Global Pulses Conclave: Will be held from February 15th to 17th, 2012

The Global Pulses Conclave (GPC) will be held from February 15th to 17th, 2012 at Hotel Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre, Powai in Mumbai and will be inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr.Rajiv Agarwal, (I.A.S.) Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution inaugurate the GPC.

The inauguration function will be followed by an address by Mr. Hakan Bahceci, President - CICILS (World Pulses Organization) and a speech by Mr. Venkatchary, Chairman - MCX. Prof K. V. Thomas, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distributionhas consented to deliver the valedictory address.

IPGA, over the three days of the GPC has planned a series of seminars, presentations and discussions.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

4.00 pm onwards Delegate Registration opens

6.00 pm to 7.30 pm: Inauguration Ceremony

6.00 pm to 6.10 pm Welcome Address by
Mr. Pravin Dongre, President, India Pulses and Grains Association

6.10 pm to 6.20 pm Speech by
Mr. Hakan Bahceci, President, CICILS / International Pulse Trade and Industry Confederation
6.20 pm to 6.30 pm Keynote Address by
Mr. Venkat Chary Chairman, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd

6.45 pm to 6.55 pm Speech by Mr. Mahesh Patel, Chairman, Export Trading Group

6.55 pm to 7.20 pm Address by Chief Guest - Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, I.A.S. Secretary, Government of India, Department of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and & Public Distribution

7.20 pm to 7.30 pm Memento Presentation
7.30 pm to 7.45 pm Vote of Thanks by
Mr. Bimal Kothari, Vice President, India Pulses and Grains Association

7.45 pm to 10.00 pm Welcome Cocktails & Dinner

Day II:

Thursday, February 16, 2012
8.30 am onwards Delegate Registration
Session I – Chairman: Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, I.A.S.

09.30 am to 10.15 am Inauguration of Business Session and Exhibition by
Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, I.A.S., Secretary, Government of India, Department of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and & Public Distribution

10.15 am to 10.45 am The Global view on “Pulses” by
Mr. Brian Clancey, STAT Publishing

10.45 am to 11.05 am Global Agricultural Markets by
Mr. G. Chandrashekhar, Editor, The Hindu Business Line

11.10 pm to 11.30 am Energy Break

11.30 am to 11.45 am Origin Presentation -USA
Mr. Jeff Van Pevenage,CEO, Columbia Grains

11.45 am to 12.00 noon Origin Presentation -Canada
Mr. Gordon Bacon, CEO, Pulse Canada

12.00 noon to 12.15 pm Origin Presentation - Russia / France / Ukraine
Mr. Mees Van Dongen, Mees Agro Consulting S.A.S

12.15 pm to 12.30 pm Origin Presentation - Australia
Mr. Rob Brealey, Pentag Nidera
12.30 pm to 01.15 pm Panel Discussion Peas

01.15 pm to 02.15 pm Lunch
Session II - Chairman: Mr. Bimal Kothari
02.15 pm to 02.30 pm Origin Middle East and North Africa –
Mr. Sudhakar T, Managing Director, Hakan Agro DMCC

02.30 pm to 02.45 pm Africa
ETG Group

02.45 pm to 03.00 pm Origin Presentation India
Mr. G. Chandrashekhar,  Editor, The Hindu Business line

03.00 pm to 03.45 pm Panel discussion Chick Peas - Desi
03.45 pm to 04.00 pm Energy Break

04.00 pm to 04.15 pm Plant Quarantine Presentation –Mr. S.K.G. Rahate, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and PPA

04.15 pm to 04.45 pm Panel discussion - Plant Quarantine

04.45 pm to 05.00 pm Origin Presentation - South America
Mr. Hugo Raggi , Hugo Raggi Agribusiness

05.00 pm to 07.00 pm Leisure / Networking / Fellowship

07.00 pm to 10.00 pm Gala Dinner with Award ceremony and entertainment

Friday, 17th February 2012Session III - Chairman: Pravin Dongre

10.00 am to 10.15 am Origin Presentation - Myanmar
Mr. Shyam Narsaria, Arvee International

 10.15 am to 11.00 am Panel Discussion - Urad / Moong / Tuar

11.00 am to 11.15 am Regulations of Future Trading
Mr. Ramesh Abhishek,  Chairman, Forward Markets Commission

11.15 am to 11.30 am Futures Trading, Mr. Lamon Rutten, Multi Commodities Exchange India Ltd.

11.30 am to 11.45 am Energy Break

11.45 am to 12.15 pm Panel Discussion Kabuli Chick peas

12.15 pm to 12.30 pm Currency Market Outlook
Mr. T. Gnanasekar, CommTrendz

12.30 pm to 01.00 pm Panel Discussion – Red & Green Lentils

01.00 pm to 01.30 pm Valedictory speech by Prof. K.V. Thomas Union Minster, Minister of Consumer Affairs,
Food and Public distribution, Government of India

01.30 pm to 01.40 pm Presentation of Mementoes / Certificate and vote of thanks

01.40 pm to 02.30 pm Lunch

02.30 pm to 05.30 pm B2B

Global Pulses Conclave 2012 concludes…..


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