutrition, health & wellness at Givaduan, working on strategic initiatives to deliver the company’s purpose of creating for happier, healthier lives with love for Nature.

    Emad holds a bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah

  • Mr Emprade Ebrahim
    Head of Planning, ACME Intralog FZCO

    Head of Planning, ACME Intralog FZCO

  • Mr Eric Maraval
    Mr Eric Maraval
    Supply Chain Director, Nestle Middle East & North Africa United Kingdom

    Eric Maraval currently heads the Supply Chain and Procurement of Nestle Middle East & North Africa (based out of Dubai), responsible of MENA Supply Chain end-to-end; Sourcing and Procurement of materials, Demand, Supply Planning and Factory planning for all products traded in the MENA region, Logistics and International Transportation across MENA geographies as well as Imports and Exports operations, Order-to-Cash cycle and Customer Facing Supply Chain.

    A Food Engineer from Agro-ParisTech (France) and holder of an MBA from Paris University (France), Eric joined Nestle more than 30 years ago in Maggi Marketing and moved across 3 continents and 7 country assignments through his career, from Marketing to Sales to Operations/Supply Chain.

    Across his various assignments, Eric has established regional sourcing and central coordination for the newly formed Nestle Central & West Africa Region, led the end-to-end supply chain review with responsibility for ensuring supplies through a major strategic industrial restructuring project across South East Asia, Japan and Oceania Markets. As Supply Chain Head of Nestle Malaysia/Singapore, he led the transformation of ways of work, processes and systems through the pilot implementation of SAP at Nestle and more recently he led the Supply Chain Transformation from Nestle Middle-East to MENA embedding new geographies in scope and aligning processes and ways of work while leveraging talents and streamlining the organizations.

  • Mr Eugene Wang
    Mr Eugene Wang
    Co-Founder & CEO, Sophie's BioNutrients

    Eugene Wang grew up immersed in the vegetarian food business. Since 2010, his vision for launching Sophie’s Kitchen, the first Plant-Based Seafood Alternative, has manifested into a viable category innovation lauded by the press and social media thought leaders. Sophie’s Kitchen had won numerous recognitions from companies like PepsiCo and Chipotle. In 2019, Eugene took the alternative protein to the microorganism level and started another venture – Sophie’s BioNutrients. The Singapore-based company, which grows microalgae in bioreactors and has recently expanded to Europe. The company created the world’s first allergen-free microalgae-based dairy alternatives and microalgae-based burger patties with its microalgae protein concentrate.

  • Mr Gokhan Civkaroglu
    Regional Sales Manager Middle East, Hertz Kompressoren

    Regional Sales Manager Middle East, Hertz Kompressoren

  • Mr Harsch Koshti
    Marketing Director, Taste, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

    Harsch is a food Innovation enthusiast and passionate about sensory dimensions of food. A chemical engineer by qualification he loves to understand the science behind taste and likes to connect it with consumer insights.
    Over the course of his career spanning nearly two decades, he has been actively involved in Sales, Strategy and Innovation. He has earlier been associated with Du-pont Danisco, Tetra Pak, Givaudan.
    Harsch is based in Singapore and is leading the strategic Marketing initiatives for Taste technologies at Kerry Ingredients.

  • Mr Henry Gordon Smith
    Mr Henry Gordon Smith
    Founder & CEO, Agritecture

    Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry earned his BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, coursework in Food Security and Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University in Toronto, and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. In 2014, Henry responded to a global need for technology-agnostic guidance on urban agriculture by launching the advisory firm Agritecture Consulting which has now consulted on over 150 urban agriculture projects in over 35 countries.

  • Mr Husam Abdel
    Mr Husam Abdel
    Senior Director, Investment Banking, Mashreq Corporate & Investment Banking Group

    Husam has over 14 years of wide-ranging experience in loan origination, structuring, underwriting and distribution across MENA.

    Husam is currently managing all Sustainable Finance transactions at Mashreq.

    Husam has closed numerous transactions for clients, raising over USD 50bn across multiple sectors including Sovereigns, Energy, Industrials, Real Estate, and Financials.

    Husam has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Mr Huzefa Goga
    Head of Projects & Technical Sales, CHS Industrial Dubai

    Head of Projects & Technical Sales, CHS Industrial Dubai

  • Mr Ibrahim Massalkh
    Commercial Lead, Retailers and Distributors Category (MENA, CHEP

    Commercial Lead, Retailers and Distributors Category (MENA, CHEP

  • Mr Ibrahim Massalkhi
    Mr Ibrahim Massalkhi
    Commercial Lead, Retailers and Distributors Category (MENA), CHEP

    Ibrahim has more than 13 years of extensive experience in various fields of FMCG Sales & Distribution, Logistics, and Supply chain industries in the GCC region. He has worked with industry leading companies like PepsiCo, Mars, and IATCO in B2B environment, while demonstrating strong history of efficiently leading teams and competently managing key accounts across KSA and UAE. He has also worked on multiple categories throughout his years of experience including but not limited to Fabric & Home, Food & Beverage within the Food Service, Retailers, and Distributors sectors. Ibrahim has provided robust performance in managing CHEP’s growth in different markets while leading high performing teams. He also worked on different projects within the B2B environment to help promote the concept of returnable packaging pooling within the Supply chain Industry.

  • Mr Jeffrey Beyer
    Mr Jeffrey Beyer
    Managing Director, Zest Associates

    Jeffrey is Managing Director of Zest Associates, a UAE-based sustainability consultancy focused on business and government strategy, cleantech innovation, and green finance. He specializes in forming new programs and initiatives to accelerate solutions like hydrogen, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable food systems. Jeffrey has launched innovation programs for utilities and multilateral banks, established national cleantech Centres of Excellence, and delivered projects in 20 countries. He authored a landmark study on financing a green transition in the Middle East, assessed the environmental impact of $17.2 trillion of COVID-19 stimulus, and was instrumental in founding the UK’s first cleantech Venture Capital fund as public-private partnership, now capitalized with £100 million. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology, and a Masters in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University.

  • Mr Joachim Westerveld
    Chief Executive Officer, Highlands Drinks Limited

    Chief Executive Officer, Highlands Drinks Limited

  • Mr Kebour Ghenna Desta
    Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry - PACCI

    Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry – PACCI

  • Mr Khalid Mahmood Shahid
    Mr Khalid Mahmood Shahid
    Head of Production Department, Modern Bakery LLC

    Mr. Khalid Mehmood, started his professional career in 1992 as a Lecturer with the leading computer sciences institutes along with his professional studies. He diversified his carrier from Information Technology to Plant Automation which finally driven him to Food Technology in 2001. He started his professional carrier as a Food Developer in 2002 with Modern Bakery LLC. He is working as a Head of the Production & Technical Dept. with Modern Bakery. Being very innovative in the Food Manufacturing he is currently playing a vital role for the development of new products. He has been achieving his goals by competing the challenging roles in the field of food technology. In 2016, MS Yum awarded him for developing continuously new products for KFC and Pizza Hut.

  • Mr Kieran Dowd
    Vice President – Sourcing Solutions, General Manager, Emirates Crop One

    Vice President – Sourcing Solutions, General Manager, Emirates Crop One

  • Mr Kunal Gupta
    Mr Kunal Gupta
    Global Director of Supply Chains, Bateel International United Arab Emirates

    Presently a specialist in Food and Beverage Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Kunal heads the Global Supply Chain for Bateel Group (based out of Dubai) that has operations in over 11 countries from US to Middle East to South East Asia.

    He has been instrumental in opening and managing over 200 F&B outlets during his F&B Supply Chain tenure. Major brand names include Bateel café’s and boutiques, Godiva Café’s , Tim Hortons, Coldstone Creamery and Sbarro Pizza.

    Awarded as ‘Emerging Leader in Supply Chain Management – Middle East’ by Institute of Supply Chain Management, ISCM in Dec, 2018.

    Travel and food continue to be his passion that gets him going every morning

  • Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja
    Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja
    Chairman & Managing Director, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India & Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL)

    Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is the Chairman & Managing Director of M/s Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL) and Chairman, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India (CBEII)

    He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and PG (M.Tech) in Nuclear Technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

    PRESPL is the leading biomass supply chain management company in India with a forward integration of biomass densification, energy utility service provider & project developer in Bioenergy sector.

    CBEII is an industry body created with the purpose to represent the entire gamut of the Biomass sector in India to exchange ideas, enhance learning, represent the challenges for support from regulators and policy makers.

    PRESPL is a big force multiplier to support biomass IPPs, process industry boilers, cogeneration plants, bio-refinery industry using agri-residues feedstock, Supply Chain Management and other industry using biomass as a feedstock, with an INR 1000 million Turnover Company in 8 x Years’ time.

    PRESPL has prominent Banks, Pvt Investor and Giant MNC as Investors / Shareholders

    responsAbility (rA) a Zurich HQ Impact PE fund
    Neev Fund (SBI, SIDBI, DFID UK)
    Shell Ventures B. V.
    Mitsui & Co., Ltd Japan
    Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is known in the Biomass fraternity as a dedicated and knowledgeable leader. He has been advocating the barriers faced by Biomass-Bioenergy Project Developers at various seminars and forums and has been instrumental in impressing MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India), MoPNG (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, NITI Aayog towards the use of agri-residue biomass-bioenergy based industry in India.

    Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) has been recognized with several eminent awards. The most recent award / recognition as below:

    2022 – PRESPL awarded at 10th Earth Care Award as the Best Company in Renewable Energy Category, organised by JSW and Times Group.

    He is a been Ex Chairperson of the FICCI Bio-Energy Committee and Ex Member of CII Committee of Bioenergy. He is presently onboard as Mentor / Advisor / Member on various National and International Corporate, Academic and Research Institutes, and Innovation Platforms.

  • Mr Miles Thornhill
    Head of Business Banking, HSBC UAE

    Head of Business Banking, HSBC UAE

  • Mr Mohammed Binmahfoodh
    General Manager,, Masdar al Hayat for Food Industries

    General Manager,, Masdar al Hayat for Food Industries

  • Mr Nabil Mohamed Elwaziry
    CEO, Capi Foods, Egypt

    CEO, Capi Foods, Egypt

  • Mr Nezar Mahmoud
    Mr Nezar Mahmoud
    Director, Supply Chain - MENA, India & Turkey (IMETA), CHEP

    Nezar has more than 21 years of extensive regional and global experience in management of supply chain functions, across numerous manufacturing fields with big names like CHEP, Ball and Rexam. He is a highly effective leader, with a proven track record of delivering bottom-line results, backed by extensive Procurement, Planning and Logistics experience. His inclusive style of leadership has earned him the reputation for building high performing teams enabling him to deliver exceptional results. He has proven experience in bringing cost efficiency, and network optimisation across the work history. He has established and led best-in-class S&OP process driving operational and financial performance improvement across the region, and has been awarded the Drive operation excellence global award in 2016.

