"International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference 2019", India, Mumbai
Jul 19, 2019

Preliminary program



Day 1st, July 19



13.00 - 14.30 – Lunch


15.00 - 16.30 – Inauguration Session


Welcome Address 

Mr.  Atul Chaturvedi,

President, The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA)


Prof. Xu Xuebing Xu,

President, International Sunflower Oil Association (ISOA)


Address by

Mr. Sandeep Bajoria, Chairman Organizing Committee (ISSOC)


Chief   Guests

Mr. Piyush Goyal (Invited)

Hon. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry


Mr. Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis, (Invited)

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra


Guests of Honour


Dr. Luis Miguel Etchevehere,

Agriculture Secretary (Minister), Government of Argentina,


Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Economist, Vice Chairman, (Invited)

NITI Aayog, Government of India, New Delhi


Mr. Jesus Maria Silveyra, Deputy Secretary,

Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Argentina


Presentation of mementos to Patrons & Dignitaries


Vote of Thanks - Dr. B V Mehta, Organizing Secretary ISSOC


16.30 - 18.00 – Business session


16.30 - 17.00  Key Note Address by

Mr.  Pradeep Chowdhry, Managing Director       

M/s. Gemini Edible & Fats India Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad


17.00 - 17.30 Agri Economic Situation in India


Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS, Chairman, Task Force for Demonstrating Doubling of Farmers’ Income & CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of India


17.30 - 18.00  Spl. Presentation (TBA)


18.00 - 19.00Networking time


19.00 - 20.30 – Awards & Entertainment Programme


20.30 - 23.00 – Cocktail and Dinner



Day 2nd, July 20



9:30 - 11:30 Country Session Producing & exporting countries



9:30 - 9:50 Ukraine Demand supply and export scenario of Sunflower seed, meal and oil in Ukraine

Ms. Svitlana Synkovska, Marketing Director APK Inform Agency, Ukraine


9:50 - 10:15 Argentina Demand supply and export scenario of Sunflower seed, meal and oil in Argentina

Mr. Gustavo Idigoras, President CIARA


10:20 - 10:40 Africa Role of SITA Project in Africa for Development of Sunflowerseed Crop and future outlook

Mr. Govind Venuprasad, SITA Project Coordinator, ITC Geneva, Switzerland


10:45 - 11:05  Russia                        

Speaker: TBA


11:10 - 11:30  Egypt            

Speaker: TBA


11:30 - 12:00 Tea


12:00 - 13:00 Country Session Consuming & importing countries


12:00 - 12:20 India Why the Indian Sunflower Oil Sector is in a Catch- 22 situation?

Mr. Ali Mohammad Lakdawala, Manager (Procurement)

ITC Ltd Bangalore


12:25 - 12:40  China  Overview of oils and fats industry in China

Dr. Yuanrong Jiang, Wilmar Global R & D Center


12:45 - 13:00 China   Current situation and future trend of China Sunflower oil

Mr. Gang Fang, Director, Wilmar



13:00 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 14:45 Marketing & Branding Scenario of Sunflower Oil

ModeratorMr. Atul Chaturvedi, President, SEA & Director, M/s. Adani Wilmar Ltd., Ahmedabad


Mr.  Angshu Mallick, Dy. CEO, M/s. Adani Wilmar Ltd.,

Mr. M. Arun, M/s. Kaleesuwari Refinery Pvt. Ltd.,

Mr. Ali Kader, C.E.O. & Director, M/s. Liberty Oil Mills Ltd.,

Mr. Sergio Eduardo Gancberg, M/s. Glencore, Argentina

Representative from M/s. Kernel Trade, (Ukraine)

Representative from Wilmar China


14:45 - 16:25 Production Technology Session

Moderator: Prof. Xu Xue Bing, General Manager, R & D Center, Wilmar Global, China   


14:45 - 15:05 An Integrated System Approach for Sustainable Sunflower Seed and Oil Processing  

Speaker: TBA


15:05 - 15:25 Title: TBD

Prof. Xingguo Wang

Jiangnan University, China


15:25 - 15:45  Precise Minimal processing of Sunflower oil

Dr. Shengmin Zhou, Wilmar Global R & D Center, China


15:45 - 16:05  Technical Specifications & Quality of Argentina Sunflower Oil

Dr. (Mrs.) Angela Orlando, (Argentina)


16:05- 16:25   Sunflower seed, Oil & Meal- International/ Codex Specifications updates

Dr.  Prabodh Halde, Convener, SEA Food  Regulatory & Legal Committee,  (M/s. Marico Limited, Mumbai)



16:25- 17:25   Sunflower seed, Oil & Meal Price Outlook Session

Moderator: Mr. Sandeep Bajoria, Chairman, Organizing Committee (ISSOC) and CEO, M/s. Sunvin, Mumbai


Mr. Sudhakar Desai, M/s. Emami Agrotech Ltd., Kolkata

Shri T.K. Kannan / Mr. Saumin Sheth, M/s Adani Wilmar Ltd.    

Mr.  Akshay  Chowdhry, M/s.Gemini Edible & Fats India  Pvt.Ltd

Mr. P.K. Thakore,  IFFCO, Singapore

Mr. Manan Khan, M/s. M.K. Agrotech Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Elena Neroba, M/s. M.P. Commodities, Switzerland

Representatives from Kernel, COFCO, Glencore, Bunge, Cargill, Alfa, ADM


17:25 - 17:30 Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks

Followed by Hi- Tea




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