Krishi India Expo
20 - 22 AUGUST 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Krishi India

Krishi India Expo

Conference Programme 2017

Day 1: 29 August 2017: Health Day
1000-1115 hrs Opening Ceremony

Opening Address: Shri. L.C.Goyal, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation, India (Invited)

Address by: Mr. Cherian Thomas, National Director and CEO, World Vision, India

Address by: Dr. Hendrik Jan Bekedam, WHO Representative in India (Invited)

Address by: Dr. Renu Swarup, Managing Director, BIRAC, India (Invited)

Address by Guest of Honour: Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Special Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India

Inaugural Address by Chief Guest: To be confirmed

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group
1115-1130 hrs Tea Break
1130-1300 hrs Mainstreaming Ayush: Staying Healthy
• National Policies on AYUSH
• The AYUSH system
• Strategies to mainstream the AYUSH system
• Experience gained so far
• Future strategies and innovations

Chair: Prof. Dr. G.G. Gangadharan, Ayurvedacharya, India

Theme Address:
Dr. DC Katoch Joint Advisor, Ministry of AYUSH, India

Special Address:
Prof. Rais Ur Rahman, Adviser (Unani), Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India

• Dr. Rama Jayasundar, (PhD, Cambridge)(BAMS) Professor, Department of NMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India
• Dr. G. Geetha Krishnan, Sr. Consultant, Ayurvedic Medicine, Medanta, India
• Dr. JLN Sastry, Head-Healthcare Research, Dabur India Ltd., India
• Mr. Arjun Vaidya, CEO and 6th Generation Vaidya, Dr. Vaidya's: New Age Ayurveda, India
• Mr. Ram N Kumar, Founder and CEO, NirogStreet, India
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1515 hrs Yoga: Science of Infinite Possibilities
• The philosophy of Yoga
• The benefits of Yoga
• Yoga and physical wellbeing
• Yoga and health
• Integration of Yoga in healthcare delivery system
• Yoga for mental health, etc.

Chair: Dr. Ishwara N. Acharya  Joint Adviser (Yoga), Ministry of Ayush, India (Invited)

• Yoga Guru Suneel Singh
• Dr. Ishwar  V. Basavaraddi, Director,  Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, India
• Dr. BK Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, Psycho Neurobics Specialist and National President, Sigfa Solutions, India
• Dr. M.K. Taneja, Secretary General, SAARC ENT Doctor's Association, India
• Mr. Subodh Tiwari, CEO, Kaivalyadhama, India
• Ms. Revati Dighe, Founder, Sound Wellness Solutions, India
1515-1530 hrs Tea Break
1530-1645 hrs Fitness through Diet, Therapy, Beauty, Exercise, etc.
• Healthy eating on the run
• Healthy beginnings: Nutrition and weight management
• What you eat can prevent disease
• Exercise is medicine
• The science of Dermatology: Goals and objectives
• Manage stress, save your life, etc.

Chair: To be decided

• Ms. Sangeeta Dhingra, Founder, Choose Life and Director – HR, Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd., India
• Mr. Shrikant Iyengar, Director of Education and Academy Member, Prohealth Asia, and Former Chief Physiotherapist, Indian Hockey Team, India
• Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, Honorary Dermatologist at President Estate Clinic in Rashtrapati Bhawan and Founder, Skin Care India, India
• Mrs Ruby Ahluwalia, Founder, Sanjeevani-Life Beyond Cancer, India
• Ms. Nageswari (Teju) B., Co-founder & CEO, nSmiles (I) Private Limited, India

Day 2: 30 August 2017: Bio Day
1030-1130 hrs Medical Biotech: The future of Healthcare
• Trends and technologies to shape the future of medical practices, and the delivery of health care
• Defining a Road Map: Today vs Tomorrow
• Eradicating infectious diseases: Detection and Treatment (Diagnostics and vaccines)
• Bio-engineering: Stem cell research and regenerative medicine, etc.

Chair: Prof. Atul Narang, Head of the Department, IIT, Delhi (Invited)

• Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
• Dr. H.C. Bhandari, Managing Director, Crest Biotech Pvt. Ltd., India: Prevent microbes and germs for healthy living
• Prof. Anil Wali, Managing Director, FITT, IIT DELHI, India
• Dr. M.R. Surwade, Health Management Consultant, India
1130-1145 hrs Tea Break
1145-1300 hrs Agri Biotech: Produce More with Less
• Agri biotech: The role of government
• Genetically modified crops
• Application of genetic engineering in medicinal plants
• Agricultural biotechnology beyond genetic modifications
• Plant Diagnostics – Identifying deficiency symptoms
• India's biodiversity challenge
• Building sustainability and resilience

Chair: Dr. Akhilesh K. Tyagi, Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, India

