The 6th edition of VCCircle Agri & Food Investment Summit scheduled for October 28 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai will bring together more than 150 CEOs representating top & emerging food & agri firms, management consultants, advisors, private equity fund managers and venture capitalists betting on diversified, innovative and trending sub-sectors including farm input sector, supply chain logistics, primary & secondary processing market, ready-to-eat packaged food, dairy & poultry, organic foods, breweries, cattle farms and farm fresh retail feeding India’s rapidly expanding population.
To boost startup entrepreneurship in India’s under-penetrated agri & food industry, we will be hosting VCCircle Showcase which aims to brings out the best of innovations happening in the agri infrastructure, warehousing & supply chain logistics, dairy & poultry, primary processing, processed food, food services & retail. Here select companies will make presentations on their businesses, differentiation, market traction and product market opportunity to a houseful of investors, potential partners and peer entrepreneurs.
Besides, the summit this year will be touching upon the following topics:
-Boosting the farm input sector – seeds, fertilisers, irrigation, farm equipment & animal feed
-Scaling up warehousing, cold storages & agri-business supply chain logistics
-Evolving niche opportunities in organic foods, cattle farms, breweries & food ingredients market
-Innovations in primary & secondary processing: food commodities, dairy & poultry, ready-to-eat packaged food
-Opportunities in farm fresh retail: fruits, vegetables & high value commodities
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Take a look at the stellar speaker lineup for the summit:
Akshay Bector – MD, Mrs. Bector’s Food Specialties Ltd.
Amith Agarwal – ED, Star AgriWarehousing & Collateral Management Limited
Ananthan NS – Senior Investment Officer, IFC
Arvind Agrawal – Director, VNR Seeds Pvt Ltd
Ashish Mantri – MD, Abhay Cotex Pvt. Ltd
Deepak Shahdadpuri – Founder & MD, DSG Partners Asia Pte Ltd
Dev Lall – CEO & MD, Bakers Circle (India) Pvt Ltd
Girish Nadkarni – Partner, IDFC Private Equity
G.N.S. Reddy – MD, Akshayakalpa Farms and Foods Pvt. Ltd
Karthik Srivatsa – Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Aspada Investment Advisors
Leonard Menezes – CEO, Ace Alcobev Pvt Ltd
Mark Kahn – Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners
Pankaj Khandelwal – CMD, InI Farms Pvt. Ltd
Pankaj Joshi – CEO, Kelvin Cold Chain Logistics Pvt Ltd
P. Vijayraghavan – Director & C.E.O, LEAF
Rajesh Srivastava – CMD, Rabo PE
Rajheev Agrawal – Director & CEO, Nilon’s Enterprises Private Limited
Sanjay Sacheti – India Country Manager, Olam Agro India Ltd
Sanjay Kaul – MD & CEO, National Collateral Management Services Limited
Sanjeev Asthana – Founder & Managing Partner, I-Farms Venture Advisors Pvt Ltd
Sarangdhar R Nirmal – CMD, Prabhat Dairy
Sonal Shah – Director, SMC Capitals Ltd
Sunoor Kaul – Director, Origo Commodities India Pvt Ltd
Viraj Bahl – Founder & MD, Veeba Foods Services Pvt Ltd
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