FCIC 2023

CONFERENCE AGENDA

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WITH NETWORKING BREAKFAST

INAUGURAL ADDRESS | 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

What's new, what's next?

  • Mr. Sanjay Vazirani, Chief Executive Officer, Foodlink F&B Holdings India Pvt. Ltd.
SESSION 1 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

NEW AGE RESTAURANTS - KEEPING IT SHORT AND CRISP

  • Changed operation model of restaurants post-pandemic
  • Leaner menus, local sourcing, shorter supply chains
  • Keeping products stockpiled to a more just-in-time approach
  • Sustainability – the synonym of new-age business
  • GYOF – Grow your own food

SESSION LEAD

  • Mr. Rakshay Dhariwal, Founder & Managing Director, Pass Code Hospitality Pvt Ltd

SPEAKERS

  • Chef Hemant Oberoi, Founder, OB Hospitality and Hemant Oberoi Hospitality Goa Founder, Michelin Selection Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi
  • Chef Ajay Chopra, Chefpreneur, Restaurateur, Consultant & Judge (MasterChef India)
  • Ms. Aditi Dugar, Director & Founder, Masque & Urban Gourmet India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chef Sudhir Pai, Chef & F&B Consultant, Pai & Associates
  • Mr. Gurmeet Singh Arora, Founder & CEO, Flax – Healthy Living
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SESSION 2 | 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

UNLOCKING NEW POTENTIAL THROUGH FOOD-TECH

  • Amping up operations with restaurant digitization & digital food management
  • Automation with conversational AI
  • Enabling digital food management using big data analytics & AI
  • Assisting consumers through chatbots and voice bots

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Eshwar K Vikas, CEO, Mukunda Foods Pvt. Ltd
  • Mr. Biraja Rout, Founder, Biggies Burger
  • Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Director and Conceptualizer, Le Sutra and Ether Hospitality
  • Mr. Anup Agarwal, Co-Founder, CaterNinja.com
  • Mr. Manvir Singh Anand, Founder, Knight Gourmet & TKG Ventures
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | 12:25 PM - 12:35 PM

Scaling through cloud - rain or drought?

  • Mr. Raghav Joshi, Co-founder, Rebel Foods
SESSION 3 | 12:35 PM - 01:30 PM

CULINARY TOURISM – WANDER LUSTING THROUGH THE PLATES & PLATTERS

  • Exploring tourism with an olfactory lens
  • From satisfying travellers to becoming a reason to travel
  • The fusion of cuisine and culture
  • When cuisine becomes the place identity
  • Renaissance of regional cuisines – exploring within

SESSION LEAD

  • Chef Koushik, Celebrity Chef, Consultant, Master Chef Tamil Judge & Founder, Eatitude

SPEAKERS

  • Chef Amrita Raichand, TV Host & Judge | Lifestyle Chef | India’s Cultural Ambassador| Tedx Speaker
  • Chef Shipra Khanna, MasterChef India Season 2 Winner, Cookbook Author, TV Host/Producer & Consultant
  • Chef Abhijit Saha, Founder & Managing Director, Ace Hospitality & Consulting
  • Chef Davinder Kumar, Executive Chef & Vice President, Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi & President, Indian Culinary Forum
  • Chef Navneet Tharwal, GM – Central Production Unit, Nesco Foods
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

LUNCH

SESSION 4 | 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

CLOUD KITCHEN – NEW FRONTIER FOR INDIAN F&B SEGMENT

  • Optimizing costs, maximizing reach
  • One step for the environment with eco-friendly food packaging
  • Customize as per your palate
  • Technology drives the customer experience

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Tarak Bhattacharya, Executive Director & CEO Mad Over Donuts
  • Mr. Vikrant Batra, Co-founder & Director, Batra Bros. Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.
  • Mr. Pawan Raj Kumar, Co-Founder, Hoi Foods
  • Mr. Bansi Kotecha, Co-founder, Kytchens
  • Mr. Shouvik Dhar, Director, ZOMOZ
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | 03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Introduction to Maggi Professional

  • Mr. Pankaj Giradkar, Key Account Manager, Nestle Professional
SESSION 5 | 03:30 PM - 04:25 PM

SCALING UP POST-PANDEMIC

  • Betting big on consumer loyalty
  • Diversifying the revenue streams
  • Leasing vs Owning – what works best for your business
  • Economics & Dynamic of new-age F&B business

SESSION LEAD

  • Mr. Vikas Panjabi, Co-founder & MD, The Chocolate Room (India) Private Limited

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Jasmit Tibb, Managing Director, Tibb’s Frankies
  • Dr. Vikram Kamat, Founder Chairman, The VITSKamats Group
  • Mr. Abhayraj Singh Kohli, Founder, Tori, Grandmamas Cafe, MRP & The Roll Company
  • Mr. Pawan Shahri, Founder & CEO, Chrome Asia Hospitality Pvt Ltd.
  • Mr. Tanai Shirali Sr. Director Operations JSM Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
04:25 PM - 04:35 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SESSION 6 | 04:35 PM - 05:20 PM

GOING GLOCAL WITH HOMEMADE LIQUOR

  • Homegrown brands changing the liquor scene in India
  • Indian country liquor gaining popularity in global market
  • Getting ‘em to the centrestage
  • The Indian way forward

SESSION LEAD

  • Ms. Vaniitha Jain, Founder, The Perfect Pour

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Rocky Mohan, Brand custodian, Old Monk, Author, Founder, Gourmet Passport & Chef Pin
  • Ms. Sonal Holland, Founder & CEO, Soho Wine Consultants & Sonal Holland Wine Academy
05:20 PM - 05:30 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - First mile to Hyperlocal : the unbroken cold chain

  • Mr. Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius
SESSION 7 | 05:30 PM - 06:20 PM

VENTURE INTO A FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS: TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

  • Bootstrapping or raising funds: What works best
  • Focus on Menu Planning and R&D
  • Leveraging on decor & ambience
  • Banking on technology to streamline operations
  • Betting big on branding and promotions

SESSION LEAD

  • Mr. Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI & Executive Committee Member, FHRAI, Director, Maharaja Restaurants

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Founder & MD, Jumboking
  • Mr. Ankit Patel, Executive Director and CEO, The Belgian Waffle Co
  • Mr. Mihir Desai, Founder, The Bar Stock Exchange
  • Mr. Sunveer Sondhi, CEO & Founder, La Pyramid Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Karan Nohria, Founder & CEO, K7Group Hospitality
  • Mr. Shaan Gidwani, Founder and Managing Director, Acapella Hospitality
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM | FOOD CONNOISSEURS INDIA AWARDS 2022 - WEST INDIA EDITION

AWARDS REGISTRATION FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING COCKTAILS

08:00 PM - 08:10 PM | FOOD CONNOISSEURS INDIA AWARDS 2022 - WEST INDIA EDITION

AWARDS CEREMONY INAUGURAL ADDRESS

08:10 PM Onwards | FOOD CONNOISSEURS INDIA AWARDS 2022 - WEST INDIA EDITION

AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING DINNER