• Dr. Anirudh Garg, Chairman, Institute of Urban Farming & Sustainability, India
• Dr. Shivendra Bajaj, Executive Director, Association of the Biotech Led Enterprises-Agriculture Focus Group
• Dr. Kalyan Goswami, Director-General, National Seed Association of India, India
• Dr. N. Chandrasekhar Rao, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1515 hrs Animal Bio: Moving the World for Animals
• Animal health and welfare
• Treatment of infectious disease from animals
• The science of animal breeding and genetics
• Career in animal breeding and genetics
• Animal in environment: feeding the world
• The use of Antibiotics in livestock production
• Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
• Cloning and Species conservation

Chair: Dr. S.R. Rao, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, India (Invited)

• Dr. Subeer S Mazumdar, Director, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, India: Biotech avenues for animals promoting  Human Welfare
• Dr Manilal Valliyate, CEO, PETA, India
• Mr. Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-Founder and Chairman, Wildlife SOS, India
1515-1530 hrs Tea Break
1530-1645 hrs Introduction and Overview of Bio Informatics
• Current status and future prospects
• Software tools, computer science statistics and engineering for understanding biological data
• Aims, prospects and challenges in bio-informatics
• Redundancy and multiplicity of data
• Protein and Genome sequencing

Chair: To be decided

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pawan K. Dhar, Ph.D., Prof & Dean, School of Biotechnology, Head, Synthetic Biology group, School of Biotechnology, JNU, New Delhi, India

• Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, MBBS, PhD, Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics, India
• Dr. Rajinder Singh Chauhan, HOD & Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Bennett University, Noida- A Times Group Initiative, India: Bioinformatics and Biotechnology- Todays tool for better future
• Prof. B. Jayaram, SCFBIO, IIT Delhi, India (Invited)
• Dr. Narendra Tuteja, Scientist, International Centre for Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology, India (Invited)

Day 3: 31 August 2017: Organic Day
1030-1130 hrs Organic Farming: Scripting a Success Story for India
• Organic agriculture
• Crop diversity
• Better soil management/ composting/ nutrients
• Weeds and pest management
• Economics/ standards/ productivity/ capacity building, etc.

Chair: Ms. A. Neerja, I.F.S, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India (Invited)

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Krishan Gupta, Managing Director, Organic Wellness, India

• Dr. J.P. Mishra, Advisor (Agriculture), NITI Aayog, India
• Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, CEO, Clover Organic Pvt. Ltd., India
• Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary, President, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, India
• Mr. Bharat Bhushan Tyagi, Organic Farming Contributor, Bulandshahr, UP, India
• Mr. Ashish Gupta, BhoomiKA Campaign, Social Entrepreneur and IFOAM PGS Committee, India
1130-1145 hrs Tea Break
1145-1300 hrs Smart Foods for Wellness: Session with ICRISAT
• Benefits of smart food choices
• What are smart food choices
• The thinking behind smart food choices
• Nutrition basics
• Excellence in organic produce, etc.

Moderator: Ms. Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director - External Relations & Strategic Marketing, ICRISAT, India

• Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
• Mr. Alex Moser, Executive Chef, ANDAZ Delhi, India
• Ms. Grana PU Selvi Gnanraj, Strategic lead, Child Health and Nutrition, World Vision, India
• Mr. Arun Nagpal, Co-founder & Managing Director, Mrida Greens & Organics Pvt. Ltd, India
• Mr. Sridhar Iriventi, Director, GoBhaarati, India
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1515 hrs Grassroots of Organic Farming: Session with BhoomiKA

Chair: Dr. Krishan Chandra, Director, National Centre of Organic Farming, India

Mr. Ashish Gupta, BhoomiKA Campaign, Social Entrepreneur and IFOAM PGS Committee, India

• Ms. Shalini Bhutani, India: Indigenous Seeds Systems and Policies
• Ms. Sneh Yadav, Organic Farmer, Tijara Organic Farm, India: Connecting Organic Farmers to Markets
• Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma, Scientist-SG, CAZRI, Jodhpur, India: R&D in Public Sector on Organic Farming
1515-1530 hrs Tea Break
1530-1645 hrs Organic Consumer Products: Together for a more Organic World
• Indian market scenario
• International market trends
• Import vs Export
• Standards and certification of consumer products
• Do consumers have a choice? Are there obstacles in retail selling?

Chair:  Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav, Advisor, National Accreditation Body (NPOP), APEDA, India (Invited)

• Ms. Ishi Khosla, Founder, Whole Foods, India
• Mr. Rajiv Rai Sachdev, CMD, Advantage Organic Naturals Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India
• Ms. Anusha Khurana, Additional Director General, Competition commission of India, India
• Mr. Ashmeet Kapoor, Founder, Isay Organic, India
• Mr. Sanjeev Bhatt, CEO, Radico, India
• Dr. Nidhi P Chanana, PhD, Fellow and Area Convenor, PTCMB and Community Farming and Livelihoods, Sustainable Agriculture Division, The Energy and Resources Institute, India

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