  • Mr Nicolas Michelon
    Mr Nicolas Michelon
    Founder & Chief Editor, Asia Power Watch

    A 20-year veteran of emerging market entry strategies, financial markets & geo-economics research, Nicolas MICHELON is the CEO of Asia Intelligence Advisory, a strategic & business intelligence consulting firm, and the Founder & Editor of asiapowerwatch.com, an observatory of Indo-Pacific economic power. He has worked for 15 years in the Indo-Pacific as an economist (French Ministry of Finance, seconded to the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong), financial analyst (KPMG in Hong Kong), portfolio manager (Schroders in Singapore) and more recently as a business intelligence consultant specialized in global geo-economic risk and prospective scenarios. He is also a Guest Lecturer of strategic & business intelligence, geopolitics and geo-economics at ESCP Business School & EM Lyon Business School in France, the International University of Monaco, and the Paris School of Economic Warfare, and a speaker in conferences, workshops and seminars.

  • Mr Niels Hougaard
    Mr Niels Hougaard
    Managing Director, Arabia Area, TetraPak

    – Chairman of Board: Tetra Pak Export – Tetra Pak Lebanon – Tetra Pak Yemen

    – Chairman of Board: Tetra Pak Manufacturing Ltd. – Saudi Arabia

    Experience:

    Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area and Tetra Pak Export – Nov 2021 to present
    Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area & Cluster Leader Sales Management GMEA – July 2016-Nov 2021
    Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area – July 2014-July 2016
    Managing Director Tetra Pak Nordics – January to June 2014
    Director Strategic Account Management Switzerland – September 2010 to December 2013
    Senior Key Account Manager / Sales Director – September 2003- September 2010
    Varies roles at Tetra Pak Denmark – April 1996- September 2003
    Education:

    IMD – Tetra Pak Transformational Leadership Program – 2020-2021
    IMD – Tetra Pak Academy Courses 2012-2014 & 2000-2017
    Columbia Business School – Certificate in Business Excellence 2012
    University of St. Gallen – Global Account Management – 2012
    Copenhagen Business School – Executive MBA – 2000-2002
    Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen – MSc Dairy Science – 1990-1996

  • Mr Onur Karakaya
    Mr Onur Karakaya
    Business Development Manager Food, Biospringer

    Business Development Manager Food, Biospringer

  • Mr Pramod Sajja
    Mr Pramod Sajja
    President, Farm to Plate, Inc

    Pramod’s leadership and adaptability to industry and client demand, is one of the key enablers of Paramount’s consistent growth. He started Paramount Software in 1998, at the young age of 26, when most professionals start thinking of a career. His understanding of the industry in the days to come, was a driving factor to start this venture singlehandedly, and in 20+ years he gave shape to an organization with 300+ employees. Pramod has a knack for executing winning strategies, and inspires his team to blend with changes and demands in execution of client’s requirements. He drives the organization towards building a competitive environment, yet not compromising of quality of inputs, and with consistency. He believes in long-term trustworthy relationships and has grown the enterprise to new heights with that sole belief and principles.

    Along with a keen sense of business, Pramod has a penchant for innovation driven by societal need. A staunch advocate of corporate philanthropy, Pramod believes in driving ideas that can build business as well as serve society. His leadership has driven Paramount’s growth into a blockchain product company, with the development of Farm To Plate, a pioneering food track and trace solution that not only delivers results for clients, but also provides life-changing benefits for underprivileged communities. The solution also incorporates other unique capabilities, such as a carbon credit tracker and food waste prevention through automated recall tracing.

    Pramod’s association with philanthropic organizations such as SEWA International, Vibha, Access Life America for the past few years is an attempt to fulfill the personal goal of contributing to community development, and his vision is to continue these attempts, with the same zeal and commitment. Pramod has been the recipient of TiE Top Entrepreneurs Award, Outstanding Business Leader Award, Small Business Person of the Year from Atlanta Business Chronicle, Asia One’s Global Indian, Social Impact Award, GMHA Humanitarian Award

  • Mr Rahul Turki
    Mr Rahul Turki
    Partner, KPMG

    Rahul Turki is a Partner in KPMG’s Business Excellence practice with more than 14 years of experience in management consulting. He is an expert in driving change management initiatives and transformation journeys focusing on business process optimization, customer centricity, through Voice of customer help organizations improve their business process and employee skill transformation. Rahul has led, mentored and facilitated global organizations for their transformation and innovation journeys. He has a proven record in delivering breakthrough solutions around customer centricity for Fortune 500 organizations. Rahul currently leads the business development and key account management for Business excellence practice for domestic and international clients through strategic partnership with C-level and other senior executives. Rahul has substantial experience in leading, managing and facilitating advisory consulting engagements across a wide variety of industry and domain, which includes BFSI, Foods, Telecom,, Defense, PSU’s. and IT/ITES sectors. He has been instrumental in providing breakthrough solutions and developing long term customer relationships in India and International geographies. Rahul’s clients span across India, Singapore, Manila, UK, USA and Europe and are engaged on solutions such as CMMI, Lean Six Sigma based process improvements, Innovation, Customer Advocacy and more.

  • Mr Ramesh Vangal
    Chairman, Katra Group

    Chairman, Katra Group

  • Mr Raveen Guliani
    Mr Raveen Guliani
    Director - Trade Development and Logistics, DP World

    Director – Trade Development and Logistics, DP World

  • Mr Ravi Nandan Sinha
    Mr Ravi Nandan Sinha
    Director of Development, MSME Business Forum India

    Ravi Nandan Sinha, Qualification – B.COM (H) , MBA (Finance), LOMA, LUTCF
    Currently as Board member and Director MSME Business forum India promoting the vision of policymakers vision of Ease of doing business.
    25 Yrs of exemplary Corporate experience, Ex- Regional Business Head Kotak (Head Gujarat) , Ex Associate Director Tata AIA(Head North East, Bihar, Delhi States).
    Honour of establishing new market(s) in India for Large Corporates like Tata, Kotak Mahindra, DHFL and received top recognition & felicitation at Tata International Geneva(Switzerland) & at Paris (France) .
    Worked for Indian SMEs promotion globally under the flagship vision of “Make in India” since 2014.
    Promoted Trade under Make In India promotion in Japan,Belgium,UK and more recently Vietnam and Russia for Indian M/SMEs .
    Honored to have interacted with Heads of States of Countries visiting India (on knowledge transfer and support ecosystem of MSMEs ) – PM of Japan, President of Gabon, President of Kenya, President of Mozambique, President of Seychelles, President of Brazil .
    Lead the delegation(s) invited by International Govt(s) to see the working and promoting JV between M/SME in 2018 to China and trade promotion & cooperation between M/SMEs in 2022 by South Korea.
    As a Board member of the forum instrumental in starting/creating an exclusive fundpool ( ONLY IN iNDIA) with Investors especially to promote & fund – adoption of Renewable energy/Clean Energy by SMEs.
    Submitted multiple white papers/survey/research study as recommendations / inputs to policymakers /Niti Ayog on creation of MSME support /ecosystem in India.
    Awarded Mahadevi Verma honors for contributions to MSME transformation.
    A regular invitee to various colleges, conferences, panels and forums as a speaker to speak on issues of entrepreneurship, Opportunity and on government and public policy

  • Mr Saeed Ahmed
    Mr Saeed Ahmed
    COO, Modern General Trading

    Saeed Ahmed is one of the veteran members of Modern General Trading management teams. He started his career with Modern General Trading on August 1987. With this lifelong experience of over 35 years in the field of sales, marketing, importation, distribution, brand representation, business developments, team leadership and warehouse management, he has proven his professional expertise and holds position of Chief Operating officer.

  • Mr Saleh Abdullah Lootah
    Mr Saleh Abdullah Lootah
    Chairman, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)

    Saleh is the chairman of the UAE Manufactures business group. It is an industry Association working under the Dubai Chamber. Work has been done in the last 5 years to raise the manufacturing excellence in food in the UAE and address various challenge in the food sector. The industry body has pioneered efforts like Zero food waste in the manufacturing sector through introduction of food loss and wastage protocol and the initiation of the Food Data Platform. With comprehensive experience across the board in various capacities within diverse companies ranging from start-ups to leading companies into transformation & into international boundaries, Saleh Lootah, an innovative and result driven leader is a UAE national and currently holds the following positions:

    • MD of Al Islami Foods • Founding Director of Souq Extra

    • Chairman of AlFarooj Restaurant • Board Member of Aman Insurance &

    • Chairman of Food & Beverage Manufacturing group under Dubai Chamber

    Graduating with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from USA in addition to attending the General Management Program & Agribusiness from Harvard Business School, Mr. Saleh Lootah has also been a part of the Leadership program from IMD University. His passion and drive for excellence has led him to receive various awards at both the international & regional arena. Major role was his contribution in applying the EFQM Model of Excellence at Al Islami Foods which led the company to receive the Dubai Quality Award in 2003, the first ever food company then to win such an award. As an avid contributor to the Food & Beverage industry, Mr. Saleh Lootah has attended the Agribusiness Seminar at Harvard Business School – USA and India in 2004 and 2009 respectively sharing ideas and experiences with various international business leaders. He is a favorite among the media with his opinion columns appearing regularly in the highly circulated Arabic and English news mediums. The stories on the F&B industry in particular, by far, always have Mr. Lootah’s experienced comments as he has a holistic perspective to offer to the reader. He believes & promotes the right model of halal through all walks of business life, like doing business with values and doing it with pride thereby contributing well to society globally. He endeavors to change the perception of Islam by doing the right thing in business thus bringing a change in our society

  • Mr Samir At Aoudia
    CEO, SNAX SPA, Algeria

    CEO, SNAX SPA, Algeria

  • Mr Samir Desai
    Mr Samir Desai
    COO, Premium Vegetable Oils Sdn Bhd Premium Vegetable Oils Sdn Bhd

    Samir has been heading the organisations multiple operations, with responsibility for their plantations in Indonesia and speciality fat downstream businesses in Malaysia and India since October, 2018.

    He guides the company’s marketing initiatives in over 50 countries+, engaging in selling a range of speciality fats, that cater to Confectionery, Ice cream, Dairy, and Animal Feed industries. He also oversees the company’s ongoing expansion efforts into emerging markets.

    Samir serves as a board member for the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia(PORAM) since September, 2019.

    Prior to joining Goodhope, Samir has held several leadership roles as Managing Director of Noble Group/ COFCO International(2012-2018), CEO at Floriana Group(2010-2012).

    Samir has over 25 years of stellar experience in the agri-commodities sector during which he has developed businesses from scratch and managed them successfully, building teams, assets, distribution networks and systems.

    Samir is a gold medallist with a Chemical technology degree from India’s topmost Institute ICT (formerly UDCT), followed by a finance management degree from L.N. Wilingker School of Management.

    He was awarded professional of the year at Globoil Conference in the year 2016.

    Samir is an avid speaker, and has been a panellist at many international conferences and events, sharing his insights and immense experience on emerging trends in the food manufacturing secto

  • Mr Samuel Sigrist
    CEO, SIG Group

    CEO, SIG Group

  • Mr Sankaran Venkataramani
    Mr Sankaran Venkataramani
    Executive Director, KPMG

    Sankaran has around 27+ years of rich industry experience in the field of Strategic Quality management, process improvement and Voice of customer based advisory areas across various industries such as Information Technology and manufacturing.

