The 5th edition of  VCCircle Agri & Food Investment Summit 2013 is just two weeks away. The summit will be held on October 24, at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The early bird discount expires in a day. Register Now.

Indian agri and food industry continues to reshape despite food inflation which is plummeting the economy. With the aim to bring more sophistication in innovation, infrastructure, research techniques, crop management and policy practices, established and emerging entrepreneurs are rolling out highly scalable, technology driven models, enabling more private equity players to infuse funds into the sector.

Interestingly in the recent past, the agri and food space has attracted a lot of investments, and entrepreneurs are still focusing on the areas of investment which lure PE players for bringing in modern technology and business centric strategies.

Keeping in mind the ever increasing demand of agri products, the summit this year will focus on: Opportunities and future outlook for India’s food & agri businesses, emerging private equity and M&A opportunities in agri & food industry, productivity improvement in the farm input sector covering seeds, fertilisers, irrigation & farm equipment; building effective agri infrastructure & supply chain logistics; integration in the primary processing segment including food commodities, dairy & poultry; and strengthening processed foods, food service and retail industry.

The summit brings together more than 200 CEOs representing top and leading agri & food firms, promoters, innovators and bankers in addition to leading institutional and private equity investors focused on the space. For more details, .

A special session, VCCircle Showcase, will feature notable companies from 1) Farm Inputs, 2) Agri-Supply Chain Logistics, 3) Primary Processing and 4) Food Service and Retail segments. If you would like to apply for the Showcase session or nominate a company, write to us at


Aditya Bafna - Executive Director, Shree Shubham Logistics

Aditya Bagri - Director, Bagrrys India Ltd

Akshay Bector - MD, Mrs. Bector's Food Specialties Ltd

Amith Agarwal - Director, Star Agri Warehousing & Collateral Management Ltd

Bhupinder Singh - CEO, Vista Processed Foods Pvt Ltd

Divyarth Kumar - Director, Shakti Bhog Foods Ltd

Jinesh Shah - Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners

K Vijayaraghavan - Cornell University

Karan A Chanana - Chairman, Amira Foods

Kiran Salunke - MD, Siesta Logistics Corporation Limited

Mayank Jalan - MD, Keventer Agro Ltd

Murali Krishnan - CEO, The Nilgiri Dairy Farm Pvt. Ltd

Neeraj Kakkar - CEO, Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd

Purvin Patel - Business Head, Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt Ltd

Rahul Jain - MD, Capricorn Food Products India Ltd

Rahul Raisurana - MD, Standard Chartered Private Equity

Rajesh Srivastava - CMD, Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt Ltd

Rajeev S Samant - Founder & CEO, Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd

Sanjay Kaul - MD & CEO, National Collateral Management Services Limited

Sanjay Sacheti - Country Manager, Olam Agro India Ltd

Shrenik M Khasgiwala - Director, Brand Capital

Sonal Shah - Director, SMC Capitals Ltd

Tejpavan Singh Gandhok - CEO, Om Pizzas and Eats Pvt. Ltd

More speakers are joining.

For registrations, write to or call 0120-4171111 

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