    He is responsible for Global Delivery in Business Excellence practice and for providing advisory services on strategic process improvement initiatives using the ISO, CMMI, PCMM framework, VOC and Six sigma services. Actively leading CMMI Development, Services and People CMM appraisals along with related courses such as Foundations of capability, Building Development & Services excellence, High maturity concepts and Introduction to People CMM. Actively participated in the review of CMMI V2.0 model covering Development and Services views

    He has been trained on Data privacy and Information security framework used in KPMG Global practices. Trainings on data privacy and InfoSec policies are conducted annually in KPMG and Sankaran V under-takes these trainings as per the Firm norms. He represented the practice in KPMG Advisory for Business continuity Management audit in-line with ISO 27001 and BCMS certifications. He played pivotal role in the preparation of Business Impact assessment (BIA) report along with pertinent recommendations for MS practice of KPMG. He has faced two cycles of BCMS and InfoSec audits in KPMG. He has been trained on ISO 14000 standards as well

    He closely works with the organizations and provide advisory services that includes training workshops, Diagnostic analysis, Voice of Customer, Software metrics analysis & guidance, Facilitation and implementation reviews. Has provided advisory services for CMM & CMMI Level 5 and facilitated many Organizations. Has provided advisory and training services to over 90+ Organizations. Has conducted many Process-based Benchmarking Appraisals. He has assisted Organizations on People CMM initiatives covering IT/ITeS/Utilities/Financial sectors. Brings with him a vast experience in the field of quality assurance & strategic quality management. Has provided consulting services on ISO certifications to Organizations ranging from various industry segments such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Healthcare, IT Education and Training institutions, Banking and Financial institutions.

  • Mr Satish Selvanathan
    Mr Satish Selvanathan
    Executive Chair, Good Hope Asia Holdings LTD

    Satish Selvanathan is the Executive Chair at Premium Vegetable Oils. He is a Founder of the Lanka Environment Fund, which provides grants to environmental groups in Sri Lanka seeking to address issues in landscape and marine conservation, waste management and sustainable tourism. Satish is a Non-Executive Director of Sejaya Microcredit.

    Prior to his current role, Satish was an Ultramarathon athlete and competed in the first 24-hour Spartan Ultra World Championship in Iceland in December 2017.

    Before this, he was a Director at Creador, a South-East Asian Private Equity fund, where he led the business turnaround of Asiamet Education Group Bhd. (“AEGB”), a higher education business in Malaysia. He also led the business diligence on Creador’s buyout of the D’Apotic pharmacy chain in Malaysia. Satish was a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in New York, where he worked with financial services, consumer and healthcare clients.

    Before this, he worked on the Structured Credit desks at Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas in London, where he traded Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities.

    Satish is a CFA Charterholder, has an MBA from Columbia Business School & an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Economics & Management from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a CrossFit Level 1 instructor and is a member of the Southeast Asia Regional Executive Committee of the Young Presidents Organization. Satish is a Climate Reality Leader, where he trained under Vice President Al Gore

  • Mr Sriram Gopal
    CEO, FutureFarms

    CEO, FutureFarms

  • Mr Stephen Macken
    Mr Stephen Macken
    Director - plant alternatives, Kerry

    Stephen has worked for Kerry for nearly a decade, starting out as an Innovation Chef, following an extensive career as a chef in Michelin star restaurants across multiple countries. He has in depth knowledge of both the foodservice & retail sector having held commercial & business development roles in both sectors.

    Stephens career in Kerry began in the Global Technology Innovation Center in Ireland before moving to the Dubai in 2016 to lead the Kerry foodservice business in both QSR & Branded Street channels. Most recently, given the growing demand for plant based alternatives globally and Kerry’s ambitions to be leaders in this area, Stephen has taken up the position of Business Development Director – Plant Based Alternatives. In this role Stephen is driven to build sustainable business across all plant based alternative categories.

    With a culinary & consumer driven mindset, Stephen is passionate about keeping the consumer at the core of everything, believing that delivering great tasting products to consumers will be the key to its success. Stephen holds a Degree in Culinary Arts, and Post Grad in Business management from LSE, London.

  • Mr Sunil Reddy
    Mr Sunil Reddy
    Managing Director, Dodla Dairy

    Sri. Dodla Sunil Reddy, S/o. Sesha Reddy aged about 54 years is hailing from Nellore Dist, of Andhra Pradesh state. He is a graduate in ‘Industrial Engineering’ from Mangalore University, Karnataka. Being born and brought-up in an agricultural family, he has natural flair for Agri-business. Sri D. Sunil Reddy’s family is well known in the Nellore District. for their Philanthropic services. As a matter of fact, the district General Hospital at Nellore is in the name of their family (Dodla Subba Reddy Govt. Hospital, Nellore). Also, the government women’s degree college in Nellore town is in their family name (Dodla Kousalyamma Women’s Degree College).

    He entered in dairy business during the year 1997 by establishing a Milk processing & packaging facility at Nellore town. After making the first plant and Sales Operations successful at nearby areas like Nellore, Ongole and Chennai cities. Later he has expanded the operations to other southern states. Today, the operations of Dodla Dairy expanded across 11 states in India and spread into 3 other countries Viz Uganda, Kenya and Singapore.

    He is actively involved in leading and directing the company towards new technology, systems and finding new avenues for business growth. He is contributory in organizing the required resources and in translating ideas into reality. He takes strategic decisions based on inputs from internal and external stakeholders.

    He is passionate about cattle farming and cattle feed activities. Towards this endeavor he has established one cattle farm and one Feed manufacturing unit at Kadapa district AP during 2011 and 2019 respectively.

  • Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani
    Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani
    Chief executive officer, Tanmiah Food Company

    Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani is the CEO of the company since 2019 after being the COO from 2012 to 2019 and the CFO from 2007 to 2012. He has over 25 years of experience with various organizations in the GCC and is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from DHA College, Pakistan.

  • Mr Thomas Steenbech Bomhoff
    Mr Thomas Steenbech Bomhoff
    Vice President Consumer Biosolutions & Regional President APAC-MEA, Novozymes

    Vice President Consumer Biosolutions & Regional President APAC-MEA, Novozymes

  • Ms Aanchal Kumar
    Ms Aanchal Kumar
    Business Development Manager - MISA, Kerry

    Aanchal Kumar is the Business Development Manager for Kerry’s Applied Health & Nutrition business in Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa region. She is responsible for the growth of Kerry’s branded functional ingredients. Aanchal has more than a decade’s experience in the Nutrition and Functional Ingredients Industry. She has a Master’s degree in Nutraceutical Sciences and an MBA in Marketing Management from the University of Mumbai.

  • Ms Amalia Khachatryan
    Deputy Director of Advisory and Policy Planning, Oxford Analytica

    Deputy Director of Advisory and Policy Planning, Oxford Analytica

  • Ms Bénédicte Petton
    Ms Bénédicte Petton
    EMEA Food Marketing Director, Biospringer

    EMEA Food Marketing Director, Biospringer

  • Ms Corinne Lesens
    Ms Corinne Lesens
    Baking Science & Nutrition R&D Director, Lesaffre Lesaffre

    Baking Science & Nutrition R&D Director, Lesaffre Lesaffre

  • Ms Esra Yalcin
    Ms Esra Yalcin
    Regional Customer Experience Marketing Lead, IFF

    Regional Customer Experience Marketing Lead, IFF

  • Ms Hala Asasfeh
    Ms Hala Asasfeh
    Regional Product Manager, Beverages - SAMEA , Givaudan

    She has over 10 years of experience in product development, innovation and commercialization of new products and technologies in over 30 countries.
    Prior to Givaudan, Hala worked as technical project manager with Dohler GMBH. She has a deep expertise in sugar reduction technologies, natural colours, citrus and integrated beverage solutions within various beverages categories. In Givaudan, Hala is working on strategic initiatives to drive sustainability and new innovations in the region.
    Hala holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from University of Jordan and a post graduate degree in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University.

  • Ms Jackie Ng
    Ms Jackie Ng
    AH&N (Applied Health & Nutrition), APMEA, Kerry

    Jackie is the Marketing Director for Kerry’s Applied Health & Nutrition business across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. With experience honed from leading FMCG companies, she combines her passion for marketing and wellness to market Kerry’s portfolio of science-backed branded Proactive Health ingredients that contribute to sustainable nutrition. Jackie has a degree in Economics from the University of Malaya.

  • Ms Jennifer Chammas
    Regional Head of Sustainability & Sustainable Finance Commercial Banking, HSBC MENAT

    Regional Head of Sustainability & Sustainable Finance Commercial Banking, HSBC MENAT

  • Ms Jie Ying Lee
    Ms Jie Ying Lee
    Senior Manager Strategic Marketing APMEA, Kerry

    Jie Ying Lee is Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, responsible for driving marketing strategy for the plant-based end user market across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. She has 13 years of experiences across multiple functions from R&D to sales and brand development. She is passionate about purpose driven innovation and breathing life into great ideas for customers. Jie Ying holds a Postgrad Dip in Food Science from University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Ms Nicola Wagstyl
    Ms Nicola Wagstyl
    Sustainability Lead MEA, SIG Combibloc

    As Sustainability Lead since February 2022 Nicola supports the organization in its aim to become net positive by contributing more to the society and the environment than SIG is taking out across the value chain. She directs the way beyond good strategic roadmap including responsible sourcing, energy reduction and circular economy.

    She started her career in Dubai in 2014 with Doka Middle East & Africa and moved to SIG Combibloc in 2018 when she also joined the global Way Beyond Good Champions.

    Nicola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University in Regensburg, Germany and a qualification in Industrial Business Management from the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

  • Ms Shikha Malhotra
    Ms Shikha Malhotra
    Senior Director, Group Corporate Development, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd, Singapore

    Senior Director, Group Corporate Development, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd, Singapore

  • Ms Shraddha Bhandari
    Ms Shraddha Bhandari
    Market entry and Investment Specialist

    Shraddha Bhandari is an international expert in geo-strategic intelligence and operational/ socio-political risks. She has worked across Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, governments, and world-class universities. She is a sought-after guest speaker for conferences including at Harvard and Overseas Security Advisory Council, (OSAC affiliated to US State Department), and a regular contributor to reputed journals on global affairs.

    She is currently an independent advisor, based in Dubai – helping companies and start-ups navigate new markets in South Asia and the MENA region. Her work entails analyzing and mitigating risks related to politics, policy and regulations, geopolitical trends, supply chain disruptions, and business continuity issues arising from conflicts, instability, and political regime change.

    In the past, she cofounded geo-strategy consulting firm Intelligentsia Risk Advisors.

    Prior to that, she headed the Intelligence team – Asia Pacific for Barclays Bank PLC. The first-of-its-kind team in the banking ecosystem was responsible for analysing geopolitical and security risks and their impact on macroeconomics, operations, and crisis response. A key mandate was presentations and training to the C-suite team on geopolitical risk analysis, scenario gaming, future predictions, and managing information volatility.

    She graduated with Distinction from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Comparative Politics.

  • SHARAD BARLINGAY
    SHARAD BARLINGAY
    HEAD - TECHNICAL SUPPORT, Tasty Bite Eatables Limited ( Mars Foods )

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:

    1. Worked on projects like

    a. Reduced sugar in tomato ketchup and other sauces

    b. 30 % sugar reduction and 45 % fat reduction in Lemon cake

    c. Fibre enriched bread

    d. Sodium reduced Breads

    e. Egg replacement in Bakery products

    f. Texture control in Bakery product

    g. diet ice-creams

    h. fat free yoghurt

    i. coated nuts

    j. Meat Analogue/ Plant proteins

    2. Won the “Best Functional Food Award” in Gulf Food 2013 for Noor Mayo Lite fortified by Omega 3 , Vitamin D and fibers and captured 7 % of the MENA market and generated around 4 million dirhams sale in 1 year

    3. Created a plethora of Food products:

    • No added sugar biscuits

    • Fiber enriched biscuits

    • Sodium reduced bakery products

    • Sodium reduction in snacks

    • Fat reduction in Ice creams.

    • No added sugar (Hot break ) tomato ketchup

    • No added sugar(Cold break) tomato ketchup

    • Flavoured mayonnaise

    • Tikka

    • Lemon

    • Chilli

    • Ketchup

    • Garlic

    • Black pepper

    2. Low fat mayonnaise

    3. Teriyaki sauce, Marinara sauce, Coleslaw dressings, Fat free Italian dressing

    4. Sweet and sour sauce

    5. Béchamel sauce with clean label starch

    Quality Control/ Quality Assurance:

    • Worked on BRC certification ( Global standard for food safety Issue 7: 2015) with DNV

    • Conducted Health, Environment & Safety (HSE) in-house training, compliance audit and risk assessment revision; implemented Quality / Food Safety Management Systems such as ISO 22000 & HACCP

    • Played a key role in improving raw material quality by taking initiatives such as TQM, Six sigma.

    • Monitored the QA / SQC of all the lines (online, raw material & finished products)

    • Engaged in SAP implementation and HACCP certification

    • Analysed costs & managed modern instruments like Protein Analysis, Gluten Index, GC, HPLC, Spray drier & Minolta Colour Meter • Extensive working knowledge of Project Management Tools including CRM, SAP and Sales force

    Seminars

    1. As a Chairperson in Dubai Drink technology expo 2018(https://drinkexpo.ae/profile/sharadbarlingay/) in Dubai trade center on Sugar vs Sweeteners

    2. As a speaker in Global-dairy-innovation-congress-mena-2019 on Dairy Opportunities and Trends in MENA (http://www.szwgroup.com/global-dairy-innovation-congress-mena2019/speaker)

    3. As a speaker in Gulf food manufacturing 2021 on “ Meat alternatives

  • Tatiana Antonelli Abella
    Founder & Managing Director, Goumbook

    Founder & Managing Director, Goumbook

  • Valeria Krynetskaya
    Head of Plant-Based Venture, Iffco

    Head of Plant-Based Venture, Iffco

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Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre

: UNVEILING THE NEXT ERA OF FOOD MANUFACTURING

Powering groundbreaking innovation in the F&B Industry, Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 will be the definitive destination to see the future of food production from new ingredients and advanced technologies to integrated supply chain solutions and breakthrough developments driving the industry forward.

The only event to connect with global food manufacturing associations and government entities.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2022

Tackling Major Global Challenges

We explore the industry’s most pressing challenges and trends including the latest supply chain disruptions, and the prices of fertilizer, raw materials, and food commodities that are rising, hitting economies, manufacturers and consumers worldwide.

With huge inflationary measures in place affecting the cost of raw materials, in addition to rising energy prices and transportation costs, large food manufacturing companies have the challenging balancing act of maintaining a cost base as efficiently as possible without passing on higher costs to their supply chain.

We present a number of ways that food manufacturers can keep up with the inflation wave and emphasize how responding quickly and building efficient flexible processes and plants will surely be more successful for manufacturers.

Disruption

We explore the latest disruptions in food manufacturing, including digital technologies, 3D printing, bacterial sensors on food packaging, and electronic noses for food authentication and artificial intelligence.

Food production is fundamentally affected by innovations, but disruptive technologies can throw a wrench in established technologies and shake up an industry…or create a completely new one.

We put a great deal of emphasis on this year’s discussions on innovative food production, distribution, and consumer acceptance of food disruptions. We are focusing on providing solutions and showcasing trends that will be vital resources for food scientists, technologists, engineers, agriculturalists, chemists, product developers, researchers, academics, and industry professionals.

Africa – The New Food Map

We deep dive into the food processing industry in Africa which is experiencing growth and transformation. An abundant, fertile land base and a large farming population allow Africa to grow all of its own food and even produce surpluses. Several initiatives have been undertaken by countries, foundations, and governments to help farmers and the food manufacturing industry improve the quality and quantity of their crops and products in the past few years, including farmer education, improved inputs, irrigation projects, and other initiatives.

A growing number of private investments in African agriculture have been making it possible for African farmers and the food processing industry to reach their full potential by removing some of the barriers preventing them from achieving their full potential.

We discuss the mitigation of business risks as well as breaking down global supply chain blocks by investing in F&B manufacturing facilities in Africa and utilizing the Africa-UAE trade route to dominate new markets in SAMEA and the rest of the world. African agriculture has the opportunity to develop and modernize over the current crisis, putting the region on a path to food security and economic prosperity that the rest of the world can learn from.

 

The Rise Of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Arab world and home to a growing food manufacturing and processing sector. Investments in this sector are expected to reach $70 billion in 2030.

This year more than ever, we examine what the kingdom’s priorities are towards the F&B manufacturing industry as the world’s second-largest oil producer is rapidly going green and as the kingdom’s industrial evolution and sustainability unfold, we embark on a steep trajectory.

 

Novel Solutions and Services

We address the industry’s most complex challenges and trends, including risks in food manufacturing, safety, product development, and regulation impacting economies, manufacturers, and consumers around the globe.

A strong food system is characterized by food safety & nutrition, an attribute that is constantly evolving. All participants in the food value chain play a crucial role in ensuring food safety, including farmers and producers, manufacturers and retailers, academics and researchers, food service workers, and consumers.

We explore trends, solutions, and technologies that can help food manufacturers gain insights and drive better, quicker decision-making so that organizations can compete more effectively in food safety and manufacturing and overcome complexity.

Technology

We unveil the biggest innovation yet in the F&B manufacturing industry. We discuss how the use of disruptive innovation & tech can protect the planet and

 reconcile the mounting global appetite. We also explore how food manufacturers can utilize technology in new and emerging ways to use it to lead and make a difference in their organizations.

We dive deeper into the factories of the future, AI & Big Data to feed the world, predict the next food crisis and solve food access challenges. We also look at emerging technology trends that may disrupt the industry in the near future and could pave the way for future innovations.

 

Innovation

Business innovation is more digital than ever we discuss innovative packaging strategies, food innovations through microbiomes, and fermentation technology and showcase disruptive products on the show floor.

Our emphasis is on bringing leading industry experts to speak on topics that will facilitate and empower food manufacturers in creating the right brand experience while reducing production costs and reducing waste, offsetting product shortages through the use of ingredients that are both capable of replacing and enhancing, as well as uncovering trends and technologies within the industry that are driving innovation.

Factories of the Future

There’s no industry that isn’t investigating the potential opportunities of the metaverse – Practical applications of AR are already being explored in the agri-food sector.

Farmer’s AR is helping them improve their understanding and management of land resources, improve productivity, streamline training and enhance safety. We have only scratched the surface and leaders must consider the Metaverse as a key trend that will provide opportunities and drive strategic business innovations beyond technology.

 

South Asia Scene

We cover territory insights on the latest developments in the fight against food inflation and tackle rising energy costs, supply chain blockages, and labour shortages that are plaguing the F&B manufacturing industry.

Furthermore, we examine the enhanced opportunities for fighting the food crisis in saturated markets like South Asia, as well as why investing in food and beverage manufacturing plants can lead to food security and turn these saturated markets into opportunities to scale during an inflation crisis.

 

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Hourly Schedule

08 Nov 2022

10:45 - 10:00
Registration & Networking
11:00 - 10:45
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
11:15 - 11:00
Supporting the global food industry to leverage manufacturing in the UAE
Speakers:
Mr Saleh Abdullah Lootah
11:30 - 11:15
DP World Projects & UAE: Empowering the region’s manufacturing sector through dedicated infrastructure
Speakers:
Mr Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
12:30 - 11:30
Tackling the F&B manufacturing nightmare of rising energy costs, raw material and labour shortages, and supply chain blocks
Adapting to rising energy costs and the urgent need for regulatory reforms · Alleviating raw material shortages through diversification strategies Addressing the challenges of labour shortages, local talent sourcing and training & development initiatives Reducing time to market by shortening supply chain length, optimising operations by increasing traceability
Speakers:
Mr Ahmed Bayoum, Mr Djamal Djouhri, Ms Amalia Khachatryan
13:20 - 12:30
Are your traditional markets now inaccessible? Africa may be your answer and the new food map for F&B manufacturing
With the current geo-political landscape and looming food inflation, leading African nations can be the alternative market for raw material sourcing, processing and manufacturing set up Leveraging worldwide connectivity via Africa-UAE Trade Expressway for global exports Moving closer to consumption markets to reduce supply chain length, lowering product costs
Speakers:
Mr Joachim Westerveld, Mr Kebour Ghenna Desta, Mr Nabil Mohamed Elwaziry, Mr Samir At Aoudia
13:30 - 13:20
The underutilised potential of Ethiopia's halal production and export capacity to the Middle East
Speakers:
Mr Binmelik Abdo
14:15 - 13:30
Planning & Forecasting in a volatile political and economic environment
Predicting and planning for future flash points, black swan events and political, policy & regulatory uncertainties Adapting to lead time dilemmas caused by chip shortages, market closures and indefinite delays Macro level effect of the 3C's (Covid, Climate Change & Conflict) and the exacerbated challenges of market entry and operational risk management Mitigating micro level risks with knowledge of local communities, land acquisition legalities, local infrastructure and distribution network maturity
Speakers:
Mr Nezar Mahmoud, Mr Nicolas Michelon, Mr Samir Desai, Ms Shraddha Bhandari
15:45 - 14:15
The Rise of India Inc. - Invest in the fastest growing economy to beat food inflation
The Indian food processing industry has cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow of about US$ 2.55 billion between April 2000-March 2022 (DPITT). The Indian agricultural sector is predicted to increase to US$ 24 billion by 2025. Indian food and grocery market is the world’s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70% of the sales. As per the second advance estimates, foodgrain production in India is estimated to be 316.06 MT in FY 2021-22. (IBEF) Highly skilled & economical workforce, liberal foreign direct investment policies can empower food manufacturers to beat food inflation challenges and grow Investing in the India-Middle East food eco-system is a no-brainer with India’s agriculture & manufacturing strength combined with Middle East’s power of high-quality processing factories with global connectivity
Speakers:
Dr Aman Puri, Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja, Mr Ramesh Vangal, Mr Raveen Guliani, Mr Ravi Nandan Sinha, Mr Sunil Reddy
16:10 - 15:45
The power of alternative ingredients to beat the inflation and save tax
Food Manufacturers can save tax and hasten go-to-market strategy with MSG, Sugar, Salt and Fat replacements Introducing alternatives in your products without impacting product quality and consumer taste
Speakers:
Mr Harsch Koshti, Mr Joachim Westerveld
16:30 - 16:10
The regulatory and legal landscape around nutrient-based taxation
The regulatory and legal landscape around nutrient-based taxation
17:00 - 16:30
Innovation to win the battle for sustainable citrus
The greening disease affecting the citrus trees disrupted the whole citrus supply chain in the world. The crops are reducing the yield, the fruit size and the quality of taste are not consistent. There is an urgency in having new sustainable ingredients that could help create products with a clean label and authentic profiles. Hear from the global leader in taste and well-being ingredients, on the breakthrough technologies that are helping manufacturers produce great citrus-based products without using citrus as raw materials.
Speakers:
Ms Hala Asasfeh
17:30 - 17:15
Closing Remarks by Chairperson

09 Nov 2022

10:45 - 10:00
Registration & Networking
11:00 - 10:45
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Speakers:
Mr Avinash Ratta
11:30 - 11:00
Opening Keynote Addresses
Speakers:
Mr Samuel Sigrist
12:15 - 11:30
Can sustainability drive profitability? Reshaping the food supply chains to become integrated, agile, traceable, resilient, optimised and sustainable.
Speakers:
Mr Anindya Kundu, Mr Ibrahim Massalkhi, Mr Kieran Dowd
12:30 - 12:15
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ' Investing in Vision 2030 and its big, bold and ambitious sustainability agenda through food production
With a series of giga projects to diversify the economy beyond oil and gas to attract the world, a robust local food production eco-system is an untapped potential for F&B manufacturers Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage (F&B) market is the largest in the Middle East with market value of $42 billion and will expand at a pace of 3% and has set an 85% food processing localization target by 2030. In 2019, imports exceeded $20.4 billion, leaving an opportunity to serve the untapped local demand for dairy, meat and fruit products through significant import-substitution with local production. (Invest Saudi) $500Bn backed giga-projects like NEOM to produce over 600,000 tons of sustainable food to help achieve Saudi self-sufficiency. Saudi Arabia’s socio-economic transformation under Vision 2030 and emerging opportunities for food manufacturers towards sustainable food production and Saudi self-sufficiency goals Lucrative investment opportunities in ingredients, food processing, fruits, dates, aquaculture, retail, exports and the $1.3 trillion global Halal industry Lean manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies to drive food sustainability in Saudi Arabia
12:45 - 12:30
Tetra Pak empowers the region's food & beverage industry while increasing the percentage of the recycling in the region
Speakers:
Mr Niels Hougaard
- 12:45
A homegrown success story of food manufacturing and retail from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Speakers:
Mr Mohammed Binmahfoodh
13:15 - 13:00
Tanmiah's pioneering role in reinforcing the Kingdom's food security and self-sufficiency goals
Speakers:
Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani
13:45 - 13:15
Carbon offsetting vs insetting - Cutting through the noise towards measurable sustainability outcomes
Hear from sustainability champions across the value chain on what this means in terms of cost savings and profits in a difficult economy. Understand the benefits of building a stronger brand value proposition as a responsible company to appeal to the changing planet-conscious consumers of today. Vision vs reality of insetting – feasibility of transforming existing food value chain processes through carbon insetting Pros and cons of offsetting - a way to incentivise sustainable food production vs a PR brand building exercise with no tangible outcomes as a business Finding the balance towards true net zer0 - a good strategy can be a mix of offsetting and insetting to become more purposeful and a cleaner organisation
Speakers:
Mr Daniel Campion, Mr Satish Selvanathan, Ms Nicola Wagstyl
14:25 - 13:45
Sustainability linked financing - A welcome relief in a cash strapped economy
The global crisis has pushed the limits of incoming cashflow. How can sustainability linked finance be leveraged to kill 2 birds with one stone? A new source of financing is now available where traditional sources are becoming tougher given the unabating global crisis. The funds are not restricted at the end-use level and provides the flexibility one needs with the current market volatilities. This is helping many organisations to start adopting sustainable practices with an attractive incentive for both borrower and investor. Hear from sustainable finance leads from the region on how organisations can leverage sustainability-linked financing models in the midst of current market volatilities.
Speakers:
Mr Husam Abdel, Mr Jeffrey Beyer
14:55 - 14:25
Circular Food Manufacturing: Churning sustainable profits and compounding gains
How can food manufacturers become circular and contribute to lesser waste outputs? Regenerative food practices for functional ingredients production in a sustainable manner
Speakers:
Mr Abdelghany Eladib, Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani, Mr Thomas Steenbech Bomhoff
15:10 - 14:55
Plant based, alternative proteins, cell-based food production
Addressing this question, we will speak about the benefit of plant-based food chain in upstream (land, time, yield) and downstream: processing. We will share facts, based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to address the question of whether (and how much) environmental benefit might be obtained by shifting the food consumption toward plant-based food.
Speakers:
Dr Rajesh Singh, Valeria Krynetskaya
15:30 - 15:10
Secrets of sustainable urban proteins disrupting the food sector
Hear from a path-breaking company revolutionising alternative protein production to address food security and supply chain disruptions in a sustainable and planet-friendly manner with single cell protein – micro-algae
Speakers:
Mr Eugene Wang
15:50 - 15:30
Designing the Future Food Ecosystem with cultivated meat
Here from a leading start-up from Singapore on how Manufacturers, Investors, Food companies and Governments can come together to establish a secure future of food by 2050 and what Shiok Meats is doing to achieve in this regard.
Speakers:
Ms Shikha Malhotra
16:10 - 15:50
Future of plant protein in MENA
Decoding the future of plant-based meat alternatives Perspectives on the future trajectory of plant-based meat alternatives in APMEA
Speakers:
Mr Stephen Macken
16:30 - 16:10
Adapting to Changing consumer demands with different innovative and sustainable strategies
The shift in consumer mindsets is driving new demands for new ingredients. How can food manufacturers and ingredient manufacturers work closely to adapt to these changing trends and always deliver enjoyable experiences to their customers aligned to their customers value demands.
Speakers:
Ms Jackie Ng
17:00 - 16:30
Developing new nutritionally rich ingredients through fermentation that fosters health and wellness
Developing new nutritionally rich ingredients through fermentation that fosters health and wellness Fermentation is now an answer to preserve as well as feed the planet better The link between fermentation and human health has become stronger lead by consumer research · Improving the nutritional profile of food products through microbiomes
Speakers:
Mr Khalid Mahmood Shahid, Mr Onur Karakaya, Mr Saeed Ahmed, Ms Bénédicte Petton, Ms Corinne Lesens
17:15 - 17:00
Huskey Technologies
Huskey Technologies
17:30 - 17:15
Energy saving industry best practices and overcoming current challenges
Speakers:
Mr Huzefa Goga
Closing Remarks by Chairperson
Speakers:
Mr Avinash Ratta

10 Nov 2022

10:30 - 10:00
Registration & Networking
10:40 - 10:30
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Speakers:
Mr Henry Gordon Smith
11:00 - 10:40
Investment and innovation in technology: Why you must not stop even in a rough economy
Innovation or new technology applications might be exactly what businesses need right now to survive and ride through the challenging economic landscape without impacting their customer’s journey.
11:40 - 11:00
How to optimise blockchain potential across the value chain to increase transparency and efficiency
How to resolve transactional disputes while changing custody of ownership of goods between business How to prove the end-to-end provenance of the final product from the source final customer Optimising the varied complexities associated with a long opaque supply chain
Speakers:
Mr Angus Robertson, Mr Eric Maraval, Mr Kunal Gupta, Mr Pramod Sajja
12:00 - 11:40
Disruptions force innovations and new technology applications and accelerated trends
Hear from a leading flavour and ingredient manufacturer on the accelerated trends in amplifying consumer experiences, omni-present health and wellbeing, and planet-first solutions. Adapting to a volatile landscape and remaining relevant to your consumers by delivering experiences Predicting the future to drive innovation that puts you at the forefront of the competition
Speakers:
Ms Esra Yalcin
12:40 - 12:00
Factories of the future - How can Web 3.0 cut down CapEx & OpEx, TATs and deliver a seamless global customer service?
Using AR, VR, digital twin replicas to simulate and deliver real world applications for factory operations, seamless new model testing without pausing production, training personnel remotely in safer environments that can additionally bring down costs, resources and lead time tremendously, train supply chain and logistics on port and warehouse simulated environments. The potential is limitless.
13:00 - 12:40
“Open Food Platform” – Empowering the food value chain in the UAE. What has been done so far and the way forward.
Hear from the key stakeholders of the Open Food Platform on their efforts to integrate food value chain players in the public and private sectors to deliver value to all stakeholders, including the end-consumer.
Speakers:
Mr Abdul Vaheed
13:45 - 13:00
Using novel agriculture technologies to vertically integrate your food business for food manufacturers and retailers
Feeding the world with AI & Big Data Can Big Data predict the next food crisis? What’s next? Can data solve food access challenges? How can we leverage this power? How data mining can revamp and optimize food systems to perform better.
Speakers:
Mr Athar Siddiqui, Mr Henry Gordon Smith, Mr Sriram Gopal
14:15 - 13:45
Take new products to the market faster than your competition through Ingredients Tech
Using AI and fragrance manipulation to create hit flavours for new products Cut lead time in research and product development
Speakers:
Mr Emad Abu-Sharekh
15:00 - 14:15
Nurturing the emerging and untapped markets of Central Asia, Caucasus & CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
Nurturing the emerging and untapped markets of Central Asia, Caucasus & CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) Learn about the evolving changes to ease of doing business in Central Asian markets How to navigate the regulatory, geo-political, geographical, religious & cultural challenges. Developing the local consumer awareness towards global F&B trends to embrace wider categories of foods Increasing profitability by investing in production of halal foods to cater to increasing global demands by Islamic leaders Understanding the challenges and benefits of Islamic financing and its role in helping brands enter OIC countries
Feeding the world with AI & Big Data
Can Big Data predict the next food crisis? What’s next? Can data solve food access challenges? How can we leverage this power? How data mining can revamp and optimize food systems to perform better.
Speakers:
Mr Rahul Turki
16:00 - 15:30
How warehouse automation can help bring down cost, redundant labour and faster TAT to customer service
How warehouse automation can help bring down cost, redundant labour and faster TAT to customer service
Speakers:
Mr Emprade Ebrahim
16:30 - 16:00
Closing Remarks by Chairperson
Speakers:
Mr Henry Gordon Smith
Mr Saleh Abdullah Lootah
Mr Saleh Abdullah Lootah
Chairman, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)
Saleh is the chairman of the UAE Manufactures business group. It is an industry Association working under the Dubai Chamber. Work has been done in the last 5 years to raise the manufacturing excellence in food in the UAE and address various challenge in the food sector. The industry body has pioneered efforts like Zero food waste in the manufacturing sector through introduction of food loss and wastage protocol and the initiation of the Food Data Platform. With comprehensive experience across the board in various capacities within diverse companies ranging from start-ups to leading companies into transformation & into international boundaries, Saleh Lootah, an innovative and result driven leader is a UAE national and currently holds the following positions: • MD of Al Islami Foods • Founding Director of Souq Extra • Chairman of AlFarooj Restaurant • Board Member of Aman Insurance & • Chairman of Food & Beverage Manufacturing group under Dubai Chamber Graduating with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from USA in addition to attending the General Management Program & Agribusiness from Harvard Business School, Mr. Saleh Lootah has also been a part of the Leadership program from IMD University. His passion and drive for excellence has led him to receive various awards at both the international & regional arena. Major role was his contribution in applying the EFQM Model of Excellence at Al Islami Foods which led the company to receive the Dubai Quality Award in 2003, the first ever food company then to win such an award. As an avid contributor to the Food & Beverage industry, Mr. Saleh Lootah has attended the Agribusiness Seminar at Harvard Business School - USA and India in 2004 and 2009 respectively sharing ideas and experiences with various international business leaders. He is a favorite among the media with his opinion columns appearing regularly in the highly circulated Arabic and English news mediums. The stories on the F&B industry in particular, by far, always have Mr. Lootah’s experienced comments as he has a holistic perspective to offer to the reader. He believes & promotes the right model of halal through all walks of business life, like doing business with values and doing it with pride thereby contributing well to society globally. He endeavors to change the perception of Islam by doing the right thing in business thus bringing a change in our society
Mr Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
Mr Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad
Chief Operating Officer - Parks and Zones, DP World UAE United Arab Emirates
Chief Operating Officer - Parks and Zones, DP World UAE United Arab Emirates
Mr Ahmed Bayoum
CEO, Good Food Industries
CEO, Good Food Industries
Mr Djamal Djouhri
Mr Djamal Djouhri
CEO, Al Ghurair Resources International, Oils And Proteins, And Al Ghurair Foods
Djamal is the Chief Executive Officer for Al Ghurair Resources Oils and Proteins (AGROP) and Al Ghurair Foods (AGF). Through his leadership, the businesses have transformed from small regional players, to become major supply chain solution providers of soft commodities such as flour, wheat, maize, barley and oil seeds, across markets in the GCC, South East Asia, and Africa. In 2020, AGROP marked a milestone year in its history, crushing more than 1 million tons of canola seeds in a single year. During his time in this role, Djamal has been an active part of the US Wheat Association, International Association of Operative Miller, Global Grains Association, Grain and Feed Trade Association and US Soybean Export Council, committed to enhancing a food security and safety in the global food market. Prior to becoming CEO, Djamal was Vice President of the company heading trading and procurement of Grains and Oilseed. In 2004, the Oil business was added, with the company then re-branding to become AGROP, as it is known today. Before joining Al Ghurair, Djamal held roles in commodity and currency trading and exchange across diverse industry sectors. Djamal graduated from the School of Economics in Algeria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Major in Management, and completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at San Diego State University, USA
Ms Amalia Khachatryan
Deputy Director of Advisory and Policy Planning, Oxford Analytica
Deputy Director of Advisory and Policy Planning, Oxford Analytica
Mr Joachim Westerveld
Chief Executive Officer, Highlands Drinks Limited
Chief Executive Officer, Highlands Drinks Limited
Mr Kebour Ghenna Desta
Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry - PACCI
Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry - PACCI
Mr Nabil Mohamed Elwaziry
CEO, Capi Foods, Egypt
CEO, Capi Foods, Egypt
Mr Samir At Aoudia
CEO, SNAX SPA, Algeria
CEO, SNAX SPA, Algeria
Mr Binmelik Abdo
Mr Binmelik Abdo
Chief Executive Officer, EatSafe Certification ltd
Chief Executive Officer, EatSafe Certification ltd
Mr Nezar Mahmoud
Mr Nezar Mahmoud
Director, Supply Chain - MENA, India & Turkey (IMETA), CHEP
Nezar has more than 21 years of extensive regional and global experience in management of supply chain functions, across numerous manufacturing fields with big names like CHEP, Ball and Rexam. He is a highly effective leader, with a proven track record of delivering bottom-line results, backed by extensive Procurement, Planning and Logistics experience. His inclusive style of leadership has earned him the reputation for building high performing teams enabling him to deliver exceptional results. He has proven experience in bringing cost efficiency, and network optimisation across the work history. He has established and led best-in-class S&OP process driving operational and financial performance improvement across the region, and has been awarded the Drive operation excellence global award in 2016.
Mr Nicolas Michelon
Mr Nicolas Michelon
Founder & Chief Editor, Asia Power Watch
A 20-year veteran of emerging market entry strategies, financial markets & geo-economics research, Nicolas MICHELON is the CEO of Asia Intelligence Advisory, a strategic & business intelligence consulting firm, and the Founder & Editor of asiapowerwatch.com, an observatory of Indo-Pacific economic power. He has worked for 15 years in the Indo-Pacific as an economist (French Ministry of Finance, seconded to the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong), financial analyst (KPMG in Hong Kong), portfolio manager (Schroders in Singapore) and more recently as a business intelligence consultant specialized in global geo-economic risk and prospective scenarios. He is also a Guest Lecturer of strategic & business intelligence, geopolitics and geo-economics at ESCP Business School & EM Lyon Business School in France, the International University of Monaco, and the Paris School of Economic Warfare, and a speaker in conferences, workshops and seminars.
Mr Samir Desai
Mr Samir Desai
COO, Premium Vegetable Oils Sdn Bhd Premium Vegetable Oils Sdn Bhd
Samir has been heading the organisations multiple operations, with responsibility for their plantations in Indonesia and speciality fat downstream businesses in Malaysia and India since October, 2018. He guides the company's marketing initiatives in over 50 countries+, engaging in selling a range of speciality fats, that cater to Confectionery, Ice cream, Dairy, and Animal Feed industries. He also oversees the company's ongoing expansion efforts into emerging markets. Samir serves as a board member for the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia(PORAM) since September, 2019. Prior to joining Goodhope, Samir has held several leadership roles as Managing Director of Noble Group/ COFCO International(2012-2018), CEO at Floriana Group(2010-2012). Samir has over 25 years of stellar experience in the agri-commodities sector during which he has developed businesses from scratch and managed them successfully, building teams, assets, distribution networks and systems. Samir is a gold medallist with a Chemical technology degree from India's topmost Institute ICT (formerly UDCT), followed by a finance management degree from L.N. Wilingker School of Management. He was awarded professional of the year at Globoil Conference in the year 2016. Samir is an avid speaker, and has been a panellist at many international conferences and events, sharing his insights and immense experience on emerging trends in the food manufacturing secto
Ms Shraddha Bhandari
Ms Shraddha Bhandari
Market entry and Investment Specialist
Shraddha Bhandari is an international expert in geo-strategic intelligence and operational/ socio-political risks. She has worked across Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, governments, and world-class universities. She is a sought-after guest speaker for conferences including at Harvard and Overseas Security Advisory Council, (OSAC affiliated to US State Department), and a regular contributor to reputed journals on global affairs. She is currently an independent advisor, based in Dubai - helping companies and start-ups navigate new markets in South Asia and the MENA region. Her work entails analyzing and mitigating risks related to politics, policy and regulations, geopolitical trends, supply chain disruptions, and business continuity issues arising from conflicts, instability, and political regime change. In the past, she cofounded geo-strategy consulting firm Intelligentsia Risk Advisors. Prior to that, she headed the Intelligence team - Asia Pacific for Barclays Bank PLC. The first-of-its-kind team in the banking ecosystem was responsible for analysing geopolitical and security risks and their impact on macroeconomics, operations, and crisis response. A key mandate was presentations and training to the C-suite team on geopolitical risk analysis, scenario gaming, future predictions, and managing information volatility. She graduated with Distinction from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Comparative Politics.
Dr Aman Puri
Dr Aman Puri
Consulate General Of India, Dubai
Dr. Aman Puri assumed charge as Consul General of India, Dubai in July, 2020. He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined in 2003. His overseas assignments include serving as the Consul General of India, Birmingham (U.K), and at the Indian Mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels. At the headquarters, he has held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol which involved handling the foreign visits of Prime Minster of India & similar incoming visits. He also served as the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi. Dr. Puri, (born 1976) did his schooling from St. John's High School, Chandigarh, and qualified as a Dentist before joining the Indian Foreign Service.
Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja
Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja
Chairman & Managing Director, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India & Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL)
Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is the Chairman & Managing Director of M/s Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL) and Chairman, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India (CBEII) He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and PG (M.Tech) in Nuclear Technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre PRESPL is the leading biomass supply chain management company in India with a forward integration of biomass densification, energy utility service provider & project developer in Bioenergy sector. CBEII is an industry body created with the purpose to represent the entire gamut of the Biomass sector in India to exchange ideas, enhance learning, represent the challenges for support from regulators and policy makers. PRESPL is a big force multiplier to support biomass IPPs, process industry boilers, cogeneration plants, bio-refinery industry using agri-residues feedstock, Supply Chain Management and other industry using biomass as a feedstock, with an INR 1000 million Turnover Company in 8 x Years' time. PRESPL has prominent Banks, Pvt Investor and Giant MNC as Investors / Shareholders responsAbility (rA) a Zurich HQ Impact PE fund Neev Fund (SBI, SIDBI, DFID UK) Shell Ventures B. V. Mitsui & Co., Ltd Japan Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is known in the Biomass fraternity as a dedicated and knowledgeable leader. He has been advocating the barriers faced by Biomass-Bioenergy Project Developers at various seminars and forums and has been instrumental in impressing MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India), MoPNG (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, NITI Aayog towards the use of agri-residue biomass-bioenergy based industry in India. Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) has been recognized with several eminent awards. The most recent award / recognition as below: 2022 – PRESPL awarded at 10th Earth Care Award as the Best Company in Renewable Energy Category, organised by JSW and Times Group. He is a been Ex Chairperson of the FICCI Bio-Energy Committee and Ex Member of CII Committee of Bioenergy. He is presently onboard as Mentor / Advisor / Member on various National and International Corporate, Academic and Research Institutes, and Innovation Platforms.
Mr Ramesh Vangal
Chairman, Katra Group
Chairman, Katra Group
Mr Raveen Guliani
Mr Raveen Guliani
Director - Trade Development and Logistics, DP World
Director - Trade Development and Logistics, DP World
Mr Ravi Nandan Sinha
Mr Ravi Nandan Sinha
Director of Development, MSME Business Forum India
Ravi Nandan Sinha, Qualification - B.COM (H) , MBA (Finance), LOMA, LUTCF Currently as Board member and Director MSME Business forum India promoting the vision of policymakers vision of Ease of doing business. 25 Yrs of exemplary Corporate experience, Ex- Regional Business Head Kotak (Head Gujarat) , Ex Associate Director Tata AIA(Head North East, Bihar, Delhi States). Honour of establishing new market(s) in India for Large Corporates like Tata, Kotak Mahindra, DHFL and received top recognition & felicitation at Tata International Geneva(Switzerland) & at Paris (France) . Worked for Indian SMEs promotion globally under the flagship vision of "Make in India" since 2014. Promoted Trade under Make In India promotion in Japan,Belgium,UK and more recently Vietnam and Russia for Indian M/SMEs . Honored to have interacted with Heads of States of Countries visiting India (on knowledge transfer and support ecosystem of MSMEs ) - PM of Japan, President of Gabon, President of Kenya, President of Mozambique, President of Seychelles, President of Brazil . Lead the delegation(s) invited by International Govt(s) to see the working and promoting JV between M/SME in 2018 to China and trade promotion & cooperation between M/SMEs in 2022 by South Korea. As a Board member of the forum instrumental in starting/creating an exclusive fundpool ( ONLY IN iNDIA) with Investors especially to promote & fund - adoption of Renewable energy/Clean Energy by SMEs. Submitted multiple white papers/survey/research study as recommendations / inputs to policymakers /Niti Ayog on creation of MSME support /ecosystem in India. Awarded Mahadevi Verma honors for contributions to MSME transformation. A regular invitee to various colleges, conferences, panels and forums as a speaker to speak on issues of entrepreneurship, Opportunity and on government and public policy
Mr Sunil Reddy
Mr Sunil Reddy
Managing Director, Dodla Dairy
Sri. Dodla Sunil Reddy, S/o. Sesha Reddy aged about 54 years is hailing from Nellore Dist, of Andhra Pradesh state. He is a graduate in ‘Industrial Engineering' from Mangalore University, Karnataka. Being born and brought-up in an agricultural family, he has natural flair for Agri-business. Sri D. Sunil Reddy's family is well known in the Nellore District. for their Philanthropic services. As a matter of fact, the district General Hospital at Nellore is in the name of their family (Dodla Subba Reddy Govt. Hospital, Nellore). Also, the government women's degree college in Nellore town is in their family name (Dodla Kousalyamma Women's Degree College). He entered in dairy business during the year 1997 by establishing a Milk processing & packaging facility at Nellore town. After making the first plant and Sales Operations successful at nearby areas like Nellore, Ongole and Chennai cities. Later he has expanded the operations to other southern states. Today, the operations of Dodla Dairy expanded across 11 states in India and spread into 3 other countries Viz Uganda, Kenya and Singapore. He is actively involved in leading and directing the company towards new technology, systems and finding new avenues for business growth. He is contributory in organizing the required resources and in translating ideas into reality. He takes strategic decisions based on inputs from internal and external stakeholders. He is passionate about cattle farming and cattle feed activities. Towards this endeavor he has established one cattle farm and one Feed manufacturing unit at Kadapa district AP during 2011 and 2019 respectively.
Mr Harsch Koshti
Marketing Director, Taste, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Harsch is a food Innovation enthusiast and passionate about sensory dimensions of food. A chemical engineer by qualification he loves to understand the science behind taste and likes to connect it with consumer insights. Over the course of his career spanning nearly two decades, he has been actively involved in Sales, Strategy and Innovation. He has earlier been associated with Du-pont Danisco, Tetra Pak, Givaudan. Harsch is based in Singapore and is leading the strategic Marketing initiatives for Taste technologies at Kerry Ingredients.
Ms Hala Asasfeh
Ms Hala Asasfeh
Regional Product Manager, Beverages - SAMEA , Givaudan
She has over 10 years of experience in product development, innovation and commercialization of new products and technologies in over 30 countries. Prior to Givaudan, Hala worked as technical project manager with Dohler GMBH. She has a deep expertise in sugar reduction technologies, natural colours, citrus and integrated beverage solutions within various beverages categories. In Givaudan, Hala is working on strategic initiatives to drive sustainability and new innovations in the region. Hala holds a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology from University of Jordan and a post graduate degree in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University.
Mr Avinash Ratta
Mr Avinash Ratta
Managing Director, Grainvelocity
Managing Director, Grainvelocity
Mr Samuel Sigrist
CEO, SIG Group
CEO, SIG Group
Mr Anindya Kundu
Supply Chain Director, Global Emerging Markets, General Mills
Supply Chain Director, Global Emerging Markets, General Mills
Mr Ibrahim Massalkhi
Mr Ibrahim Massalkhi
Commercial Lead, Retailers and Distributors Category (MENA), CHEP
Ibrahim has more than 13 years of extensive experience in various fields of FMCG Sales & Distribution, Logistics, and Supply chain industries in the GCC region. He has worked with industry leading companies like PepsiCo, Mars, and IATCO in B2B environment, while demonstrating strong history of efficiently leading teams and competently managing key accounts across KSA and UAE. He has also worked on multiple categories throughout his years of experience including but not limited to Fabric & Home, Food & Beverage within the Food Service, Retailers, and Distributors sectors. Ibrahim has provided robust performance in managing CHEP's growth in different markets while leading high performing teams. He also worked on different projects within the B2B environment to help promote the concept of returnable packaging pooling within the Supply chain Industry.
Mr Kieran Dowd
Vice President – Sourcing Solutions, General Manager, Emirates Crop One
Vice President – Sourcing Solutions, General Manager, Emirates Crop One
Mr Niels Hougaard
Mr Niels Hougaard
Managing Director, Arabia Area, TetraPak
- Chairman of Board: Tetra Pak Export – Tetra Pak Lebanon – Tetra Pak Yemen - Chairman of Board: Tetra Pak Manufacturing Ltd. - Saudi Arabia Experience: Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area and Tetra Pak Export – Nov 2021 to present Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area & Cluster Leader Sales Management GMEA – July 2016-Nov 2021 Managing Director Tetra Pak Arabia Area – July 2014-July 2016 Managing Director Tetra Pak Nordics – January to June 2014 Director Strategic Account Management Switzerland – September 2010 to December 2013 Senior Key Account Manager / Sales Director – September 2003- September 2010 Varies roles at Tetra Pak Denmark – April 1996- September 2003 Education: IMD – Tetra Pak Transformational Leadership Program – 2020-2021 IMD – Tetra Pak Academy Courses 2012-2014 & 2000-2017 Columbia Business School – Certificate in Business Excellence 2012 University of St. Gallen – Global Account Management – 2012 Copenhagen Business School - Executive MBA – 2000-2002 Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen – MSc Dairy Science – 1990-1996
Mr Mohammed Binmahfoodh
General Manager,, Masdar al Hayat for Food Industries
General Manager,, Masdar al Hayat for Food Industries
Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani
Mr Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani
Chief executive officer, Tanmiah Food Company
Syed Zulfiqar Hamadani is the CEO of the company since 2019 after being the COO from 2012 to 2019 and the CFO from 2007 to 2012. He has over 25 years of experience with various organizations in the GCC and is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from DHA College, Pakistan.
Mr Daniel Campion
Mr Daniel Campion
APMEA Sustainable Nutrition Lead, Kerry
He is passionate about transforming the food system to one we would be proud to leave to future generations. A world of sustainable nutrition with more nutritious food produced in a way that respects both people and the planet. Dan joined Kerry Group as a graduate, initially in Kerry Foods UK & Ireland and then Kerry Taste & Nutrition Europe before transferring to Kerry APMEA in 2014. For his previous roles he moved from Finance to General Management as the APMEA Foodservice Brands General Manager. Dan is also a board member of Daughters of Tomorrow. DOT's mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women and support them in building financially independent and resilient families. Dan holds a Business Sustainability Management Certificate from Cambridge, Bsc. In Accounting from UCC and a LEAD Corporate Innovation Certificate from Stanford.
Mr Satish Selvanathan
Mr Satish Selvanathan
Executive Chair, Good Hope Asia Holdings LTD
Satish Selvanathan is the Executive Chair at Premium Vegetable Oils. He is a Founder of the Lanka Environment Fund, which provides grants to environmental groups in Sri Lanka seeking to address issues in landscape and marine conservation, waste management and sustainable tourism. Satish is a Non-Executive Director of Sejaya Microcredit. Prior to his current role, Satish was an Ultramarathon athlete and competed in the first 24-hour Spartan Ultra World Championship in Iceland in December 2017. Before this, he was a Director at Creador, a South-East Asian Private Equity fund, where he led the business turnaround of Asiamet Education Group Bhd. (“AEGB”), a higher education business in Malaysia. He also led the business diligence on Creador's buyout of the D'Apotic pharmacy chain in Malaysia. Satish was a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in New York, where he worked with financial services, consumer and healthcare clients. Before this, he worked on the Structured Credit desks at Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas in London, where he traded Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities. Satish is a CFA Charterholder, has an MBA from Columbia Business School & an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Economics & Management from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a CrossFit Level 1 instructor and is a member of the Southeast Asia Regional Executive Committee of the Young Presidents Organization. Satish is a Climate Reality Leader, where he trained under Vice President Al Gore
Ms Nicola Wagstyl
Ms Nicola Wagstyl
Sustainability Lead MEA, SIG Combibloc
As Sustainability Lead since February 2022 Nicola supports the organization in its aim to become net positive by contributing more to the society and the environment than SIG is taking out across the value chain. She directs the way beyond good strategic roadmap including responsible sourcing, energy reduction and circular economy. She started her career in Dubai in 2014 with Doka Middle East & Africa and moved to SIG Combibloc in 2018 when she also joined the global Way Beyond Good Champions. Nicola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University in Regensburg, Germany and a qualification in Industrial Business Management from the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.
Mr Husam Abdel
Mr Husam Abdel
Senior Director, Investment Banking, Mashreq Corporate & Investment Banking Group
Husam has over 14 years of wide-ranging experience in loan origination, structuring, underwriting and distribution across MENA. Husam is currently managing all Sustainable Finance transactions at Mashreq. Husam has closed numerous transactions for clients, raising over USD 50bn across multiple sectors including Sovereigns, Energy, Industrials, Real Estate, and Financials. Husam has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr Jeffrey Beyer
Mr Jeffrey Beyer
Managing Director, Zest Associates
Jeffrey is Managing Director of Zest Associates, a UAE-based sustainability consultancy focused on business and government strategy, cleantech innovation, and green finance. He specializes in forming new programs and initiatives to accelerate solutions like hydrogen, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable food systems. Jeffrey has launched innovation programs for utilities and multilateral banks, established national cleantech Centres of Excellence, and delivered projects in 20 countries. He authored a landmark study on financing a green transition in the Middle East, assessed the environmental impact of $17.2 trillion of COVID-19 stimulus, and was instrumental in founding the UK's first cleantech Venture Capital fund as public-private partnership, now capitalized with £100 million. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology, and a Masters in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University.
Mr Abdelghany Eladib
Mr Abdelghany Eladib
President & General Manager, Middle East and Africa, SIG Combibloc United Arab Emirates
Abdelghany Eladib has held the position of President & General Manager, Middle East and Africa for SIG Combibloc, since 2021. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Operating Officer in the SIG Combibloc Obeikan joint venture since he joined in 2017. In Middle East, Africa, Turkey and parts of South Asia, SIG was represented by a joint Venture between SIG Combibloc and the Obeikan Investment Group. After the full acquisition in early 2021, SIG Combibloc Obeikan is fully owned by SIG Combibloc. Abdelghany started his career in 1992 at Procter & Gamble, where he held various positions. Later on, he also worked at other leading FMCG companies in the region. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma in Strategic Management from Jack Welsh Institute in USA.
Mr Thomas Steenbech Bomhoff
Mr Thomas Steenbech Bomhoff
Vice President Consumer Biosolutions & Regional President APAC-MEA, Novozymes
Vice President Consumer Biosolutions & Regional President APAC-MEA, Novozymes
Dr Rajesh Singh
Managing Director, Sphera
Managing Director, Sphera
Valeria Krynetskaya
Head of Plant-Based Venture, Iffco
Head of Plant-Based Venture, Iffco
Mr Eugene Wang
Mr Eugene Wang
Co-Founder & CEO, Sophie's BioNutrients
Eugene Wang grew up immersed in the vegetarian food business. Since 2010, his vision for launching Sophie's Kitchen, the first Plant-Based Seafood Alternative, has manifested into a viable category innovation lauded by the press and social media thought leaders. Sophie's Kitchen had won numerous recognitions from companies like PepsiCo and Chipotle. In 2019, Eugene took the alternative protein to the microorganism level and started another venture - Sophie's BioNutrients. The Singapore-based company, which grows microalgae in bioreactors and has recently expanded to Europe. The company created the world's first allergen-free microalgae-based dairy alternatives and microalgae-based burger patties with its microalgae protein concentrate.
Ms Shikha Malhotra
Ms Shikha Malhotra
Senior Director, Group Corporate Development, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd, Singapore
Senior Director, Group Corporate Development, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd, Singapore
Mr Stephen Macken
Mr Stephen Macken
Director - plant alternatives, Kerry
Stephen has worked for Kerry for nearly a decade, starting out as an Innovation Chef, following an extensive career as a chef in Michelin star restaurants across multiple countries. He has in depth knowledge of both the foodservice & retail sector having held commercial & business development roles in both sectors. Stephens career in Kerry began in the Global Technology Innovation Center in Ireland before moving to the Dubai in 2016 to lead the Kerry foodservice business in both QSR & Branded Street channels. Most recently, given the growing demand for plant based alternatives globally and Kerry's ambitions to be leaders in this area, Stephen has taken up the position of Business Development Director – Plant Based Alternatives. In this role Stephen is driven to build sustainable business across all plant based alternative categories. With a culinary & consumer driven mindset, Stephen is passionate about keeping the consumer at the core of everything, believing that delivering great tasting products to consumers will be the key to its success. Stephen holds a Degree in Culinary Arts, and Post Grad in Business management from LSE, London.
Ms Jackie Ng
Ms Jackie Ng
AH&N (Applied Health & Nutrition), APMEA, Kerry
Jackie is the Marketing Director for Kerry's Applied Health & Nutrition business across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. With experience honed from leading FMCG companies, she combines her passion for marketing and wellness to market Kerry's portfolio of science-backed branded Proactive Health ingredients that contribute to sustainable nutrition. Jackie has a degree in Economics from the University of Malaya.
Mr Khalid Mahmood Shahid
Mr Khalid Mahmood Shahid
Head of Production Department, Modern Bakery LLC
Mr. Khalid Mehmood, started his professional career in 1992 as a Lecturer with the leading computer sciences institutes along with his professional studies. He diversified his carrier from Information Technology to Plant Automation which finally driven him to Food Technology in 2001. He started his professional carrier as a Food Developer in 2002 with Modern Bakery LLC. He is working as a Head of the Production & Technical Dept. with Modern Bakery. Being very innovative in the Food Manufacturing he is currently playing a vital role for the development of new products. He has been achieving his goals by competing the challenging roles in the field of food technology. In 2016, MS Yum awarded him for developing continuously new products for KFC and Pizza Hut.
Mr Onur Karakaya
Mr Onur Karakaya
Business Development Manager Food, Biospringer
Business Development Manager Food, Biospringer
Mr Saeed Ahmed
Mr Saeed Ahmed
COO, Modern General Trading
Saeed Ahmed is one of the veteran members of Modern General Trading management teams. He started his career with Modern General Trading on August 1987. With this lifelong experience of over 35 years in the field of sales, marketing, importation, distribution, brand representation, business developments, team leadership and warehouse management, he has proven his professional expertise and holds position of Chief Operating officer.
Ms Bénédicte Petton
Ms Bénédicte Petton
EMEA Food Marketing Director, Biospringer
EMEA Food Marketing Director, Biospringer
Ms Corinne Lesens
Ms Corinne Lesens
Baking Science & Nutrition R&D Director, Lesaffre Lesaffre
Baking Science & Nutrition R&D Director, Lesaffre Lesaffre
Mr Huzefa Goga
Head of Projects & Technical Sales, CHS Industrial Dubai
Head of Projects & Technical Sales, CHS Industrial Dubai
Mr Henry Gordon Smith
Mr Henry Gordon Smith
Founder & CEO, Agritecture
Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry earned his BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, coursework in Food Security and Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University in Toronto, and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. In 2014, Henry responded to a global need for technology-agnostic guidance on urban agriculture by launching the advisory firm Agritecture Consulting which has now consulted on over 150 urban agriculture projects in over 35 countries.
Mr Angus Robertson
Mr Angus Robertson
Commercial Lead, Manufacturing and Packaging Category (MENA), CHEP
Gus has more than 13 years of work experience with CHEP in the GCC region. He has helped CHEP attain more customers and grow as the backbone of the world's supply chain through his strong understanding of business, Supply Chain ecosystem and the industry. He engaged in several projects and initiatives to getting businesses to maximize their efficiencies while minimizing packaging and environmental waste. He has proven a strong ability to unlock internal & external synergies by developing and executing game changer projects for the company. His primary focus of serving customers and achieving sustainable growth for CHEP has led him to acquire successful partnerships and obtaining a holistic view of improving business efficiencies.
Mr Eric Maraval
Mr Eric Maraval
Supply Chain Director, Nestle Middle East & North Africa United Kingdom
Eric Maraval currently heads the Supply Chain and Procurement of Nestle Middle East & North Africa (based out of Dubai), responsible of MENA Supply Chain end-to-end; Sourcing and Procurement of materials, Demand, Supply Planning and Factory planning for all products traded in the MENA region, Logistics and International Transportation across MENA geographies as well as Imports and Exports operations, Order-to-Cash cycle and Customer Facing Supply Chain. A Food Engineer from Agro-ParisTech (France) and holder of an MBA from Paris University (France), Eric joined Nestle more than 30 years ago in Maggi Marketing and moved across 3 continents and 7 country assignments through his career, from Marketing to Sales to Operations/Supply Chain. Across his various assignments, Eric has established regional sourcing and central coordination for the newly formed Nestle Central & West Africa Region, led the end-to-end supply chain review with responsibility for ensuring supplies through a major strategic industrial restructuring project across South East Asia, Japan and Oceania Markets. As Supply Chain Head of Nestle Malaysia/Singapore, he led the transformation of ways of work, processes and systems through the pilot implementation of SAP at Nestle and more recently he led the Supply Chain Transformation from Nestle Middle-East to MENA embedding new geographies in scope and aligning processes and ways of work while leveraging talents and streamlining the organizations.
Mr Kunal Gupta
Mr Kunal Gupta
Global Director of Supply Chains, Bateel International United Arab Emirates
Presently a specialist in Food and Beverage Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Kunal heads the Global Supply Chain for Bateel Group (based out of Dubai) that has operations in over 11 countries from US to Middle East to South East Asia. He has been instrumental in opening and managing over 200 F&B outlets during his F&B Supply Chain tenure. Major brand names include Bateel café's and boutiques, Godiva Café's , Tim Hortons, Coldstone Creamery and Sbarro Pizza. Awarded as ‘Emerging Leader in Supply Chain Management – Middle East' by Institute of Supply Chain Management, ISCM in Dec, 2018. Travel and food continue to be his passion that gets him going every morning
Mr Pramod Sajja
Mr Pramod Sajja
President, Farm to Plate, Inc
Pramod's leadership and adaptability to industry and client demand, is one of the key enablers of Paramount's consistent growth. He started Paramount Software in 1998, at the young age of 26, when most professionals start thinking of a career. His understanding of the industry in the days to come, was a driving factor to start this venture singlehandedly, and in 20+ years he gave shape to an organization with 300+ employees. Pramod has a knack for executing winning strategies, and inspires his team to blend with changes and demands in execution of client's requirements. He drives the organization towards building a competitive environment, yet not compromising of quality of inputs, and with consistency. He believes in long-term trustworthy relationships and has grown the enterprise to new heights with that sole belief and principles. Along with a keen sense of business, Pramod has a penchant for innovation driven by societal need. A staunch advocate of corporate philanthropy, Pramod believes in driving ideas that can build business as well as serve society. His leadership has driven Paramount's growth into a blockchain product company, with the development of Farm To Plate, a pioneering food track and trace solution that not only delivers results for clients, but also provides life-changing benefits for underprivileged communities. The solution also incorporates other unique capabilities, such as a carbon credit tracker and food waste prevention through automated recall tracing. Pramod's association with philanthropic organizations such as SEWA International, Vibha, Access Life America for the past few years is an attempt to fulfill the personal goal of contributing to community development, and his vision is to continue these attempts, with the same zeal and commitment. Pramod has been the recipient of TiE Top Entrepreneurs Award, Outstanding Business Leader Award, Small Business Person of the Year from Atlanta Business Chronicle, Asia One's Global Indian, Social Impact Award, GMHA Humanitarian Award
Ms Esra Yalcin
Ms Esra Yalcin
Regional Customer Experience Marketing Lead, IFF
Regional Customer Experience Marketing Lead, IFF
Mr Abdul Vaheed
Mr Abdul Vaheed
Secretary General, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)
Secretary General, UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG)
Mr Athar Siddiqui
Mr Athar Siddiqui
Executive Vice President of Factory Automation & Motion Controls, Siemens Middle East
Athar Siddiqui is the Executive Vice President Factory Automation & Motion Controls at Siemens LLC. He joined Siemens in 2006, after graduating in industrial electronics at NED University of Engineering and completing his MBA at ZABIST, and held various positions in the automation division in the Middle East and Germany.
Mr Sriram Gopal
CEO, FutureFarms
CEO, FutureFarms
Mr Emad Abu-Sharekh
Mr Emad Abu-Sharekh
Category Marketing Manager, Taste & Wellbeing, Givaudan Givaudan
Emad Abu-Sharekh is the Category Marketing Manager, Taste & Wellbeing – South Asia, Middle East and Africa- at Givaudan. He has over 15 years of experience in Innovation and Brand Management roles and worked in more than 20 countries across the region leading brand positioning and innovation projects with food & beverage leaders such as: Nestle, Fonterra, Mondelez and General Mills. Emad brings regional perspective and practical expertise on how to understand customers' health needs and develop better targeted products, faster to market. He developed a passion for nutrition, health & wellness at Givaduan, working on strategic initiatives to deliver the company's purpose of creating for happier, healthier lives with love for Nature. Emad holds a bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah
Mr Rahul Turki
Mr Rahul Turki
Partner, KPMG
Rahul Turki is a Partner in KPMG's Business Excellence practice with more than 14 years of experience in management consulting. He is an expert in driving change management initiatives and transformation journeys focusing on business process optimization, customer centricity, through Voice of customer help organizations improve their business process and employee skill transformation. Rahul has led, mentored and facilitated global organizations for their transformation and innovation journeys. He has a proven record in delivering breakthrough solutions around customer centricity for Fortune 500 organizations. Rahul currently leads the business development and key account management for Business excellence practice for domestic and international clients through strategic partnership with C-level and other senior executives. Rahul has substantial experience in leading, managing and facilitating advisory consulting engagements across a wide variety of industry and domain, which includes BFSI, Foods, Telecom,, Defense, PSU's. and IT/ITES sectors. He has been instrumental in providing breakthrough solutions and developing long term customer relationships in India and International geographies. Rahul's clients span across India, Singapore, Manila, UK, USA and Europe and are engaged on solutions such as CMMI, Lean Six Sigma based process improvements, Innovation, Customer Advocacy and more.
Mr Emprade Ebrahim
Head of Planning, ACME Intralog FZCO
Head of Planning, ACME Intralog FZCO